Registration required by this Friday, June 9! This free, special event offers an opportunity to socialize, catch up on PLATO business and enjoy a Keynote presentation on “The Story of the Discovery, Recovery and Preservation of the Lake Mendota Canoes”. Register and learn more here.
THIS WEEK! Second Friday Breakfast – new venue and time! We will move outdoors this Summer to the Memorial Union Terrace on the UW campus and gather from 10:30am – 12:30pm on June 9, July 14 and August 11. RSVP and learn more here.
PLEASE NOTE – Fourth Friday Breakfasts will be moving to a new location on the east side of Madison. Details coming soon.
THIS MONTH! Registration deadline extended to Monday, June 12 for our trip to Historic Dubuque, Iowa, and the Mississippi River Museum on Wednesday, June 21. One participant will bring her grandchild as a guest and suggests others might like to do the same. The downtown Dubuque funicular and the amazing Mississippi River Museum with live animal exhibits will fascinate any child, as well as you. View photos, learn more and register here.
SAVE THE DATE! Join us for a virtual screening of Nuclear Now, on Friday, July 14 at 1pm. Written by Oliver Stone and Joshua S. Goldstein, this film makes a case that nuclear energy may be the key missing ingredient to addressing the crisis of climate change. Hailed as "the most informative film ever" by James Hansen, Columbia University's Director of Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions, Nuclear Now is an Official Selection of the 2022 Venice International Film Festival.
Check out recorded PLATO Lectures on a variety of timely topics.
Explore Madison with these self-guided bicycling routes.
SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS & READINGS
Select from a range of topics and formats
for your Spring reading, viewing, or listening,
curated by PLATO's Diversity Awareness Committee.
DID YOU KNOW? for May 30 – June 12, 2023
Alice Ball (July 24, 1892 – December 31, 1916) was a black chemist in Hawaii who at the age of 23 in 1915 discovered a way of treating leprosy before antibiotics. Unfortunately, others claimed credit for it. Scholar Paul Wermager explains, “Not only did Alice Ball overcome the racial and gender barriers of her time to become one of the very few African American women to earn a master’s degree in chemistry, [but she] also developed the first useful treatment for Hansen’s disease. Her amazing life was cut too short at the age of 24. Who knows what other marvelous work she could have accomplished had she lived.”
Visit the Social Justice page for more about Alice Ball
or past DID YOU KNOW? features.
DID YOU KNOW? – spotlighting notable historic events and contributions made by non-mainstream individuals you might not have learned or read about. Suggestions for inclusions are welcome (send to Kathy at: firstname.lastname@example.org).