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Feminism - There are few more controversial words in today's social/political climate.  And dozens of women in public life - in media, entertainment, business, and politics - have insisted they are not feminists.  Yet what does the term "feminist" really mean?  In this class, we'll explore and discuss the many varieties of feminism within its three main branches:  liberal, cultural, and progressive.  We'll also look at the ways in which specific types of feminism are evident in social/political discourse and activism today.

440179

Instructor : Dorothy Rogers 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 4/25/2018, ending 4/25/2018

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

Materials Cost: $0.00



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How the Administration's unpredictable and contradictory statements may impact United States' image around the world and how the lack thereof could compromise its role as Global Leader of the Free World.

440186

Instructor : Pierre Fabian 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 4/26/2018, ending 4/26/2018

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Please read: Bellevue Library Branch is NOT wheelchair ...More



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This course analyzes the relationship of women to the major Abrahamic religious traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course examines such issues as religious statements about the nature of women, religious codes of behavior for women, and the extent and nature of women's religious participation within the various traditions.

440188

Instructor : Lisa Sargese 

Tuition: $59.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 3 sessions; starting 5/2/2018, ending 5/16/2018

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

Materials Cost: $0.00



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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 - Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 5/2/2018, ending 5/2/2018

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Call 973-744-0500 to register


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What is socialism? How is it different from capitalism? Was the Soviet Union socialist? Why has the idea of socialism become popular again, especially among young people?  

440189

Instructor : Steve Golin 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 5/14/2018, ending 5/14/2018

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 4/30/2018


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Trace the history of slavery and slave-trading in the Muslim world and the impact of efforts to abolish those practices. We will focus on the implications of the recent revival of slavery by organizations like ISIS and Boko Haram, tieing their actions to the rise of human trafficking in the Muslim world and the religious debate concerning whether Islam can truly permit abolition of all slavery and human trafficking within its orbit.

440190

Instructor : Bernard Freamon 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 5/30/2018, ending 5/30/2018

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 4/30/2018


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What do Beyoncé, Broccoli, and Michelle Obama have in common? They all contribute in some way to our understanding of health. There are many different facets to being health literate. Just as health requires more than just eating food, media literacy requires more than just consuming information. Each of us must also be smart creators and distributors of knowledge: We must behave in ways that are health media literate.

1100028

Instructor : Vanessa Domine 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 5/31/2018, ending 5/31/2018

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 4/30/2018


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Why is Surrealism so strange?  What were those artists thinking?  Find out in this class, where we analyze their dreams a la Freud.   

440143

Instructor : Marcie Cooperman 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 6/11/2018, ending 6/11/2018

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 4/30/2018


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An overview of  expectations of Muslim women  according to the Qur’an and the hadith (commentaries). We’ll look at females’ roles within the household and society including women’s rights and their choice to wear the veil. 

440191

Instructor : Lisa Sargese 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 6/12/2018, ending 6/12/2018

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 4/30/2018


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Abstract art did not come about by accident. It had everything to do with what was going on in Europe politically and socially in the beginning of the 20th century. It was the run-up to WWI, and an atmosphere of anarchy prevailed. Everything was thrown out the window, even art as it was supposed to be. Suddenly the old rules no longer applied! What happened gave us the artistic freedom we value even today. Let's explore how abstract art was born in the midst of a world falling apart.

440195

Instructor : Marcie Cooperman 

Tuition: $39.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 2 sessions; starting 6/18/2018, ending 6/25/2018

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 4/30/2018


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A discussion about the tariffs, their effects and potential conflicts arising from the Trump tariff plan. PLEASE NOTE: This class has been rescheduled from the original date of Wed, Jun 6.

1100029

Instructor : Zaman Zamanian 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 6/18/2018, ending 6/18/2018

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 4/30/2018


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