OLLI Presents – Gardening with Native Plants
Can growing native plants and using ecological landscape practices simultaneously reverse biodiversity loss, increase resilience in our landscapes and slow climate change? How can we achieve such vital ecological impacts while creating beautiful gardens? Amy Meltzer will provides practical examples, links to helpful resources, and inspiring photos.
OLLI Presents – Worse Than Nothing, the Fallacy of Originalism w. Erwin Chemerinsky
In his new book, Berkeley Law Professor Erwin Chemerinsky deconstructs the so-called “originalist” method that several Supreme Court justices now invoke in attempting to interpret the Constitution according to its purported “original meaning.” Professor Chemerinsky writes that “[o]riginalism is not an interpretive theory at all. It is just the rhetoric conservative justices use to make it seem that they are not imposing their own values, when they are doing exactly that….[O]riginalism is an emperor with no clothes.”
OLLI Presents – Julius Rosenwald, the Most Important Philanthropist You Never Heard Of
In the early 20th century, Julius Rosenwald, a child of German Jewish immigrants, President of Sears Roebuck, and visionary philanthropist, partnered with Booker T. Washington and African American communities to build 4,977 schools for Black children across the Jim Crow south. Learn more about this incredible story, the impact of these schools in our U.S. history, and the campaign to create a new National Park to preserve the history of these schools.