• September 21, 2016
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Madison Senior Center, 330 W Mifflin St, Madison

UW‐Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank has selected Matthew Desmond’s best‐seller Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City as the 2016‐17 campus Go Big Read book.  

The PLATO Diversity Committee is supporting PLATO member participation in Go Big Read by making available 50 free copies of the book and reading guide and by hosting or promoting the activities below.


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Project Kick‐off at PLATO Preview

September 21, 1:30‐3 pm,at Madison Senior Center                               

Pick‐up a free book and reading guide at the Big Read Project/Diversity Committee table. 

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Wrap‐up of Diversity Committee Big Read Project: 

November 16, 3:30‐5:30 pm, Room 302, at Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin

Featuring a panel discussion on eviction in Dane County, examination of ‘the way forward’, plus question/answer session.    

    Panel members include

  • Kylee Stoor – Madison Central Librarian;
  •  Sheila Stoeckel – UW Big Read Project;
  • Wisconsin State Journal reporters; 
  • and others;

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To print a flyer from the Diversity Committee's Big Read Project containing (click here) additional community dates for discussing the Big Read and information about "An Evening with Mathew Desmond" on Tuesday, November 1, 7 pm, Memorial Union Shannon Hall (Theater).

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About the Author:

More about the Big Read author: Desmond,   a Harvard associate professor and UW affiliate and alum, documents the increasingly frequent experience of housing instability for poor, renting families through the interwoven stories of eight families living in Milwaukee.


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