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Winter Series 2023!

Join Mike, a sociologist, and Dawit, an anthropologist, as we learn of their groundbreaking travels in Kenya in 2019, again in 2021, and hopefully again soon!. We will learn about their projects, the socio-cultural diversity of Kenya, as well as history and economic development. Who knows? You may be inspired to travel with Mike and Dawit sometime soon! ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and a $5 parking permit, and $18 class fee ($49 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($49 is still the list price but the $26 discount and $5 parking will be applied at checkout of subsequent classes in the series.)

Friday February 3 at 9:30am

Mike McMullen & Dawit Woldu

During this presentation, we want to provide you with knowledge to help you and your family as you think about planning a peaceful ending to your life's play. We can help you with the legacy you want to leave for your family, friends and community. You deserve to end your play in a way that gives everyone peace and comfort, no matter at what age that end may occur. ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $5 parking permit , and $18 class fee ($49 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($49 is still the list price but with the $26 + $5 permit discount applied at checkout of all subsequent classes.)

Friday February 3 at 11 am

Rita Garcia, Ellen King, and Glenn Sanford

During this presentation, we will discuss what makes Germany a very special and unique country to visit. Join Nathalie as she guides us to explore Germany's beautiful landscapes and authentic diversity and get ready to dive into the heart of Germany: mainly its food, customs, traditions, and its people. ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $5 parking permit , and $18 class fee ($49 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($49 is still the list price but the $26 discount and $5 permit discount will be applied at checkout of all subsequent classes.)

Friday February 10 at 9:30 am

Nathalie Barry

After watching the documentary "Freedom to Love" by Director Xudith Casas, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgWu6jjDEFE which is available free on Youtube under "Amar en Libertad") we will discuss how contemporary relationships are being established. Which possibilities for a healthy relationship do we have? What conversations shall we have or should have? Which new topics can we bring to the table? We will have the participation of the Critical Interdisciplinary Studies, a research group made up of grad and undergrad students. They will discuss their research findings regarding violence, race, religion and other topics. ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $5 parking permit, and $18 class fee ($49 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($49 is still the list price but the $26 discount and $5 permit discount will be applied at al subsequent checkouts.)

Friday February 10 at 11am

Giazu Enciso Dominguez

With its rich ancient culture of the Inca empire, as well as its natural beauty, Peru offers historic, gastronomic and personal experiences that will stay with you forever. It is a country that spans from the Pacific Ocean across the Andes to the Amazon jungle, while also spanning millennia of cultures and art. Peru has something for everyone! ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $5 parking permit, and $18 class fee ($49 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($49 is still the list price but the $26 and $5 parking permit will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

February 17 at 9:30am

Marisa Vasquez

Coil building with clay is using coils of clay to build a pot. The coils are formed by rolling the clay on the tabletop. You can build small intimate vases or colossal urns that are as tall as you are. The artists are only limited by the size of their kiln and how much they can lift. We will be making small forms to learn the technique. ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $5 parking permit, and $18 class fee ($49 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($49 is still the list price but $26 and $5 permit will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday February 17 at 11am

Karen Fiscus

Even though we spend a third of our lives sleeping, there is still much we do not know about sleep. People have many difficulties getting a good night of sleep, and this was made worse during the pandemic. We will discuss what science has to say about the nature of sleep. Additionally, we will discuss strategies to help improve sleep. ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $5 parking permit, and $18 class fee ($49 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($49 is still the list price but $26 and $5 permit will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday February 24 at 9:30am

Chris Ward

How do you want to be treated in a culturally sensitive manner in the hospital? Being a patient in the hospital can be frightening or confusing. Your nurse is your leader and safety advocate. Let's learn with Nisha, an expert in measuring cultural competence of RNs and the implications for their culture knowledge, as she gives us the inside story. * (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $5 parking permit, and $18 class fee ($49 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($49 will still be the list price but $26 membership and $5 permit will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday February 24 at 11am

Nisha Mathews

The US has gone to war many times, but was each conflict justified? Come learn with Bill, as he talks about different times in US history, what happened and the ramifications of the conflict.
** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $5 parking permit, and $18 class fee ($49 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 is still the list price but $26 and $5 permit will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday March 3 at 9:30am

Bill Powers

The Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre was founded in 1976. It strives to enhance cultural awareness through classic and contemporary artistry. The focus of this presentation will be the upcoming performance of A Night in Paris, an eclectic selection of pieces with a French theme which will be held in the Bayou Theatre. ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $5 parking permit, and $18 class fee ($49 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($40 will still be the list price but $26 and $5 permit will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday March 3 at 11am

Jill Reason & Ellen King

Cotingas are one of the most colorful and diverse families of birds in the neotropics with names like "spangled" and "pompadour" and "umbrellabird" and more. Join us in exploring the ecology and lives of this unique and endangered group of birds in the Amazon.

** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $5 parking permit, and $18 class fee ($49 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($49 will still be the list price but $26 and $5 permit will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday March 10 at 9:30am

Cindy Howard

Join the Common Reader Program’s film and student panel, which will lead a discussion of the overarching themes of Mona Hanna-Attisha’s What the Eyes Don't See, as well as the major implications of public health policy in our society, from Flint, Michigan's water crisis to Houston's industrial pollution. Make sure to read the book so you can participate in our conversation! ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $5 parking permit, and $18 class fee ($49 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($49 will still be the list price but $26 and $5 permit will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

March 10, 11am

Anne Gessler