COURSES Fall 2022 / Contemporary Issues
The courses listed below, all in the general area of contemporary issues, are currently offered by the Quest Lifelong Learning Community. Click on a title to view the related course page.
Coordinators: Ilene Winkler, Barbara Barnes, Susannah Falk Lewis, Penelope Pi-Sunyer
This course discusses a wide range of works by Black women—novels, memoirs, essays, and art. In the past we have presented classes on bell hooks, Faith Ringgold, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Nikole Hannah-Jones.
Coordinators: Arlynn Greenbaum, Bob Reiss, Karen Levin, Estelle Selzer
The bimonthly Guest Lecture Series enhances the Quest program experience by inviting recognized experts in their fields to present on varied subjects. Past presentations have included discussions of global policy and political science, literature, theater arts, social science, and music.
Coordinators: Bob Gottfried, Sandy Frank, Ellen Gottfried, Glenn Johnston
In this course we investigate worldwide issues. The presenters will select an issue of importance to discuss. There will be time for class discussion.
Coordinators: Michael Wellner, Bob Gottfried, David Judlowitz
It is not just a TV crime series; it’s a topic that has galvanized virtually every segment of our society. Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, white supremacy, reparations for over 200 years of slavery, statues of Confederate leaders, crime in all its forms.
Coordinators: Bob Gottfried, Ellen Gottfried
We will examine the lives and accomplishments of outstanding people whose ideas and actions have had a lasting effect on our society, whether for good or evil.
Coordinators: Joyce West, Steve Allen
Quest members have a wide diversity of interests and experiences. Each session is a chance to encounter something new or an encore of a talk that will be new to many members.