JFS Presents Matthew Desmond – Home and Hope: A Community Call to Action

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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.”

11:00 a.m. – Registration

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

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

2:00 to 3:30 pm: Community Stakeholders Panel Discussion

Sponsorships and reserved tables available now ($1,500 and up). General Admission Tickets on sale in April.

All proceeds benefit Jewish Family Services, a 501c3 nonprofit social services agency.

Jewish Family Services, Inc. (JFS)

11:00 am - 3:30 pm


Open To Public

Contact Info
development@jfsmilw.org or 414-225-1336

Website Link

TBD - available now!