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A Hodgepodge Literary Review I

Join a small group of book lovers and review hidden treasures of the literary world. This socially interactive gathering will follow the format of a book club. Bring your book, opinions and a snack! This class will cover two books total and will meet every other week with a bonus film shown on the Friday following the last class. The film will cover one of the book themes read and will be announced at the second class. Books Include: “Terry: My Daughter’s Life-and-Death Struggle With Alcoholism” by George McGovern and “Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale: A Memoir” by Rachel LLoyd.
CLTR-705 | 3 sessions | $31 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S01 W 6-8:30 p.m. | Blaire Hines
May 26-June 11 | Online

A Hodgepodge Literary Review II

Join a small group of book lovers and review hidden treasures of the literary world. This socially interactive gathering will follow the format of a book club. Bring your book, opinions and a snack! This class will cover two books total and will meet every other week with a bonus film shown on the Friday following the last class. The film will cover one of the book themes read and will be announced at the second class. Books Include: “Chameleon” by Dan Dylan and “The Stoning of Soraya M.: A Story of Injustice in Iran” by Freidoune Sahebjam.
CLTR-705 | 3 sessions | $31 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S02 W 6-8:30 p.m. | Blaire Hines
June 16-July 2 | Online

Exploring Wild Alaska: A Travelogue

Discover the 49th state and its wonders. Explore the arid climate of Fairbanks to the tropical rainforest of Juneau. Learn about its longest and shortest days, the railroad, the races and the animals that make this one of the most sought-after vacation destinations. Hear stories of sled dog teams, musk ox farming, salmon fishing and more.
CLTR-702 | 1 session | $25 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
S01 W 7-9 p.m. | Dea Hoover
June 16 | Online

History of Ireland: A Travelogue

Many people in St. Louis have roots connecting them back to the Emerald Isle. Local tour directors will help you learn the history of the Celts, the Claddagh, Clew Bay and more.
CLTR-702 | 1 session | $25 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
S02 Sa 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Dea Hoover
July 24 | Online

LGBTQIA+Dialogue

Invite friends, family, allies and anyone looking to engage in healthy conversation to these courses. Please note: All STLCC classes are Safe Space learning environments.

A Transgender Experience: A Comprehensive Discussion

Explore the foundational ideas illuminating the complexity of gender--both in general and for trans people. Explore history, terminology, etiquette and policy advocacy. Through tales of personal experience, film depictions, lecture and discussion, the instructor will debunk myths and provide information about the range of trans identities and experiences. Gain comfort talking about trans issues and explore how these issues are relevant to you and your communities. Leave class with a new understanding and a list of resources.
CLTR-701 | 4 sessions | $34 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
S01 W 6-9 p.m. | Stephanie Thurmer
June 2-23 | Online

Understanding Intersexuality

Through stories of personal experience and general discussions, discover some debunked myths about what being intersex means. Explore the foundational ideas illuminating the complexity of gender in general and specifically for intersex individuals through terminology, history, and policy advocacy. The additions to the LGBT community have grown in numbers and represent more than those that identify as “gay.” Discuss how you can be an ally in your community and support your friends, neighbors, family and loved ones.
CLTR-703 | 2 sessions | $23 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
S01 W 6-8 p.m. | Jordan Braxton
May 19-26 | Online

Diversity and Gender Expansive Terminology

Have you ever wondered what all the letters mean in LGBTQIA? What’s the difference between sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression? Why is it important to use a person’s pronouns? Here’s your chance to get the answers to those questions and more. Through presentations, movies and personal narrative you will learn how wonderful humans are within the LGBTQIA Community.
CLTR-703 | 3 sessions | $31 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S02 W 6-8 p.m. | Jordan Braxton
July 14-28 | Online


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