April & May Lectures Hit Full Capacity



April Levy lecturer Elaine Kaneshiro can expect a full crowd next Tuesday! Every seat in the room is claimed and registration for the April lecture is closed.

Patty and Tom Erd, our May Levy lecturers, will also host a full house. Registration for the May lecture is also closed.

Didn't sign up in time? Don't worry! There is one lecture left in the Spring 2018 Levy Lecture Series. Check out the June lecture topic and register online or in person. Exercise that mind and join us for a Levy lecture!

About the April Lecture

The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II: Relevant Today?

April 10 | 1 p.m.


During World War II, the United States government forced 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry from their homes on the west coast and moved them into “internment camps.”

Seventy thousand were American citizens.

Our speaker’s parents and extended family lived through this incarceration, and she will share the story of how this happened.

Elaine Kaneshiro is a Japanese-American and educator, born and raised in Chicago. With border walls, travel bans, and a Muslim registry as news topics, this presentation is especially timely.

About the May Lecture

The Lure and Lore of Spices from Around the World

May 8 | 1 p.m.


Throughout time, man’s destiny has been shaped by the search for the elusive spices coveted by nobility and royalty.

The history of the spice trade reveals fascinating tales of piracy, adventures and wars battled to control the trade. Exotic myths arose in explanation of the expense of the spice treasures.

Patty and Tom Erd have spent their lives as spice merchants in pursuit of the highest quality spices from locations all over the globe.