Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College Presents “Listening to Women”

Thursdays through May 30

A 12-session series featuring women whose innovations and accomplishments are having an impact and influencing lives locally and globally.

 

(Sarasota-Manatee) — Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College’s (OLLI at Ringling College) “Listening to Women” is a 12-session series featuring women whose innovations and accomplishments are having an impact and influencing lives locally and globally. The series takes place on Thursdays at 1 p.m., through May 30, at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota. Tickets for six sessions are $100; tickets for individual sessions are $27 for Gold Members and $30 for general admission. For more information and to register, call 941-309-5111, or visit www.olliatringlingcollege.org.

Holly Freedman serves as the chair of the Curriculum Committee for OLLI at Ringling College. She also heads up the team that created and coordinated the Listening to Women series.

“Each week we will meet women who had the passion and determination to break barriers and overcome obstacles to become movers and shakers in their own fields,” she says. “These include women who have excelled in classical music, writing, art, film, science, entrepreneurship, media, sports, government policy, biology, and higher education.”

Freedman adds that the “Listening to Women” series “not only brings attention to the incredible women who live and work here, but also enhances the depth and breadth of the course offerings at OLLI. Our hope is that OLLI’s students—men and women—will be inspired by these dynamic women and ask for more series like this in the future.”

The “Listening to Women” schedule at a glance (For complete details and schedule, visit www.olliatringlingcollege.org).

APRIL 11: “The Film Industry Through Women’s Eyes” with Terry Brackett and Amy Adrion.

APRIL 18: “My Journey as a Woman in Science: A Career Filled with Opportunities and Challenges” with Dr. Kevan Main.

APRIL 25: “Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Wisdom, Challenges, and Successes” with Judy Rosemarin, Georgia Court, Eileen Hampshire, and April Glasco Jones.

MAY 2: “Women in the Media: Journalists Share their Stories” with Mary Braxton-Joseph, Chris Serio Martin, and Sheila Rue.

MAY 9: “Inspiring Girls Through the Power of Sports” with Beth Green and Christina Unkel.

MAY 16: “Women Civic Intellectuals in Latin America: From Readers to Writers to Policymakers” with Sonia Labrador-Rodríguez.

MAY 23: “Inherently Strong: The Role of Female Biologists in Facing Global Biodiversity Challenges” with Dr. Emily Saarinen.

MAY 30: “Listening to Our Mothers: Mary Shelley’s Maternal Ghost” with Miriam L. Wallace.

 

About Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College, or OLLI at Ringling College (formerly Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy), offers noncredit educational opportunities for adults to pursue new interests, expand intellectual horizons, and enrich their lives. Courses cover a wide range of stimulating topics and are taught by scholars, retired faculty members, and professional practitioners in an engaging, collaborative manner. Visit www.olliatringlingcollege.org.

 

About Ringling College of Art and Design

Since 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 12 disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive, first-year program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers. www.ringling.edu.