8-Week OLLI Course: “With Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Voting Rights Effort”

September 7, 2016 @ 4:00 pm – October 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Cal State University, Channel Islands, (Broome Library 2325)
1 University Dr
Camarillo, CA 93012
$80 (you must be at least 50 years old to enroll in OLLI classes)
CSUCI Extended University
(805) 437-2748
Photo: Katlynne De Guzman

Photo: Katlynne De Guzman

This course consists of 8 weekly 2-hour musical multimedia slideshow lectures on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. It is offered by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), a branch of the Extended University of Cal State University, Channel Islands. You must be at least 50 years old to apply. There are no other membership or enrollment costs or requirements beyond the $80 course fee.


Course Description: In 1965 soon after the Selma to Montgomery March, college freshman Lanny Kaufer, imbued both with confidence and naiveté, volunteered as a foot soldier in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Voting Rights Campaign known as the Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE) Project. This teacher-songwriter-musician-activist will present a multimedia account of his experiences in the SCOPE voter registration civil rights initiative, providing an historical context of the Civil Rights Movement before, during, and following the tumultuous 1960s. Live and recorded music will provide a “soundtrack” for the course.


You can read the complete Course Description for my class (on page 11 of the PDF) and other Fall 2016 class offerings by clicking on the preceding link and scrolling down the page. Or click on the OLLI at the bottom of the page to learn all about the Institute.

L. Kaufer FALL flyer 2016


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