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An overview of the development of the Christian Left in the United States, with an emphasis on its influence in American social & political activism, from the Civil Rights movement through the Reagan era. In this session, we'll look at the threads of continuity in Christian liberal and leftist thought - gender equality, environmentalism, GLBTQ issues, and immigration among them.  We will also discuss the schisms that became apparent within evangelical Christianity since the 2016 presidential election, and how this will shape the movement.

1100008

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.James German  2.Dorothy Rogers 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 5/24/2017, ending 5/24/2017

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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Author, historian and archivist of Louis Armstrong, Ricky Riccardi will explore the last 25 years of the storied career of the great Satchmo, showing rare footage of the trumpeter in action around the world.

440134

Instructor : Ricky Riccardi 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 5/3/2017, ending 5/3/2017

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

Materials Cost: $0.00



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The infamous 1919 Black Sox scandal is dramatized in the film, Eight Men Out. The movie tells the story, based on the book by Eliot Asinof, of the eight Chicago White Sox teammates accused of throwing the 1919 World Series against the Cinncinati Reds in a gambling conspiracy. The film will be followed by an interview about that scandal and other baseball notoriety with Dan Schlossberg, prolific writer of baseball books.HIs latest book, "The New Baseball Bible" will be avaiable at a book signing after the discussion. 

260047

Instructor : Joyce Kaffel 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 5/30/2017, ending 5/30/2017

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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Capitalism is both a creator and destroyer, destroying the old to make way for the new. It creates inexpensive goods and services, creates new technologies, creates new values and new ways of seeing. It creates new wealth and new inequality. Capitalism is not only an economic system. It is also a system of thinking and feeling, almost a religion. This talk about the creative and destructive aspects of capitalism will explore how it shapes our thinking. Is cynicism an inevitable by-product of capitalism, like pollution and global warming -- a kind of pollution of the mind and heart?

440137

Instructor : Steve Golin 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 6/19/2017, ending 6/19/2017

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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One of New York’s most unconventional painters, Florine Stettheimer was a keen and opinionated observer of the people and rapidly changing world around her. Her famous salon, attended by New York’s avant-garde during the 1920s through the early ’40s, was legendary. She prophetically chose to portray subjects considered controversial even today, such as race, sexual orientation, gender, and religion. Come and hear about her unique life and see some of her most celebrated works. It is time to recognize Florine Stettheimer as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, whose work remains as modern and relevant today as it was a century ago.

440120

Instructor : Janet Mandel 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 6/8/2017, ending 6/8/2017

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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India has continued to grow at a fast rate, prioritizing social and economic development along with poverty reduction. This has also led to increasing stress on natural resources and increased environmental risks. Recently, the country is moving towards a proactive engagement on environmental issues such as climate change, renewable energy, and waste management. This session will explore implications of this development strategy through empirical and policy evidence.  

1100012

Instructor : Pankaj Lal 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 5/1/2017, ending 5/1/2017

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

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Looking for a National Park road trip in the southwest or closer to home on the east coast? Wonder how to score one of those cabins on the rim of the Grand Canyon?  Or how the bus at Denali works? Curious about lesser known parks like Isle Royale or the backcountry of Carlsbad Caverns? Want to hike up to Angel’s Landing in Zion, snorkel the underwater route in St Johns, or paddle to the Green Room in the Channel Islands?  Melanie Tucker, owner of Rare Finds Travel, has been to more than 50 national parks, and is excited tonight to share her best lodging, routes, and activities for winter and summer in our stunning parks.

440139

Instructor : Melanie Tucker 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 5/23/2017, ending 5/23/2017

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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Join art historian Deborah Zafman, Ph.D., for a lecture that promises to enhance your experience of MOMA’s monographic exhibition of Robert Rauschenberg. The lecture will provide a deeper grasp of Rauschenberg the man, the artist, his prolific and varied creative output, and the art historical context in which his works can best be understood and their significance appreciated.

440140

Instructor : Deborah Zafman 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 6/6/2017, ending 6/6/2017

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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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 - Tue 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 6/13/2017, ending 6/13/2017

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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The visual arts have played a major role in politics since antiquity, sometimes promoting the ruling powers and sometimes opposing them. This survey of the subject will draw examples from many societies, ranging from ancient Egypt to the contemporary world.

440142

Instructor : Anne Betty Weinshenker 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 6/2/2017, ending 6/2/2017

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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The new French political landscape in the aftermath of the presidential election.

440144

Instructor : Pierre Fabian 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 5/25/2017, ending 5/25/2017

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

Materials Cost: $0.00

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Available 5/1/2017 10:00 AM


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The tradition of "sanctuary" for asylum seekers has roots in the ancient world, religious and secular.  This tradition was given new life in the 1980s by activists who were opposed to US foreign policy in Central America so helped undocumented refugees enter the country and make their way to Canada.  Though the "right to sanctuary" was struck down in the US court system in the '80s, there are currently hundreds of "sanctuary" cities and towns, colleges and universities across the US.  In this session, we'll discuss what "sanctuary" is and why it is such a compelling concept in our world today.

1100006

Instructor : Dorothy Rogers 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 5/10/2017, ending 5/10/2017

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

Materials Cost: $0.00



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