Group to discuss stories of challenge, courage in the Middle East

Case Western Reserve University, through its Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, is once again offering an eight-week book discussion course in Bay Village. The course will be held on Mondays, Jan. 16 through March 6, and meets at Bay United Methodist Church, 29931 Lake Road. Classes run from 10-11:30 a.m. 

The participants are engaging, curious and interesting adults, both men and women. It is a non-credit, no exam, no papers required course led by Barbara Parr, an experienced discussion facilitator. A syllabus is provided and discussion follows from the readings, which usually generate diverse and insightful conversations.

Our books this semester are "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali; "A Fort of Nine Towers" by Qais Akbar Omar; and "An Afghan Family Story (I Am Malala)" by Malala Yousafzai. These are all accountings of courage in the face of daunting challenge. All are inspirational stories set in the real world of today.  

The cost? For those who pay an annual Siegal membership fee ($36) the cost is $82. For non-Siegal members, the cost is $97. In addition, there is a 10 percent discount for members of the Association for Continuing Education, alumnae of CWRU, and retired or current faculty and staff of CWRU. For more information contact class coordinator Marianne Wagner at 440-808-0076, or Lorraine Nelson at the CWRU office, 216-368-5145. Enrollment can also be done online at

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 10:14 AM, 01.10.2017