Upcoming Events at
Uptown Music Festival
at University Area CDC
The Uptown Music Festival was created to bring the Uptown District of Tampa Florida together to highlight the rich culture of the area through music. This one-day event will draw Tampa residents and surrounding cities to the Uptown District of Tampa.
Sep 19, 2019 | 7:30 PM | Thursday
Desmond will discuss his Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”, while examining extreme poverty and economic exploitation in urban American cities.
Dr. Desmond is currently the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. His teaching and research focus primarily on poverty in America, city life, housing insecurity, public policy, racial inequality, and ethnography. In 2015, Dr. Desmond was awarded the MacArthur Genius Grant for “revealing the impact of eviction on the lives of the urban poor and its role in perpetrating racial and economic inequality.”
The Frontier Forum lecture series is sponsored by the USF Office of the Provost and presented in partnership with the USF’s Phi Beta Kappa Eta Chapter. Since 2010, the series has hosted several notable public intellectuals such as Jane Goodall, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Rory Kennedy, Jeffrey Toobin, and Roxane Gay. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the Tampa Bay community have had the unique opportunity to learn from these accomplished speakers.
This Frontier Forum event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required but seating is on a first come, first serve basis.