One Community Reads

One Community Reads is a collaboration amongst the City Club of Cleveland, Playhouse Square and all nine local public library systems to create a shared reading experience for the Greater Cleveland community.

This year’s selection, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Dr. Matthew Desmond, will transform our understanding of poverty and the centrality of home. One Community Reads programming will include book discussions, film screenings and panel discussions on the topics of economic exploitation, inequality and housing – and how we might come together as a community to address the devastating problem of eviction. One Community Reads will conclude with a virtual appearance by Matthew Desmond on Thursday, March 15 from the Ohio Theater at Playhouse Square.

Eviction and Housing: A Community Discussion

Thursday, February  22, 2018

7:00 PM / Lake Room

Academic scholar, Ted Steinberg, of Case Western Reserve University will lead a rich and thoughtful conversation around the topic of eviction and its effect on the community. The discussion will engage both the public and community leaders in a conversation about the impact of housing insecurity on the region and shed light on the work being done by fair housing, veterans affairs, mental health and social services. The conversation will be based on Matthew Desmond’s book, Evicted, but it is not necessary to read the book to join the discussion.

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Ashley Gowens

I proudly serve the Euclid community as the Marketing & Communications Manager for the Euclid Public Library.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018