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Between the two world wars, millions of African Americans set out on an odyssey known as the Great Migration. In the course of this journey, they created a new identity that would alter the landscape of modern art. Join us as we celebrate Black History Month and explore the rich contributions these pioneers made to American culture and art from 1945 to the present day.

440172

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Onnie Strother  2.Janet Mandel 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 2/27/2018, ending 2/27/2018

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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From hashtag activism to the flood of political memes, grassroots circulation of opinion online is changing the landscape of political communication. By exploring how everyday people promote messages to persuade their peers and shape the public mind, Joel Penney offers a new framework for understanding the phenomenon of viral political communication: the citizen marketer. In contrast to the “slacktivism” critique often leveled at these media-centered forms of activism, Penney argues that they enable citizens to take on the role of viral political marketers as they participate in the networked spread of ideas. 

1100023

Instructor : Joel Penney 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 2/28/2018, ending 2/28/2018

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

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The US / Saudi war in Yemen, its roots in the past and potential conflicts for the future.

440168

Instructor : Pierre Fabian 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 3/1/2018, ending 3/1/2018

Location : Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch.

Materials Cost: $0.00

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His life, his times, and a healthy dose of his music.

440166

Instructor : Eugene Lieber 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 3/2/2018, ending 3/2/2018

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

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In this class, participants will be introduced to three important women political thinkers:  the classical conservative, Christine di Pisan (15th century); the liberal, Mary Wollstonecraft (18th century), and the progressive, Luisa Capetillo (early 20th century).  Each of them were significant figures in their time and social/historical contexts.  Perhaps more importantly, we can see evidence of their influence on the 'genealogy' of women's political thought and thus on women's political involvement today.  

440171

Instructor : Dorothy Rogers 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 3/6/2018, ending 3/6/2018

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

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Newark's late 1960s story is often told through the interweaving of histories of black power and violence. By examining events too often overshadowed by the great attention paid to the uprising of 1967 - including the first National Conference on Black Power held in Newark days after the "riot," Martin Luther King's visit to Newark in March 1968, and the aftermath of his assassination just days later -  this class offers new historical visions of Newark, black power, and the legacy of the 1960s.

440174

Instructor : Mark Krasovic 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 3/20/2018, ending 3/20/2018

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

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Between 1946 and 1957, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong teamed up to create some of the most timeless duets in the history of recorded sound. To celebrate Fitzgerald's upcoming centennial, Ricky Riccardi, Director of Research Collections for the Louis Armstrong House Museum, will take attendees on a guided tour of Armstrong and Fitzgerald's greatest moments, from their earliest Decca recordings for Milt Gabler to their Norman Granz-produced jam sessions backed by Oscar Peterson's quartet to their timeless take on the Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Riccardi will provide context and background to these seminal recordings and will share rare audio of interviews with Armstrong and Fitzgerald discussing their work together. Any fan of jazz, of vocals, of swinging, of scatting and of just plain good music should not miss this event!?

440175

Instructor : Ricky Riccardi 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 3/22/2018, ending 3/22/2018

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

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