Conversations in Rocky River

Join Siegal Lifelong Learning for this new monthly luncheon series in a new location - the Normandy Senior Living: Breakwater Independent Living Apartments, 22701 Lake Road, Rocky River. Led by local university faculty and laypeople, this program provides participants an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations on contemporary topics.

Brian Clites
October 18|noon-1:30 p.m.

We’ve known about the clergy sexual abuse crisis for decades. So why hasn’t the church cleaned up its act? What changes do Catholics want to see the Pope make? In his presentation, Dr. Clites explains why the politics of the crisis are so daunting – from celibacy, to state laws, to the battle to control the Vatican.

John Grabowski
November 15|noon-1:30 p.m.

Fifty years have passed since the infamous fire on the Cuyahoga River. Dr. Grabowski will discuss the historical importance of the river to the development of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio and the gradual transitioning of the river from a transportation artery for industry to a lifestyle amenity.

Karen Laurence
December 13|noon-1:30 p.m.

The city of Corinth was one of the most important of the ancient Greek world, with a rich religious and mythological past. Sacked and rebuilt by the Romans in the second and first centuries BCE, Corinth was refounded as a Roman colony.