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Community Programs

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

Community Classroom

Discover a new interest, discuss compelling subjects with peers and scholars, and gain new insights to apply to your day-to-day life… Whatever your motivation, our enrichment classes are meant to stimulate your mind and reawaken your curiosity.

Registration for our Spring 2022 Community Classroom Daytime Enrichment courses is now open!

Click on a course below to learn more or register.

 

In-Person Courses at the Friday Center

Are You Smarter than Your Smartphone? Basic Android 101 Training – April 26, April 28, & May 5

Are You Smarter than Your Smartphone? Basic iPhone 101 Training – April 12, April 14, & April 21

Art Appreciation: The Rhonda Wilkerson Art Collection – April 27

Ethics, Smethics! Ethics in an Age of Lies and Deceit – April 19 & April 21

Passport to Retirement: Real-World Financial Education for Current Retirees & Those Contemplating Retirement April 5 & April 7

 

Online Courses via Zoom

Buster Keaton: Existential Slapstick – May 11

Dante’s Paradiso: What in Heaven’s Name? – May 03

Deep Roots and Sturdy Branches of Country Music, Then and Now – April 27

Emeralds of Oz: Life Lessons from Over the Rainbow – April 13

Judge Parker Goes to Nuremberg: A Tar Heel’s Human Rights Journey – April 6

Soldier, Priest and God: A Life of Alexander the Great – April 20

The History of the Financial Crisis of 2008 – May 4 & April 5

The Origin of Baseball – April 12 & April 14

 

Black History Month

Registration for this event is full. 

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.

This year’s event in honor of Black History will be held February 27 at the Friday Conference Center. DLL will proudly present 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