Free Peer-Led Colloquium February 21st, 2013

Peer-led Learning and Teaching in Osher (PLATO) presents:

Brack Obama, Teofilo Ruiz,Cuban-American Relations: Past, Present and Future”

Teo Ruiz, professor of History at UCLA and 2012 recipient of the National Humanities Medal, left Cuba as a teenager after fighting with, and being imprisoned by, Fidel Castro.  Teo returned to Cuba for the first time in 2012.

Where: Skirball Cultural Center

2701 North Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049

When: Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • 12:45 p.m. – Free Refreshments
  • 1:30 p.m. – Program

*Free Parking*

*Free Admission to Skirball Exhibits*

Find out more here.

To RSVP please email dwright@uclaextension.edu

All Osher members are invited to attend.

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UCLA political scientist explores downside of oil wealth

Discovering reserves of oil may seem like winning the lottery, but petroleum riches tend to make nations more prone to dictatorships, insurgencies, and economic and gender disparities, UCLA historian Michael Ross argues in a new book.

Ross will be discussing his new book and how oil wealth shapes — and warps — the politics of countries in the Middle East and Africa at a Zócalo Public Square event on Wednesday, March 14, at the Goethe-Institute Los Angeles. For reservations, visit http://bit.ly/xBoghy.

Read more here.

The May Sarton Award: Honoring Women’s Lives

The May Sarton Award: Honoring Women’s Lives, is sponsored by the Story Circle Network and given annually to the author of the best woman’s memoir published in the United States and Canada. Winners are selected by a panel of professional librarians from works submitted.The 2011 winning author’s name and the title of her book will be announced at Stories from the Heart, the biannual SCN National Memoir Conference, Austin TX, April 13-15, 2012.  Entry deadline for the Award is December 15, 2011. For more details, visit the Story Circle Network website.

Free Clean Air Fair for Seniors

Thursday, September 15, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Convention Center
West Hall B
1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The senior population (55+) is a demographic that has great potential to influence healthy lifestyle changes not only for themselves but their extended family members. This Clean Air Fair for Seniors, offered at no cost to attendees, will foster awareness and increase your understanding of air quality and related health issues and clean technology applications. It will also empower seniors to become active participants in improving air quality as well as provide information on what they can do in their home, neighborhood, and community as well as with their extended family.

Lunch will be provided to all attendees.  Transportation will be provided and coordinated through various participating organizations (senior centers, senior communities, activity centers, etc.). Individuals are welcome and encouraged to attend but they need to register directly using the online registration form.Individuals are also encouraged to take advantage of the transportation provided and coordinated by the AQMD. A week before the event the location of pickup sites and times will be posted on their website; individuals can join their free shuttles at these locations to and from the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Registration check-in commences at 9:00 a.m.

Interactive exhibits and clean vehicle displays with information for seniors will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 2:00 p.m. If you wish to see the type of exhibitors and giveaways that will be present, you can view the list of exhibitors and what they offered at the first Senior Fair by clicking here.

Core program from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. includes:

Dynamic speakers on air quality, respiratory health and clean air technologies
Clean air tips for your home, family and community

Lunch will be served following the core program.

Bus departures will be scheduled between 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.  A return ride for group attendees is guaranteed.

To view or download the September 15, 2011 event flyer, please click here.

To find out more and to register, please click here.