In the days following our #nerdfarmreads discussion of “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond, two of our most popular guests, News Tribune columnist Matt Driscoll and Rep. Laurie Jinkins, reached out separately about continuing the conversation. Matt wanted to talk about the impact of systemic-racism on housing and its role in the disproportionately high number evictions of black women. Laurie had similar thoughts and also wanted to discuss policy solutions.
We set a date to have a conversation in my classroom the evening of Mayor Woodard's State of the City Address. This was an experiment, the first ever pop-the-trunk-addendum-episode of the podcast.
If you haven't done so already, cop a copy of evicted by Matthew Desmond.
Heads up: our fall #nerdfarmreads selection will be “We Gon’ Be Alright” by Jeff Chang. It's available at your local bookseller; if you're in Tacoma hit up King's Books.