December 14, 2021

December 14, 2021 11:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

PLATO Weekly Update

December 14, 2021


CURRICULUM

NEW! Winter Course Registration opens today – review our course offerings and contact the course coordinator via phone or email to register. Please note that Spring Course Registration will open on Tuesday, January 18th.

REMINDER

These COVID-19 Protocols continue to be in place for in-person participants:

· Wear masks inside of Host Location buildings.

· Follow social distancing guidelines.

· Follow any additional guidelines required at Host Locations - visit the Courses Page or check with your course coordinator.

EXPRESSING GRATITUDE
"Course coordinators are the lights in our organization"... writes Paula McKenzie in her recent article to celebrate and give thanks to course coordinators who retired in 2020 and 2021. Course coordinators help make PLATO a community where the love of learning never gets old!

COURSES PAGE 


SPECIAL EVENTS

IN-PERSON GATHERINGS

COMING SOON! On Friday, January 14, 2022 we will gather for breakfast at The Marquette Hotel Cafe, located at 414 South Baldwin St. in the heart of the funky Willy Street neighborhood. This will be the first of what we intend to be monthly breakfasts in several locations during 2022. Registration will be required and all participants must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID test 72 hours or less before the event. Home tests are not acceptable. The time and registration link will be coming soon, please stay tuned!

VIRTUAL LECTURES & THEATER 

Members are invited to enjoy:

· Past Recordings of PLATO Lectures on a variety of topics. 

· Virtual Theater Trips which are frequently updated.


SELF-GUIDED WALKS

Walking Tours of Dane CountyFind descriptions of 11 of the most popular self-guided walks designed to help you locate parking easily and guide you along the trail.

SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR 


FEATURED AGORA WORKS

Explore the digital version of The Agora, Volume 7, 2021 now online!

Visit The Agora Features webpage for highlights from this past season, created and curated by fellow PLATO members for your enjoyment.

Our Biweekly Offering through December 28th is Bridge a photograph by Bill Eisinger, an image that serves as a profound metaphor for these challenging times.  

AGORA FEATURE 


SOCIAL GATHERINGS

COMING SOON! PLATO Breakfasts to resume on Friday, January 14, 2022 – see Special Events section above for more details.


SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS & READINGS

Select from a range of topics and formats 

for your late Autumn reading, viewing, or listening, 

curated by PLATO's Diversity Awareness Committee.

DID YOU KNOW? December 14 - December 27, 2021

Did You Know… Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink of Hawaii, was the first woman of color and the first Asian-American woman to serve in the U.S. Congress. She was also the first Asian-American to run for President.

Mink is known for writing bills like Title IX (later named the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act), the Early Childhood Education Act, and Women’s Educational Equity Act.

Visit the Social Justice Webpage for more about
Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink & past DID YOU KNOW? features.

DID YOU KNOW? – spotlighting notable contributions made by non-mainstream individuals you might not have learned or read about. Suggestions for inclusions are welcome (send to Kathy at: ksmichaelis@gmail.com).

SOCIAL JUSTICE WEBPAGE 



PLATO is proudly supported in part by Oakwood Village.


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info@platomadison.org

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