Women's Empowerment, Part 2: A Literary Journey

GENINT 721.645

Osher (50+). In this course, we read and discuss three books about women's challenges throughout history.           

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Starting at $80.00
As few as 6 weeks
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In this course, we read and discuss the stories of women who struggled with historic circumstances, written by contemporary women authors around the world—Africa, China, Chile, and the Inland Empire in Riverside. Susan Straight of Riverside writes about her multiracial clan with their extraordinary lineage in In the Country of Women, which Joyce Carol Oates calls "the most celebratory filled-with-love memoir of our time." Paula McLean, in Circling the Sun, features heroine Beryl Markham, who grew up in Africa and was the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in her own plane. Popular Los Angeles author Lisa See (daughter of author Carolyn See) grew up in a Chinese-American family, and explores the lives of a Chinese mother in a remote village and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple in The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. Isabel Allende's writes about coming of age in the late 1960s in The Soul of a Woman, and what women need now to live a fully individuated life surrounded by loving others.

Fall 2021 Schedule

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Monday 1:00PM - 3:00PM PT
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Instructor: Katya Williamson
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$80.00
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Location: Online
ENROLL BY: Nov 1, 2021
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Notes
Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. You must be at least 50 years old and a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course.  If your membership has expired or if you wish to become a new member, please proceed with enrolling in courses and you will be automatically prompted to add a membership during checkout. Please download a free version of zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after November 09, 2021
Course Requirements
(Optional) In the Country of Women by Susan Sstraight
(Optional) Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
(Optional) The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
(Optional) The Soul of a Woman by Isabel Allende
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Mon Nov 1, 2021
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
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Mon Nov 8, 2021
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
Online
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Mon Nov 15, 2021
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
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Mon Nov 22, 2021
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
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Mon Nov 29, 2021
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
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Mon Dec 6, 2021
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
Online

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