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Community Participation

Local Response to Evicted  

See how others in the community are participating in Reading Together.

Bronson Healthcare

Bronson Healthcare is reading Evicted with staff members and will hold discussion groups to dig deeper into the issues presented in the book.


First Congregational Church, 345 W Michigan Av

Thursday, Feb 8, 10 am

Discussion of Evicted


First Presbyterian Church, 321 W South St

Monday, February 26, 7 pm

Thoughtful Readers Book Group


First United Methodist Church, 212 S Park St

Jan 7 – Feb 11, Sundays 9:30-10:30

Six-Week Study of Evicted


Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

As you think about what “home” means to you while you participate in Reading Together, consider joining in this social media initiative of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts in connection with their photography exhibition, Dawoud Bey: Harlem, USA and Harlem Redux. #KIAfacesandplaces Learn more...


Kalamazoo RESA 

March 1, 2 pm – 3:30 pm 

Kalamazoo RESA West Campus, 4606 Croyden Avenue (enter through the PET doors)

Early Childhood Evicted Book Study. Join us for an engaging conversation about housing insecurity and how it affects our littlest community members. This unique conversation will focus on the early childhood classroom and other programs that serve children and families. All are welcome. Please register here.


Ministry with Community

Ministry with Community staff is reading Evicted with its members, and holding member-driven discussions about the book and about ways they can deal with housing issues.


Parchment Community Library, 401 S Riverview Dr

Saturday, January 20, 10:30am – noon

Evicted and Homeless: Legal Aid of Western Michigan and Habitat for Humanity will join us to discuss the problem and some solutions in Kalamazoo County.


Parchment Community Library, 401 S Riverview Dr

Saturday, February 17, 10:30 – noon

Holding It Together: Community, Caring, and Eviction. Building Blocks of Kalamazoo will share how their grass-roots level community action is building relationships and renewal in economically challenged neighborhoods. Transformations Spirituality Center will discuss upcoming programs intended to build bridges of unity across lines often thought to divide us.


YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo, 1001 W Maple St

Friday, January 19, 1:30 pm

Y Book Club discusses Evicted