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Evicted Exhibit Tour & Noodles: Reed Book Club & Restaurant Club

We hope to see you at our combined Reed Book Club/Restaurant Club event - Evicted Exhibit Tour & Noodles!

The Reed College Book Club will meet at the National Building Museum to see the Evicted exhibit there on its closing day. At 12:30pm, the National Building Museum docent will lead a staff-guided tour of the exhibit. The exhibit and tour are both free, but if you want to see other exhibits at the museum during your visit, you can pay a discounted $5 as a member of the Reed tour. 

At 1:30pm, after we are done with visiting the National Building Museum, our book club will transform into a restaurant club and we will walk to Chinatown Express (746 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001) and discuss the book over authentic Chinese cuisine from Guangzhou. A no-frills and very affordable restaurant, Chinatown Noodles’ hand-pulled noodles and dumplings are their specialty, and they have plenty of veggie and non-veggie options.

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Info on Evicted (please try to read beforehand):


In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

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Info on Chinatown Express:

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 12:00pm to 3:00pm

National Building Museum 401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Social, Alumni




reading group, book club, Restaurant, restaurant club


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