Come and participate in the Lake Chapala Society's new Personal Enrichment Program (PEP) 2018.1 series. This is one response to our members call for more programs, both entertaining and fun.
Our next series of programs features four highly qualified experts: Judy King, and Dan Grippo. Each one will be presenting topics that will elucidate an understanding of yourself and Mexico.
The courses are easy to choose from and consist of 2 - 8 class sessions. The prices are very affordable, and the class sizes are small.
Course Fee: $400 MXNMin/Max Students required: 11/20Course Dates: April 2 - 6, 2018Course Time: Monday - Friday, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMCourse Location: South Campus Board Room
Course Description: Tourism in Mexico got off to a shaky start in the 19th century era of Revolution and Railroads. It blossomed in the 20th century in the aftermath of two world wars, fueled by diplomacy and drugs, beatniks and expats, World Heritage sites, colonial cities, and beachfront paradises. A wide range of sources and voices will be employed to tell the tale of how tourism has been constructed and negotiated by various and competing interests over the course of modern Mexican history.
Enrollment ends: March 30, 2018.
Dan GrippoPh.D., Latin American History and M.A., Latin American Studies, University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.M.A., Religion and Religious Education, Fordham University in New York CityB.A., Communication Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Loyola University of Chicago.Originally from Chicago, Dan divides his time between Mexico and Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to teaching history, he is a professional religion editor, a chaplain intern, a certified spiritual director, and a mindfulness meditation instructor. Dan has traveled and studied in Mexico since 1980 and spends much of each year in the country. Previously he taught Latin American history and Spanish at colleges and universities in the Kansas City area, and for the past 10 winters he has offered a popular series of history lectures at the International Friendship Club of Puerto Vallarta, where he has also served as President of the Board of Directors. Dan is happy to return to LCS for the fourth time to present a series of one-week classes.
Course Fee: $460 MXNMin/Max Students required: 11/20Course Dates: April 2 - 6, 2018Course Time: Monday - Friday, 1:30 - 3:00 PMCourse Location: South Campus Board Room
Course Description: Mexico is a nation both ancient and modern, open yet mysterious. We will enrich our understanding of this great nation by examining key movements and moments in Mexican history, from its Indigenous Roots through the Era of Conquest; from the Age of Colonial Spanish Rule through Independence and the tumultuous 19th Century; and finally, the past century from the Mexican Revolution to the Present.
Dan GrippoSee above for Instructor's background and experience.
Course Fee: $580 MXNMin/Max Students required: 11/25Course Dates: February 21 - March 28, 2018Course Time: Wednesday, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PMCourse Location: South Campus Board Room
Course Description: As foreign visitors and residents meet members of the local community they hear a new spin on the migrant experience in the stories of local artists, teachers, business people, restaurant owners and wait staff, doctors, masons and neighbors.
The new PEP class at the Lake Chapala Society, "Coming Home: Real Stories of Mexican Migrants" listens for the echoes of migrant voices in immigration stories as portrayed in novels, non-fiction, and interviews.
The class will hear the voices of immigration in a variety of interactive ways: 1. Class members will read two or three of the books from the list emailed to them when they register. 2. The foundation of the migration dialogue from the Braceros of the WWI to today's Dreamers will be presented by King.3. Several area residents, former migrants will visit class sessions to tell their own stories of going to the US and of returning home.4. The class will include a viewing of the satirical and often humorous, award winning movie, "A Day Without A Mexican."
Enrollment ends: February 19, 2018.
Judy KingContact: firstname.lastname@example.orgCell: (Mex) 331-301-6783Journalist, Real Estate, BusinessPublisher, online magazine "Living at Lake Chapala", 2001 - 2013Editor, Lake Chapala Review, 2008 – 2014Columnist, Guadalajara Reporter, 2015-2016Author, "Living at Lake Chapala," 2014 Living in Ajijic since 1990