Friday, October 2

10:30am - 11:30am

OLLI Lectures: Ken Alex on Moving Climate Solutions Forward Faster

Join us for an OLLI Lectures presentation on Friday, Oct. 2, at 10:30 AM by Ken Alex, Director of Project Climate at Berkeley's Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE) who'll discuss promising climate solutions as well as some of the challenges and strategies for moving them forward more quickly. This online event is free and open to the public. Register here for the link to attend.

Friday, October 9

10:30am - 11:30am

America's Unfinished Work: Khiara Bridges on Critical Race Theory and Current Issues

Join us on Friday, Oct. 9, 10:30-11:30 AM for an illuminating talk by Khiara Bridges, Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law, who will discuss critical race theory and current issues. Dr. Bridges has written numerous articles concerning race, class, reproductive rights, and the intersection of the three. This online event is free and open to the public. The link to register will be posted shortly.

Dr. Bridges's presentation is part of our America's Unfinished Work series featuring leaders on campus and in the community engaged in the examination and eradication of systemic racism to create a more humane, just and equal society.

Friday, October 16

10:30am - 12:00pm

Words Over Time Intergenerational Dialogue on Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being

Current OLLI members are invited to engage with Berkeley undergraduates in our upcoming Words Over Time Intergenerational Dialogue on Friday, Oct. 16, 10:30-noon. The day's topic: mental health and emotional well-being.

Mental health has always been an exceptionally important issue for people of all ages, one that is highlighted during the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Does the health care system in America deal adequately with issues of mental health and emotional well-being? When do we reach out for help, to whom can we turn for assistance? How do different societies and cultures deal with these issues? This conversation is intended to address these and other related questions in a way that is empowering for all. 

Email berkeley_olli@berkeley.edu to register to join. Only current OLLI members may participate.

Facilitated by Berkeley's Darren Zook, our Words Over Time Intergenerational Dialogue program creates an environment for age-spanning, perspective-shifting conversations between OLLI members and Berkeley undergraduates on topics of critical importance to all — an invaluable opportunity to initiate civil, reflective, and meaningful connections across the chronological divide and the social and political landscape. 

Friday, October 23

10:30am - 11:30am

America's Unfinished Work: Charles Henry on the Politics of Reparations

Join us on Friday, Oct. 23, 10:30-11:30 AM for a thought-provoking talk by Charles Henry, Professor Emeritus of African American Studies at UC Berkeley and author of Long Overdue: The Politics of Racial Reparations, who will discuss why reparations are gaining mainstream support and why he believes they are a solution. This online event is free and open to the public. The link to register will be posted shortly.

Dr. Henry's presentation is part of our America's Unfinished Work series featuring leaders on campus and in the community engaged in the examination and eradication of systemic racism to create a more humane, just and equal society.

Friday, October 30

10:30am - 11:30am

Fourth Age Salon: David Lindeman on Telehealth in the Time of COVID-19

OLLI members age 75 and over are invited to join us on Friday, Oct. 30, 10:30-11:30 AM, for our Fourth Age Salon featuring David Lindeman, Director Health, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), UC Berkeley, and Director, Center for Technology and Aging (CTA) who will discuss, and answer questions about, leveraging technology to reach people in need during social distancing. Read more.

For more than a decade, our Fourth Age Salons have created a special community within our community for OLLI members age 75 and older. These gatherings promote conversation, empowerment, awareness and learning tailored to the interests and needs of our oldest members, and often feature guest speakers.

Friday, November 6

10:30am - 11:30am

OLLI Conversations: Deborah Gold on COVID-19 and Where We Are Now

Join us on Friday, Nov. 6, 10:30-11:30 AM, for a follow-up Q&A with Dr. Deborah Gold, a retired infectious disease specialist, who'll answer your questions about COVID-19 and explain what's been discovered about the deadly virus since our previous conversation with her in June. 

Dr. Gold's talk is part of OLLI Conversations, an opportunity for OLLI members and the general public to engage with, and ask questions of, campus and community experts on topics in the news. These free online events are open to all. We will post the link to register shortly.