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Community Programs

DLL is proud to offer several programs in service to the Chapel Hill community and beyond.

Community Classroom

Fall is in the air with crisp autumn breezes, changing leaves and opportunities to re-engage through Digital and Lifelong Learning at the Friday Center!  Discover a new interest, discuss compelling subjects with peers and scholars, gain new skills and try new things.  Whatever your motivation, our enrichment classes are meant to stimulate your mind and reawaken your curiosity.  Invest in yourself at the Friday Center, where the learning never stops!

Registration for our Fall 2022 Community Classroom Daytime Enrichment courses is now open!
Most classes meet either Wednesday (single-session) or Tuesdays and Thursdays (double-session) from 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. EST. Classes will meet in-person or via Zoom video conferencing software. See each course for details.

Fees range from $15-$45 per course.

Registration required. Zoom meeting link provided for online courses prior to the course start date.
Single Session Courses: $15 online; $25 in-person
Double Session Courses: $25 online; $35 in-person
Three-session Courses: (Are U Smarter Than Your Smart Phone? iPhone/Android) $45 in-person

Click on a course below to learn more or register.

 

In-Person Courses at the Friday Center

Passport to Retirement: Real World Financial Education for Current Retirees and Those Contemplating Retirement Oct. 4 & Oct. 6

Are You Smarter Than Your Smart Phone?  Basic iPhone 101 Training – Oct. 11 & Oct. 20

Basic Zentangle 101 – Oct. 13 & Oct. 20

Ethics, Smethics!  Ethics in an Age of Lies and Deceit – Oct. 18 & Oct. 20

Oasis, North Carolina – Nov. 1 & Nov. 3

Are You Smarter Than Your Smart Phone?  Basic Android 101 Training – Nov.1, Nov. 3 & Nov. 10

Art Appreciation: Relax…reflect…take a slow look – Nov. 9

 

Online Courses via Zoom

Racism in Economics and the Economy – Oct. 4 & Oct. 6

The Science of Ha! – Oct. 19

 

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY:  Cancellation must be received in writing at least one week before the start of classes. Participants will be issued a refund, less a $10 administrative fee. (Please contact Student Services, at stuserv@unc.edu)

Participant substitutions are welcome. If you cannot attend, please contact us with the name of the individual who will take your place.

 


Black History Month

Mike Wiley at gravesite of Henry D. Marrow holding a book and looking at the camera.
Mike Wiley is an actor in Durham, North Carolina, who is performing a one man play about the murder of Henry D. Marrow Jr.. Wiley is photographed at the gravesite of Marrow on July 15, 2008.

Each year, DLL offers a free event to the community in honor of Black history, hosted at the Friday Center.

In 2022, we presented Mike Wiley’s production of Blood Done Sign My Name.

In Blood Done Sign My Name, Mike Wiley brings to life the recollections of author Tim Tyson surrounding the 1970 murder of Henry “Dickie” Marrow in Oxford, NC and the events that followed. Marrow, who was black, was chased from a local store by three white men after he reportedly made a crude remark to one of the men’s wives. They brutally beat Marrow then killed him with a bullet to the head in view of multiple witnesses. Despite the eyewitness reports, an all-white jury acquitted the men. The town’s black community responded with an uprising that destroyed downtown businesses and several tobacco warehouses holding millions of dollars in harvested crops. Tyson, who was a ten-year-old child in Oxford at the time, recounts how the conflagration of events shaped his life and offers all of us an opportunity to examine our own roles in the complex and often confusing racial fabric of America.

 

Previous events have included:
2021 – Voices for Justice: Virtual performance of Dar He – The Lynching of Emmett Till by Mike Wiley
2020 – Voices for Equality: Breach of Peace – 1961 Freedom Fighters Movement by Mike Wiley
2019 – Voices for Change: The Fire of Freedom by Mike Wiley
2018 – Voices of Freedom: Music and the Civil Rights Movement by Mary D. Williams
2017 – Voices of Healing: The Langston Hughes Project by Ron McCurdy