SALT 2021: The Virtual Edition
Welcome to our first ever virtual SALT season!
Trinity’s SALT (Seasoned Adults Learning at Trinity) program is a membership program for those 55 and over who are interested in ongoing education and lifelong learning. The SALT Advisory Board and SALT Program Coordinator Andrea Dieleman are pleased to offer 3 virtual course options in the Spring 2021—all very relevant for today’s changing world.
Please join us and discover all that SALT has to offer!
For the first time, we are also inviting non-members to take part in our program! If you’ve been wanting to check out the SALT program but aren’t yet ready to commit to a membership, now is your opportunity!
To learn more about the SALT program and to see all the benefits that come with membership or to become a member please visit us at trnty.edu/SALT or contact Andrea directly at 708.239.4798 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING 2021 CLASS OFFERINGS
THE EVOLUTION OF POLICE DRAMA ON TELEVISION: 1950s AND BEYOND |
Dr. Dennis Connelly, Professor of Criminal Justice
Ever wonder what cop shows cops watch? Here is the opportunity to learn about the television heroes of yesterday, such as Lee Marvin in M Squad and Sergeant “Just the facts, ma’am Friday” from Dragnet, to later shows, such as Hill Street Blues. This class will discuss the television shows that accurately attempt to depict policing, such as Police Story, to those that are not as accurate. We will view and discus scenes from the selected shows while discovering how the shows were developed, discussing technical advisors, and learning interesting facts about television and the police force. 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.
Wednesdays, February 24 & March 3, 10, 3-4:15 PM
$30 for SALT Members; $45 for Non-Members
Please register via email or phone by February 15
PANDEMICS OF THE PAST: THE BLACK DEATH | 2-SESSION COURSE
Dr. Kyle Dieleman, Professor of History
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 we will learn 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.
Thursdays, March 18, 25, 1-2:15 PM
$20 for SALT Members; $30 for Non-Members
Please register via email or phone by March 10
THE WATER DANCER BY TA-NEHISI COATES | BOOK DISCUSSION
Dr. David Brodnax, Professor of History
History Professor Dr. David Brodnax will lead a discussion on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ novel, The Water Dancer. A Los Angeles Times’ book review describes The Water Dancer as “a spellbinding look at the impact of slavery that uses meticulously researched history and hard-won magic to further illuminate this country’s original sin” in which “Coates envisions the transcendent potential in acknowledging and retelling stories of trauma from the past as a means out of darkness.” The book and discussion are relevant for the historical issues of race and slavery but also for the contemporary practice and lasting effects of racial discrimination today. This discussion will take place online via Microsoft Teams. A link and complete instructions will be sent out by email a few days prior to the event.
Monday, May 10, 1-2:15 PM
$10 for SALT Members; $15 for Non-Members
Please register via email or phone by May 1