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Lifelong Learning Program announces huge winter term

By Jo Sanders

The Lifelong Learning Program, the Instituto Allende’s newest

program, is delighted to announce that we will be offering an astonishing—and marvelous— 10 courses in January, February and March.


“The Myth of the Returning Hero in Homer’s Odyssey.” Terry Fitzpatrick

Dates: Mondays and Tuesdays, February 3, 4, 10, 11. 1-3pm social hour 3-4pm

Tuition: 465 pesos

“San Miguel in 1700–1810.” Jesús Ibarra

Date: Saturday, February 8, 10am-3pm

Tuition: 350 pesos (including lunch)

“The US Invasion of Mexico,” 1846–1848. Gerie Bledsoe

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 18, 20, 25, 27. 1-3pm social hour 3-4pm

Tuition: 465 pesos

“Slavery, Suffrage and Civil Rights: A History of Non-Violent Direct Action.” Victor Bremson

Dates: Wednesdays and Fridays, February 19, 21, 26, 28. 1-3pm Social hour 3-4pm

Tuition: 465 pesos

Most of the courses consist of four two-hour classes followed by a social hour, with refreshments included in the tuition fee. Three of them—“Magical Realism in Mexican Short Stories,” taught by Sallie Kravetz in January; “Introduction to the Secular Philosophy of Humanism,” taught by Ron Parker in January; and “San Miguel in 1700–1810,” taught by Jesús Ibarra, the editor of Atención, in February— are one-day seminars with lunch included in the tuition fee. In order to keep costs low, all program staff and instructors are volunteers. Even so, we know there are residents of San Miguel living on very low incomes. For them we have a scholarship program, with a 50 percent discount, available upon registration in the Instituto Office.


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