The Insider
Join Us This Friday for a Special Presentation
in Partnership with the Charlottesville History Club

"The Lyncher in The Family"
Friday, October 2, 2020
1:30 - 2:30 pm ET

Many Americans still see lynching as a relic of the distant past and a practice adopted only by backward people. Yet lynchers have always been “ordinary” Americans, the people who worked the farms and made and enforced the laws and edited the newspapers and sang in the choirs. Sheriffs elected by white voters had nearly unlimitable power, argues Hale, and whites blurred the boundaries between lynching, justified shootings by law enforcement officials, and quick executions. For many white Americans, the “lyncher in the family” was a fact.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

Please pre-register to receive the Zoom link in order to attend. Join us!

Look for more OLLI at UVA Special Presentations in November and December.
Welcome New Staff!
Genevieve Baer
Business Manager & Member Services
OLLI at UVA welcomes our newest staff member, Genevieve Baer, serving as the Business Manager and Member Services lead effective September 21st. We are excited to have her and she is already fitting in wonderfully with the team. She will offer high-quality customer service and manage OLLI's day-to-day business needs. Genevieve most recently worked as a Operations Team Lead and as a Senior Music Therapist for Music Speaks, LLC. Prior to, Genevieve served as a Service Coordinator for the Valley Community Services Board in Staunton, VA. Early in her career, she was an Activities Therapist and Genevieve continues to be a Board-Certified Music Therapist. She graduated from Florida State University in 2011.

Genevieve is excited to join OLLI at UVA to continue the work of this great community! She moved to Batesville, VA seven years ago, and since then she has enjoyed working with community systems that support people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Genevieve has particularly enjoyed working with people who are seeking to learn new skills and broaden their interests, one of the many reasons she looks forward to growing with the OLLI team.  When she is not working, Genevieve enjoys spending time with family and friends. She lives with her husband and two kids on 15 acres where they keep chickens, have a garden, play at the creek, and spend time getting messy! She also loves to make music with friends and bake bread when she can find the time. Please join us in welcoming Genevieve to the team!
Offerings from Our Colleagues - OLLI Berkshire
Below are two upcoming online programs from our Osher colleagues
at Berkshire Community College:
We're Better Than This
An online conversation with Maya Rockeymoore Cummings on her late husband Congressman Elijah Cummings' new memoir - with Berkshire County NAACP Past President, Will Singleton
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Free and online; registration required.

The late Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings was known for saying "We're better than this." He said it in Baltimore, a city on the verge of explosion over police treatment of citizens. He said it in Congress when microphones were shut down, barring free speech. He said it when the President flaunted his power and ignored the Constitution. He said it when the President resorted to bullying, name-calling, and feeding racial divisions. We're better than this. He continued to say it until his final days last October. He said it because he believed we must call out what is wrong and call on our better selves to make things right. Click to read more. The event is free and open to all, but RSVPs are required.

The Supreme Court's Recent Religion Cases
A Spirited Conversation Between Two of the Leading Lawyers on Religion & Law. Moderated by Attorney Doug Mishkin
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Free and online; registration required
Within 12 days this past summer, the U.S. Supreme Court decided three cases involving the relationship between government and religion: May a state forbid tax-supported scholarships to religious private schools (Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue)? Must organizations with religious objections to contraceptive insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act give notice that they won't provide that coverage if, as a result, the coverage would then be provided another way (Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania)? And are private religious schools exempt from anti-discrimination laws in employing teachers with religious responsibilities (Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru)? Follow the link below for more details or to register. Free and open to all. Click here.
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