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Race, Racism and Education

Online

Dr. Jose Aybar, Past-President of Richard J. Daley College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, will give a 40 minute virtual seminar on Race, Racism and Education, followed by […]

History of Motown

Virtual

In 1959, a young songwriter named Berry Gordy started a record company with an $800 loan from his family. That company, Motown, would not only become the first Black-owned label to reach widespread national success; it would substantially transform music and culture.  This three-week course explores the evolution of the label, from its beginnings through its 1960s heyday featuring acts like the Supremes, the Four Tops, and the Temptations. The 1970s brought political statements, youthful pop, and disco, while the 1980s ushered in funk and smooth R&B. Through multimedia presentations and discussions, this three-session virtual course, taught by Kit O’Toole, will cover all these eras, enhancing understanding of Motown’s history and enduring legacy. 

$50 (for three sessions)

Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: George Harrison: All Things Must Pass

Virtual

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature George Harrison: All Things Must Pass

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

Policing in Communities of Color

Live Over Zoom

A Conversation on Police Violence, Black Lives Matter, and Police Reform. Panelists Lorenzo M. Boyd, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized leader in police-community relations and an authority on urban policing. […]

TUESDAY NIGHT WORLD MUSIC RECORD CLUB: Anoushka Shankar’s Love Letters

Virtual

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event featuring Anoushka Shankar's Love Letters will be hosted by Monmouth University Professor Meghan Hynson and is cosponsored by the Institute for Global Understanding.

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

Writing Memoir

Virtual

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. AN ADDITIONAL COURSE HAS BEEN ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!! March 11 - 25 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM. 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)