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

Sep 13Guest Speaker Kasey MeehanPEN American Center, on Book Banning
Sep 27Michael Wellner, Maureen BermanAn Election Update
Oct 11Arlene Curinga, Hedy Schulman2nd Amendment Rights vs Sensible Gun Safety
Oct 25Terry HicksThe Blurring Line Between Church and State
Non 08Marian FriedmannCultural Cross-Currents in Theater, Arts, and Orchestras
Nov 29Linda Amster, Michael WellnerThe Shocking Decline in Local Newspapers and Its Impact on Democracy
Dec 13Michael WellnerWhither the Supreme Court


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