Jewish Family Services Presents:  
Hope and Hope - A Community Call to Action 
featuring Evicted author, Professor Matthew Desmond 

May 16, 2018 - Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Milwaukee, WI  

When

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM CDT
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Where

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino 
1721 W Canal St
Milwaukee, WI 53233
 

 
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Contact

Andrea Robertson 
Jewish Family Services 
414-225-1336 
arobertson@jfsmilw.org 
 

_ Matthew Desmond

 

As part of our 150th Anniversary Celebration, Jewish Family Services (JFS) convenes community stakeholders to address the urgent need for safe and affordable housing, which has emerged as a leading social justice issue of our time.

JFS proudly welcomes Professor Matthew Desmond, whose local research, as chronicled in the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book, Evicted – Poverty and Profit in the American City, cast a spotlight on a complex problem that demands collaborative solutions. 

In naming Evicted one of the ten best books of 2016, the New York Times described it as “An exhaustively researched, vividly realized and above all unignorable book – after Evicted, it will no longer be possible to have a serious discussion about poverty without having a serious discussion about housing.”

 

 

 

Cost:

Reserved tables start at $1,500.

Corporate Sponsorships range from $5,000 to $50,000.

Individual tickets on sale in April.

 

Event Schedule:

11:00 am – Registration

Exhibition: Crossing the Line - The Milwaukee Fair Housing Marches of 1967-1968, on display throughout the event, courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Bookstore: Boswell Book Company will be onsite to sell a special selection of books written by Professor Matthew Desmond.


12:00 - 1:45 pm – Lunch and Keynote address by Matthew Desmond, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Evicted - Poverty and Profit in the American City
 

2:00  - 3:30 pm – Community stakeholders panel discussion