Winter/Spring 2021 Presentations

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We have a special treat for our music lovers on January 11, 2021. Wojciech (pronounced VOY-teck) Milewski, the Artistic Director of the Summerville Orchestra will talk to us about the Music of Charleston. Think of this as a fun Music Appreciation class on steroids, taught by a high energy entertaining teacher.
Mr. Milewski has graciously provided responses to questions we did not get to and has also provided a copy of his presentation.
January 18, 2021 we will not have CCR. This is a day we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On January 25, 2021 in preparation for Chinese New Year, which this year is on February 12, 2021, we will welcome Wei Ma, the Director of Charleston Chinese Language Center. Wei Ma will help us appreciate The Chinese New Year: Celebrations and Traditions. Ever wondered why red is an important color in Chinese celebrations?
Diana Barth will return on February 1, 2021 to give us a Preview of the Winter/Spring 2021 CALL Classes.
You may have been fortunate enough to have seen Ty Collins in his position as Historical Interpreter at Middleton Place National Historic Site or The Charleston Museum. If you have you will be looking forward to seeing him again on February 8, 2021. If not, you will find his presentation African Roots: Southern Plantations informative.
Matthew Nowlin is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the College of Charleston. Dr. Nowlin’s research and teaching focus is on environmental and energy policy and politics. Dr. Nowlin will talk to us about policy approaches to Climate Changes on February 15, 2021.
The Orangeburg Massacre was one of the most violent episodes of the Southern civil rights movement. Cleveland Sellers Jr. survived that massacre. On February 22, 2021 our speaker Adam Parker, Arts and Culture Editor at the Post and Courier, will tell us about Outside Agitator: The Civil Rights Struggle of Cleveland Sellers Jr.
Adam has graciously answered the many questions that he was not able to get to during his presentation.
Shawn Halifax is the Cultural History Interpretation Coordinator for Charleston County Parks at McLeod Plantation Historic Site and Caw Caw Interpretive Center. On March 1, 2021 he will explain why Caw Caw Interpretive Center is a unique site where nature and history come together in the ethical interpretation of slavery and its legacies.
Shawn has graciously provided responses to questions we did not get to during his presentation.
Ty Collins, Historical Interpreter at Middleton Place National Historic Site and The Charleston Museum, returns on March 8, 2021 to conclude his story of African Roots: Southern Plantations.
Ty has graciously provided responses to questions we did not get to during his presentation plus additional material.
Did you think that only men were patriots during the Revolutionary War? Then you may be surprised to learn about Rebecca Brewton Motte: Revolutionary Heroine. Our next speaker Alexia Jones Helsley, Senior Instructor of History and University Archivist at University of South Carolina Aiken will explore the life of wealthy, well connected Charlestonian Rebecca Brewton Motte. Join us March 15, 2021 to learn about this little-known heroine.
After a successful career in real estate in such faraway places as London, Milan, Dubai and Qatar, British adventurer, Harry Farthing, retired and was tempted to move to Charleston by his American wife. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and has summited many of the world’s iconic mountains. His debut novel, Summit, was well received. On March 22, 2021 he will talk about his second novel The Ghost Moths.
March 29, 2021 No CCR for the observance of Passover.

Would you like to meet Emily Dickinson? April 5, 2021 we will have a special guest Emily Dickinson, when Humanities Out Loud Presents Emily Dickinson. Scholar and Performer, Debra Conner, from the South Carolina Humanities Speakers Bureau will present her portrayal of Emily Dickinson.
This program is sponsored by South Carolina Humanities, a not-for-profit organization; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage.
A lifetime of unique experiences and interesting connections have delivered you to this exact moment in time. On April 12, 2021 join Tish Voit, Executive Director of Bliss Spiritual Co-op in a lively discussion, Bliss Spiritual Co-op: A Place Where Dreams Are Realized, exploring how to increase your joy.
April 19, 2021   Clare Burton, online nutrition coach, owner of Clar-e-ty, will help us understand what foods we should eat or not eat in her talk Healthy Eating Simplified.  And you won’t have to just stick to salads.
Clare has graciously answered the many questions that she was not able to get to during her presentation.
She studied under James Dickey and was mentored by Pat Conroy. Writing doesn’t get any more Southern than that. Ellen Malphrus, Professor of English, Department of English, Theater, and Interdisciplinary Studies at University of South Carolina Beaufort will talk to us on April 26, 2021 about Untying the Moon: James Dickey and Pat Conroy as Literary Mentors.
On May 3, 2021 we wrap up our speaker series with Brian Hicks, Post and Courier columnist and author. Brian is a popular speaker for CCR. He has won numerous journalist awards. Brian will help us understand What’s Going On?? or maybe not.
May 10, 2021 will be our CCR  Annual Meeting & Elections