Race in Black and White

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed learning community dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, leadership, community service, and research. Our goal is to enable our members to thrive in life’s second half.

OLLI’s spring term on race is designed to invite our community into a conversation through a variety of disciplines. The lineup includes some courses that will take the form of direct dialogue on race relations, and many others that will focus on history and culture, including the early decades of African American cinema; black writers including Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, and August Wilson; African American music, including separate courses on jazz history, blues, rock history, and black opera stars; African American art; the struggles of black athletes, and more.

OLLI will offer the following events, which are free and open to everyone.

Friday, February 16, 2018 from 2-5 p.m.
I Am a Recovering Racist with Bruce Mulkey, essayist and author.

Friday, March 16 from 1-2:30 p.m.
Beyond Privilege, workshop with Rev. Michael Carter, interfaith minister and anti-racism trainer. Registration is required; call (828) 251-6188.

For more information, please visit www.olliasheville.com.

 

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