PALS Winter 2023 Session Announcement

Date(s): Feb 13, 2023 - Feb 14, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
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PALS Winter 2023 Program at the Dunwoody United Methodist Church.

10:00 am – 11:00 am — Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars — Tom McElhinny will continue

his series on Native Americans, this time dealing with Andrew Jackson’s presidency and his

Indian wars from his first battles with the Cherokee and Creek nations until the establishment of

the Indian Territory in Oklahoma.  The most infamous outcome of Jackson’s relentless exploits

at Indian removal culminated with one of the greatest forced migrations in history-the Trail of

Tears. It is a sobering reminder of a violent and dark episode in our nation’s history.


10:00 am – 1:45 pm — Mah Jongg – Bring your own Mah Jongg card and come play. There is no

instructor for the session- just fun and self-evaluation.


11:15 am – 12:15 pm — A History of the Space Race — John Baumbusch will take us through

the history of how we got to the Moon more than 50 years ago. He will discuss moon lore, the

Cold War, Russians and the Right Stuff! Through this series, we will re-live the heady days of

the Space Race from the 1950s to the 1970s.


11:15 am – 12:15 pm — The Economic Implications of Immigration — Shai Robkin will discuss

how immigration is a misunderstood topic in America’s social discourse, with much of what we

believe is based largely on myth.  He will compare the experiences of immigrants from the

nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to those of immigrants today, and how immigrants and

their children compare educationally, professionally and economically with US born citizens

and discuss the policy implications of what we find.