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Quick Updates for Independent Lifelong Learners

November 20, 2022

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No classes during Thanksgiving week. Have a great holiday!


The Best Way to Learn Is to Teach

No Geniuses on Wall Street - Monday, 11/21

LLAIC Loves Art: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo - Wednesday, 11/30

Current Events - Friday, 12/2

Symposium #2 - The U.S. and the Holocaust (reportback)

Spanish Conversation Group (La Tertulia) - Monday, 12/5

LLAIC Lit-Lovers - Friday, 12/9

LLAIC Zoom Happy Hour - Thursday, 12/15

Movie Mavens - Friday, 12/16

French Conversation Group


Let's Go members had a wonderful walk through the city on November 18, courtesy of Boston By Foot, and lunch at Joe's Waterfront


THE BEST WAY TO LEARN IS TO TEACH


Teaching a course is a wonderful opportunity to share a topic that interests you with other like-minded people! Courses can range from more traditional topics such as history, math, science, and literature to current events to classes looking at dogs or horses to a focus on food.


Think of something you’d like knowing more about, and share what you find!


The Curriculum Committee can help with developing your idea into a course—generally running from five to ten weeks. We hope that we will be able to have in-person classes but will continue to offer courses on Zoom, so you can select the format with which you’re comfortable. There’s full tech support for all virtual courses, with a dedicated person managing Zoom so the course leader can focus on teaching. There’s also training as needed on A/V equipment for in-person classes and on Zoom for virtual ones. And while course leaders teach on a volunteer basis, they may register early, tuition-free, for courses in the semester they are teaching or in the following semester. Contact Curriculum Committee co-chairs Richard Mansfield and Lois Novotny at curriculum@llaic.org. They'll help you take it from there.

THERE ARE NO GENIUSES ON WALL STREET

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 @ 10:30-12:00

Are you an experienced investor, or are you new to "the market" and want to know more? We are an easygoing discussion group that deals with all market-related topics. Bring your opinions, insights, and questions. Or just listen.


Click here before noon on Sunday, November 20, to request a Zoom invitation. If you have any questions about the group, contact Richard Lewis: lewisdmd@yahoo.com or 617-448-4439.



LLAIC LOVES ART PRESENTS

A STORY OF A GREAT LOVE: DIEGO RIVERA AND FRIDA KAHLO

A PRESENTATION AND CONVERSATION WITH PHOENIX ART MUSEUM DOCENT ISABEL BALLERNA

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 @ 1:30-3:00


Two iconic 20th century Latin American artists! Each possessed boundless talent bolstered by an unbending will. As partners, they possessed each other with a ferocious love, intense and complicated. But beyond their mutual love was a more profound and intrinsic love – a love for their country of birth, Mexico.


Click here before noon on Tuesday, November 29, to request a Zoom invitation. You'll receive the invitation or a notification of your status that day.


CURRENT EVENTS

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2

@ 10:00-11:15

LED BY JERRY JACOBS


Now that the elections are over and the new congressional session hasn't started yet, what will we talk about? No doubt our fearless leader Jerry Jacobs and our well-informed, deeply involved members will come up with plenty of conversation-starters.


Click here by noon on Thursday, December 1, to request an invitation to the December 2 meeting. You'll receive it that day. New members are welcome.

REPORTBACK:

SYMPOSIUM #2 - THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST


This successful event was held on November 16, led by Jerry Jacobs and Joanne Tuck, exploring the history of America’s response to the refugee crisis in Europe before and during WWII. Joanne presented a slide show featuring highlights of the antisemitic and xenophobic climate in the country and the decisions of political leaders, provoking us to think about what we want in America today. Jerry led the robust and touching discussion that followed with families of survivors sharing their stories. We all learned from each other.


Look forward to Symposium #3 TBA for another stimulating and thought-provoking event.


SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP

¡Bienvenidos a La Tertulia!

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5

Bienvenidos a todos a la Tertulia. We look forward to seeing you at our Zoom meeting on December 5.

 

Our format consists of reading and discussing articles from various Spanish language media sources of general high interest. There is no homework although everyone is invited to submit articles they might find for our agendas.


The hosts for the group are Miriam Grodberg and Larry Krakauer. Contact Miriam at mgrodberg@comcast.net with any questions.


WHEN HEAVEN AND EARTH CHANGED PLACES

by LE LY HAYSLIP

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9 @ 10:30-12:00

DISCUSSION LED BY JOANNE FISHER


A Vietnamese woman's journey from war to peace. A 1989 memoir by Hayslip about her childhood during the Vietnam War, her escape to the United States, and her return to visit Vietnam 16 years later.


If you wish to attend the meeting, please click here by noon on Thursday, December 8, and you will receive a link by the end of the day. The meeting will open 15 minutes early so we can socialize before we begin the discussion. Contact Joan Chasan if you have trouble signing up. All book lovers are welcome. 


Coming up:

  • Friday, January 13: Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller.
  • Friday, February 10: The Red Thread by Ann Hood. (There is another book by that name.)

 

LLAIC ZOOM HAPPY HOUR

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15

4:00-5:00


At our November Happy Hour we talked about Virginia, which some of us were about to visit; travel in general; Thanksgiving plans; the symposium on the Holocaust; Covid; congressional leadership and presidential candidates; our search for a new home; and the weather in Buffalo. We had a good time and laughed a lot, as usual.


Click here to request a Zoom invitation before noon on Wednesday, December 14. You'll receive it that day. 

MOVIE MAVENS

SAVE THE DATE

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16 @ 2:00 P.M.


Watch this space for the name of the film that we'll watch on our own and then gather for our usual lively and provocative discussion. Click here before noon on Thursday, December 15, to request a Zoom invitation. You'll receive it that day.

FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP

The French Conversation Group is reading Moderato Cantabile by Marguerite Duras, available at Amazon in Kindle and paperback versions.


We are a group of intermediate to advanced level speakers. We read books aloud, taking turns, and stopping often to discuss any interesting aspects of what we are reading. If you are interested in this group, please contact Betty Salzberg at bsalzberg127@gmail.com.

Learn more about LLAIC at www.llaic.org

Call us: (508) 453-1205

Write us: info@llaic.org


Editor: Barbara Mende

Contributing Editor: Shelly Levine

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