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November 15, 2022

November 15, 2022 11:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


PLATO Weekly Update

November 15, 2022

CURRICULUM

CURRICULUM SPOTLIGHT
Next Week! On Monday, November 21 at 10am Pathways to a Sustainable Planet will welcome Professor Greg Nemet, one of the Lead Writers for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report released earlier this year. This report identifies the close link between climate change mitigation, adaptation and development pathways taken by countries at all stages of economic development to impact green house gas emissions which are the driving cause for climate change. All PLATO members are welcome to attend via Zoom – please login by 9:55am so we can start on time: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86993898527

PLEASE NOTE
If you participate in a course at Capital Lakes, please note the coffee stand by the front desk is for residents only. PLATO members must bring their own coffee or buy it at the Café.

      COURSES PAGE 


      SPECIAL EVENTS

      LECTURES
      Today! Clint Smith's Go Big Read Lecture on his new book: How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America on Tuesday, November 15 from 1pm – 3pm. PLATO is pleased to host a virtual presentation of this important talk. We will begin by watching Smith's November 1 talk and follow with an online discussion of the many issues raised in his talk and the book.  Register and learn more.

      Peruse archived PLATO Lectures on many timely subjects.

      BREAKFAST GATHERING
      Next Week!
       Fourth Friday, November 25 at 9:30am. Yes, even though you may have eaten your fill on Thanksgiving, join fellow PLATO members and guests for breakfast and conversation at Marquette Hotel Café in Madison's Willy Street neighborhood. RSVP and learn more.


      VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
      Special Events Don't Just Happen – and without your assistance, they won't happen. Your time, talents and thoughts are valuable to us on the Special Events Committee. We need more of all three and would welcome your presence with us in the new year. Contact Carla (carlad@tds.net) or Michael Di Iorio (mdiiorio1234@gmail.com) to learn more.

          SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR 


          THE AGORA

          A juried literary magazine published by PLATO.

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

          AGORA FEATURES 


          SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS & READINGS

          Select from a range of topics and formats 

          for your Fall reading, viewing, or listening, 

          curated by PLATO's Diversity Awareness Committee.

          DID YOU KNOW? for November 8 – 21, 2022

          Did You Know… An African American dentist, Dr. George F. Grant, was the inventor of the wooden golf tee. On Dec. 12, 1899, Dr. Grant received a U.S. patent No. 638,920, the world’s first patent for ‘a wooden spike with a flexible rubber peg for the ball’ – a golf tee! Before this time, golfers carried small buckets of sand for pinching a mound of damp sand to elevate a golf ball on the tee box.

          Visit the Social Justice webpage for more about Dr. George F. Grant & 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 


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