Morning sessions (10 a.m. - 12noon) / 8-week classes
Sustaining the Public Square Series: Elections!
Class Co-Facilitators: Keith Kemp and Al Sturges
In our 3rd annual series of civically engaged lectures and presentations, this year’s topic couldn’t help but explore the subject of elections! Join this class to participate in lively and informative sessions such as Campaign Finance & Volunteerism with former campaign manager Doug Price, Immigration Policies with Dr. Andrae Marak of Governors State University, a history of The Shakman Decree and its impact on government operations with attorney Peter Monahan, Consumption Recession Issues with Dr. Anthony Andrews of Governors State University, Energy Issues at both Federal and Local levels and their impact on voters with environmental lawyer Mel Nickerson, The State Budget: Federal Issues & Journalistic Approach with Rick Bryant (Asst. to R. Kelly), The Electoral College with Andy Schott of Prairie State College and Elections: 2016 and Beyond with Barbara Moore, Syvia Tillman and Erin Roeper of the League of Women Voters!
Class Leader: Jerome Julian
The Beatles’ iconic status and enduring legacy are well-known. However, less attention has been given to the more intriguing and unusual intellectual and cultural elements expressed in their work. This entertaining class takes a deeper dive into the Fab Four, with an emphasis on less-explored topics, including the esoteric influences on their music, lyrics, film, and art. Class will review the band’s output & share insights through multi-media presentation, lecture, and discussion.
The Supreme Court: Classic and Contemporary Cases
Class Leader: Carl Stover
Many citizens know what the Supreme Court has ruled in major cases, but few know why. How have the Justices reached (or rationalized) their conclusions? Participants in this class will read excerpts from the actual Opinions of the Justices using both current and pending issues, and will discuss the plausibility of these opinions both in themselves and in their context of principles, precedents, and politics. No prior legal knowledge or experience is necessary; reading materials will be condensed to approximately fifteen pages per week.
Get Out of the Mud!
The Invention of Highways in America - 1900 to 1927
SPECIAL 4-WEEK CLASS: OCT. 14, 21, 28 and NOV. 4
NOTE: Sorry, the afternoon discount does not apply to this 4-week class.
Class Leader: Larry McClellan
A four-week review of the invention of automobile highways across the country with author and Route 66 traveler Larry McClellan. Presented with accompanying PowerPoint images, this class will include topics such the Good Roads Move, the explosion of auto tourism and the creation of "named highways", stories of the Lincoln and Dixie Highways, the trails and roads that became Route 66 and the evolution of the federal highway system, Routes 1 to 101.
For more information call Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393 or firstname.lastname@example.org