Humanitarian Heidi Kuhn Helps Launch OLLI Week at Dominican

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Heidi Kuhn, founder and CEO of the international nonprofit organization Roots of Peace, discussed her organization’s transformative work during an in-person lecture August 15 at Dominican University of California’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).
The lecture kicked off the “OLLI Week” of lectures at Dominican, August 15-19. OLLI at Dominican University of California is an academic program founded in 2004 and supported by a generous
endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation, the resources of the University, tuition, and member donations. The program offers four-, six- and eight-week courses, as well as workshops, clubs, and events. Challenging, non-credit liberal arts courses for adults over 50 are taught by experienced professors in the discipline.

Roots of Peace is a humanitarian organization founded in September 1997 with a vision to transform “Mines to Vines” by replacing the scourge of landmines in war-torn regions with sustainable agricultural farmland.

Kuhn spoke in Guzman Lecture Hall at 10 a.m. The event was open to current OLLI members and prospective OLLI members, age 50 and over. Registration was required to attend the free event, and space was limited. Please arrive ahead of time to sign in and show proof of vaccination. Masks were required inside at all times. Fully vaccinated means 1st and 2nd shot along with one or more booster shots. As long-time supporters of Kuhn's work, Book Passage was on site with her book for sale.

Additional OLLI Week events include:

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. Online event. Popular OLLI lecturer and KGO talk show host John Rothmann will provide insightful comments on the current political climate in the United States followed by a question and answer session. 

Thursday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. Online event. Darren Zook, a frequent OLLI lecturer who teaches political science and international and area studies at UC Berkeley, will present "Keep Calm and Respect the Court: Making Sense of Politics in America." 

Friday, Aug. 19, 10 -11:40 a.m. Online event. OLLI Open House. Join OLLI Dominican faculty and learn about the variety of courses that will be offered this fall. Leaders of
OLLI discussion groups will also be there to share their information. Anyone can attend, including non-members and others who would like to learn more about OLLI. 

During OLLI Week, there will be special discounted pricing featuring early-bird and discounted tuition for Premium Membership. Those who register for classes from August 15 to August 19 at 5 p.m. will receive a discounted Premium Membership of  $750. This fee will be $795 for those who register for classes as a Premium Member on or after August 20.
For more information, contact or (415) 458-3763.

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