One Community Reads is a collaboration among the City Club of Cleveland, Playhouse Square, and all nine local public library systems to create a shared reading experience for the Greater Cleveland community. Throughout January through March 2018, county residents are encouraged to read Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond and join in community discussions among the public and community leaders focused on housing insecurity concerns and fair housing solutions being implemented around the Cleveland area. The community read wraps up with a visit by author Matthew Desmond on March 15 at the Ohio Theater.
January – March
One Community Reads Events at Cleveland Public Library
Legal Aid Clinics
The Legal Aid Society offers legal advice and referrals focused on housing and tenant/landlord issues for low-income individuals. First come, first served. Civil matters and advice and referral only. Bring all relevant paperwork. Clinic attorneys do not represent you. If you need legal representation, you may be referred to the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland or other service providers.
Sat, Jan 20 | 10–11am | Carnegie West Branch
Sat, Feb 10 | 10–11am | Memorial-Nottingham Branch
Cleveland Housing Issues and Opportunities: A Panel Discussion
Community housing leaders discuss local successes in demolishing blighted properties and renovating, reusing, restoring, and rehabilitating older buildings to provide housing.
Tue, Jan 23 | 5pm | Fleet Branch
Community Book Discussions
Join the community conversations about Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Residents, students, and community leaders are invited to discuss the impact of evictions and housing insecurity on our region and to shed light on related work being done by fair housing, veterans affairs, mental health, and social service agencies and groups.
Fri, Feb 2 | 2:30pm | Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor
Facilitator: Dr. Beth Nagy of Cleveland State University
Tue, Feb 20 | 5pm | Carnegie West Branch
Facilitator: Dr. Roland Anglin of Cleveland State University
Visit onecommunityreads.org for more information.