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Leading Lady of Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg-Closed
The study group will consider her personal history, her work with the ACLU and fight for civil rights, a selection of her most important decisions, agreements and dissents as a member of the Supreme Court, and her lasting impact on the Supreme Court, Women’s Rights and Equal Rights.
Leader: Mary Nowak has an A.B. and an MA in American History from Boston University and was a teacher of American history and US and World Geography in Brookline. She has previously led LLARC study groups: Northern and Southern Women in the Civil War, The Women’s Rights Movement, Women and Children in the Labor Movement, and Japanese Internment in World War II.
Four Tuesdays, weekly, January 24--February 14; 10:00-11:30am-Closed
Cost: $20 for 4 weeks
Islam 101: A One Day Workshop 10:00 - 2:30
This one-day workshop will be an introduction to the basic beliefs of Islam, and a look into the main themes of the Quran. We will use a booklet which will cost between $5 and $7. The format of the day will be:
10:00 - 12:00 Fundamentals of Islam
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch Break
12:30 - 2:00 Reading the Quran
The workshop will not be covering the modern day, but will provide information that will be of help in understanding a much maligned religion.
Led by veteran Study Group Leader Carol Shedd. After 12 years at the Middle Eastern Center at Harvard, Carol has focused, in her retirement, on giving courses on world religions, literature and The Bible. She has a BA in English Literature from Hunter College, and MA degrees from Simmons and the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge.
Thursday, January 26th
Hypnosis for Stress Release and Relaxation
Are you feeling the stresses of modern life? Are you a bit nervous? Sad? This session can help you release the stress that builds up in our lives. This is a wonderful, relaxing session, and a real gift to yourself. It's also an excellent way to introduce yourself to hypnosis if you've never experienced it before. Experience this gentle, yet powerful way of changing your life for the better.
Wednesday January 25th, 11:00-12:30pm
Cost: $10 per session
Hypnosis for Sleep Issues
This class is for all those people who can't fall asleep at night, or those who wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep. Hypnosis can relax you and put you peacefully to sleep so that you can function and focus during the day. Why lie there wide awake when this one class can help you get the sleep you've been missing.
Wednesday, Feb 1st, 11:00-12:30
Cost: $10 per session
Hypnosis to Improve Your Game of Golf
Golfers know that the game of golf is 80% mental - so this class will help you learn to use the power of your mind to improve your game. Professional golfers use hypnosis before every game to get "in the zone" because they know how well it works. Discover how hypnosis can help you improve your swing, lower your score, improve your focus, and enhance every aspect of your game.
Wednesday, Feb 8th, 11:00-12:30
Cost: $10 per session
Virginia Slep has twenty years of experience as a professional clinical hypnotist. She is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and holds a PhD in Clinical Hypnosis. She works with many doctors, dentists, and counselors in the Greater Boston area, and has a private practice in Wayland. Questions about these classes may be addressed to her at 508-358-4621 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Virginia’s Hypnosis CD's will be available for optional purchase for $20
Have you ever asked yourself am I using the internet safely, or is this charity legit or a scam? If you have, please join us for a three-part intersession course that discusses these topics. The course will look at identity fraud, how to use the internet safely and more.
Brittany Burke is currently a senior at Regis pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Public Health. Brittany is active in student government and a member of the swim team. She is excited to meet the members of LLARC this spring, and looking forward to sharing her knowledge about the internet and social media.
3 Thursdays January 26th, February 2nd and 9th 1:00-2:30pm
Cost: $10 for 3 sessions
Biennial Tour of the deCordova Museum
De Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln – The current Biennial Exhibition features the work of 16 New England artists in a wide variety of media including painting, sculptural relief, photography and video. Globe critic Sebastian Smee wrote: “This is a rewarding show, well worth seeing.” The tour will be led by Museum Guide Kelly Dunn, sometime LLARC instructor. Attendees will meet at deCordova and have the option for lunch later in the café or a walk in the sculpture park on their own.
Friday, Jan 20; 10:30 to 12:00
$12 admission fee should be sent to Jill Rosen by Jan 13.
Snow Date Jan 27
Sex, Gender, Bathrooms and the Supreme Court
The biggest case on this year’s Supreme Court docket is whether a Virginia school district can require a transgender boy to use the girl’s bathroom. North Carolina lost the NBA All-Star game, all ACC championship games, and considerable business investment in objection to HB2, a “transgender bathroom” law enacted and signed through a one-day special legislative session. Ten states are suing the U.S. over a policy requiring schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom associated with their gender identity. Massachusetts will have on the ballot in 2018 a proposal to repeal the new Mass. law protecting transgender people in all public accommodations. We will explore the social, political and legal forces behind these current events.
Rachel Alpert teaches law at Suffolk Law School. She was a practicing lawyer for 36 years, including as a consumer advocate, litigator, and in house lawyer for Digital Equipment Corp. and Welch Foods. She has a special interest in social justice.
Three Thursdays; February 2nd, 9th and 16th 10:00-11:30am
Cost: $20 for 3 sessions
Play with Clay; Polymer clay beading
Make beads out of polymer clay! Instruction, clay, glaze and fasteners provided.
Kat Fast is an artist, writer and editor. Kat has led an intersession course with LLARC in Graphology.
Monday February 6th and Wednesday February 8th; 10:00am-12:00
Cost: $20 includes $10 material fee
All members are invited to register.
The cost will be per course.
Nonmembers will need to join LLARC prior to attending.
Registration forms are here. Please fill out and return with payment to address provided.
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