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Adult Education Series: Writing Memoir

This three-session virtual course provides attendees with an introduction to basic modes for telling the stories of their lives. Working in a supportive workshop setting, students will enjoy engaging, wide-ranging discussion about the joys and challenges of bringing their memories to life. Instructor: Mike Farragher, Monmouth University alumnus and author of numerous works of fiction and memoir.

$50 (for three sessions)

Hispanic Heritage Month

Online

Each year, Monmouth University observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Join the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee for our month-long virtual event series including critical dialogues, performances, scholarship, and speakers including legendary labor rights organizer and feminist activist Dolores Huerta (president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation).

Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Jordy Rosenberg’s Confessions of the Fox

Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack and Michael Thomas, each month we’ll explore a different novel. All you have to do is Zoom in and join the discussion!

This month’s novel is Jordy Rosenberg’s Confessions of the Fox.  Set in the eighteenth-century London underworld Confessions of the Fox is a bawdy, genre-bending novel that reimagines the life of thief and jailbreaker Jack Sheppard to tell a profound story about gender, love, and liberation. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation.

Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Urban Bachata: The Black History of Bachata Dance

Online

Join Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Inc. and Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Incorporated, for this interactive history of Bachata dance. The program will also include live dance instruction. […]

ArtNOW Art+Feminism Wikipedia-Edit-a-thon

Wikipedia is a worldwide collaborative encyclopedia project made up of a globalized network of volunteers who give their time to edit the site. Within this globalized network, there still lacks a diversity of voices. “In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female; more recent research puts that number at 16% globally and 23% in the United States.”  (Mandiberg, M., Prajapati, S., & Schrock, R., 2020). Who contributes to a database matters. Especially when in 2015, that database was “the 7th most visited website in the world” (Paling, E., 2015). A 2011 study from the Pew Research Center, shows that “the more educated someone is, the more likely he or she is to consult Wikipedia. Almost 70 percent of Americans with college degrees read Wikipedia” (Paling, E., 2015). If college-educated people and students are using Wikipedia as a main source of information, there is an argument for students learning how to edit and contribute to the online encyclopedia that they use.

Free and open to the public

QUENCH: Global Studies: Latino, Latinx, and Caribbean Cultures in the United States, Lecture and Dialogue with Dr. Luis Mora-Ballesteros

Online

QUENCH your thirst for knowledge in this engaging lecture and critical dialogue by Monmouth University faculty member, Dr. Luis Mora-Ballesteros. This lecture pursues to provide an understanding of the global achievements in the field of literature and cultures of Latin America, on being cognizant of some contributions of Latinos, Latinx, and Carribeans that trace their roots to speaking-Spanish counties in Central and South America and the Caribbean, and how their works have made possible to enrich the United States society and culture in the last decade.

Life Is What Happens: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy

In this interactive, multimedia talk, Kenneth Womack traces the story behind John Lennon’s remarkable 1980 comeback album with wife Yoko Ono. Along the way, Womack explores the powerful, life-affirming story of the former Beatle's renaissance after five years of self-imposed retirement. Lennon's final pivotal year would climax in several moments of creative triumph as he rediscovered his artistic self in dramatic fashion. Womack’s presentation is drawn from his forthcoming book John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life.

Free and open to the public

Ask a Recent Alum Series Part 1 – Featuring Jamee Shea ’13

Online

This month’s edition of our Ask a Recent Alum Series features Jamee Shea ’13, who utilized her Monmouth experience with HawkTV, internship at iHeartRadio, and networking with a fellow Monmouth Hawk to land her dream job as editor at CBS Television Network. In this webinar, Jamee will share her advice on how to use networking as a skill to be successful.

Salt of the Earth – Virtual Panel Discussion

Join us for a zoom discussion of the film Salt of the Earth (2014), a riveting documentary about the Brazilian social photographer Sebastiao Salgado and his mission to document the destructive impact of unfettered industrial exploitation of natural resources and human relations from the late 1960s on, and his own recent efforts to regenerate the rain forest in his native land. The film is available for streaming on a number of platforms including Amazon Prime and YouTube (for rent or purchase). When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation.

Free and open to the public but registration is required.