Matthew Desmond

Habitat Humanity’s Seattle-King County chapter has its annual fundraising program this noon, as the virtual ‘Beyond the Build’ luncheon features a welcome Seattle return by Matthew Desmond, who received the Pulitzer Prise, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and many other awards and citations for his telling book, Evicted: Poverty and Prophet in the American City (Crown). Perhaps most importantly, people are still reading and seeking to act on its disclosures.

“My God, what [Evicted] lays bare about American poverty. It is devastating and infuriating and a necessary read.”—Roxane Gay.

“After reading Evicted, you’ll realize you cannot have a serious conversation about poverty without talking about housing. . . . The book is that good, and it’s that unignorable.”—Jennifer Senior.

Along with the program taking place today, Habitat is featuring a Beyond the Build Virtual Book Club on May 13 at 6:30 p.m. PDT.

Presented by Habitat for Humanity.


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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553447453
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - February 28th, 2017

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
Virtually Hosted by Habitat for King County
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