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Pirate Read 2017-2018: Evicted: On-Campus Events

Book Signing

The author will sign books and pose for pictures with students, faculty, staff, and community members following his presentation. 

Who: Everyone
Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time: 8:30 - 9:00 PM
Location: Mendenhall Student Center, Hendrix Theater

Student Discussion with the Author

The author has agreed to meet with a small, select group of students for an in-depth discussion of Evicted, its topics, and what students can do. 

Who: Selected Students*
Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time: TBD*
Location: TBD*

*If you are interested in attending, please email to express your interest. The Pirate Read Committee will review requests and email the time and location details to those selected.

Author Lecture

Matthew Desmond will visit ECU to speak about his book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, and the issues related to it. Please make plans to attend this informative lecture.

Who: Open to entire ECU and Greenville Communities 

Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Location: Mendenhall Student Center, Hendrix Theater 


Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at least 48 hours prior to the event at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY)).

Community members interested in attending may visit ECU Parking & Transportation for details about visitor parking.

More Events To Be Announced Later

Events for fall 2017 and spring 2018 related to the Pirate Read are currently being planned. Events in past years have included panel discussions, movie/documentary screenings and discussions, lectures, various creative expressions, and community service projects. Please check back here throughout the year for details of events as they are planned.

If you would like to suggest a possible event, please email William Gee, a member of the Pirate Read Committee. 

Evicted: Perspectives of Evictions - Panel Discussion

Diverse panelists will address evictions in the Greenville area and nationally and answer questions from those in attendance. 

Who: Everyone
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Croatan Green Room


Faculty Discussion Group

The Office for Faculty Excellence is sponsoring three discussion sessions for faculty. Cody Chullen, Melinda Kane, and Nancy Ray will each facilitate a session. If you are interested in attending, please register through the OFE site in advance. 

Who: Faculty
Dates: October 31, November 7, and November 14, 2017
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Location: Joyner 1008