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LWVP Book Club | Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 5pm

Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America
by Conor Dougherty

Join us for our November, 2022 book club meeting where we will discuss Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America by Conor Dougherty.

Spacious and affordable homes used to be the hallmark of American prosperity. Today, however, punishing rents and the increasingly prohibitive cost of ownership have turned housing into the foremost symbol of inequality and an economy gone wrong. Nowhere is this more visible than in the San Francisco Bay Area, where fleets of private buses ferry software engineers past the tarp-and-plywood shanties where the homeless make their homes. The adage that California is a glimpse of the nation's future has become a cautionary tale.

With propulsive storytelling and ground-level reporting, New York Times journalist Conor Dougherty chronicles America's housing crisis from its West Coast epicenter, peeling back the decades of history and economic forces that brought us here and taking readers inside the activist uprisings that have risen in tandem with housing costs.

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The book club discussion is open to the public - you don't have to be a League member. We hope you'll join us!

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM
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