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    • September 14, 2018
    • May 24, 2019
    • 17 sessions
    Breakfast 
    Get-Togethers
    On
    2nd and 4th Fridays
     Campus and East Side

     

    Make new friends, meet new PLATO members and folks there for a cup of coffee. 


    2nd Friday @ The University Club, "on the Library Mall"

    and 

    4th Friday @ Elie's Family Restaurant  


    2nd Friday at University Club: 


    Campus Breakfast at University Club on "UW's Library Mall":

    • Day: Meets on second Friday of each month. 
    • Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
    • Breakfast Menu and hours
    • Place: University CLub, 803 State Street, "on Library Mall"
    • Parking: Parking available under Helen C. White and the City's  Lake Street public ramp.
    • Organizer: Sharon Scrattish
    • RSVP or Questions?: Let Sharon know you're coming by email or phone (sscratti@gmail.com or 608 280 8050)
    • Location of University Ckub: 
    803 State St, Madison, WI 53703
    On the Library Mall

    Questions? Sharon's contact information is:  sscratti@gmail.

    com or 608 280 8050


    4th Friday @ Elie's Family Restaurant  

    Eastside Breakfast at Elie's Family Restaurant:

    • Day: Meets on fourth Friday of each month. 
    • Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
    • Place: Elie's Family Restaurant:  Breakfast Menu
    • Organizer: Sharon Scrattish
    • RSVP: Let Sharon knowyou're coming by email or phone, below.
    • Location of Elie's Family Restaurant: 
          Lake Edge Shopping Center
          4012 Monona Drive
          Madison, WI 53716
           (608) 223-2040


    Questions? Sharon's contact information is:  sscratti@gmail.

    com or 608 280 8050




     


    • September 20, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin Street

     


    The PLATO Fall Open House will take place: 

    • 1:30 - 3:00 PM,  
    • Thursday,September 20th, 
    • at the Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St




    * Talk with Course Coordinators & discuss their Fall class offerings

    * Re-connect with PLATO colleagues

    * Chat with Committee representatives about upcoming activities and volunteer opportunities

    * Light refreshments available throughout the afternoon

    Come any time between 1:30 and 3:00. As you enter the Senior Center, stop at the Curriculum table to pick up a course schedule. Then freely move from table to table on the first floor to meet and talk to the course coordinators. Also stop at the Committee Tables to find out information about each Committee. PLATO offers many activities and opportunities to volunteer. Volunteers keep all our activities going strong.  Please consider volunteering for one. 

    New members can stop at the Membership table and the Board table to find out more about PLATO.

    Refreshments hosted by the Special Events Committee and seating will be available throughout the afternoon.

    • November 16, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Fluno Center First Floor Dining Room, 601 University Avenue, Madison
    • 24
    Registration is closed


    PLATO Lunch Group prior to Global Hotspots

    We'll meet at the Fluno Center beginning about noon for a delightful luncheon.  The dining room is on the first floor, west end of the building. Luncheon options: Salad/Soup & Dessert approx. $12 OR Full Buffet approx. $17 (CASH Only; pay at Luncheon).

    Following lunch, we will proceed to the Lecture Hall to attend the Global Hotspots Lecture, also on the first floor, across from the restaurant.  Most lectures are very popular and fill up the auditorium by 1:15 pm.  Please allow enough time to find seating.

    To participate in the PLATO Lunch Group you must register online by Wednesday noon, prior to the lecture. (Or sign-up by emailing: AdrienneBorisyGross@gmail.com or phone 608-231-1910 (use: "April. 27 Lunch Group" as your Subject)

    REMINDER: Global Hotspots Lectures are offered by the Alumni Association and not PLATO and require a registration to ensure seating.  Sign-up through the UW Alumni Association:  http://www.uwalumni.com/calendar/

    • November 16, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Fluno Center Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715

    Global Hot Spots Series

    Dig in to today’s hottest issues with UW faculty experts for thought-provoking discussions about what’s happening in the world — from politics, global health, and economics to human rights, the environment, and more.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the UW’s top experts!

    Topic: “Human Trafficking and Slavery in Japan”

    About the Talk

    It was her work with a UW staff member that ignited her passion for social justice and the nonprofit world. As a student employee under the leadership of Rick Brooks, an outreach program manager in UW’s Division of Continuing Studies, Fujiwara gained experience in the field of health promotion, and helped organize a study-abroad experience to Sri Lanka, where she and about 15 other UW-Madison students performed community service.

    Upon graduation in 2003, Fujiwara accepted a year-long fellowship with the Polaris Project, based in Washington, D.C. where she learned more about the anti-human trafficking movement.

    It’s estimated that human trafficking is the third-largest criminal industry in the world. Most victims of human trafficking are women and children, and the crimes often include sexual exploitation.

    Victims of trafficking are often threatened or intimidated. Fujiwara says the Project’s foremost challenge is to help victims realize the danger of their situation, and then offer them support and empower them to change. The Project organizes campaigns to raise community awareness, and works with the public and law enforcement to help people recognize survivors and fight human trafficking.

    According to Fujiwara, Japan’s $84 billion dollar adult entertainment industry continues to grow, but sex is widely considered a taboo subject for discussion. As a result, she finds that people are surprised to learn the extent of the problem of human trafficking. This part of Japanese culture also makes it difficult to raise funds and advance the anti-human trafficking movement, she said.

    “It’s very hard to bring a lot of people out to advocate, unlike in the States,” she said.

    About the Speaker:  Shihoko Fujiwara ’03 (alumna from Japan)

    2008 Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree

    Shihoko Fujiwara ’03 is a crimefighter.

    From her office in Tokyo, Japan, she leads a charge to rescue victims of human trafficking — a form of modern-day slavery that exploits hundreds of thousands of victims worldwide, mostly women and children.

    “Our mission is to end this slave-like situation of the people,” she says. “We rescue them from an exploitative situation and empower them to start a new life.”

    Fujiwara grew up on the northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido in the city of Ikeda, which she describes as “a lot like Madison.” The oldest of three, Fujiwara remembers being a curious child, less focused than her sister, Sachiko, or her brother, Ryota. With the support of her mother, Keiko, and her father, Tomoki, she dabbled in varied interests — learning mathematics, playing the piano — whenever she had the chance.

    Registration for the Lecture

    Registration prior to the lecture is strongly recommended, click here,


    Registration for the PLATO Luncheon (11:30 am to 1:15 pm)

    PLATO has organized a luncheon at the Fluno Center prior to the Global Hotspots Lecture.  To find out more and to register, please click on Luncheon.

    Parking

    Public parking is available in the Fluno Center garage (Lot 83) at 314 N. Frances Street, in Lot 46 at 301 N. Lake Street, or in the Lake Street ramp at 415 N. Lake Street.


    Questions? 

    Contact Jordan Langer at jordan.langer@supportuw.org or 608-308-5430.

    Global Hot Spots digs into today’s hottest issues with UW faculty experts for thought-provoking discussions about what’s happening in the world — from politics, global health, and economics to human rights, the environment, and more.


    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is cosponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization), and the UW-Madison International Division.





       


       

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf
    • December 07, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Fluno Center First Floor Dining Room, 601 University Avenue, Madison
    • 24
    Registration is closed


    PLATO Lunch Group prior to Global Hotspots

    We'll meet at the Fluno Center beginning about noon for a delightful luncheon.  The dining room is on the first floor, west end of the building. Luncheon options: Salad/Soup & Dessert approx. $12 OR Full Buffet approx. $17 (CASH Only; pay at Luncheon).

    Following lunch, we will proceed to the Lecture Hall to attend the Global Hotspots Lecture, also on the first floor, across from the restaurant.  Most lectures are very popular and fill up the auditorium by 1:15 pm.  Please allow enough time to find seating.

    To participate in the PLATO Lunch Group you must register online by Wednesday noon, prior to the lecture. (Or sign-up by emailing: AdrienneBorisyGross@gmail.com or phone 608-231-1910 (use: "April. 27 Lunch Group" as your Subject)

    REMINDER: Global Hotspots Lectures are offered by the Alumni Association and not PLATO and require a registration to ensure seating.  Sign-up through the UW Alumni Association:  http://www.uwalumni.com/calendar/

    • December 07, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Fluno Center Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715

    Global Hot Spots Series

    Dig in to today’s hottest issues with UW faculty experts for thought-provoking discussions about what’s happening in the world — from politics, global health, and economics to human rights, the environment, and more.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the UW’s top experts!

    Topic“What Role for Nuclear Energy?”

     

    About the Speaker:  Dr. Paul Wilson

    Paul Philip Hood Wilson (born October 13, 1971) is the Grainger Professor of Nuclear Engineering in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a prominent nuclear energy communicator, and advocate of modern computational science practices. He is well known for leading the production of the computational nuclear engineering toolkits. He is also the founding president of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear and is the Faculty Director of the Advanced Computing Initiative (ACI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


    Registration for the Lecture

    Global Hot Spots registration information can be found here.


    Registration for the PLATO Luncheon (11:30 am to 1:15 pm) 

    PLATO has organized a luncheon at the Fluno Center prior to the Global Hotspots Lecture.  To find out more and to register, please click on Luncheon.

    Parking

    Public parking is available in the Fluno Center garage (Lot 83) at 314 N. Frances Street, in Lot 46 at 301 N. Lake Street, or in the Lake Street ramp at 415 N. Lake Street.


    Questions? 

    Contact Jordan Langer at jordan.langer@supportuw.org or 608-308-5430.

    Global Hot Spots digs into today’s hottest issues with UW faculty experts for thought-provoking discussions about what’s happening in the world — from politics, global health, and economics to human rights, the environment, and more.


    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is cosponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization), and the UW-Madison International Division.





       


       

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf

 

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