Now - October 18, 2018 Reception: 6:30PM;Presentation at 7:00PM
The public housing facility, Cabrini-Green, once home to 20,000 Chicago residents, provides the basis for Ben Austen’s exploration of America’s public housing experiment and the changing fortunes of American cities. Told movingly through the lives of residents who struggled to make a home for their families as powerful forces converged to accelerate the housing complex’s demise, High Risers constitutes a sweeping exploration of race, class, popular culture, and politics in modern America, as it considers what went wrong in the effort to provide affordable housing to the poor—and what can be learned from those mistakes. Book signing follows the presentation. Copies of High Risers will be available for sale at the event.
Admission Fee $10; EHC Members Free.