March 9, 2021

March 09, 2021 10:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


PLATO Weekly Update

March 9, 2021

CURRICULUM

We are beginning to plan for Summer courses! All summer courses will be online the year.  If you are interested in coordinating a course for summer please view the Propose A Course topic link from the Courses Page (left-hand column).

COURSES PAGE 

LECTURES & THEATER

LECTURES 

MARCH 18: Life's A Daring Adventure and You're Not Done Yet! Mary Helen Conroy, an inspirational speaker, reinvention life coach and author of The Amazing Itty Bitty Retirement Book, will examine the good, the bad and the ugly, the scary and sad, and the awesomeness of building our lives after we end our career. 

APRIL 6: Hidden in Plain Sight: Native American Cultural Landscape Omar Poler, Indigenous Education Coordinator, UW-Madison Office of the Provost/School of Education, talks about the Native American cultural landscape that is present all around us.


THEATER

There is still time to watch Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins sing Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald on March 20 and 27.  The performances are part of A Virtual Season of Tributes from The Cabaret Project of St Louis, included on PLATO's Virtual Theater Trips page.

SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR 

Last Chance to Submit to Volume 7 of The Agora!

The Agora Editorial Board is accepting submissions of:  fictionnon-fiction(including essays), poetry, and visual arts for publication in the upcoming Volume 7 of The Agora, PLATO‚Äôs magazine for arts and ideas. 

Submission Deadline is Monday, MARCH 15, 2021.
Click below for complete information. 

SUBMISSION DETAILS 

PLATO SATISFACTION SURVEY IS COMING

Next week, Wednesday, March 17th you will be asked to participate in a brief satisfaction survey regarding your experiences with PLATO, particularly during this past year when in-person programs were suspended.  Your feedback will help the PLATO board and committee volunteers prepare for future programming when it becomes safe for PLATO to resume in-person activities.

You will receive the survey in an email from "noreply@alchemer.com" with the subject line "PLATO Members' Satisfaction Survey".  When you receive the survey please take a few minutes to let PLATO know how best to address your interests and preferences.  Thank you for your involvement and support of PLATO!

FEATURED AGORA WORKS

Each weekwe offer for your enjoyment, a featured piece from contributors to PLATO's Agora arts and ideas journal. This week we highlight Rite of Passage along with a glimpse at the poem's inspiration from author Tom Schlicht. 

AGORA FEATURE 

SOCIAL GATHERINGS

PLATO Virtual Breakfast Continues through May: The next gathering will be Friday, March 19, 9:30 to 10:30 am. Meet new friends and connect with other PLATO members.  Click below for more information and the link to join the online gathering. 

MORE INFO 

SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS & READINGS
Suggested readings, films, activities, and podcasts.

Select from a range of topics and formats for your late winter reading, viewing, or listening, curated by PLATO's Diversity Awareness Committee.

SOCIAL JUSTICE LISTINGS 

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PLATO Office Operations
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Email: info@platomadison.org
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

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