Live via Zoom:
Monday, November 16, 6:00 PM ET
Nonfiction Book Group with Geo discusses How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood
Led (virtually!) by Greenlight bookseller Geo, our nonfiction book group reads and discusses the most fascinating topics in nonfiction, both classic and contemporary, with seasonal themes covering a variety of genres. For November, the group discusses P. E. Moskowitz’s How to Kill a City. Moskowitz takes readers from the kitchen tables of hurting families who can no longer afford their homes to the corporate boardrooms and political backrooms where destructive housing policies are devised. Along the way, they uncover the massive, systemic forces behind gentrification in New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco, and New York. The deceptively simple question of who can and cannot afford to pay the rent goes to the heart of America's crises of race and inequality. In the fight for economic opportunity and racial justice, nothing could be more important than housing. A vigorous, hard-hitting exposé, How to Kill a City reveals who holds power in our cities—and how we can get it back.