Cactus Book Club: “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond

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Discussion led by The Cathedral Center emergency homeless shelter.

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Cactus Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 in the back room at Cactus Club. Each month a different business, community organization, collective, or band chooses the book and leads the discussion. We read fiction and non-fiction, with a focus on works by women, LGBTQ+, POC, and/or otherwise under-published groups. You don’t have to finish reading the book to attend. All book club meetings are free. No registration required. 18+.

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December 7 – led by BESTD Sexual Health Clinic in (belated) honor of World AIDS Day

Book: My Government Means to Kill Me: A Novel by Rasheed Newson

Recommended bookseller: Boswell Books. Mention Cactus Book Club at checkout for 10% off in-store purchase. For online purchases, Boswell says “to get the discount, there is a COMMENTS box after credit card info. Customers should write “10% discount for Cactus Club book club” in the box.”


January 4 – led by the Party for Socialism and Liberation, Milwaukee (PSL)

Book: Socialist Reconstruction: A Better Future for the United States (authored collectively)

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February 1 – led by The Cathedral Center emergency homeless shelter

Book: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

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