Letter from Dan Grippo, Ph.D. – Announcing Fall and January Lectures at the IFC

Dear Friends and Fellow Learners,

I am happy to announce two new lecture series I will be presenting at the International Friendship Club in coming months. The details are found below. Registration will open Tuesday, November 10 at the IFC offices during office hours (generally, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Please note that this year you will have the option of purchasing tickets for the entire series (at substantial discount, especially for IFC members) or for an individual lecture.

If you have any registration questions, please call the IFC office at 222-5466 or email them at ifcvallarta@gmail.com

If you have any questions related to the lecture content or format, please email me.

Please pass the word along, and invite a friend to attend with you. All best wishes and hope to see you at the IFC!

Dan Grippo, Ph.D.

P.S. I have not yet scheduled any lectures beyond January but will be in touch with news on that front.

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Fall Friday Lecture Series:

Four Iconic Mexican Women

(all lectures begin at 10:30 a.m.)

November 20 — Frida Kahlo*

November 27 — Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

December 4 —   La Malinche

December 11 – La Virgen de Guadalupe**

*An evening presentation of the A&E Biography of Frida will also be scheduled, details on November 20.

**Just in time for her feast day December 12!

January Friday Lecture Series:

World Religions: Shared Wisdom, East and West

(all lectures begin at 10:30 a.m.)

This course will offer a very brief overview of the world’s great religious traditions. The series is based on the book The Illustrated World’s Religions: A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions by Huston Smith, acclaimed expert on comparative religions. If you plan to attend, please try to obtain a copy of the book in advance. The paperback edition from HarperOne publishers, lavishly illustrated, is a bargain at $16.49 (US) from Amazon. ISBN-13: 978-0060674403 (Please note, this is the condensed version of Smith’s classic, The World’s Religions).

January 8 — Hinduism and Buddhism

January 15 — Confucianism and Taoism

January 22 — Judaism, Christianity, Islam (part 1)

January 29 — Judaism, Christianity, Islam (part 2)

Fall or January Series Pass (4 Lectures each):

IFC Members–$300 pesos. Non Members–$350 pesos.

Individual Lectures: $100 pesos (No discounts)

Series Registrations available starting Tuesday, November 10 at the IFC office (222-5466) during IFC office hours..