Jackson Community Forum

Jackson Community Forum: “Evicted” Jackson Book of the Year

Discuss the City of Jackson Book of the Year, “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond. Desmond received the MacArthur Genius grant, which allowed him to write this book and create a program tracking evictions across the U.S.

This conversation will revolve around urban housing challenges and possible remedies.

About the Discussion Leader: John Hawthorne is a Professor of Sociology at Spring Arbor University and Chair of the City of Jackson Human Relations Commission

Book discussion kits of “Evicted” are available at JDL by reservation.
To learn more, contact Adult Services at adultservices@myjdl.com

Jackson Community Forum: No Neighbor Left Behind

The Jackson Citizens Advisory Council was formed recently to advocate for citizens in order to solve problems and create a more peaceful community. Learn about two recent projects: increased street lighting on the South Side and saving homes from foreclosure. Explore these and other current issues as well as the perspectives of various stakeholders.
The JXN Community Forums are free and open programs to facilitate dialogue about challenging issues of our day. The forums are co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Jackson District Library.
For additional information about this event, please contact Jackson District Library via email at reference@myjdl.com or by phone at (517) 788-4087.
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