We are in the midst of an epoch paradigm shift from inequality to solidarity, according to Professor Matthaei. Capitalism is a hybrid system, caught in between the two. It was built on a foundation of hierarchy and domination, but also on a commitment to equal rights and the opportunity to advance. Professor Matthaei will describe multiple ways that each of us can participate in this epoch shift.
Watch your inbox for a Zoom invite to the lecture.
In the past couple of years, the Club has supported "pop-up" events which the board hoped would interest alums in the area. Since these events are not possible at the moment, we have held one online program, given by Martha Hanner on her early years at the Jet Propulsion Lab in California. This worked out well and the board has decided to facilitate Zoom pop-ups and would be happy to receive proposals from you.
Please fill out this online form to submit your ideas.
Thank you for your participation as presenter or viewer!
Gigi Barnhill, Margot Cleary, and Rachel Wang
Zoom Pop-up Program Coordinators
Later this year, club member Nina Scott '59 will share with us her findings on how the pineapple traveled across continents and oceans in an intriguing chapter of food history.
After graduating from Wellesley in 1959, Nina earned her Ph.D. from Stanford in 1968, then served as Faculty (Spanish and Portuguese) at UMass, receiving the UMass Distinguished Teaching Award in 1996-7. After retiring from UMass in 2002, she was Interim Department Head at Mt. Holyoke in 2006-7 and Department Chair and Professor at Amherst from 2010-12. Nina has published many articles on food and culture, and is active in Five College Learning in Retirement.
Watch your email this fall for an invitation for Nina's talk.