Pandemic 2021: Science Based Facts to Help Us Stay Healthy in Crazy Times with Dr Kevin Soden

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When the pandemic began, Senior Scholars turned to Dr. Kevin Soden for science-based advice. For too long after he advised us to suspend in-person meetings, the situation grew worse. Infections rose, hospitalizations rose, deaths rose. For a brief time in the summer, things got better. Until a second wave of infection swept over the country […]

The Evolution of the Gantt Center with Mr. David R. Taylor of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

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The presentation will span the almost five-decade long legacy of the Gantt Center. Founded in 1974 as the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Afro American Culture and Service Center. We will explore key works from the Gantt's art collection, it's current exhibitions, programs and the Gantt’s role in social justice and how it uses art as activism to effect […]

Great Decisions Topic: The Melting Arctic Ice and its Relationship to Climate Change with Brian Magi Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Quoting from a recent article in Rolling Stones, “The thawing of the Arctic is one of the biggest stories of our time, even if it is playing out at a pace and in a way that virtually guarantees most people will pay little attention or no attention to it. What’s going on is not a […]

2022 Curriculum Committee Meeting with Host Len Norman – October

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Senior Scholars Members, do you have speakers you would like to hear or topics you would like to learn more about at upcoming weekly meetings? If so, please join us to share your ideas at the Curriculum Committee meeting on Wednesday October 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm.  To request a Zoom link to the meeting, […]

Preserve Mecklenburg – a Vital Tool with Dr. Dan Morrill, Administrator Preserve Mecklenburg

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Preserve Mecklenburg’s recent successes include saving from demolition large colonial homes in Plaza Midwood and Foxcroft and a small former grocery store in the historically Black Washington Heights neighborhood.  Particularly innovative is an effort underway to preserve the Elizabeth Lawrence Garden near Winghaven.  An adjoining house will be purchased and sold with easements to control its height […]

Mindfulness in Daily Living with Lindsay Bridges, MD, Charlotte Center for Mindfulness

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In our time together, we explore a bit of the science behind why mindfulness is such a helpful skill to cultivate and how it can lead to greater confidence, ease and sense of well-being right in the midst of life’s realities.  We will then practice a few simple mindfulness skills that can be incorporated into […]

Police Culture and Practices after George Floyd with Mr. Brent Foushee

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The subtitle of a photographic exposition by E. Mackey currently at the Gantt Center, “Views from the Front Lines in the War for Black Lives,” calls attention to the problem. If you watch the news, you’ve heard the now familiar cry at the protests Mackey documented: “Say their names!” Mackey’s project began after Ahmaud Arbery […]