13 Oct LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE
The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) is a robust program of courses taught by specialists and academics from all fields of learning. This is learning for the time of your life because we believe you should keep on learning no matter what time of life you are in, and you should have the time of your life doing it!
The Best of Times (Magazine Covers) | Instructor: Dr. Margery Marcus
Join Dr. Margery Marcus for a look at popular culture through the lens of TIME Magazine covers. From its first issue nearly 98 years ago to today, TIME has covered culture, people and politics in a unique way. Its covers have delighted and offended. Dr. Marcus will highlight the best of the covers and the stories they represent.
For something fun, you can visit the TIME Vault (https://time.com/vault/) to see what was on the cover of TIME Magazine the week you were born going back to 1923.
Presenter Bio: Dr. Margery Marcus, an award-winning English teacher, appears often at conference centers, the J.C.C. in Boca Raton, and in community clubhouses throughout South Florida. Utilizing the power of Zoom, Dr, Marcus lectures “live” for the Levis J.C.C. in Boca Raton, Osher Lifelong Learning programs in Jupiter, Boca Raton and Brooklyn College in NY. Her popular lectures are favorites with Nova Southeastern University’s adult lecture series, Brandeis groups and Hadassah chapters, as well as Sisterhoods and Men’s Clubs. Well known for her story telling ability, her topics run the gamut from book censorship to Time magazine covers. Her career has been guided by a deep love of learning which began when she read the very first page of Charlotte’s Web as a child. Dr. Marcus holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The College of New Jersey, and a Master’s degree and Doctorate, both in Education.
Wednesday, November 11 | 2:00 PM -3:30 PM | Fee: $5
The Wounded Knee Massacre | Instructor: Stephen J. Singer, Esq.
Stephen J. Singer, Esq. takes us back to Wounded Knee, initially termed the “Battle at Wounded Knee”, to justify the twenty Medals of Honor that were given to the soldiers afterwards. They had disarmed the Indians first and then proceeded to kill over 250 of them, mostly women, children and old men. This was the revenge of the Seventh Cavalry for the embarrassing defeat they had suffered at the Little Big Horn under Custer.
Presenter Bio: Stephen J. Singer, Esq. is a retired Criminal Defense Attorney of 40+ years’ experience in New York City, a Special Agent in the U.S. Treasury Dept., Intelligence Division, a Case worker in the N.Y.C. Dept. of Welfare, a freelance contributor to Newsday Newspaper, currently teaching at NOVA University and at most of the over 55 communities in South Florida.
Wednesday, November 18 | 2:00 PM -3:30 PM | Fee: $5