Two choices for Fall
Rainbow Lifelong Learning Institute Boston
A Community of Lifelong Learning
The Rainbow Lifelong Learning Institute Boston offers Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender seniors and friends the opportunity to build and strengthen community through educational programs and social activitie
Sneak preview of our fall courses
Monday, August 20, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. at the First Parish Church in Arlington.
Are you thinking of taking a Rainbow LLI Boston course this fall and want to hear more about our offerings? Looking to reconnect with Boston’s senior Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and friends as the summer winds to a close? Wondering if our courses might be a good fit for your time and interests this fall? Then please join us to meet and greet other LGBT seniors and friends while we hear more about our offerings for this fall from course instructors and leaders. Bring your lunch if you wish. Light refreshments will be served.
Directions and parking information are available at: http://firstparish.info/Newcomers/location.html
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To sign up for our occasional emails to keep up on our course offerings, get updates on our Brown Bag speakers schedule and learn about other events and activities that we may have coming up, please send us an email at RainbowLLIBoston@gmail.com
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Rainbow LLI Fall 2012 Course Schedule
Our Upcoming Semester
Fall 2012 will be our third semester offering courses as well as a Brown Bag speakers series.
This fall we will feature five courses of five weeks each:
Two daytime courses will run for the first half of the semester each Tuesday, September 18 through October 16.
One evening course will run for the first half of the semester each Thursday, September 20 through October 18.
Two daytime courses will run for the second half of the semester each Tuesday, October 30 through November 27.
Rainbow LLI Fall 2012 Brown Bag Speakers Series
Tuesdays throughout our Fall 2012 semester, Rainbow Lifelong Learning Institute Boston will offer a series of Brown Bag Speakers. Brown Bag presentations are free of charge and do not require registration to attend. Both students in our courses and non-students are welcome to participate. Brown Bag speakers are scheduled during the lunch period between the morning and afternoon Courses for that day. As the name suggests, participants are welcome to bring a bag or box lunch to eat during the speaker’s talk.
Presentations will run from 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoons at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 630 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington, MA. Please use the Mass Ave entrance to the church to attend both Brown Bag talks and courses.
September 18, ParksPass Presentation; The Prettiest Places in the Commonwealth
Please join us for a slide presentation of some of the prettiest places in our state parks. A Massachusetts Senior Citizens ParksPass provides a gateway to all of this beauty by offering free parking at all of our state parks. We hope to have time to distribute ParksPasses after the lecture. They are available for free to Mass residents age 62 or older who show a birth certificate or Mass Driver’s License as proof of their age. Presenter: Lynn Hildenbrand works in the Mass Dept. of Conservation and Recreation’s Visitor Services department. Beginning her day at the Camp Nihan Environmental Center in Saugus frequently involves encounters with deer browsing the banks of Hawkes Brook, or the Great Blue Heron residing on Peckham Pond.
September 25, Details of the Death with Dignity Act
A representative from Dignity 2012 will explain the details of the Death with Dignity Act ballot question that voters in Massachusetts will likely consider on November 6. The Death with Dignity Act would give terminally ill patients with less than six months to live the ability to make voluntary and informed decisions about their end-of-life care. Dignity 2012 is a coalition of concerned citizens supporting the proposed Massachusetts Death with Dignity Act.
Stonewall Communites at UMass Boston/OLLI
Building a world where older LGBT people are active, visible, vocal and valued
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UMass Boston is a membership-based community of mature adults who enjoy learning and want to spend time with like-minded people.
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Stonewall OLLI UMB Fall 2012 Course Schedule
Poetry and Memoir, Cheryl Savageau, Mondays September 17-November 5 1:15-3:15 p.m.
Acting For Performance, Laura Godtfredsen, Mondays September 17- November 19 1:15-3:15 p.m.
Introduction to American Sign Language and Deaf Culture, Laura Meier (assisted by Maura Albert), Wednesdays October 3-November 28 (no class November 22) 1:15-2:45 p.m.
Perspectives on Death and Dying, Rob Weiser and Ed Ford, Thursdays September 20-October 25 1:15-3:15 p.m.
Relationships, Relationships, Relationships: LGBT and Their Families, Sarah Pearlman and Alice Fisher, Thursdays November 1-December 13 (no class November 22) 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Spirituality Beyond Religion, Judith Sullivan and Jan Taylor, Thursdays November 1- December 13 (no class November 22) 1:15-2:45 p.m.
The Songs and Musicals of Vincent Youmans, Fred Broer 7 weeks starting in September (Wed, Thurs. or Fri.) 1:15-2:45 p.m.
Brown Bags: (dates to be determined)
Old People Driving: A Film About the End of the Road, Jim Campbell
Where Will We Land in the Aging Healthcare Pool, Jim Campbell
Paintings and Places: An Artist’s Journey, Ken Beck
Journey to Nepal: One Man’s Mission to Rescue Children Sold into Slavery, Bob Linscott
American Quilt Traditions, Cheryl Savageau
Aging and Disabilities: A Conundrum as We Age (panel of LGBT seniors), Alice Fisher and Sue Reamer
LGBTQ Stonewall Special Interest Group (SIG):
Meetings will be held during the third week of every month alternating between Mondays and Thursdays. All meetings will be followed by lunch together in the Faculty Dining Room at in the Student Center.
Robyn Ochs on Bisexuality, Thursday, September 13 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Intergenerational Panel on Coming Out, Stonewall OLLI folks and members of the UMass/Boston QSC (Queer Student Center) Monday, October 15 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
QSC sponsored Art Exhibit with the theme Coming Out. During the month of October.