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Lunchtime Event Series - Fall 2016

Fall 2016:  To enhance the LLAIC learning experience, a number of presentations by stimulating speakers will take place on Tuesdays during lunchtime (11:45 - 12:45) at our new home, the educational annex of St. Demetrios Church

There will also be some special Monday and Friday morning programs (see below) at Temple Shir Tikva, 141 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778 (Route 20).  To sign up for one or more of these program, click here.

Events will be posted here as soon as they are scheduled.

Your unique ideas are eagerly solicited and welcomed.


Tuesdays, 11:45 - 12:45

Sept. 13
LLAIC
Welcome Program

 Sept. 20
 Susan Curnan
Professor Curnan is the Director of the Center for Youth and Communities at the Heller School for Social Policy Management and president of the Faculty Senate at Brandeis. Her area of expertise is social justice policy and management.

Susan grew up at Val-Kill, where her father managed the country estate of Eleanor Roosevelt and where she learned many of the things she values and teaches now. She will speak to us about her vivid memories of both the place and the woman who so influenced her.

 Sept. 27
 Alorie Parkhill
Curriculum Comm.

Explore Teaching at LLAIC – a Workshop and Discussion about becoming a Course Leader
Oct. 4
 No program
Rosh Hashanah

Oct. 11
No program
Columbus Day

 Oct. 18

Phil Radoff
“Mozart's Don Giovanni: A Guided Tour”

Don Giovanni is the second and arguably the greatest of Mozart’s operatic collaborations with librettist Lorenzo DaPonte. The opera combines elements of love, seduction, betrayal, murder, bravado, and supernatural retribution in a retelling of the Don Juan legend. Phil Radoff will walk us through this Mozart masterpiece in advance of the Metropolitan Opera’s production in high definition at many theaters in Metrowest, scheduled for Saturday, Oct 22.
 
Phil Radoff is a retired lawyer with a lifelong interest in opera. He led a five-week course on Don Giovanni during the fall 2015 semester.

Oct. 25
Chief Justice Margaret Marshall
A conversation with Margaret H. Marshall,  former Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court and the first woman to hold that position. Chief Marshall  was born in South Africa and emigrated  to the USA to escape political persecution and attend college, earning a master's degree in education from Harvard in 1969 and a law degree from Yale in 1976.

Nov. 1
Mary Mansfield
"The Secret to Happiness" by Arthur Brooks. Mr. Brooks is the Head of the American Enterprise Institute.  His video presentation is about 19 minutes long, so there should be plenty of time for some good discussion.

Nov. 8
Alorie Parkhill,
Curriculum Comm.
Workshop for prospective Course Leaders

 Nov. 15

 Daniel Palmer
Author speaks about his book (Canceled)
Nov. 29
LLAIC
Volunteer thank-you

 Dec. 6
 LILAC Players
Play performance



Tuesday, Nov. 8,  7:30 - 10:30 pm, special evening event at Temple Shir Tikva

Nov. 8
Harriet Starrett
Election Night Carnival: discussion and refreshments as we watch the election returns together. LLAIC will provide pizza.  You are invited to bring a dessert to share.  Coffee will be provided.




Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:00, a good time for socializing, with an occasional shorter program.

Sept. 14
LLAIC
Welcome Program

Oct. 5
Phyllis Cohen, Peter Schmidt A 45-minute lunchtime refresher session on how to get the most out of the LLAIC website and The Quill, and how to order lunch online from Express Gourmet. Will be held in the double room opposite the Schmooze Room so you can eat lunch.

 Oct. 26
 Marshall Carter

Education Director, WWII museum. Topic will be Wartime Propaganda Around the World.  This is in advance of the Let’s Go visit to the WWII museum Nov 11.

 Nov. 2
Jennifer Young
"The Secret to Happiness" by Arthur Brooks. Mr. Brooks is the Head of the American Enterprise Institute.  His video presentation is about 19 minutes long, so there should be plenty of time for some good discussion. 
(repeat of Nov. 1 talk)

 Nov. 16

Curriculum Committee

Course Leader workshop



Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00, a good time for socializing, with an occasional shorter program.

Sept. 15
LLAIC
Welcome Program

Sept. 22
Harriet Starrett
Run-up to the election

We are fortunate to have as one of our Course Leaders, Harriet Janel-Starrett, an experienced analyst of the American political scene. Harriet will lead us in a discussion of the current state of the contest for president most Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00, until the election is over.

 Sept. 29
 Harriet Starrett
Run-up to the election
Oct. 6
 Phyllis Cohen, Peter Schmidt

A 45-minute lunchtime refresher session on how to get the most out of the LLAIC website and The Quill, and how to order lunch online from Express Gourmet. Will be held in the double room opposite the Schmooze Room so you can eat lunch.

 Oct. 13
 No program

Yom Kippur week
Oct. 20
  Harriet Starrett Run-up to the election
Oct. 27
 Harriet Starrett

Run-up to the election
Nov. 3
Harriet Starrett
 
Run-up to the election
 Nov. 10
 Harriet Starrett
Post-election analysis

Nov.17
 LLAIC Feedback Forum: your chance to let us know how things are going



Special Monday and Friday morning programs at Temple Shir Tikva (second floor open space)
To sign up for one or more of these program, click here.

Friday,
Oct. 28,
10:00 - noon
  Olive Darragh &
Wes Smith

"The Forgotten Four". The film will be followed by a discussion led by Olive Darragh and Wes Smith on the progress being made in 'diversity in the workplace'.

This important original documentary, Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football tells the little-known story of four outstanding and brave African American men - Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley and Bill Willis - who broke the color barrier in pro football in 1946, one year before Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey were credited with integrating Major League Baseball.

The hardships and triumphs of the "Forgotten Four" are told through the recollections of their families and those who have researched these remarkable pioneers.

Olive Darragh is a graduate of Harvard Business School and received her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Olive has also been profiled in the book, "How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life". In addition, she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Boston Public Library Foundation and a visiting professor as well as a member of the Board of Advisors for the University of Edinburgh Business School in Scotland.

Wesley E. Smith, executive producer of the film, is a graduate of UPenn and also of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and currently Vice-President of Cydentify Solutions.

 Friday,
Nov. 4,
!0:30 - noon
 Korean Culture and Spirit Project The Hidden Treasures of Korean Art and Modern Korea.
 
Once known as the Land of the Morning Calm, Korea currently has one of the 15 largest economies in the world and is predicted to be the eighth largest by 2030. The Korean Spirit and Culture Project (KSCPP) based in New York presents a special program on the past and present culture of Korea.

The event will include two short documentary films. The first film illustrates the artistic and cultural achievements of Korea's past, and the second film shows Korea's industrial progress since the Korean War. At the conclusion of the second film, homemade Korean desserts will be served to all attendees.

 Monday,
Nov. 28,
10:00 - noon

Tom Stratigakis
Tom Stratigakis, President of Excalibur Consulting, will present the Meyers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI), a well respected self-administered questionnaire that gives feedback on your psychological preferences in perceiving the world around you and making decisions. The inventory will be administered during the program, and the results will be presented in a way to help you interpret them.



Mid-day Event Archive:
To view mid-day events of past semesters, click here.



Updated Oct. 29, 2016

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