Project NOW and the Moline Public Library are launching a new book group to explore important community issues – housing, economics, education, healthcare, and justice. The Rooting Out Poverty Book Discussion Group begins on Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30pm at the library (3210 41st Street, Moline). Future discussion dates and titles will be shared at this meeting.

The first book selection for Rooting Out Poverty is Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Discussion will be facilitated by Dwight Ford (Executive Director, Project NOW). Registration is required for this event. To sign up or locate a copy of the book to check out, please call the Moline Public Library Information Desk at 309-524-2470 or visit //molinelibrary.com/events.

New Moline Book Group Examines Issues of Economics, Justice

About Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City:

In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and named one of Time’s Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade.

New Moline Book Group Examines Issues of Economics, Justice
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New Moline Book Group Examines Issues of Economics, Justice

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