The Half Has Never Been Told: Being a Slave in the U.S.
Bill Taylor
Room B-2

This is the first in a series of courses that will focus on slavery and will be offered over the next two years under the overall heading of “White Rage and the Consequences for Being Black in White America.” Our text will be The Half Has Never Been Told  by Edward E. Baptist.  It can be purchased new at any bookstore or used at or other sites.  For the first week of class, background readings will be provided and emailed to you .

Please note:

  • This course will cover twelve weeks – the entire fall quarter and the first four weeks of the winter quarter. Following that we’ll begin a twelve-week course – the rest of winter and all of spring – on Reconstruction.  Three more courses are scheduled for the following year.
  • There will be no class on October 8 or 9, but a make-up class is scheduled for November 19 or 20.
  • If registration exceeds expectations, an additional section will be offered from 10:45-12:00 on Mondays. Students will be notified and can move to that class if it opens.
  •  Readings for the first class will be emailed after September 19.

 Class Limit: 40

The Half Has Never Been Told: Being a Slave in the U.S.
Bill Taylor
10:45-12 noon
Room B-2

This is a repeat of the 9:15-10:30 class above.

Class Limit: 40


Rosen Movement
Cameron Justam
Room B-5

Rosen Movement was created by Marion Rosen, a physical therapist, to foster, support, and maintain flexibility during the aging years. This goal is aided by music, which provides fun and inspiration to move all the joints with ease. Come move with us—be more open to the day and to life! Cameron is a Certified Rosen Method body practitioner
Class Limit: 20

Writing to Discover
Bev Osband
Room 1-J

“Writing to discover” takes us places – sometimes places we think we know, only to discover things we didn’t know were waiting for us. It is writing that comes out of reflecting on experiences, both inner and outer, and about relating with others, ourselves and the universe. Some of us write prose: memoir, fiction or non-fiction; some write poetry. Sometimes we write and don’t know why…we just do it. The result is as unique as your fingerprint. The poet Seamus Heaney says writing is about “the music of what happened.”

In class we will free write and also write from prompts – and in the process, we will discover things that we didn’t know we knew.
Class limit: 15

The New Yorker Discussion Group
Stephani Kaylin
Room B-4

Here is an opportunity to share The New Yorker with other regular readers of the magazine. The group will consider articles, fiction, poetry and reviews, with each piece presented briefly by a participant before a general discussion. Please bring the two most recent issues to the first class so that we can choose what will be discussed the following week.
Class Limit: 15

Stacy Schulze
Room B-4

All you need is a hook and some yarn, and you can learn skills to make clothes, household items and decorations. For learning and practice, bring some yarn and at least one hook of the right size for the yarn. Also, please bring any patterns or crochet books that interest you. Beginners and refreshers welcome.

Ballet at the Bolshoi 
Barbara Miller & Theodore  Deacon
Fellowship Hall

In 1700, when Peter the Great opened up his country to Western ideas, there was no such thing as Russian ballet. The Tsars had to import dancing masters and composers from France and beyond! Then, beginning in the 19th Century, there came a great flowering of dance masterpieces from Russian composers such as Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, Glière, Shostakovich, Khachaturian, and Prokofiev. Come join Barbara Miller and Theodore Deacon as they explore this grand mixture of history, politics and terpsichorean splendor. Both novice and balletomanes will enjoy the many films and anecdotes about the dancers and choreographers who made the celebrated theatres of Moscow and St. Petersburg “big” (“bolshoi”).

Unwind through Mindfulness
Rosemary Leahy
Room B5

Mindfulness training helps people cope with the stress and anxiety of everyday living. Learn about the dynamics of stress and the negative influence of multi-tasking. Following an initial class on the element of stress, you will learn how to center yourself and gain a greater sense of well-being. Open to those students who have not taken this class before. Must attend the first class.
Four sessions, Sept. 24-Oct. 15.
Class Limit: 20

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