Spotlight for the week of June 22

Jun 22, 2020

“Spotlight on Lifelong Learning” with Laura Loth, is a weekly look at some of the exciting public conversations upcoming around Memphis. Laura Loth is a professor at Rhodes College.

Two events coming up this week can help you think about the spaces and people that have impacted Memphis and American communities. First, on Wednesday at 1pm, the Wolf River Conservancy will launch their summer lecture series with a program entitled "The Greenway Imperative: Connecting Communities and Landscapes for a Sustainable Future."  Charles Flink, a leading authority in design and development, will present examples of communities that have come together to build permanent spaces for the life-sustaining power of nature.

This Thursday, at 7pm, join Marcy Stagner, the Director of Cultural Arts at the Memphis JCC and Rhodes History Professor Jonathan Judaken in conversation with Pamella Nadell, author of America's Jewish Women: A History From Colonial Times To Today. Nadell’s new book explores the work of Jewish women who left deep imprints on their communities and the nation. This event is presented in partnership with the Jewish, Islamic and Middle East Studies program at Rhodes College, the Jewish Historical Society of Memphis and the MidSouth, and Novel Bookstore.

For links to these virtual events in Memphis, as well as other suggestions for lifelong learning, keep up with the Spotlight webpage, and make sure to follow us on Facebook.