Voices of Local Minorities
 Thursdays, June 21, June 28, and July 12, 10:00-11:30 a.m. in Towsley Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College. 

The 2018 Summer Lectures highlight three local minority communities: Asian-American, Latino/Latina, Trans-gender/Trans. The series explores how members of these minority groups perceive their place in the larger community. Do they feel isolated or do they feel strengthened by shared interests and commonalities? What are the challenges of being other? What local resources bring people together, foster pride, and build supportive networks?  Call (734) 998-9357 for details. $15 for the 3-lecture series or $10 per lecture, payable at the door; checks preferable.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan was established to encourage adults to continue their learning long after formal schooling is done. The Institute’s popular programs help mature adults to rediscover the piquancy of learning — the joy of discovery and feelings of accomplishment that are unencumbered by tests, grades, or drills.

This year’s programs feature:

  • Seven lecture series totaling 43 presentations, with average attendance over 250 people;
  • more than 140 study groups on a wide variety of topics;
  • casual, friend-producing programs on evenings and weekends — well-suited to people not yet retired;
  • day-long travel ventures to midwestern venues.

30 years of service to adult learners ages 50+

OLLI in Action

Watch our video to see how our programs impact our members' lives.


Registration for these lectures is open now, online, by U.S. Mail, and in person.