W19-38 Miscarriage of Justice: Wrongful Convictions

Starts from: 1/15/2019
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

$95.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-38
  • Duration
    8
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

As many as 10,000 “factually innocent” individuals may be wrongfully convicted of serious offenses and incarcerated in the U.S. every year. In this course, we will explore this disturbing issue and address its various causes. They include mistaken identifications, coerced confessions, flawed forensics, false jailhouse snitch testimony, poor legal representation, police misconduct, and the prosecution’s failure to provide exculpatory evidence to the defense. Possible remedies to reduce such miscarriages of justice will also be covered, along with some of the post-exoneration experiences of those released from prison after being determined to be innocent. We will use the book “When Justice Fails: Causes and Consequences of Wrongful Convictions,” (2018) by Robert Norris, Catherine Bonventre, and James Acker; available from online vendors.

Rick Steinmann is a retired criminal justice professor with a long-term interest in wrongful convictions. He has taught several seminars on the topic, including to undergraduates at the University of South Florida. He earned a bachelor’s in sociology, a master’s in criminal justice, and has a J.D. degree. ricksteinmann@sbcglobal.net

W19-37 Wisdom of the Enneagram I; Wisdom of the Enneagram II

Starts from: 1/15/2019
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

$95.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-37
  • Duration
    8
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The Wisdom of the Enneagram goes way beyond just understanding our personality types. Once we understand the concepts of personality typing, this information helps us make a clearer connection between our personality types and our “essence” and aspects of our non-dual self. Through exercises, activities, and discussions, the course will help us see through the veils of personality structures and how personality limits our “experience” and contracts our qualities of “being.”

Mark Stuart has a bachelor’s from Long Island University and a master’s in counseling and psychological services from Springfield College (MA). A former teacher and businessman specializing in retirement planning, his experience prompted a keen interest in personality types and led him to study the Enneagram system.

SP19-33 Enneagram

Starts from: 3/13/2019
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$95.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    SP19-33
  • Duration
    8
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

SP19-33 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I & WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II Wednesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 13-May 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Stuart The Wisdom of the Enneagram goes way beyond just understanding our personality types. Once we understand the concepts of personality typing, this information helps us make a clearer connection between our personality types and our “essence” and aspects of our non-dual self. Through exercises, activities, and discussions, the course will help us see through the veils of personality structures and how personality limits our “experience” and contracts our qualities of “being.” Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

Mark Stuart has a bachelor’s from Long Island University (NY) and a master’s degree in counseling and psychological services from Springfield College (MA). A former teacher and businessman specializing in retirement planning, his experience prompted a keen interest in personality types and led him to study the Enneagram system. (p. 50)

SP19-07 Locked Up: Justice Denied

Starts from: 3/11/2019
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    SP19-07
  • Duration
    6
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Can you imagine being accused of a crime you did not commit and serving decades behind bars? Since 1992, more than 350 people have been exonerated using DNA. Many of those people were on Death Row. This course will explore the tireless work of The Innocence Project of Florida and some of the cases they have won. Using short films, as well as scholarly articles, you will learn about the flaws of our criminal justice system and how an innocent person can be wrongly incarcerated.

Harriet Hendel taught children with learning disabilities for 30 years. Harriet has been a mentor in Sarasota for 14 years. She is on the Board of Directors of The Innocence Project of Florida. In her spare time, she visits and writes to people in prison. hendels2@aol.com

W19-43 The Weird, The Wacky, The Wonderful: An Exploration of Cultural Differences Across the Globe

Starts from: 1/16/2019
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

$95.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-43
  • Duration
    8
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The best travel writers don’t merely describe popular, exotic foreign destinations. Rather, as detectives, historians, and anthropologists, they open a window onto our strange, seedy, and wonderful world, bringing us unique insights into our own culture. Transport yourself “beyond? in this stimulating seminar (one article each week). Some provocative recent articles: (1) a first-person trekking account of the dramatic changes in Greenland’s biosystem and topography from receding glaciers; and (2) how the “epidemic” of facial cosmetic surgery in S. Korea is a surprising legacy of the Korean War and, oddly, has even older historical roots in Korea.

Garry Grossman is a professor of law, an attorney, and a former software developer. His formal training in facilitating and public speaking make him a popular and engaging teacher and discussion leader. grossmangs@gmail.com

W19-51 Justice Around the World

Starts from: 1/30/2019
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-51
  • Duration
    6
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

It is often said that our criminal justice system is broken and flawed. How does it compare to other countries around the world? We will study approaches to criminal justice in several nations through films, a segment on “60 Minutes,” and scholarly research articles. Connecticut is now experimenting with a new program in two of its prisons in collaboration with the Vera Institute of Justice and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Let’s compare other systems to ours and decide if we can benefit from inroads made by other Western nations. Bring your questions and comments to this interactive class.

Harriet Hendel taught children with learning disabilities for 30 years. Harriet has been a mentor in Sarasota for 14 years. She is on the Board of Directors of The Innocence Project of Florida. In her spare time, she visits and writes to people in prison. hendels2@aol.com

W19-27 This Was Their Lives

Starts from: 1/29/2019
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$90

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-27
  • Duration
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

W19-27 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: OLLI Instructors In this course, we will revisit the lives of history makers from all walks of life. Our journey will lead to discoveries that include their unknown accomplishments and secret failings. We can expect to meet politicos, geniuses, athletes, the Hollywood elite as well as those with connections to the arts, science, literature, and more. Join us for a peek into the lives of the “Who’s Who” among the famous and infamous! Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

Signature City Sarasota: “America’s Best Small City”

Starts from: 2/24/2019

$1,949

Campus Location
Road Scholar
Lido Beach Resort, 700 Benjamin Franklin Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    roadscholar
  • Course Code
    19350
  • Duration
    1 - weeks
  • School
    Road Scholar
  • Class Day(s)
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Become immersed in fascinating Sarasota on this discovery of the cultural capital of Florida’s west coast. Learn about John and Mable Ringling, Marie Selby’s Botanical Gardens and the habitats of several native Florida reptiles during a private showing by wildlife specialists. Float through Sarasota Bay, walk with an expert through the annual Season of Sculptures exhibit and close with a play at the Asolo Repertory Theater. For more specific information on the itinerary, accommodations, and meals that are included please visit the website for this program. Cost: DBL $1,949 SGL $2,769

Signature City Sarasota: “America’s Best Small City”

Starts from: 3/24/2019

$1,899

Campus Location
Road Scholar
Lido Beach Resort, 700 Benjamin Franklin Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    roadscholar
  • Course Code
    19350
  • Duration
    1 - weeks
  • School
    Road Scholar
  • Class Day(s)
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Become immersed in fascinating Sarasota on this discovery of the cultural capital of Florida’s west coast. Learn about John and Mable Ringling, Marie Selby’s Botanical Gardens and the habitats of several native Florida reptiles during a private showing by wildlife specialists. Float through Sarasota Bay, walk with an expert through the annual Season of Sculptures exhibit and close with a play at the Asolo Repertory Theater. For more specific information on the itinerary, accommodations, and meals that are included please visit the website for this program. Cost: DBL $1,899 SGL $2,719

Signature City Sarasota: “America’s Best Small City”

Starts from: 10/20/2019

$1,599

Campus Location
Road Scholar
Lido Beach Resort, 700 Benjamin Franklin Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    roadscholar
  • Course Code
    19350
  • Duration
    1 - weeks
  • School
    Road Scholar
  • Class Day(s)
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Become immersed in fascinating Sarasota on this discovery of the cultural capital of Florida’s west coast. Learn about John and Mable Ringling, Marie Selby’s Botanical Gardens and the habitats of several native Florida reptiles during a private showing by wildlife specialists. Float through Sarasota Bay, walk with an expert through the annual Season of Sculptures exhibit and close with a play at the Asolo Repertory Theater. For more specific information on the itinerary, accommodations, and meals that are included please visit the website for this program. Cost:DBL $1,599 SGL $2,189