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Beginning March 19, The Glen Retirement System will host eight events to bring a diverse group of scholars, leaders and artists to residents and the Shreveport-Bossier City community.

The series, called CATS: Events on Culture, Arts, Technology and Science, was created by The Paul and Betty McDonald Foundation. Each of the events will provide insight and illumination into the critical issues of our time, especially those that relate to Northwest Louisiana.

“CATS begins a conversation with our residents and the community. For the next eight months, we have brought a diverse group of speakers and artists together to create a unique experience to our residents and the public,” CEO and President Debra Williams said. “Being on the forefront of events that enrich the lives of our seniors is invigorating. The Betty and Paul McDonald Foundation is only furthering our mission to extend enriching experiences for seniors – and now the public.”

The CATS Series is founded on and promotes the following learning outcomes:

  • Have a more informed community
  • Recognize the social responsibility of the individual within the larger community
  • Practice awareness of and respect for the diversity of cultures and people
  • Identify how economic, political and social systems operate now and operated in the past
  • Engage in open-minded and ethical decision-making and action

All CATS events begin at 3 p.m. at The Glen Retirement System. Each event is to the public at no charge, however space is limited. The dates for CATS will be March-October.

The 2019 CATS Series events are: March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15.