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Contact: Carol Lazerick, Executive Director – 561-883-0999

The Institute for Learning in Retirement aka ILIR kicks off its winter session on ZOOM on January 9, 2023 with an eclectic menu of classes.

For over 30 years, south Florida-based, The Institute for Learning in Retirement aka ILIR, a feisty lifelong learning community has hosted small, interactive community classes for adults led by volunteer presenters.

Although we miss learning and meeting new people in person, we have been able to strengthen our learning community and continue our friendships on ZOOM. ILIR has recruited volunteer speakers from all over the country. Presenters include retired professionals, community activists, university faculty and PhD candidates, government officials, authors, and others.

Winter session features local and out-of-state presenters. Presenters include:

Dave Aronberg portrait with American flag in background.

State Attorney Dave Aronberg will be an interviewee in the class CONVERSATIONS: Women & Men and Their Stories

Rabbi Mark Winer and Queen Elizabeth shaking hands

Rabbi Mark Winer will share with ILIRers his experience as Rabbi to the Queen.

Ilhan Dahir portrait

Stimson Center Research Associates Julie Gregory and Ilhan Dahir, will talk about Conflict in Africa: Historical Causes and Transformative Solutions given by informed presenters from a wide variety of backgrounds.

mark schneider portrait view

Mark Schneider, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Southern Illinois University will address The Rise of Misinformation: A Sociologist’s View

christina pimenta

Cristina Pimenta, Graduate Teaching Assistant, FAU will discuss The Hypocrisy of Christian Nationalists

In the words of one ILIR regular, “At ILIR, I had a chance to listen to very interesting lectures given by informed presenters from a wide variety of backgrounds on diverse topics that I didn’t know I was interested in, and all at a very reasonable cost. Just as importantly, I enjoyed the company of people who are interested in engaging in conversation.”

Winter session begins on January 9th. Classes include Current Events, SPOTLIGHT:  Science, Environment and more; The Joy of Poetry; Issues and Ideas; Film Club; and Healthy Relationships in Our Senior Years. Classes will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

For further information call 561-883-0999 or visit the ILIR website at www.iliretirement.org. Registration to attend all classes in fall session is $110/person or $165/household. First class is free.