Social Sciences


Peoples of the South Bay Area Series
OLLI is pleased to continue our Peoples of the South Bay Area Series with three more population groups; Panamanian, African American (2 sessions), and Hawaiian. We begin the Fall with Panamanians in the South Bay in September, followed by African Americans in the development of the City of Carson and its educational system, and Hawaiians in the South Bay in October. Each presentation will focus on the achievements and contributions of these Peoples of the South Bay. We anticipate they will engage us in lively discussion and factual dialogue that will enhance our knowledge and appreciation for how the South Bay Area has developed and evolved through the years.


Panamanians in the South Bay

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 1:30 - 3:30pm
Catherine Smith and Joan Bonner, former Residents of Panama and current Residents of Carson. Joan is an OLLI Ambassador.



African Americans in Carson (2 sessions)
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, from 1:30 - 3:30pm
Gil Smith, former Mayor, City of Carson will present the highlights of events leading up to the 1968 incorporation of the City of Carson and the vast development of the “Jewel of the South Bay” and Betty Addison, Chairperson, Women’s Issues Commission will discuss the importance of volunteers as key to the successful development of the City of Carson.


Tuesday, October16, 2012 from 1:30 - 3:30pm
Mary Anne O’Neal, Former Councilwoman, and Presiding Queen Mother of the Fannie Lou Hamer Society, CSUDH will speak on the implementation and challenges of the City of Carson’s educational system: Los Angeles and Compton Unified District.



Hawaiians in the South Bay
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 9:30 - 11:30am
(Please note time change!)
Jane Ka’ala & Victor Kaiwi Pang, Pacific Islander Health Partnership (PIHP) will present their work since 2003 as part of a nonprofit organization of Native Hawaiian Pacific Island (NHPI) volunteers serving the Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders to reduce islanders’ health disparities and improve their well being. Jane is a retired registered nurse, and Victor is a retired engineer.

3 Tuesdays, September 18; October 2, 16, • 1:30 - 3:30pm and
1 Tuesday, October 23, 9:30 - 11:30am Please note time changes!
Extended Education Classroom Building, EE-1205
Fee: $15
NLLL 155 Section 03, Course No. 42737



Part 1 Introduction Monday, October 29, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Join OLLI member, Norma Bates, as she shares her knowledge of the field of genealogy. In this “how to” class you will learn where to begin on your journey tracing your ancestors generation by generation. Students need to bring a notebook and pen!
Part 2 Understanding and Exploring the 1940 Census: Monday,
November 5, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Part 3 Genealogy Computer Workshop Wednesday,
November 7, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Instructor:Norma Bates, OLLI member
Mondays, October 29 and November 5; Wednesday, November 7
All classes 1:30 - 3:30pm
Extended Education Classroom Building, EE-1205, Parts 1 & 2;
EE - 1202, Part 3
Fee: $15
NLLL 155 Section 01, Course No. 42735