Join us for “What is Critical Race Theory, and Why is it Controversial?” on Tuesday, October 26th at 1:30pm. Register here for this 90-minute Zoom lecture with Gloria Ladson-Billings, Professor Emerita at UW-Madison and former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She will talk with us about how CRT applies to education and why it has become part of the culture wars in this country. Registration is required to attend.
In the meantime, members are invited to access Past Recordings.
NEW! For virtual streaming at home:
Plays by Latinx Playwrights
This 10th annual Crossing Borders (Cruzando Fronteras) Festival of new plays by Latinx playwrights, curated by José Zayas, features Paz Pardo’s "Ciertas Astillas/Certain Shards" and Francisco Mendoza’s "Machine Learning"; juliany f. taveras’ "Syzygy Or, The Ceasing of the Sun"; and Nick Malakhow’s "Optional Boss Battle". Available now though October 10th.
Can I Live?
Fehinti Balogun offers an invitation to a vital new digital performance about the climate catastrophe, sharing his personal journey into the biggest challenge of our times. Weaving his story with spoken word, rap, theatre, animation and the scientific facts, Balogun charts a course through the fundamental issues, identifying the intimate relationship between the environmental crisis and the global struggle for social justice, and sharing how, as a young Black British man, he has found his place in the climate movement. Available at October 11th - 17th.
And, browse a variety of options on PLATO’s Virtual Theater Trips page where new items are frequently added.
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