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Book Club: Bitter Lemons of Cyprus

  • Presenter: Claudia Hanna
  • Dates: 1/18/2022 - 2/1/2022 
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Days: Tu 

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Medicare101 - Navigating the Medicare Maze (MB1)    IN-PERSON

 

  • Instructor: Sharon Accardo
  • Day of the week: Th, Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM. 
  • Dates: 5/5/2022 - 5/5/2022  
  • Sessions: 1      
  • Member Benefit
  • Course Location:OLLI at UVA at Studio IX - Conference Room
  • Mask policy for this location: Masks are required
  • Location Address:969 2nd Street SE Charlottesville, VA 22902

Limit (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 20

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Member Coffee Chat  NEW!  

  • Host: OLLI at UVA
  • Date: 2/10/2022  
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Day of the week: Th
  • Location: OLLI at UVA at Studio IX, 969 2nd Street SE Charlottesville, VA 22902.     JBird Coffee

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Reaching Across the Racial Divide

 

  • Date and Time: 3/1/2022 at 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
  • ONLINE
  • Member Benefit
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  • Presenter Biographies:

    Dr. Betty Kilby Fisher Baldwin grew up in rural Culpeper and Warren counties, Virginia. She was a pioneer in school desegregation. Thanks to her father’s determination, she entered and graduated from Warren County High School after suing the school board, based on the landmark Supreme Court Brown vs. Board of Education decision of 1954. Betty started her employment as a factory worker and climbed the corporate ladder to achieve executive management employment. Betty holds a BA in Business Management from Shenandoah University, an MBA from Nova University, and an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Shenandoah University. After she retired, she wrote and published her autobiography, Wit, Will & Walls. Betty speaks frequently with Phoebe about making connections across the racial divide to create a more just and peaceful world.

    Phoebe Kilby grew up in Baltimore, MD. After obtaining a BS in Botany and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from Duke University, she had a long career as an urban and environmental planner. With concerns about the morality and wisdom of war, Phoebe went back to school in 2003 to obtain a degree in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University. A descendant of enslavers, Phoebe was inspired by the Coming to the Table movement to connect with descendants of persons her family enslaved. She is dedicated to helping others, European Americans and African Americans together, to uncover and explore the truths of their experiences and move toward racial reconciliation.

 

Join OLLI Members' Community Read with the Virginia Festival of the Book. NEW! ONLINE

We’ll be reading Andrew Kaufman (The Gambler Wife: A True Story of Love, Risk, and the Woman Who Saved Dostoyevsky), discussing the book via Zoom, and then attending the Book Festival's virtual event with the author. A great combination! The OLLI community Read is a free event for Spring 2022 members.  

Facilitated by OLLI member Lin Hill, the OLLI discussion will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.  

Andrew Kaufman (The Gambler Wife: A True Story of Love, Risk, and the Woman Who Saved Dostoyevsky) is available to order locally at New Dominion Books, 434-295-2552, or online.  

The Virginia Festival of the Book event with Andrew Kaufman will be held at UVA Bookstore at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 18, 2022. A separate, free registration will be required through the Book Festival.  

Join us on 3/10/2022 at 7:00 PM

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  • AUTHOR TALK

    Book: Only Hope: A Survivor’s Stories of the Holocaust  NEW!

  • Author: Irving Lubliner
  • Day of the week: Th 
  • Date: 2/24/2022 
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Member Benefit 
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    Before she passed away in 1974, Felicia Bornstein Lubliner wrote about her internment in Polish ghettos and two Nazi concentration camps, Auschwitz and Gross-Rosen.  Her powerful stories have recently been published by her son, Irving Lubliner, an emeritus Southern Oregon University professor and OLLI instructor.  He will share excerpts from “Only Hope: A Survivor’s Stories of the Holocaust,” shedding light on his mother’s experiences and indomitable spirit, as well as his experience as a child of Holocaust survivors and his process in bringing the book to  fruition.  The instructor will pause during and after his presentation to invite questions and discussion.

     

     

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AUTHOR TALK

Book: In Good Faith  NEW!

  • Author: Liza Taylor
  • Day of the week: Tu 
  • Date: 3/29/2022 
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Member Benefit 
  • Location: OLLI at UVA at Studio IX,Gallery
  • Address: 969 2nd Street SE Charlottesville, VA 22902

Information: 

In the summer of 1932, Americans are coming to realize that the financial crash of 1929 was only the beginning of hard times. May Marshall Craig has returned from Paris to settle at her family home in rural Keswick, Virginia. As a young mother married to her childhood sweetheart, Byrd, she struggles to keep her family farm and market afloat through the economic downturn of the Great Depression. When necessity and loss force Byrd to take a job out of town, May finds herself juggling her marriage with a tempting opportunity to revamp the family business to adapt to changing times.

In a cold-water West End Boston tenement the fractured Sykes family scrapes by on an itinerant mechanic’s wages and home sewing. Having recently lost her mother, sixteen-year-old Dorrit Sykes questions the religious doctrine she was raised in. Dorrit is reclusive, held back by the anxiety attacks that have plagued her since childhood. Attempting to understand what limits her, she seeks inspiration in Nancy Drew mysteries and finds solace at the Boston Public Library, writing fairy stories for children. The library holds answers to both Dorrit’s exploration of faith and her quest to understand and manage her anxiety.

When Dorrit accompanies her father to Washington D.C. in the summer of 1932 to camp out and march with 20,000 veterans intending to petition President Hoover for early payment of war bonuses, she begins an odyssey that will both traumatize and strengthen her. Along the way she redefines her faith, learning both self-sufficiency and how to accept help.

Dorrit and May’s lives intersect, and their fates will intertwine in ways that neither could have imagined or expected. Set against a backdrop of true historical events, In All Good Faith, tells a story of two women’s unlikely success during the Great Depression.

 

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Shared Interest Groups (SIGs)  NEW!

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If you would like to start a SIG, call 434-923-3600.

Proposals for SIGs are taken at any time.

As SIGs are created, OLLI members will be notified through the weekly Eblast and invited to join. When at least six

members have expressed interest, the first meeting can be scheduled.

To join an established SIG, members ask to have their names placed on the email distribution list for the SIG, and

start participating. It’s that simple.