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Poverty, by America
March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Matthew Desmond & Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor; Introduced by Andrea Elliott. In his new book, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a new and bracing argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it. He is joined in conversation by fellow scholar about housing and poverty in America, author, and activist Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor. Andrea Elliott, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her book Invisible Child, will introduce the speakers.
This event is free but ticketed. Click here for additional information.
This event is co-presented by Labyrinth Books and cosponsored by Princeton University’s Humanities Council, Sociology Department, Anthropology Department, and the Kahneman Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy at Princeton.
Housing Initiatives of Princeton and Homefront are also co-sponsors, and part of the proceeds from the sale of Desmond’s book will benefit both of these important organizations, which help the unhoused and housing insecure in Mercer County, NJ.