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Climate Crisis: What Can We Do? An Earth Day Lecture

Join us for a very special Adult Education Series Earth Day lecture with Heide Estes introducing the topic of Climate Crisis: What Can We Do?

Climate crisis is real, and is constantly in the news, and triggers climate grief and climate anxiety. We need to take action, and fast … but how? We need change at all levels: individual, corporate, and governmental, and this lecture will provide strategies for how to engage in all three areas. You will learn about the importance of talking about climate with friends and family members, voting with climate change in mind, and disinvesting from fossil fuels — via your retirement fund, your workplace, anywhere you have influence. You will find out about ways you can change your diet, your home, and your transportation to lower your own carbon footprint, and provide an example to those people you’re talking with. You will learn about resources you can use to get educated, and to stay up to date with the latest developments. The important thing: do something, not nothing.

Free and open to the public, but registration is required. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation.

WANT TO LEARN MORE? – Register for Prof. Estes extended three-session Adult Education Course Climate Crisis: What Can We Do? for a deeper dive in to the topic. More here: www.monmouth.edu/mca/event/climate-crisis-what-can-we-do/

Writing Memoir (Advanced)

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Mar. 10, Mar. 17, and Mar. 24 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

This three-session virtual course taught by Mike Farragher (88) builds on the wildly popular Intro to Memoir Writing workshops with an emphasis on character development, dialogue, and scene setting that will make any story a page turner. Practical lessons are interspersed with writing prompts to get the creativity going during this 3 week course. No prior writing experience needed and all levels welcome!

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.

Writing Memoir (Advanced)

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Mar. 10, Mar. 17, and Mar. 24 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

This three-session virtual course taught by Mike Farragher (88) builds on the wildly popular Intro to Memoir Writing workshops with an emphasis on character development, dialogue, and scene setting that will make any story a page turner. Practical lessons are interspersed with writing prompts to get the creativity going during this 3 week course. No prior writing experience needed and all levels welcome!

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.

Writing Memoir (Advanced)

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Mar. 10, Mar. 17, and Mar. 24 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

This three-session virtual course taught by Mike Farragher (88) builds on the wildly popular Intro to Memoir Writing workshops with an emphasis on character development, dialogue, and scene setting that will make any story a page turner. Practical lessons are interspersed with writing prompts to get the creativity going during this 3 week course. No prior writing experience needed and all levels welcome!

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.

History of Slavery in New Jersey

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Feb. 17, Feb. 24, and Mar. 3 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

This three-session virtual course taught by Rick Geffken will cover the period of historic New Jersey slavery starting in the 1620s to the passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1865. Attendees will learn that New Jersey was the last northern state to agree to abolish slavery once and for all, after many furtive attempts. The course will highlight the enslavement of African Americans and Lenape Native Americans in Monmouth County. Runaway slave ads in newspapers, maps, and images of the enslaved and slaveholders will illustrate how endemic and important slavery was to the growth of the Garden State. Stories gathered from contemporary descendants of enslaved people will provide insight into a vital part of American history only now coming to public attention. Attendees will be introduced to the work of many scholars who have studied and published books on slavery in New Jersey.

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.

History of Slavery in New Jersey

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Feb. 17, Feb. 24, and Mar. 3 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

This three-session virtual course taught by Rick Geffken will cover the period of historic New Jersey slavery starting in the 1620s to the passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1865. Attendees will learn that New Jersey was the last northern state to agree to abolish slavery once and for all, after many furtive attempts. The course will highlight the enslavement of African Americans and Lenape Native Americans in Monmouth County. Runaway slave ads in newspapers, maps, and images of the enslaved and slaveholders will illustrate how endemic and important slavery was to the growth of the Garden State. Stories gathered from contemporary descendants of enslaved people will provide insight into a vital part of American history only now coming to public attention. Attendees will be introduced to the work of many scholars who have studied and published books on slavery in New Jersey.

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.

History of Slavery in New Jersey

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Feb. 17, Feb. 24, and Mar. 3 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

This three-session virtual course taught by Rick Geffken will cover the period of historic New Jersey slavery starting in the 1620s to the passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1865. Attendees will learn that New Jersey was the last northern state to agree to abolish slavery once and for all, after many furtive attempts. The course will highlight the enslavement of African Americans and Lenape Native Americans in Monmouth County. Runaway slave ads in newspapers, maps, and images of the enslaved and slaveholders will illustrate how endemic and important slavery was to the growth of the Garden State. Stories gathered from contemporary descendants of enslaved people will provide insight into a vital part of American history only now coming to public attention. Attendees will be introduced to the work of many scholars who have studied and published books on slavery in New Jersey.

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.

The Music of Stevie Wonder

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Jan. 27, Feb. 3, and Feb. 10 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Few musicians have shaped contemporary music as extensively as Stevie Wonder, a singer, songwriter, producer, and musician who bridges so many genres he has virtually created his own. From his beginnings as an 11-year-old prodigy signed to Motown to his unsurpassed run of masterpiece albums in the 1970s, Wonder has continually expanded the boundaries of soul and R&B.

This three-session virtual course taught by Kit O’Toole, traces the artistic development from his earliest days through his 1970s “classic period” and beyond. In addition, the class explores the chief influences on his distinctive style such as Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, and Tonto’s Exploding Head Band. Finally, Wonder’s vast impact on music will be studied through his influence on other artists.

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.

The Music of Stevie Wonder

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Jan. 27, Feb. 3, and Feb. 10 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Few musicians have shaped contemporary music as extensively as Stevie Wonder, a singer, songwriter, producer, and musician who bridges so many genres he has virtually created his own. From his beginnings as an 11-year-old prodigy signed to Motown to his unsurpassed run of masterpiece albums in the 1970s, Wonder has continually expanded the boundaries of soul and R&B.

This three-session virtual course taught by Kit O’Toole, traces the artistic development from his earliest days through his 1970s “classic period” and beyond. In addition, the class explores the chief influences on his distinctive style such as Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, and Tonto’s Exploding Head Band. Finally, Wonder’s vast impact on music will be studied through his influence on other artists.

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.

The Music of Stevie Wonder

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Jan. 27, Feb. 3, and Feb. 10 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Few musicians have shaped contemporary music as extensively as Stevie Wonder, a singer, songwriter, producer, and musician who bridges so many genres he has virtually created his own. From his beginnings as an 11-year-old prodigy signed to Motown to his unsurpassed run of masterpiece albums in the 1970s, Wonder has continually expanded the boundaries of soul and R&B.

This three-session virtual course taught by Kit O’Toole, traces the artistic development from his earliest days through his 1970s “classic period” and beyond. In addition, the class explores the chief influences on his distinctive style such as Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, and Tonto’s Exploding Head Band. Finally, Wonder’s vast impact on music will be studied through his influence on other artists.

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.