SUGA has a new look for the Fall. We are offering FREE Zoom classes so we can still learn, but socially distanced from each other. See you in the Zoom Room!
Fall 2020 Classes (September 22 - November 13)
Link to Registration at bottom of page. Registration will be by mail or email. See instructions in registration form.
Deadline for registration is Monday, Sept. 7. Class Zoom links will be sent by Monday Sept. 14
9:30 a.m. Class Starting Tuesday Sept. 22
THE ARMCHAIR TRAVELER
George Brown, Retired President/CEO of The Friendship Force. SUGA Travel, SUGA Member
Practical steps on how to be a successful Armchair Traveler when real travel is impossible. Presented by travel expert, Dr. George Brown. First class introduces the concept of becoming an Armchair Traveler by relaxing, exploring and reflecting. How has Covid affected us? Now we have to be less active but “use our mind and imagination to travel the world” across time and place. To do successful armchair travel we need several things: an “armchair” or comfortable place to read, think and relax; a good high-speed internet connection for the myriad resources, as well as lots of books dealing with travel. Come explore with George both historical journeys as well as contemporary options!
11:00 a.m. Class Starting Tuesday, Sept. 22
THE ROBERTS COURT
Sandra W. Thornton, retired, School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech, Attorney at Law, SUGA Member
No longer “the least dangerous branch” – or the most – the Supreme Court has become pre-eminent in determining the scope of individual rights. We’ll talk about the Court’s interpretation of the liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment, with emphasis on decisions of the Roberts Court. These will include: freedom of and from religion–and the conflicts between the two; freedom of speech; rights of the criminally accused; gun rights, abortion rights; voting rights; executive powers; protections against discrimination
9:30 a.m. Class Starting Thursday, Sept. 24
TWO APPROACHES TO RENAISSANCE ART: Northern Europe & Italy in the 1500s
Marilyn Morton, BS & MS, Art Education, PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies, Emory U.
Continuing our ongoing survey of European art history, this class will focus on the 1500s and the differences in the art of Northern Europe versus the art of Italy. In the 1500s in Northern Europe, the predominantly Protestant aesthetic was preoccupied with optically natural surfaces; textures such as velvet, satin, metals, wrinkled faces, etc. The faces and figures reflected their local origin. In Italy, headquarters of the Catholic Church, the emphasis was on large, sweeping religious themes filled with classically proportioned figures in action. There was some cross-breeding of techniques, but generally Italian art featured saints and angels, while to the North, few angels reside in art.
9:30 a.m. Class Starting Wednesday, Sept. 23
THROUGH THE LENS OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
Shai Robkin, MBA, Behavioral Economics Educator, Serial Entrepreneur, and Business Consultant
The class will explore different events and phenomena in the world through the lens of behavioral economics and social psychology.
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11:00 a.m. Class starting Wednesday, Sept. 23
CLIMATE CHANGE: POLICIES AND SOLUTIONS
Norman J. Slawsky, Attorney at Law. SUGA Member
This class will hear from speakers who will describe possible policies and solutions to the impending climate change crisis and how we can mitigate global warming. The speakers are from the Georgia Climate Project, the Climate Reality Project, Trees Atlanta, Citizens Climate Lobby, Sierra Club, Brighter Investing, Georgia Audubon, and Southface. We will include time for discussion, questions, and your reactions to these diverse solutions and policies. (See syllabus).
9:30 a.m. Class Starting Friday, Sept. 25
STORIES FROM AMERICAN HISTORY
Brandt Ross, Former business CEO and Folk Singer
Did you dislike history in grammar school like most of us? That was primarily because we were taught dates and names and it was boring. Learn the amazing stories of the “Gamechangers” who changed our destiny and “Women of Valor” who made our country a better place. Stories include the narrative with guitar and folk songs of the period