Lifelong Learning Academy Announces
2015 Winter Lecture Series
“A Reason for Survival: To Understand, To Educate, To Heal”
With Holocaust Educator Renate Frydman
Thursday, January 15, 3 p.m. § Selby Auditorium at USF Sarasota-Manatee
“This Spaceship Earth”
With Futurist David Houle and Planetary Ethicist Tim Rumage
Thursday, February 26, 3 p.m. § Selby Auditorium at USF Sarasota-Manatee
(Sarasota-Manatee, Florida) Lifelong Learning Academy (LLA) presents two lectures as part of its 2015 Winter Lecture Series. A Reason for Survival: To Understand, To Educate, To Heal,” presented by Holocaust educator Renate Fydman, Ph.D., is Thursday, January 15, 3 p.m. “This Spaceship Earth,” presented by futurist David Houle and planetary ethicist Tim Rumage, is Thursday, February 26, 3 p.m. Both lectures are held in Selby Auditorium at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. General admission is $15 per person; LLA members are admitted free. To register, visit www.lla-sm.org or call 941-359-4296 .
In “A Reason for Survival: To Understand, To Educate, To Heal,” Renate Frydman recounts her family’s miraculous escape from Nazi Germany and shares the imperative she has felt all her adult life to foster understanding and education to new generations of Americans. She clarifies how the lessons of that period have relevance in today’s world. Frydman is renowned for her active role in providing education to students about the tragedies of the Holocaust, including her family’s personal story. In the 1970s she began writing for newspapers and she produced, in 1985, the video series “Faces of the Holocaust,” which is used by the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. and throughout the world. She created and is curator for the “Prejudice & Memory” exhibit, a collection of Holocaust artifacts, pictures, and stories permanently housed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Over the years, Frydman has received a multitude of honors for her contributions to knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust by all generations.
In “This Spaceship Earth, futurist David Houle and planetary ethicist Tim Rumage deliver a presentation based upon their new book, “This Spaceship Earth.” According to Houle and Rumage, it’s time for humanity to let go of the past, forgive ourselves for what we have done, face forward, and develop a new consciousness about Earth and what must be done to restore equilibrium in our relationship to the only home we know. Houle is an Emmy Award winner and George Peabody Award winner. He is Futurist in Residence and a guest lecturer at Ringling College of Art & Design. Tim Rumage, an environmental ethicist, is a faculty member at Ringling College of Art & Design, where he founded the Environmental Studies program and teaches a series of courses related to ecology, environmental science, and environmental ethics.
Lifelong Learning Academy offers four course terms per year on the USFSM campus, at 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, and at State College of Florida at Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E., Sarasota. Most courses last six to eight weeks and classes meet for one hour and 20 minutes each week. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Academy, call 941-359-4296 or visit www.lla-sm.org.