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FROM THE PUBLISHER
In "Poverty, by America," the acclaimed sociologist draws on history, research, and original reporting to show how affluent Americans knowingly and unknowingly keep poor people poor. Desmond 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 author, educator and activist Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor who writes and speaks about Black politics, social movements and racial inequality in the United States. Andrea Elliott, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her book "Invisible Child," will introduce the speakers.
The conversation will be followed by a reception and book signing.
About the Speakers:
Matthew Desmond is professor of sociology at Princeton University. He is the author of four books, including "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City," and is the principal investigator of The Eviction Lab at Princeton.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor’s "Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership" was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. She is the author, in addition, of "From #Blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation." Yamahtta-Taylor is contributing writer at The New Yorker and professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University.
Andrea Elliott is an investigative reporter for The New York Times and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, once for feature writing, and once for her book "Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival, and Hope in an American City."
This event is co-presented by Labyrinth Books and the library and co-sponsored by Princeton University’s Humanities Council, Sociology Department, Anthropology Department, Economics Department, School of Public and International Affairs, 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.
This event is made possible by a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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