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The LSCF is proud to sponsor the Levy Lecture Series, an educational program for residents 55+ years 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.

After 100 wonderful lectures, the Levy Lecture Series is taking a hiatus. In the mean time, view many of them on our YouTube channel and see our most recent lectures below.

Recent Lectures

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

The International Space Station

Michelle Nichols | Director of Public Observing, Astro Educator

Megan Wells: Clara Barton, Founder of the American Red Cross

Megan Wells | Professional Storyteller

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