Author Matthew Desmond at Innovation Square

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The Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI) is pleased to present “Poverty, by Rochester: A Conversation with Matthew Desmond” at 4 PM on Wednesday, March 6th at the Theater at Innovation Square (the former Xerox building in downtown Rochester).

The #1 New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer-Prize winning author returns to Rochester to continue the conversation about poverty. In his most recent book Poverty, By America, the acclaimed sociologist draws on history, research, and original reporting to show how affluent Americans knowingly and unknowingly keep poor people poor and how all Americans can become “Poverty Abolitionists.”

Desmond will present his new book and its findings – along with potential solutions to poverty in America – during this lively event, including an audience Q&A and a book signing.

Tickets for this event can be found here.

Click these book titles by Matthew Desmond to find them in the Monroe County Library System:


Click HERE for directions to The Theater at Innovation Square, 131 Chestnut Street, Rochester, NY 14604, or reach the box office at: (585) 281-4893.