Workforce Development and Community Education: Spring 2023

29 | COVID-19 vaccination requirements for in-person classes at Textbook Required COLLEGIUM COLLEGIUM for Lifelong Learning is a membership organization created in 2004 to combine serious study and social exchange. Each COLLEGIUM semester features a different array of courses in the arts and sciences, all led by exceptional volunteers with expertise in the subjects they teach. Participants are encouraged to engage in classroom discussion, and the schedule allows for informal discussion between sessions and during breaks. Winter Session begins in January and Spring Session begins in April We offer in person, zoom and hybrid classes. We are so excited to welcome you back! For more information about the program, please call 914-606-6748, email or visit COLLEGIUM is a membership organization and is currently open to new members! ERAS OF HISTORY REMOTE The Great Abolitionist—Frederick Douglass Discuss the early life of slavery that Frederick Douglass endured. Fortunate to have learned to read, learn how his intelligence shaped his development as an outstanding orator and writer of his time. Trace the escape route he followed to freedom and how he became the most outstanding abolitionist of his time. Discover through Douglass’ autobiographical writings the greatest gift he gave his country…his story. CE-HIST 2140VA, 3 Wed., Mar. 1-15, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, $60. C Andersen. #20025 REMOTE The Great Hunger in Ireland and Its Legacy Between 1845-1852, the population of Ireland was reduced from 8 million people to less than 5 million due to the Irish Famine. This course examines its causes, and its effects on America. It examines the conquest of Ireland by Oliver Cromwell and his imposition of draconian laws, which contributed to the famine. We will explore the viewpoint of well-known Irish scholars on the Irish Diaspora to Canada, Australia, Europe and America, and the starvation and emigration of millions of people CE-HIST 2067, 3 Wed., Feb. 1-15, 6:30-8:30 pm, $75. T Riley. #20086 IN-PERSON Orphan Train to Destiny Discover the history of the Orphan Train Era (1853-1929), which saw the largest migration of children in American history. So many orphans were sent to Iowa that it is estimated that one in four Iowans are descendants of orphan train riders. Come unravel the mystery and the truth behind the Orphan Trains! Contact instructor at for list of optional books. CE-HIST 2052, 3 Mon., Apr. 3-17, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-2, $75. T Riley. #20088 REMOTE Historic Glen Island Walking Tour Originally opened in 1880 and operated as a private amusement park, Glen Island has a rich history spanning almost 150 years. This “remote” walking tour will visit the current county park and explore remnants of Glen Island’s storied past as well as the development of New Rochelle and nearby islands in Long Island Sound. CE-TRVL 2048, 1 Tues., Feb. 28, 7:00-9:00 pm, $26. C Gioia. #20135 CULTURE & SOCIETY NEW! REMOTE What is Ours to Do: Creating Safe Spaces for Courageous Conversations About Race This course will prepare students to create safe, inclusive spaces for courageous conversations that transform false narratives and transcend racial differences. Together we will explore the nuances of race and racism and inquire into personal and collective calls to action as we gain tools for moving beyond the discomfort of race-based conversations. Recommended Book: Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race, Paperback by Derald Wing Sue Publisher: Wiley, Hoboken, New Jersey 2015 CE-CULTR 2060, 4 Wed., Feb. 8-Mar. 1, 6:30-8:00 pm, $75. Rev L Cobb. #20377 REMOTE Discover the U.S. Constitution Our Constitution is a remarkable document. It is short, it is only a few paragraphs long and it has withstood the test of time. However, the government of, by, and for the people only works when people understand how it works. Knowing what is in the Constitution and why it is relevant to us today is fundamental to our being able to defend it. This class offers a short and easy guide to understanding the Constitution. CE-HIST 2122, 3 Wed., Jan. 18-Feb. 1, 6:00-8:00 pm, $78. E Castillo, Jr. #20131 REMOTE Voting History in the United States Learn about the history of voting in the United States. The voting history has not been characterized by a smooth and inexorable progress toward universal political participation. It has instead been messy, littered with periods of both expansion and retraction of the franchise with respect to many groups of potential voters. Discover how this history calls us to action and conveys that voting rights are not definitively won but must be struggled for and defended. CE-HIST 2150, 3 Wed., Feb. 15-Mar. 1, 6:00-8:00 pm, $75. E Castillo, Jr. #20133