January 11, 2022

January 11, 2022 11:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

PLATO Weekly Update 

January 11, 2022


CURRICULUM

SPRING COURSES
Spring Course Registration begins next week Tuesday, January 18th, with in-person, virtual and hybrid options available. 

REMINDER

These COVID-19 Protocols are required for in-person courses:

· 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.

COURSES PAGE 


SPECIAL EVENTS

BREAKFAST GATHERINGS
THIS WEEK! Join us on Friday, January 14th at 9:30am for our first Breakfast Gathering of 2022 at The Marquette Hotel Café, located at 414 South Baldwin Street in the heart of the Willy Street neighborhood. RSVP and other COVID-19 Protocols are required. RSVP and learn more here.

THEATER TRIPS 
Live theater trips are back! Hop our chartered bus to a matinee at the Milwaukee Rep on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, for a Beatles-inspired version of As You Like It. Interwoven into Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy, the production features more than 20 Beatles songs performed live, including "She Loves You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand". Registration and other COVID-19 protocols are required. Register and learn more here.

REMINDER 
These COVID-19 Protocols are required for in-person special events:

· Masks are required at all times, except while eating.

· You will need to show: 

o   A picture ID.

o   Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of negative results of a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to the event. The test must be issued by a medical provider or pharmacy. At home tests will not be accepted. 

· You will not be allowed to join the event without providing acceptable documentation.

· Please stay home if you are not feeling well and contact the trip organizer to inform them of your decision.

LECTURES
Peruse our archive of PLATO Lectures on a variety of topics.


SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR 


CALL FOR BOARD NOMINATIONS

PLATO depends on volunteers to make its programs successful. Each year we need members who wish to be considered for service on the board of directors. This is your opportunity to suggest names to the Nominating Committee of members who you think might help lead the organization. The Nominating Committee is seeking names for one at-large board position (3-year term) and for vice-president. Please send your suggestions to info@platomadison.org with the subject line BoardNominations by January 31.


FEATURED AGORA WORKS

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

Our Biweekly Featured Offering for January 11th - 25th is Brother Older Than Myself, a poem by Barbara Carson, which celebrates the special relationship that siblings can share.

AGORA FEATURE 


SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS & READINGS

Select from a range of topics and formats 

for your Winter reading, viewing, or listening, 

curated by PLATO's Diversity Awareness Committee.

DID YOU KNOW? for January 4 - 17, 2022

Did You Know…The inventor of the first home security system was Marie Van Brittan Browna black woman from New York. She is also credited with the invention of the first closed circuit television. The patent for the invention was filed in 1966 and it later influenced modern home security systems that are still used today.

Visit the Social Justice Webpage for more about
Marie Van Brittan Brown & 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.


PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in association with:

for more information, contact us at:

info@platomadison.org

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