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OLLI’s Spring Open House

Berkshire Community College 1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA

Showcasing our Spring 2021 classes & instructors Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 3:3o pm Eastern Online via Zoom (link to be sent to registrants) Whether you are brand new to OLLI at BCC or a seasoned member of our learning community, you'll enjoy hearing from our terrific instructors and getting a sneak peek of our Spring Semester of non-credit classes at our online open house. No tests, no grades, just learning for the love of learning! Join us Tuesday, March 2nd at 3:30 pm EST to hear more about our spring classes from their instructors. Our spring semester runs from March 22 through

Free

Are Conspiracy Theories Out to Get Us?

Berkshire Community College 1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA

The OLLI Distinguished Speakers Series presents Berkshire Community College Professor Chris Laney: Conspiracism has been with us since the Puritans believed the Devil was conspiring with witches in Salem.  Though conspiracy theories have at times been seen as harmless or even fun, recent events show how dangerous they can be.  We’ll look briefly at the way conspiracy theories have developed in American history, and at some frameworks for recognizing conspiracism and pushing back against its most pernicious variants. Chris Laney teaches history at Berkshire Community College.  Alarmed by the growing trend of conspiracism in the United States, in 2009 he began

$10 – $15

Mistrust: A Conversation on Harnessing Technology for the Public Good

Berkshire Community College 1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA

With Ethan Zuckerman, author of the new book Mistrust: Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them, and Nicholas Carr, author of the newly reissued The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains Tuesday, February 9th at 7pm EST via Zoom Free & open to all; RSVPs required Co-sponsored by 1Berkshire and the Berkshire Innovation Center The rise of mistrust is provoking a crisis for representative democracy—solutions lie in the endless creativity of social movements. Join us online February 9th for an interactive live discussion with Ethan Zuckerman, founder of the Institute for Digital Public Infrastructure at the University of Massachusetts

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