The third Friday Stepping Out Luncheon will take place at 12:30 pm on Friday, March 18th, at Rasa Malaysia, 410 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill. Please contact Sonia Hanker by Wednesday evening, March 16th, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend.
The class on Weather, Climate, and the Future led by Frank Binkowski will NOT meet on Wednesday, March 16th. Classes will resume on Wednesday, March 23rd.
Peer Learning will sponsor a talk open to the public with Atty. Alan Ziegler, legal counsel to the Brain Preservation Foundation (brainpreservation.org) discussing whether human aging must be accepted as an inevitable stage of life, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 11, in the Binkley Church lounge, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill.
He will ask if there is another view that thinks about treatment and cures. Do we understand aging enough to be active about it, and if that is possible, should we? Would there be negative consequences for ourselves, our families, and society in general that should be weighed against the obvious benefits?
Ziegler is a former president of the Yale Law School Alumni Association of N.J. and is on the legal advisory board of the Lifeboat Association (lifeboat.com). In addition to extensive business law experience, he was a Director of the Institute of New Dimensions and a Director of the Converging Technologies Bar Association and was an active member of the World Transhumanist Association and of the World Future Society. He participated in conferences where he gave many lectures on legal issues arising from emerging technologies. This past year, he has presented a course at Peer Learning on the social, economic and political implications of some of these exponentially advancing technologies, including advances in medical biotechnology. 919-942-3044 (peerlearningofchapelhill.com)
Hope to see you all at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 11th, in the Binkley Church lounge, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill.
Carole Breckinridge, Peer Learning webmaster