August 20, 2019


The UM Common Reading Experience has events related to Evicted, and the themes of the common read planned for Fall 2019. Please check back soon for details and the event schedule.

Fall Convocation: 27 August 2019
Tuesday, August 27 at 6:00 p.m. in The Pavillion, Our author, Matthew Desmond will be the guest speaker. Bring your copy of Evicted to be signed after the ceremony.

Straddling Class in the Academy, Dr. becky martinez, Speaker: 9 September 2019
Monday September 9 at 6:0 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Based on numerous narratives of individuals from poor and working-class backgrounds – ranging from students, to multiple levels of administrators and faculty, both tenured and non-tenured, becky martinez, will provide a vivid understanding of how people can experience and straddle class in the middle, upper, or even elitist class contexts of the academy. Martinez will bring social class identity to the forefront of our consciousness, conversations, and behaviors and compels those in the academy to recognize classism and re-imagine higher education to welcome and support those from poor and working-class backgrounds. becky martinez will propose ways for both increasing social class consciousness and social class inclusivity in the higher education and on the community tab please update this sentence.