“Evicted” Free Community Event & Book Club


“Evicted” Book Club & FREE Community Event

MacArthur Genius Award recipient Matthew Desmond to discuss his Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” in Syracuse
FREE community event October 23, 2018, 7:00pm at Henninger High School
 Eviction and housing stability are crucial issues in Syracuse

Dr. Matthew Desmond (MacArthur Genius Award recipient, Pulitzer Prize winner, founder of Evicted Lab, and Professor of Sociology at Princeton University) will visit Syracuse in October as part of an initiative led by Legal Services of Central New York to raise awareness and foster dialogue around the critical issues of evictions and housing stability in our community.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature Dr. Desmond discussing his groundbreaking book highlighting the reality of eviction for families and communities.  The multimedia event will be interactive and will include questions from the audience.

Event Details

Date: October 23, 2018
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Henninger High School, 600 Robinson St, Syracuse, NY 13206
FREE and open to the public
Seating is first come, first served.  Doors open at 6:30pm.

In preparation for this exciting free community event, this summer and fall the Syracuse Citywide Book Club is bringing people throughout our region together to read and discuss Dr. Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”.  Nearly 250 people are registered for the Syracuse Citywide Book Club, with hundreds more following on Facebook and reading the book on their own.

Individuals can sign-up at www.lscny.org/evicted to receive exclusive content, readers’ guides, and updates.  Everyone is invited to read along with Mayor Ben Walsh and other community leaders at www.facebook.com/syrbookclub and/or to join Sally Santangelo, Executive Director of CNY Fair Housing for FREE Community Conversations at Onondaga County Public Libraries:

Hazard Branch Library-Thursday October 6, 6:00-7:00pm

Betts Branch Library-Wednesday October 10, 6:00-7:00pm

White Branch Library-Thursday October 11, 6:00-7:00pm

Soule Branch Library-Tuesday October 16, 6:00-7:00pm

The Syracuse Summer Book Club and the free public event featuring Matthew Desmond are presented in partnership by Legal Services of Central New York, the City of Syracuse, Syracuse University College of Law, Allyn Family Foundation, Syracuse University Falk School of Sport and Human Dynamics, Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, CNY Fair Housing, and Friends of the Central Library.