Join us for a conversation between Richard Cordray, former Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Michael S. Barr, Dean of the Ford School. They will be speaking about Cordray's new book, Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy.
Through money bail systems, fees and fines, strictly enforced laws and regulations against behavior including trespassing and public urination that largely affect the homeless, and the substitution of prisons and jails for the mental hospitals that have traditionally served the impoverished, in one of the richest countries on Earth we have effectively made it a crime to be poor.
Join the Ann Arbor Public Libraries for an unforgettable evening as both authors discuss the themes of this unforgettable book. The event includes a book signing and books will be for sale courtesy of Barnes & Noble.