LI Audio Book Club: Evicted

Join Leadership Indianapolis for an engaging discussion of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, a Pulitzer Prize winning work by Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond. We will be utilizing the audiobook version of Evicted, which is arranged into three parts and has a run time of 11 hours.


Date: February 11th, 18th, 25th

Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $10

Location: Virtual – After signing up for the LI Audio Book Club through Eventbrite, you will receive a Zoom link and other details for joining the discussion.


Each year, tens of thousands of people face eviction here in the United States. In Indianapolis, eviction rates have placed the city second behind New York City in the amount executed in a year. Evictions not only displace individuals and families, leaving them vulnerable to the elements, but can derail a person’s financial future for decades and in some cases the rest of their lives. Matthew Desmond’s, New York Times and Pulitzer Prize winning work Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City provides an unflinching view at the impacts eviction has on an entire community

In our three part discussion series, aligned with the audio book version of Evicted, we will have in-depth group conversations on the themes explored in the book. While we are going to be working from the audio book version, please feel free to read the physical version of the book, if that is your preference.


Why is LI hosting an audio book club?

Leadership Indianapolis has a long history of bringing together people from different professions, lived experiences, and perspectives to learn about community issues and leadership. The audio book club is another way for us to do that. We believe our city and its future is strengthened when people are able to come together for meaningful civil conversations about important issues.

Why is there a registration fee to participate in the audio book club?

The registration fee allows us to compensate our staff for the time and expertise they invest in this program.

What if I want to participate but I can’t afford the registration fee?

We do not want cost to prevent anyone from participating in the audio book club so if the registration cost creates a barrier to your participation, please reach out to Kelly Doucet at

Who do I contact if I have questions about LI Book Club?   

If you have questions about LI Book Club, please contact Kelly Doucet at

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