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January 2022
The Music of Stevie Wonder
Jan 27 - Feb 10, 2022
1/27 at 7:30 PM2/3 at 7:30 PM2/10 at 7:30 PM Virtual

Adult Education Series

The Music of Stevie Wonder

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.

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

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February 2022
Shoplifters Virtual Panel Discussion
Wed Feb 9, 2022
7:30 PM Virtual

World Cinema Series

Shoplifters Virtual Panel Discussion

Join us for a World Cinema Series zoom discussion illuminating the theme “Living on the Edge: Displacement, Identity, and Resilience” by analyzing the message and impact of the 2018 film, Shoplifters. Shoplifters is a 2018 Japanese drama film directed, written and edited by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Starring Lily Franky and Sakura Ando, it is about a family that relies on shoplifting to cope with a life of poverty.

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History of Slavery in New Jersey
Feb 17 - Mar 3, 2022
2/17 at 7:30 PM2/24 at 7:30 PM3/3 at 7:30 PM

Adult Education Series

History of Slavery in New Jersey

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.

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

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March 2022
For Sama Virtual Discussion
Wed Mar 9, 2022
7:30 PM Virtual

World Cinema Series

For Sama Virtual Discussion

Join us for a World Cinema Series zoom discussion illuminating the theme “Living on the Edge: Displacement, Identity, and Resilience” by analyzing the message and impact of the For Sama (Syria, 2019).
FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

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Writing Memoir (Advanced)
Mar 10 - 24, 2022
3/10 at 7:30 PM3/17 at 7:30 PM3/24 at 7:30 PM Virtual

Adult Education Series

Writing Memoir (Advanced)

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!

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

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What’s in a Song?
Mar 31 - Apr 14, 2022
3/31 at 7:30 PM4/7 at 7:30 PM4/14 at 7:30 PM Virtual

Adult Education Series

What’s in a Song?

This three session virtual course, taught by Aaron Furgason, will explore why we love the songs that we do and dismiss so many others. The class will explore the production and elements of a hit song, the influence of record labels on the production of hit songs, and the methods record labels use to promote and market hit songs. Discussions amongst the participants will focus on the influence of family, friends, media, culture, and subcultures in our understanding and attraction to certain songs.

Class Schedule: Thursdays - Mar. 31, Apr. 7, and Apr 14. | 7:30 - 9:00 PM

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April 2022
Writing History for the Public
Apr 21 - May 5, 2022
4/21 at 7:30 PM4/28 at 7:30 PM5/5 at 7:30 PM Virtual

Adult Education Series

Writing History for the Public

This seminar style course, taught by Hettie Williams, focuses on using the historical method to write about various topics in history for the public. In this class, we will work through the process of research, writing, fact-checking and pitching while developing a publishable article for public consumption. To accomplish this goal, we will read and discuss some of the best writings by historians published in the popular press while learning how to develop an accessible online portfolio of publications.

Class Schedule: Thursdays - Apr. 21, Apr. 28, and May 5 | 7:30 - 9:00 PM

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