SAGE Lecture series wraps in December

Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment (SAGE), an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley for adults age 55 and older, will finish its fall lecture series on Friday, Dec. 4.

Each SAGE session is held on a Friday and begins with coffee at 10:30 a.m., the featured speaker at 11 a.m., and is followed by lunch at noon. All SAGE lectures are held in room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley located at 2809 Saucon Valley Road in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Originally scheduled for an earlier date, on Dec. 4 Michele Ramsey, associate professor of communication arts and sciences and women’s studies at Penn State Berks, will present “Enacting Racism: Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill, Character and the Constitution.”

Ramsey will discuss the rhetorical strategies used by Justice Thomas to discredit Professor Hill and her allegations of sexual harassment. The discussion will also focus on the implications of Thomas’s rhetorical strategies for his nomination, the media construction of Anita Hill and public perceptions of the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace.

The cost per lecture is $20. Lunch is included. To register, contact Diane McAloon at 610-285-5066 or

The mission of SAGE is to encourage intellectual and cultural enrichment for seniors, 55 and older, by providing a stimulating college-level lecture, workshop and seminar environment through a self-funded, self-directed and member-driven program.

Last Updated November 17, 2015