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One Book One Community 2021: The Yellow House: Evicted

2021 Community-Wide Reading Program

Check Out The Book

In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

Evicted Exhibit

National Building Museum’s traveling Evicted Exhibition is coming to Baton Rouge!

March 25 - May 28, 2021

Evicted is an immersive, thought-provoking exhibition that addresses the reality of low-income renter eviction, based upon the book of the same title by Matthew Desmond. The exhibition will be on display at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Firehouse Gallery (427 Laurel Street) from March 25 through May 28, 2021. This exhibition is included as part of the Arts Council’s annual Ebb & Flow festival season’s ART FLOW, which hosts touring exhibitions biannually, with a juried Statewide visual art competition occurring in alternating years.

A collaboration with best-selling author, professor of sociology at Princeton University, and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Matthew Desmond, Evicted offers an immersive experience bringing visitors into the world of low-income renter eviction. With unique design elements and striking graphics, the exhibition challenges adults and youth to face the enormity of a difficult subject, while providing context and a call to action.

Brought to you by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Firehouse Gallery, 427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

For more information, including program dialogue and exhibition sponsorship, please contact Sharbreon Plummer, 225-344-8558 or

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