Latin American Issues Lecture Series
Professors and graduate students from the University of Calgary’s Latin American Research Centre (LARC) explore various aspects of Latin American history and current issues in this series of monthly lectures co-sponsored by CALL and LARC. Each one-hour lecture is followed by a half hour for questions and discussion.
Co-facilitators: Mary Lou Kerr, Judy Hamill
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All are welcome. (CALL membership is not required.) No fee and no registration.
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cSPACE King Edward, Room 310, 1721-29th Avenue SW
What Does it Mean to Age Well?
What does it mean to age well? Why are so many people (and the media) focused on anti-aging versus aging well? What are you doing now to age well? Come and hear about the latest research on predictors of successful aging. You might be pleasantly surprised!
Presenter: Candace Konnert, Ph.D.
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What's Cool About Climate Change?
What’s weird and wacky with the weather and why are some saying that events like the 2013 flood in Calgary are related to changing climate? Why use the words climate change anyway; doesn’t that just let those who do the predictions off the hook? A quick overview of what’s known, unknown, and curious about climate change here in Alberta and around the world will be presented, followed by a lively discussion as well as question and answer session.
Speaker: Dr. Ann-Lise Norman, PhD Physics
Facilitators: Tom Jack/ Joe Boivin
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Garage Band Rockers: Stories of Alberta Rock Bands in the 60’s & 70’s
Garage Band Rockers began as an interest, translated into a story in a bar and culminated in a digital, multi-media book that endeavours to capture the incredible legacy local musicians and their bands left for the music cultural heritage of Alberta.
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cSpace, Room 310, 1721 - 29 Ave. SW
For this lecture we’ll transport ourselves back to a happier time, not just before 2011, but two and a half millennia before then. We’ll visit the three cities of ancient Tripolitania—Sabratha, Oea (Tripoli), and Leptis Magna—Cyrenaica in the east, and some remote sites in the Sahara. We’ll see gloriously preserved Roman theatres and markets, humble desert outposts of the Garamantes, and mud-brick villages that were occupied from antiquity till the 20th century.
Presenter: John Humphrey
Free for members, $5 charge at the door for non-members. Guests are welcome. No registration required.
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Juliet’s Answer: The Story of the Real Letters to Shakespeare’s Fictional Heroine
Speaker: Glenn Dixon
Ten thousand letters a year arrive at a tiny office in Verona, Italy. All of them are addressed to Shakespeare’s Juliet. They ask about love and heartbreak and they come from all over the world. For many decades a remarkable group of women have been answering each and every letter and in 2014 author Glenn Dixon traveled to Italy to work with them. He could not possibly have expected what would happen. The result was the national best selling book, Juliet’s Answer, and he will speak in his presentation to its creation as well as show video from the beautiful and ancient city of Verona.
As with my lecture on Libya in March, we’ll look at the remarkable accomplishments of the area before and during Greek and Roman antiquity: Damascus and Aleppo, rival claimants to the title of the world’s longest continuously-inhabited city; Christian churches where congregants pray in ancient Aramaic; a remote Roman fort on the Euphrates River; and the famous (and beautiful) caravan city of Palmyra.
But the war has not been kind to these ancient marvels: many have been partially or completed destroyed during the war and will probably never be rebuilt. So here is a “trigger warning:” we’ll also briefly look at the current condition of some of these monuments.
Decisions that Count – Advance Care Planning & Personal Directives
If you were unwell, and unable to speak for yourself, do those you are close to know your wishes for health care and personal decisions?
Advance care planning is the process of thinking about, talking about, and documenting your wishes for health care if you are unable to speak for yourself.
This session will provide information on Advance Care planning and the importance & role of Personal Directives.
All participants will be provided free materials
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