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Evicted in Kansas City

January 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch
4801 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64112
Evicted in Kansas City @ Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

From 1999 to 2016, records show, Jackson County logged nearly 174,000 evictions – an average of about 42 per business day. Alarmingly, the leading predictor was race. Analysis by activist Tara Raghuveer revealed a disproportionate impact on African-Americans.

The findings parallel those of sociologist Matthew Desmond, who embedded himself in two poor neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Raghuveer’s research, conducted under his guidance, was cited in the book.

Raghuveer, a native Kansas Citian and graduate of Harvard College, presents her findings and then joins a panel discussion of the issues surrounding eviction in the Kansas City area. KCPT-Kansas City PBS’ Nick Haines moderates the town hall event, which will be recorded by KCPT for later broadcast.

Co-presented by the Black Community Fund and The Kansas City Public Library. RSVP for this event at the library’s website.