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Immigration Perils: Report from the Last Line of Defense

Thursday, January 25
4:30 - 6:30 PM
Life Sciences Center 100 - Hanover, NH

"This neighborhood tells us that this is not home. It wants us to move on or go back to our home country. But then, it wants us to stay here too, to do the backbreaking work no one else wants to do." (The grandfather from the new novel, "Rickie Trujillo.")

This special lecture by an accomplished educator with 30 years of experience teaching a primarily immigrant population in Los Angeles, will detail some of the enormous challenges faced by Mexican and Central American immigrants in the USA today. Nicholas Bradley has captured the story of one teenage boy from a struggling immigrant family in his new, award-winning novel. The narrative is drawn from actual events in the streets of Rickie's neighborhood and from Bradley's experience in all levels of secondary school. Bradley will read selected excerpts from the novel, which will be available for sale and signing.

Nicholas Bradley taught English and ESL (English as a second language) in two schools in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. Before teaching he worked as a road musician, truck driver, messenger and pianist. He has published fiction in the RED Cedar Review, conducted interviews with renowned jazz and classical musicians and has received national recognition for two short stories . He is now retired and lives in North Carolina.

This event is free and open to the public.

Unite America: Bridging the Nation's Political Chasm?

Wednesday, February 14
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Haldeman 041 - Hanover, NH

This special lecture will explain the background and mission of a grassroots organization founded and chaired by Dartmouth economist Charlie Wheelan with the goal of overcoming political gridlock by electing centrist independents to state and federal offices. The Centrist project, recently renamed "Unite America," aims to reform the political system, not as a traditional third party, but as the first "Unparty," appealing to Republicans, Democrats and independents who feel left behind by traditional parties and who want leaders to work together to get things done.

Charlie Wheelan is a senior lecturer and policy fellow at Dartmouth's Rockefeller Center. A Dartmouth grad ('88), he holds a Master's degree in Public Affairs from Princeton and a PhD in public policy from the University of Chicago. He formerly worked as Midwest correspondent for The Economist and is the author of several popular books on economics – The Naked Economist: Undressing the Dismal Science, among them – as well as The Centrist Manifesto.

If time permits during the discussion period, Charlie will relate a few key experiences from (a) a year-long world tour he, his wife Leah and their three school-age children had last year and (b) a more recent trip to Liberia with a class of Dartmouth students.

This event is free and open to the public.

OSHER@Dartmouth at the Movies

Great Films 2017 Series

OSHER@Dartmouth members and their friends receive free admission! Don't forget to wear your name badge.

Stay tuned for future dates.


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Last Updated: 1/19/18