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Helen Edison Lecture Series Presents Dr. Matthew Desmond: “Poverty, by America”

December 14, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Dr. Matthew Desmond: “Poverty, by America”

Dr. Matthew Desmond, renowned Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius,” has made understanding the causes of poverty his life’s work.

He was catapulted into the national spotlight as a leading authority on modern American poverty when his Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” made its debut in 2016. His work has been supported by the Gates, Horowitz, Ford, JBP, MacArthur, and National Science, Russell Sage, and W.T. Grant Foundations, as well as the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

In his latest book, “Poverty, by America,” Desmond puts forth a guide to eradicating American poverty. Join us on Thursday, December 14 for a discussion with Desmond on the solutions to poverty he posits in his new book, released earlier this year.

This discussion is part of the Helen Edison Lecture Series by the UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies. The series presents free public lectures on issues that advance humanitarian purposes and objectives.

Program Agenda
6:30 PM – Refreshments & Book Sales
7:00-8:30 PM – Presentation with Dr. Matthew Desmond
8:30-9:00 PM – Book Signing

At UC San Diego Park & Market
Guggenheim Theatre
December 14, 2023 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Free event, registration is required.

Parking Notice: 

Parking garage entrance is on 11th Avenue, one-way going North from Market Street.
$20 evening rate *Subject to change due to special events, nights, and weekends. An attendant is typically on-site Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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December 14, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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