Upcoming Events

October 05
Thursday, Oct. 5, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM (PT)
Two older adults walking briskly

Dealing with ageism is not easy as it pops up throughout our lives ... at work, in social situations and in the doctor's office. At this month's Vital Aging gathering, Miriam Goodman and Lynn Winter Gross will discuss how we can challenge the culture and our own internal ageism, plus they'll share tips gleaned from their Not Born Yesterday podcast.

[Member-only event]

October 06
Friday, Oct. 6, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (PT)

We live in a moment of extreme contention and discord when it comes to certain aspects of our identity, with discussions over things such as systemic racism or preferred pronouns or transgender participation in sports breaking down quickly into bitter, accusatory rancor. This intergenerational dialogue held between OLLI members and Cal undergrads is intended to find a path forward in a way that is engaging, innovative, transformative, and empowering.

[Member-only event]

October 13
Image: A cross and a US flag

What counts as Christianity is always achieved, never given. It all depends on who gets control of the local franchise. The more the American franchise is controlled by culturally and politically conservative evangelicals, the narrower the role of Christianity in American life, the less likely we are to recognize the ways in which ecumenical Protestantism liberalized the politics and culture of the United States, and the more certain becomes the overall decline of Christianity's significance. Join us for an examination of the role of Christianity in modern U.S. history with UC Berkeley's David Hollinger.

[Open to the public. All are welcome to attend.]

October 20
Friday, Oct. 20, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (PT)
Diffused view of Doe Library on the Berkeley campus

Members are invited to join Tony Platt for a lively in-person discussion about his latest book The Scandal of Cal: Land Grabs, White Supremacy, and Miseducation at UC Berkeley. His focus will be on what Cal’s physical environment — buildings, memorials, plaques and architecture — tells us about the university’s history and self-identity. 

[Member-only event]

October 20
Photos of Riane Eisler and Belvie Rooks

Author and futurist Riane Eisler and essayist and human rights and social justice advocate Belvie Rooks have both spent much of their lives working for a better future. Join them as they reflect on the defining moments and encounters that have helped shape their worldviews and their visions and hopes for what's possible.

[Member-only event] 

October 27
Image: Ukrainians's on top of a statue waving a Ukrainian flag

Russia’s war on Ukraine is in its second year, with casualties mounting on both sides and with no signs of abating. Join Anastasia Edel and Michael Baker for an assessment of the war from a military campaign viewpoint, the Ukrainian counteroffensive, Wagner/Prigozhin’s  attempted paramilitary coup, the prospects and appropriateness of a “peace deal” between Ukraine and Russia, and more. 

[Member-only event]