Three or four times a year, we’ll be selecting books that help build a deeper insight into how we can work together towards equitable growth. Our book club is open to all members of the TechEquity Collaborative.
We’re kicking things off with Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond. Evicted is a gripping depiction of what it’s like to be a low-income renter in America today. Though it’s based in Milwaukee, there are deep lessons for us in the Bay Area as we reckon with an unprecedented housing affordability crisis. It won the Pulitzer Prize and was named one of the ten best books of the year last year by the New York Times.
On November 29th, we’ll be hosting a discussion of the book open to everyone participating in our book club. Following the discussion, we’ll head over to City Arts and Lectures where the author, Matthew Desmond, will be speaking about his book. We’ve scored some tickets to this event and we’re making them available to our sustaining members on a first come, first serve basis.