Learning Before Lunch

2021 programs will be virtual due to COVID-19 concerns. Please scroll down for the schedule.


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We will return to live meetings at a future date.

A speaker series offering thought-provoking programs and a chance to meet new friends

Are you an active adult interested in lifelong learning... a retiree eager to expand your social network... a student of life looking to expand your horizons?

Learning Before Lunch is a monthly series of talks designed to spark meaningful conversations about the local community of New Orleans. Come together with friends and neighbors to hear entertaining and well-informed speakers discuss their passions: captivating explorations of the people and places that make New Orleans one of the world's most interesting cities.

Learning Before Lunch enters the new decade with a wide range of speakers and topics of interest to the general community. The monthly speakers we are lining up for 2021 include authors, musicians, scientists, artists, economists, and a host of other talented individuals with fascinating stories to tell.

Join us on the second Thursday of each month via Zoom for an entertaining hour with our featured speaker. 

Speakers begin at 10:00 Central Time; end at 11:00


March 11th 
Behind the Photographs 
Cheryl Gerber
Freelance Journalist and Documentary Photographer 
 Photographer Cheryl Gerber will discuss the making of her latest book “Cherchez La Femme: New Orleans Women,’’ as well some of the stories and challenges behind her  photographs. Join us to hear about the amazing people and the incredible events that she has photographed over her 30-year-career as a photographer in her native New Orleans.
April 8th 
Conserving Biodiversity Under Climate Change 
Nicky Anthony
Professor, Biological Sciences, UNO 
 Dr. Nicky Anthony’s research interests in evolutionary biology and conservation genetics have led her to the lowlands of Central Africa, islands in the Caribbean, and closer to home in Louisiana. Dr. Anthony will outline the goals and findings of an international conservation effort in Central Africa. She also will describe a collaborative venture between UNO and the Audubon Nature Institute to improve wildlife sustainability in threatened ecosystems.
May 14th 
To Be Announced
Thursday of
each month
Zoom session opens  at 9:45 Central
Lecture ends at 11:00
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