OLLI Reads is an opportunity for OLLI members to engage with texts that deal with the incredible moment in which we now inhabit: a moment full of tragedy, and one also full of possibility. We will read both nonfiction accounts and fictional renditions of events that will instruct us in how to move through an increasingly complex world.
Week 1 (July 22): We will read Ta-Nehisi Coates’s incredible memoir/letter to his son, Between the World and Me — a work that was important in 2015, and somehow even more resonant now.
Week 2 (Aug. 5): We will approach Ibram X. Kendi’s answer to the question, “What will you write next?” How to Be an Antiracist.
Weeks 3 & 4 (Aug. 19 & Sept. 2): We will devote ourselves to Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, an amazingly prescient fictional account of what the world might look like in those distant 2020’s.
Facilitated by OLLI @Berkeley Curriculum Coordinator, Matt Shears, OLLI Reads is an opportunity for OLLI members to engage with texts and each other in order to take our conversation beyond the Zoom room and out into the living world.