All Church Read – Evicted




In light of hosting General Synod 32 in Milwaukee, the subject of the United Church of Christ’s All Church Read is Evicted: Poverty and Profit in The American City, by Matthew Desmond. Desmond is the keynote speaker at General Synod in June.

Evicted draws on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data. The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the National Books Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, among other awards.

This landmark work takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Evicted transforms our understanding of eviction as a root cause of poverty.

UCC congregations throughout the country are invited to organize book discussion groups around Evicted.  


Download the Study Guide.

View Matthew Desmond’s video message to the United Church of Christ (scroll down on page).

Read UCC News article: Introducing General Synod 32 keynote speaker, All Church Read author. 

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