Lunch Prior to Encore Viewing of "An Evening with Evicted Author Matthew Desmond"

  • November 05, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Luigi's Restaurant,


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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 several copies of the book and reading guide and by hosting or promoting social and discussion groups.

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Register here if you want to be part of a PLATO "Evicted" Discussion/Lunch Group on  Saturday, November 5, 11:30 am at Luigi's Restaurant* (515 S. Midvale)

AFTER LUNCH we will go to the 1 pm Encore Viewing at SEQUOYA LIBRARY of "An Evening with Matthew Desmond" (video recording of the author's Nov. 1st UW-Madison campus presentation).

*Lunch Menu prices range from $6 to $13; Order and pay at the restaurant.

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REMINDER:  There will be a PLATO Wrap‐up of the 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 additional community discussion dates  (click here).

For information about "An Evening with Mathew Desmond" on Tuesday, November 1, 7 pm, Memorial Union Shannon Hall Theater, see:

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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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