An Exhibit on Renter Eviction

Dayton Metro Library is proud to host EVICTED, a powerful exhibit that will be on display at the Main Library, in the Opportunity Space at St. Clair, from Monday, February 13 to Sunday, April 23.

EVICTED allows patrons in the Dayton area a chance to step into the world of low-income renter eviction – one of America’s most devastating issues – and is sponsored by an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, Sinclair Community College, and Miami Valley Fair Housing, Inc.

Individuals are welcome to visit the exhibit during normal Library hours. However, for those interested in group tours with parties of five or more, guided tours are recommended. Guided Tours will be available on the following days: Wednesdays, 10 am - 2 pm; Thursdays, 5 - 8 pm; Fridays, 11 am - 5 pm; and Saturdays, 9 am - 2 pm. Email to schedule a time.

DML will also host the following EVICTED companion programs:

Exhibit Opening Reception - Monday, February 13, Main Library, Eichelberger Forum

6 - 7 pm - Reception
7 - 8 pm - Screening of Right to Counsel Documentary with Legal Aid Dayton as a guest panel

Facing Eviction and Housing Insecurity: Listening to Community Voices

Sunday, April 23, 2 - 4 pm, Main Library, Eichelberger Forum

The Facing Project will present a theatrical performance of stories about eviction and housing insecurity from those in our community who have experienced it.

Registration for this event is also suggested.

Additionally, educators of students in grades 6-12 are welcome to utilize a companion teacher’s guide, opens a new window from the National Building Museum’s website that correlates with the Evicted exhibit. A downloadable PDF version is also available.

About EVICTED: Because a family facing eviction is a devastating event in a long chain of problems, the National Building Museum created an exhibit in response to this national crisis. Inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name by Matthew Desmond, the exhibit ran from April 2018 to May 2019. Since then, the Museum created a touring exhibit, with current data, that has been visiting smaller venues. DML is proud to be the last stop on its tour.

If you are experiencing housing challenges, use this link, opens a new window to access a menu of resources that can help.

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