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Summer Series 2024

"Meet the new Director of Theater and Cultural Arts, Stephen Davis. Learn more about his background, get a sneak peek of the new season, and have your voice heard for future programming."

(Your first class includes a $12 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($30 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($30 list price with a $12 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday July 26 at 11am - 12noon

Stephen Davis, Executive Director, Bayou Theatre

"It is often said that Houston was built on a swamp. This is not true, Houston was built on the prairie not just physically, but economically and culturally. Learn about the Coastal Prairie, the importance of this vanishing ecosystem, and the prairie restoration taking place on the University of Houston Clear Lake campus.

(Your first class includes a $12 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($30 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($30 list price with a $12 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday Aug 23, 9:30am

Rowena McDermid, Environmental Education Assistant, EIH

Fall Series 2024

Discover the revolutionary sound-making practices of El Teatro Campesino (ETC), the iconic Chicanx theater company that emerged during the Chicana/o Civil Rights Movement. Their powerful actos, performed on flatbed trucks and at United Farm Worker (UFW) meetings, sparked political action and left a lasting impact. Join us for an inspiring talk on their influential work! (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 is still the list price but $26 will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday September 20 - 9:30am

Marci McMahon, Executive Director, Center for Faculty Development

In this session we will be looking back at a U.S. District Court Case for the Southern District of Texas Corpus Christi Division. We will be looking at the discrimination faced by Mexican American Students as well as analyzing the case just years after Brown v Board of Education. (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 is still the list price but $26 will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday September 20 - 11am

Miguel Venegas, Sr. Academic Advisor, COE

Join Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre and hear all about their 49th season. They are kicking off with a musical! Why a musical? Come and hear all about how this fits into the ballet's mission and what goes into a musical. You don't want to miss this and hear all about the amazing talent our area produces. Beauty and the Beast open September 27 and will run through October 6th. (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 is still the list price but $26 will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.) (every Friday night at 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30 and Sunday at 2:00)

Friday September 27 - 9:30am

Jill Reason, Executive Director, BAHBT

Let's take a deeper dive with Cindy into the negative effects of increasing human populations in the Amazon. We’ll focus on impacts of agriculture, mining and transportation and their impacts on the ecology and conservation of the last mostly intact rainforest on earth. (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 is still the list price but $26 will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday September 27 - 11am

Cindy Howard, Professor, Environmental Science, CSE

Join us as we dive into the history of American Musical Theatre from its beginnings on Tin Pan Alley, to Rodgers and Hammerstein, to Sondheim, to now. Hear backstage stories and see clips from your favorite shows as we traverse over 100 years of musicals. (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 is still the list price but $26 will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday October 18 - 9:30am

Stephen Davis, Executive Director, Bayou Theatre

Activists and scholars use the term food justice to challenge multiple inequalities in the production, distribution, and consumption of food. Join us to learn how people in Houston and other communities are mobilizing to create healthy communities, environmental sustainability, and economic opportunity. (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 is still the list price but $26 will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday October 18 - 11am

Christine Kovic & Dawit Woldu, Professors of Anthropology & Cross Cultural Studies, HSH

In September 2022, the Houston Museum of Natural Science a renovated John P. McGovern Hall of the Americas opened to the public. It is a living exhibit, emphasizing the presence of Indigenous people in what is now known as the Americas past and present. This is what the title of the presentation refers to. What does it take to re-focus and update an existing exhibit? How does one choose exhibit storylines? Who decides what to display and what not? Long-term Indigenous participation and input is extremely important. How did the museum go about achieving this goal? These and other topics will give all attendees a peek behind the scenes, and hopefully entice you to come visit this permanent exhibit. (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 is still the list price but $26 will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday October 25 - 9:30am

Dirk Van Tuerenhout, Curator of Anthropology, HMNS

Have you ever wondered how pop up books and cards are created? This presentation will introduce you to the art of pop up books and cards. Information will be shared about some well known paper engineers and their work. You will have the opportunity to create a pop up card to keep or mail to someone special.
(Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 is still the list price but $26 will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday October 25 - 11am

Janet Reynolds

This lecture explores the travelers, traders, and explorers of the Middle Ages. Through discussion of the Norse explorations of the Northern Atlantic, European knights on the Crusades, and merchants on the Silk Road, we'll investigate their motivations, routes, and experiences. We'll examine medieval attitudes towards the unfamiliar, portrayals of the 'marvellous' in travel writing, and consider the legacies of these explorers in connecting cultures across Europe, Africa, and Asia during this unique era of world history. (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 is still the list price but $26 will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday, November 1, 2024 - 9:30am

Jeremy Piercy

Law enforcement agencies often use genetic genealogy databases to track the origin of unidentified DNA samples. While the technique has shown promise in resolving cold cases, concerns about privacy, consent, and the potential for genetic profiling loom large. This course critically examines the balance between public safety and individual rights, weighing the ethical implications of accessing genetic data without explicit consent. By exploring these ethical dilemmas, it seeks to contribute to informed policy discussions and foster responsible implementation of genetic database usage in police investigations. (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 is still the list price but $26 will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday November 1 - 11am

Kimberly Dodson

With a sociological analysis of the election, let's learn from Stephen how to view it through a new lens, to analyze what it means, and hopefully discern where we are going from here. (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 is still the list price but $26 will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday November 8 - 9:30am

Stephen Cherry

In conversation with Dolen Perkins-Valdez's historical novel Take My Hand, the Common Reader Program explores the complicated history of public health, medical ethics, and community advocacy in the US South. We take as a case study New Orleans's Sophie Gumbel Home, a school for girls with cognitive disabilities that operated from 1922 to 1946. (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 is still the list price but $26 will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday November 8 - 11am

Anne Gessler