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The LSCF is proud to sponsor the Levy Lecture Series, an educational program for older adults who are passionate about learning. The series is free, but registration is required.

Do you have questions about the Levy Lecture Series? We have answers.

Are you new to Zoom? Watch this video to become acquainted.

Tuesday, September 19th at 1:30pm

Calm, Cool and Catalytic: How Older Americans Can Lead During an Era of Existential Threats

Presented via Zoom. 

Join us for a Levy Lecture Tuesday, September 19 at 1:30 p.m. Jill Riddell will discuss the role older adults play in facing the existential threat of climate change. She'll offer different models of response that can help each of us stay tranquil, buoyant and sane, while also being effective at doing something to slow climate change.


Jill teaches writing at the School of the Art Institute, hosts the Shape of the World podcast, and is the founder of the Office of Modern Composition, a writer’s studio.

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Lecture Archive

Talking Senior Advocacy with AARP’s Philippe Largent

Blues Legend Corky Siegel and Journalist Neil Tesser

Quilting, Community, and the African American Aesthetic

Tracy Vaughn | Ph.D., Assistant Professor of African American Studies, Charles Deering McCormick Distinguished Professor of Instruction at Northwestern University


A Circumnavigator's View: The Gorillas of Rwanda with Virginia Mullin

Virginia Mullin | Ph.D., at Mullin Vickrey Communications

A Black American's Experience in Theater

Tim Rhoze | Artistic Director at Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre


Chicago by Gaslight: A History of Chicago's Netherworld

Rich Lindberg | Author, Journalist, Research Historian

Dark Money: The Money Behind Our Politics

Julie Strauss | Lecturer in American Politics


Understanding the Persistence of Unethical Behavior

Maryam Kouchaki | Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

When Women Invented Television

Jennifer Armstrong | Writer


Akbar Imhotep: Frederick Douglass, Orator and Abolitionist

Akbar Imhotep | Storyteller and Puppeteer

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