"Think about the brain power, the human creativity that we just squander," Matthew Desmond said, looking out at a crowd in the Lawrence University Memorial Chapel on April 12. Evictions have lasting negative effects on families, predominately in children. And that doesn't just effect one
Special thanks to Katie Chicquette Adams, a public school teacher, for this guest blog post. I’ve worked downtown at Appleton’s alternative high school program as its Language Arts teacher for ten years. Students at risk of not graduating, of losing housing, health, or safety, of
Mark Your Calendars: Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer-prize winning author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City is here for the Fox Cities Reads April 11 & 12. Please join us for his presentations on April 11 at Menasha High School at 6:30p and on April 12 at
Join facilitators from Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities as they lead us in meaningful and respectful conversations around the topics of homelessness and poverty as part of the Fox Cities Reads 2019. On Thursday, February 28, at 6:30 pm at the Kimberly Public Library we plan
Read, hang out, talk books, repeat. Book lovers rejoice! The Silent Reading Party is coming to a bookstore near you. The Fox Cities Book Festival hosts its first Silent Reading Party on Wednesday, February 27, from 6 to 8 pm at The Book Store in
The Fox Cities Book Festival hosts two annual programs: a spring program, Fox Cities Reads, and a week-long festival in the fall. The Fox Cities Reads program, in its twelfth year, is a one-book, one-community initiative to promote civic engagement and public deliberation on matters
The Fox Cities Reads featured selection for 2019 is Evicted Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Evicted has won the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, Carnegie Medal, and PEN / John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction.