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Inspired by Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, the Evicted exhibition brings visitors into the world of low-income renter eviction. The exhibition challenges visitors to face the enormity of one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems while providing context for the crisis and a call to action. Thanks to special support from our partner Red Line Service, the exhibition will be staffed by museum educators who bring their cultural expertise and lived experience of houselessness and housing insecurity.
A sense of home and place is an essential human right. The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) makes multiple references to both the physical and emotional need for belonging and safety, from the right to shelter to free movement and residence. However, for millions in the United States and around the world, access to a safe, reliable, and permanent home remains out of reach. Those displaced by conflict, discrimination, or economic instability are forced to leave their homes and seek safety and opportunity in places they often have never been. Similarly, marginalized communities often see their homes vulnerable to governmental neglect, violence, and environmental degradation.
Evicted will be on view from January 18 to March 10, Thursdays-Friday, 12-6 p.m. and Saturdays-Sundays, 12-5 p.m. No reservations or tickets are required, feel free to drop in to see the show at the National Public Housing Museum offices at 625 N. Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60654. Learn more.