LECTURES 2nd & 4th Mondays - 1 pm
Feb. 11: “So Much More Than a Headline: The Iranian Revolution at Forty”
Dr. Persis Karim, Professor of Comparative and World Literature, SF State
On February 11, Iran marks the 40th Anniversary of the Iranian Revolution that toppled the former monarch, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and ushered in a new political regime that not only dramatically changed Iran but shifted the geopolitics of the Middle East and the U.S. role there. Dr. Karim highlights some of the ways that the revolution and its political fallout have had much larger consequences in the region and in the U.S. She will also discuss the Iranian diaspora community and some of the troubling ways that Iranian citizens both inside Iran and in the United States have been affected by forty years of troubling relations between the two countries.
Dr. Karim holds a Master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. Prior to coming to SF State in 2017, she taught at San Jose State University for 18 years. Her primary scholarship focuses on literature and culture of the Iranian diaspora.
THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD IN THE HUMANTIES BUILDING, ROOM 587 at 1:00 p.m. Social time will follow.
Sixty Plus members whose last names begin with the letters Haw – John are requested to bring treats. If you are not attending, make sure you contribute or arrange to have someone bring something for you.
Feb. 25: “Aerial Photography – The Ultimate Experience”
Jassen Todorov, Professor of Music
Experience the excitement of capturing breathtaking views from Above. Jassen Todorov is an award-winning photographer; his images have been published and featured by National Geographic, the Guardian, Telegraph, Times and many, many more publications. His photography has also been exhibited at galleries around the world.
An active pilot and flight instructor, he specializes in aerial photography, featuring popular and remote parts of the world. Recent awards include top prizes in the Moscow International Foto Awards and others throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S. Most recently a stunning aerial desert picture won National Geographic’s 2018 Photo Contest.
The meeting will be held in The Rosa Parks Room, Cesar Chavez Student Center at 1:00 p.m. Social time will follow. Sixty Plus members whose last names begin with the letters Kee - Lan are requested to bring treats. If you are not attending, make sure you contribute or arrange to have someone bring something for you.
Meetings begin at 1:00 with a business meeting which is followed by the program at approximately 1:15 p.m. Following the presentation is a short social time.
Arts and Entertainment
Winter/Spring Musical Events
Sunday, March 3, 2019, 2:00 p.m. - San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra
Davies Symphony Hall, Grove St at Van Ness Avenue. Erwin Kelly, Arts & Entertainment Chair: 4006 – 18th Street, SF, CA 94114; 415-552-9435
Shopping, Security and Password Management
Monday, March 11 – 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. No Fee - Computer Workshop with Dave Casuto
This special workshop immediately follows the program in the Rosa Parks Room, with shuttle back to the Lake Merced Parking Lot at 4:00 p.m.
This workshop discusses computer safety, security, and overall good practices to ensure that you remain safe online and on your desktop and mobile devices. Among other topics, we cover on-line shopping, security practices, software recommendations, password management and more. Come with questions and real experiences to share with the class.
Dave Casuto has over 15 years of technology training and technical support experience and holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology. The Founder and Director of Senior Surf Computer Education he teaches tech classes for UC Berkeley, Stanford, SFSU and other Bay Area institutions.
Register for this workshop at the Sixty Plus office at 415-405-0489 or send an email to sixty@sfsu.
None scheduled in February