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Matthew Desmond Talks Poverty, Profit And Evictions Ahead Of Fresno Lecture

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Sociologist Matthew Desmond will be in Fresno next week to talk about his research on eviction, housing, and how it impacts those experiencing poverty.

It’s no secret California is facing a homelessness crisis, with eviction being one way families end up without a home. However, the data on who is evicted and why has been scarce until recently. Ten years ago, sociologist Matthew Desmond began research for his book, “Evicted.” The MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, and Pulitzer Prize winner is helping decipher how eviction is not only a consequence of poverty, but also a cause. He spoke with Valley Public Radio ahead of his visit to Fresno next week, hosted by the Fresno Housing Authority.

Matthew Desmond will be speaking at the Warnor’s Theatre in Fresno next Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Laura Tsutsui was a reporter and producer for Valley Public Radio. She joined the station in 2017 as a news intern, and later worked as a production assistant and weekend host. Laura covered local issues ranging from politics to housing, and produced the weekly news program Valley Edition. She left the station in November 2020.