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Author Event, Go Big Read (Nov 1)

September 16, 2016

Save the date to attend the Go Big Read signature event! Author, sociologist (and alumnus), Matthew Desmond, will deliver his public presentation on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, beginning at 7:00 PM in the Wisconsin Union Theater, Shannon Hall, Memorial Union.

Tickets for this free, public event are available to students and staff beginning Friday, September 30 at the Memorial Union Box Office; members of the general public can collect their tickets beginning October 5—either at the box office or through its online ticket service ($4.00 processing fee if requesting online).

Chancellor Rebecca Blank and a review committee of campus faculty, staff and students selected Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City as the 2016-2017 common book selection for the UW-Madison campus.

Matthew Desmond goes deep, among Milwaukee’s neighborhoods, to reveal the plight of families facing eviction. Importantly, he examines the consequences of insufficient, affordable housing.

Go Big Read is UW-Madison’s common book program where students, staff and the community are invited to read the same book then participate in a variety of related programs in-and-out of the classroom.