#Evicted with Matthew Desmond: The 2016 Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing


This event is sold out.

September 29, 2016

6:00-9:00 pm

University of Baltimore
Merrick School of Business Atrium & Auditorium
11 W. Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201

The 2016 Jane Harrison Speaker Series kicks off with Dr. Matthew Desmond, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of the Justice and Poverty Project at Harvard University, recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, and author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. He will be speaking about his research into the impact of eviction on people in some of Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods. A panel will bring the discussion home to Baltimore, where nearly 7,000 families are evicted each year.

Panelists include:

The Honorable Mark Scurti, Associate Judge, Baltimore City District Court
Karen Wabeke, Senior Staff Attorney, Homeless Persons Representation Project
Zafar Shah, Staff Attorney, Public Justice Center
Rick M. Grams, Attorney, Sagal, Filbert, Quasney & Betten P.A.
Jessica Lewis, Lead Organizer, Right to Housing Alliance

Join us for a reception at 6:00 pm and the program at 7:00 pm. A book signing will follow the program. Copies of Evicted will be available for purchase.

Hosted by the Public Justice Center and the Homeless Persons Representation Project.

The Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing is supported by:

The Baltimore Bar Foundation, Inc.
Enterprise Community Partners
Jane Harrison
Susan D. Bennett & John C. Eidleman
University of Baltimore

Photo credit: Michael Kienitz