The Levy Senior Center Foundation is proud to sponsor the Levy Lecture Series, an educational program for residents 55+ years who are passionate about learning.

Reservations are required. You can register below, call (847) 448-8250 or stop by the front desk. All lectures are free and are held in the Linden Room.

Join us for our fall 2019 Levy Lecture Series: Exploring Our Differences!

Tuesday, Nov 12 at 1pm

Interracial Relationships Between Black Women and White Men 

Cheryl Judice, PhD

Approximately 87% of marriages in the U.S. are between people of the same racial/ethnic backgrounds. Yet black women are the only group
of women in America who cannot take for granted that if they seek marriage to a black man that there will be an ample supply of available men from which to choose. This is not a new problem; indeed, it goes back several decades. Cheryl Judice will talk about her new book, Interracial Relationships Between Black Women and White Men, and what she’s observed through her research studying the intersections of race, class and gender. Dr. Judice is on the faculty of Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy.

Tuesday, Dec 10 at 1pm

Silent Heroes, the Resistance Movement in Nazi Germany

Anette Isaacs, MA

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II. Much has been written about ‘ordinary Germans’ who supported the Nazi dictator, but what about those countrymen and women who actively fought against the horrors unleashed by Hitler? There is a relatively unknown—even forgotten—group of Germans who heroically worked to thwart official policies and bring down the Nazi government. German historian Anette Isaacs will pay homage to Sophie and Hans Scholl, Georg Elser, Baron von Stauffenberg, the women of Rosenstrasse, and other groups who made up the German Resistance. Learn about these courageous people who were brave enough to be different in the most extraordinary circumstances.

Previous Lectures

Elizabeth "Biz Lindsay-Ryan | Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Professor, Trainor and Consultant

Susan Ibitz, owner of The Human Behavior 

Leslie Goddard, PhD | Popular Speaker, Author, and Historian

Eden Juron Pearlman | Director, Evanston History Center

Annette Baldwin | Historian, Lecturer, Actress, Pioneer in Historical Portrayals

Dino Robinson | Founder, Shorefront Legacy Center

Pamela Bannos | Professor of Photography, Northwestern University

Leslie Goddard | Author & Historian
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