Artists of the Southwest

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Robert Saunooke, Citizen of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Emory University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Brigham

Stuff: What can we learn about people from material culture?

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Throughout time, in most cultures, it is a small minority of people - literate, wealthy and male - who leave us their stories. What we learn about the others often comes from studying foodways, clothing, ceramics, etc. How to use “stuff” to learn about the people left out of the narrative is what we will be discussing.

Current Events with Joel Ivers

Zoom

Read the papers, watch the news, check the blogs, and be ready to discuss the week’s issues. And there is always plenty to talk about! Facilitator Joel Ivers will summarize the week’s lead stories, discuss in depth any significant new legislation, and lead you in an informative and vibrant discussion. 

Recurring

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS IN OUR SENIOR YEARS

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Participants will have the opportunity to raise ever changing relational issues. We will attempt through class discussion to identify possible modes of resolution. Topics will include: love, friendship, sex, loneliness, parent/child conflicts, health, loss.

FILM CLUB

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Led by Susan and Tony LaDuca, lifelong film lovers and critics, the emphasis of Film Club will be on aspects of film writing, acting, directing and editing. Recommended films are available on Netflix, Amazon Prime and other online sources. See the film and come to class for a lively, interactive discussion. 

ACLU Current Cases

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Micah Kubic, Executive Director, Florida ACLU

Migration and Race Relations in Guatemala

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Mind Odysseys and Other Journeys Anna Maldonado, FAU, Department of Culture, Society, and Politics, Adjunct Instructor, PhD Student in Comparative Studies Guatemala’s government has fallen short in relieving the effects of the COVID-19 among its indigenous Maya communities. Conditions of inequalities in healthcare services have persisted over time, and areas with large populations of indigenous […]

Shark Conservation in Southeast Florida

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SPOTLIGHT: Women in Science Hannah Medd, Founder, American Shark ConservatoryFacilitatorHannah Medd is a conservation scientist with a strong focus on shark and ray conservation. She founded the American Shark Conservancy (ASC), a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and sustainable management of elasmobranchs through science and outreach, increasing science literacy, and engaging the public in […]

Current Events with Joel Ivers

Zoom

Read the papers, watch the news, check the blogs, and be ready to discuss the week’s issues. And there is always plenty to talk about! Facilitator Joel Ivers will summarize the week’s lead stories, discuss in depth any significant new legislation, and lead you in an informative and vibrant discussion. FacilitatorJoel Ivers, ILIR’s Board Chair, is best […]

Recurring

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS IN OUR SENIOR YEARS

Zoom

Participants will have the opportunity to raise ever changing relational issues. We will attempt through class discussion to identify possible modes of resolution. Topics will include: love, friendship, sex, loneliness, parent/child conflicts, health, loss.

FILM CLUB

Zoom

Led by Susan and Tony LaDuca, lifelong film lovers and critics, the emphasis of Film Club will be on aspects of film writing, acting, directing and editing. Recommended films are available on Netflix, Amazon Prime and other online sources. See the film and come to class for a lively, interactive discussion. FacilitatorTony LaDuca, Ph.D.,  during a professional […]

From Jean Carroll to Mrs. Maisel: Jewish Women Comedians as Inspiration

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SPOTLIGHT: Issues and Ideas Grace Kessler Overbeke (she/her; they/them), Columbia College, Assistant Professor, Theatre Department, Assistant Professor Jewish humor comes by its subversiveness honestly: Jewish theology and culture encourages us to constantly question authority. Male Jewish comedians in twentieth-century America have famously demonstrated these subversive tendencies through their socially and politically critical comedy. This presentation […]

Savvy Senior Tech

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SPOTLIGHT: Arts, Literature and more Anne Goldberg, Savvy Senior ServicesFacilitatorAnne Goldberg-A native New Yorker, Anne has lived in South Florida since October 1985. She was an executive recruiter in the actuarial field for 23 years and since 2013, she has been teaching technology and health and wellness to boomers and seniors from Cutler Bay to […]

Enigmas: Exploring the Strange and Unexplained

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Mind Odysseys and Other Journeys Geoffrey Kashdan, Creator of Mind Odysseys FacilitatorGeoffrey Kashdan was born in New York and spent the early years of his professional life in New Jersey where he taught children with a variety of handicapping conditions. He was a founding principal of a state school for severely handicapped children and young adults.  […]

The Endangered Sawfish

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Spotlight: Women in Science Sawfish are large shark-like rays that once were relatively common in the coastal waters of the southeastern United States. Now, the largetooth sawfish is locally extinct and the smalltooth sawfish is endangered.  To protect and recover the remaining sawfish population in Florida scientists are striving to learn as much as possible […]

Current Events with Joel Ivers

Zoom

Read the papers, watch the news, check the blogs, and be ready to discuss the week’s issues. And there is always plenty to talk about! Facilitator Joel Ivers will summarize the week’s lead stories, discuss in depth any significant new legislation, and lead you in an informative and vibrant discussion. FacilitatorJoel Ivers, ILIR’s Board Chair, is best […]

Film Club

Zoom

Led by Susan and Tony LaDuca, lifelong film lovers and critics, the emphasis of Film Club will be on aspects of film writing, acting, directing and editing. Recommended films are available on Netflix, Amazon Prime and other online sources. See the film and come to class for a lively, interactive discussion. FacilitatorTony LaDuca, Ph.D.,  during a professional […]

INTO THE ABYSS: Our Broken Immigration System Feeds Our Disgracefully Dysfunctional Immigration Courts

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SPOTLIGHT: Issues and Ideas Judge Paul Wickham Schmidt, U.S. Immigration Judge (retired) Adjunct Professor, Georgetown School of Law, Adjunct Professor FacilitatorJudge Schmidt was appointed as an Immigration Judge at the U.S. Immigration Court in Arlington, Virginia, in May 2003 and retired from the bench on June 30, 2016. Prior to his appointment as an Immigration […]

American Democracy and the American Renaissance

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SPOTLIGHT: Arts, Literature and more Adam Bradford, Idaho State University, Dean of Graduate Studies This meeting takes place on Zoom. The zoom links are sent via email in your membership update letter, and again an hour before each event. To get access to our programs, visit our registration page.

The Stunning Paintings of Pieter Bruegel

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Mind Odysseys and Other Journeys Geoffrey Kashdan, Creator of Mind Odysseys FacilitatorGeoffrey Kashdan was born in New York and spent the early years of his professional life in New Jersey where he taught children with a variety of handicapping conditions. He was a founding principal of a state school for severely handicapped children and young adults.  […]

Living with Chimps

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Current Events with Joel Ivers

Zoom

Read the papers, watch the news, check the blogs, and be ready to discuss the week’s issues. And there is always plenty to talk about! Facilitator Joel Ivers will summarize the week’s lead stories, discuss in depth any significant new legislation, and lead you in an informative and vibrant discussion. FacilitatorJoel Ivers, ILIR’s Board Chair, is best […]