1721 W Canal St
Milwaukee, WI 53233
As part of our 150th Anniversary Celebration, Jewish Family Services (JFS) convenes this community wide call to action event to address the urgent need for safe and affordable housing, which has emerged as a leading social justice issue of our time.
JFS proudly welcomes Professor Matthew Desmond, whose local research, as chronicled in the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book, Evicted – Poverty and Profit in the American City, casts a spotlight on a complex problem that demands collaborative solutions.
In naming Evicted one of the ten best books of 2016, the New York Times described it as “An exhaustively researched, vividly realized and above all unignorable book – after Evicted, it will no longer be possible to have a serious discussion about poverty without having a serious discussion about housing.”
Earl Buford, President and CEO
Employ Milwaukee, Inc.
John Chisholm, District Attorney
Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office
Jennifer Sevenich, CEO
Progressive Community Health Centers
Wyman Winston, Executive Director
WHEDA: Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Association
Paula Penebaker, CEO
YWCA Southeastern Wisconsin
Individual tickets cost $125 and include a copy of Evicted.
Reserved tables for 8 guests cost $1,500.
Corporate Sponsorships range from $5,000 to $25,000.