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.