The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Bradley University (OLLI) is an organization of over 1000 Peoria-area residents, from age 50 to 98, who want to stay vital and active as they reach and enjoy retirement. One way to do that is to keep learning, so they participate in the many programs of OLLI that include educational travel, classes, lectures, cinema events, and study groups
Registration is open now. For more information go to https://bradley.edu/academic/continue/lifelong/olli/register/
October 4 – Nancy Long: Fair Trade – An Alternative to Migration
Nancy will discuss the fair trade movement, compare free and fair trade, discuss principles of fair trade, and talk about the fair trade shop in Peoria Heights.
October 11 – Tracy Fox: Fair Trade Artisans Worldwide
Tracy will tell transformative stories from fair trade artisans, describe how community development empowers women by allowing them living wages, and discuss how artisans find outlets through fair trade.
October 18 – Eve Brimberry: Fair Trade Farming and Production
Eve will cover the history of fair trade farming, stories of small farm co-ops, food products as a global village, and will conduct a taste test of fair trade chocolate and
October 25 – Steve Zika: Executive Director of Kidknits and Social Entrepreneur
Steve will discuss how trade has transformed communities in Africa and South America through the development of curricula regarding world economic issues.