Daily Archives: March 2, 2021

Three Stories About the Fall 2020 LLI Course “Who, Us? What White People Can Do to Face Racial Injustice and Build a More Just America”

Story 1 – Eleanor Wieder

In the spring of 2020, I was quarantined with my children and grandchildren. Without thinking about it, in a conversation, I used the phrase “Are you out of your cotton-picking mind!” My kids (like adult children do) immediately called me out on the origins of the phrase.

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LLI Grows Up


Tom Esposito, who was LLI President from July 2016 to July 2020, also served as First Vice President the prior year and as Treasurer for the four years before that. In all, his nine-year tenure on Council stretched from mid-year 2011 until mid-year 2020 — almost half of LLI’s lifetime as an organization.

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