Taft Lecture Series features author Matthew Desmond

Matthew Desmond, PhD.

The Taft Lecture Committee of Christ Church Cathedral, in partnership with the United Way, Community Action Agency, and Welcome House Northern Kentucky, is pleased to present Social Justice Advocate and Urban Ethmographer Matthew Desmond, Ph.D., Speaking on his best selling book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City on Monday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral.

Desmond is the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University and co-director of the Justice and Poverty Project.Besides Evicted, Desmond has authored On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Fireghters and co-authored Race in America and The Racial Order with Mustafa Emirbayer. He has also written on educational inequality, dangerous work, political ideology, race and social theory, and the inner city housing market. Desmond was awarded a MacArthur “Genius”grant in 2015. For more information, visit justshelter.org.

The event is free but tickets are required.

Information: cincinnaticathedral.com/taft-lecture. Download a flyer: Desmond Flyer2

Christ Church Cathedral is located at 318 E 4th Street (4th and Sycamore) in downtown Cincinnati. Parking is conveniently located at Queen City Square Garage, directly across the street from the cathedral’s Fourth Street entrance, for a $5 fee.

About Evicted

“After reading Evicted, you’ll realize you cannot have a serious conversation about poverty without talking about housing. You will also have the mad urge to press it into the hands of every elected official you meet. The book is that good, and it’s that unignorable.” — The New York Times

“Evicted…[is a]wrenching and revelatory investigation of urban poverty in the United States.” — The Nation