Upcoming Events

Tue
Sep 05
2017

Berkeley Info Session

Learn more about OLLI's courses, lectures, and social programming and hear directly from the faculty about the courses and workshops they will be teaching.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m., program begins at 10:00 a.m. No need to RSVP!

Thu
Sep 07
2017

Lafayette Info Session

Meet Lafayette faculty and OLLI members and learn about the courses and workshops offered in Lafayette!  Includes a free talk by Darren Zook of UC Berkeley: “Keep Calm and Shout Loudly: How to Persevere in Perilous Times”

Tue
Sep 12
2017

Sing the Beatles!

Join us for this back-to-school celebration! Come and sing along to your favorite Beatles songs with all those memorable lyrics projected on a screen, learn some cool Beatles harmonies, relive some great moments in Beatle history, and get up and dance! Fun for all ages!

Highlighted Courses

Tue
Sep 26
2017

Internment: Lessons in Democracy

Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order that resulted in the exclusion and imprisonment of Japanese Americans as “enemy aliens.” Thirty years later, Japanese Americans demanded redress for their imprisonment. Examine this history, the constitutional issues, and the impact of this period on the treatment of U.S. Arab and Muslim communities since 9/11 and in current immigration debates.

Wed
Sep 27
2017

The Rise of Modern Jazz (1940-1959)

During the 1940s and 50s, jazz transitioned from its role as entertainment to an art form celebrating individual expression. Beginning with bebop and ending with Miles Davis’s iconic “Kind of Blue,” we will examine this groundbreaking music and the innovators who created it — all within the context of WWII, the Civil Rights Movement, and other historical events. Includes audio and video recordings and live demonstrations.

Thu
Sep 28
2017

Cybersecurity: a Guide for the Perplexed

Cybersecurity is one of the most important elements in national and international affairs, yet it remains one of the most misunderstood aspects of the security infrastructure. This course will cover everything from personal security — Is my smart TV spying on me? — to international threats — Can Russian hackers really change an American election? Presented in a clear, accessible, and friendly format for both absolute beginners and more experienced tech-users.