Virtual SALT Two-Session Class: Pandemics of the Past

Living in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is unique but, despite our frequent use of the term, not unprecedented. In these two sessions, Professor of History Kyle Dieleman will lead a discussion about the deadliest pandemic in recorded history—the Black Death, also known simply as The Plague. We will explore the causes, spread, symptoms, treatments, and preventions related to the Black Death in Europe during the 1300s and beyond. In particular, we will read and discuss Christian understandings of and approaches to the Black Death pandemic. Our learning will also allow us to reflect on commonalities and differences between the Black Death and our own pandemic and, by doing so, allow us to consider what it is to be human and to live together as a society.

This course will take place online via Zoom. A link and complete instructions will be sent out by email a few days prior to the event.

The first session will take place on March 18 and the second session on March 25.

Cost: $20 for SALT Members; $30 for Non-Members

Registration: Email or phone 708.239.4798 by March 10.

SALT, or Seasoned Adults Learning at Trinity, offers a wide variety of educational classes, local trips, book discussions  for those in the community 55 and over. The mission of the SALT program is to stimulate learning and discussion that will enrich lives, foster relationships, and strengthen the varied communities in which we live. This spring (2021) we will be offering our first ever VIRTUAL season! We will also be opening class registration to non-members for an additional fee. If you would like to check the SALT program, but aren’t yet ready to commit to a membership, now is the time to try it out! Please check out our brochure for full details.