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OLLI presents Cokie Roberts
Wednesday, May 24th 2017

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OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, is pleased to announce that author and commentator Cokie Roberts will be the 2017 Mona Sherman Memorial Speaker this year.

Ms. Roberts will speak at 6pm, directly following OLLI's 2017 Annual Meeting, which begins at 4:30pm. Both events are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Putting the HER into HIStory

“History looks very different when seen through the eyes of women,” says bestselling author and longtime ABC and NPR political analyst Cokie Roberts.
 
In a lively and illuminating conversation she will share stories of daring, outspoken, and resourceful women to highlight why it’s so critical for women and girls to know about and be inspired by the achievements of the women who helped shape our nation, especially in context of the current political climate. Following her talk Cokie will answer questions from the audience.
 
In her more than forty years in broadcasting, Roberts has won numerous awards, including three Emmys. In 2008, the Library of Congress named her a “Living Legend.” Roberts is the author of the New York Times bestsellers We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters, Founding Mothers, Ladies of Liberty, Capital Dames, and, with her husband, the journalist Steven V. Roberts, From This Day Forward and Our Haggadah.  Her most recent book is a children’s adaptation of Ladies of Liberty."

The Mona Sherman Memorial Lecture honors the late Mona Sherman, a former OLLI President who had a transformative effect on the OLLI program. Thanks to the generosity of her family and friends, the annual lecture is free to the Berkshire community that Mona loved.

The OLLI Annual Meeting features a review of the past year, election of new board members, and updates from Berkshire Community College President Ellen Kennedy.

 

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