Join the Discovery community as we explore the complex causes and impact of eviction on our neighbors and consider what it means for our Christian vocation.
Over six weeks, our learning and reflection will center on Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. In his book, Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. He transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems. The scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible. Learn more about Desmond’s work here.
We will also learn from members of Trinity Grants team about eviction in New York City, how Trinity Church grant recipients are working to prevent homelessness, and what we can do to help our neighbors.
Sunday, April 11 Book introduction, overview, and discussion on the intersection between faith and social justice action.
Sunday, April 18 Community book discussion
Sunday, April 25 The Rev. Phil Jackson, Trinity’s Priest-in-charge, in conversation with author Matthew Desmond.
Sunday, May 2 Bea de la Torre from Trinity’s grants team discusses the housing and eviction issues facing NYC and how Trinity Grants is responding.
Sunday, May 9 Neill Coleman from Trinity’s grants team discusses national housing issues and impact of federal government policies on housing.
Sunday, May 16 Roundtable Conversation: How our learning connects to our Christian vocation. How can we take personal action?