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​​​​​​​2019-2021 Campus Common Book​

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Students, staff, and faculty at Saint Paul College come from diverse backgrounds. The stories in our 2019-2021 Common Book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City​ by Matthew Desmond, relate to many of our experiences. With this Common Book we make connections between our courses and significant issues such as poverty, economic exploitation, and desperate choices.​

The purpose of the Common Book is to build community and invite further engagement in our college core values of excellence, integrity, and respect. We invite you to read this year’s book, join in discussions, and participate in our events.

See the Library’s Common Book research guide for project and research ideas based on themes from Evicted.


February 28th: Christine Michels, Director of Housing Stability and Opportunity
This session will highlight the mission of Catholic Charities and their housing stability programs in collaboration with Dorothy Day Place.

March 6th: Cori Lin, artist - Renter Power! mural
The artist will showcase her "Faces of Renting" project and mural on the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis.

March 13th: Chad Dull, VP of Academics at Minnesota State College Southeast – Poverty Informed Practices in Higher Education
Dr. Dull will share a mindset and practices for minimizing barriers for students who are affected by the daily impacts of poverty.

March 27th: Matt Eichenlaub, Housing Attorney – HOME line
Learn about tenants' rights and advocacy services offered by this Bloomington based non-profit.

All sessions will be from 10:00am - ​10:50am in 2225. Light refreshments will be served. All Saint Paul College employees and community members are welcome!

For more information about the common book program, contact Dr. Theresa Moore, Associate Dean of Faculty & Staff Development, ​​, 651.846.1538.

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