Course Schedule – Fall 2023 / Contemporary Issues / UPHEAVAL IN AMERICAN VALUES
Coordinators: Michael Wellner, Maureen Berman, Terri Hicks
Each week’s class will focus on one (or more) different important social and political issues having a major impact on the state of our democracy and our country’s future.
Among the topics discussed to date have been the future direction of the Supreme Court, media polarization, social inequality, immigration, free speech, and the whole “woke” culture. The bulk of time in each class is devoted to a lively and informative class discussion.
B WEEK / WEDNESDAY / 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
|UPHEAVAL IN AMERICAN VALUES|
|Sep 13||Guest Speaker Kasey Meehan||PEN American Center, on Book Banning|
|Sep 27||Michael Wellner, Maureen Berman||An Election Update|
|Oct 11||Arlene Curinga, Hedy Schulman||2nd Amendment Rights vs Sensible Gun Safety|
|Oct 25||Terry Hicks||The Blurring Line Between Church and State|
|Non 08||Marian Friedmann||Cultural Cross-Currents in Theater, Arts, and Orchestras|
|Nov 29||Linda Amster, Michael Wellner||The Shocking Decline in Local Newspapers and Its Impact on Democracy|
|Dec 13||Michael Wellner||Whither the Supreme Court|