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Thursday October 26
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dorothy Lazard, M.F.A. ’99, was born in St. Louis and grew up in San Francisco and Oakland. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from San Francisco State University and a master of library and information studies from UC Berkeley, where she began her career as a librarian in 1983. Joining the staff of the Oakland Public Library (OPL) in 2000, she was responsible for various collections, including history, biography, genealogy, travel, architecture, and maps. Now retired as head librarian of OPL’s Oakland History Center, she is celebrated for encouraging people of all ages, cultures, and educational levels to explore local history. Dorothy will discuss her memoir What You Don’t Know Will Make a Whole New World. Today, she is celebrated for her distinguished career as a librarian and public historian, and in these pages, she connects her early intellectual pursuits—including a formative encounter with Alex Haley—to the career that made her a community pillar. As Dorothy traces her trajectory to adulthood, she also explores her personal experiences connected to the Summer of Love, the murder of Emmett Till, the flourishing of the Black Arts Movement, and the redevelopment of Oakland. Moderated by Dr. Mel Michelle Lewis ’02, vice president for people, justice, and cultural affairs at American Rivers.
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Thursday November 16
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dr. Olya Samilenko, faculty emerita, has published Ukrainian Air: How Sunny Sonechko Won, a book designed to help parents and teachers explain the Russian War in Ukraine to children aged 3-10. Net proceeds from the book’s sales will go toward the reconstruction of Ukraine. Joining Samilenko to provide political, historical, and social context on the conflict will be Dr. Victor Hrehorovich. Samilenko was born in New York City, the child of Ukrainian immigrants who emigrated to the United States at the end of World War II. At Goucher, she taught Russian literature and directed the Johns Hopkins-Goucher College Cooperative Program in Russian Language, Literature, and Culture. She has traveled extensively to Russia and Ukraine and speaks the languages of both countries fluently. She is also the author of The Snow Goose Chronicles, based on the true story of her grandmother’s experience during Stalin’s Ukrainian peasant genocide. Dr. Hrehorovich, born into a Ukrainian family, has directed medical systems in Baltimore, New York, North Carolina, and the Caribbean. In the last two decades, he has traveled extensively in Ukraine and Russia, helping medical schools transform their curriculum. That work has given him a unique opportunity to understand the centuries-old dynamics between the two neighboring Slavic countries. The emergent theme has been Ukraine’s continuous desire for freedom and liberty and its repeated suppression by Russian imperial ambition.
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Dorothy Lazard, M.F.A. ‘99: What You Don't Know Will Make a Whole New World:
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Dr. Olya Samilenko: Ukrainian Air: How Sunny Sonechko Won:
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