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Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

Ear Hustle's Nigel Poor & Earlonne Woods (San Francisco)

Ear Hustle presents stories of life inside prison, shared by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Nigel Poor, a Bay Area visual artist, and Earlonne Woods, formerly incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and was co-founded with fellow inmate Antwan Williams. The Ear Hustle team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system.  

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Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

Evicted: Poverty & Profit in American Cities (San Francisco)

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EVICTED: POVERTY AND PROFIT IN THE AMERICAN CITY
Matthew Desmond in conversation with Michael Krasny
A Benefit for the Heading Home Campaign

One in four poor renting families spend more than 70% of their income on rent and utilities, three in four families who qualify for housing assistance do not recieve it, and one in eight poor renting families expect to be evicted soon. Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Matthew Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today in his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America’s vast inequality—and to people’s determination and intelligence in the face of hardship.

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