Salons at Lunch

 

Criminalizing

Homelessness

August 29th, 2018

As the Stowe Center prepares to award the 2018 Stowe Prize to Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,
Stowe Salons at Lunch focuses on housing and homelessness.

 

Despite nationwide efforts to end homelessness, it remains a significant social issue. Nowhere is it more apparent than in urban areas.

 

High rates of homelessness are driven by many factors including eviction, job loss, domestic abuse, and mental illness. But many U.S. towns and cities address the issue by effectively making homelessness a crime.

 

Why have so many locales elected this option? What are the consequences?

 

Join the conversation.

 

Suggested reading:

 

Living Behind the Wheel

 

Criminalizing Homelessness Doesn’t Work

 

Homelessness not a crime, but can lead to tickets, jail

 

ACLU takes aim at Durango’s camping ban

 

Interactive map: Number of U.S. cities criminalizing homelessness surges

 

Join us again Wednesday, September 5 for a free afternoon conversation with 2018 Stowe Prize winner Matthew Desmond and Student Stowe Prize winners and/or a ticketed evening dinner and program, The Big Tent Jubilee. Event proceeds help support Stowe Center education programs for children and adults.

Location Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Doors Open 11:30 AM
Program Noon - 1 PM
ONLINE DISCUSSION