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Its long history, its revolution, and its emergence as a world power.

440165

Instructor : Eugene Lieber 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 1/25/2018, ending 1/25/2018

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

Materials Cost: $0.00



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Hear about recent community-based research on the history and culture of Orange, NJ led by the University of Orange. U of O is a people's school in Orange, which offers free classes, teaches an inclusive approach to urbanism, and records and shares the history of Orange. The talk will focus on the recent collaboration between U of O and archaeologist and MSU Professor Chris Matthews to develop projects such as the Reverse Archaeology of I-280, Hidden Treasures of Our Orange, and an interactive map of the city. These projects are designed to actively engage participants in history, and invite them to think critically about urbanism of today and tomorrow.

1100024

Instructor : Christopher Matthews 

Tuition: $0.00

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

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

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The gender wage gap is one of the most persistent problems of labor markets and women's lives. Most approaches to explaining the gap focus on adult employment despite the fact that many Americans begin working well before their education is completed. Yasemin Besen-Cassino, author of "The Cost of Being a Girl", will explore issues of pay equity in the job market and pay inequality among young workers. 

1100022

Instructor : Yasemin Besen-Cassino 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 2/22/2018, ending 2/22/2018

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

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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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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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