Lectures and Events

Special Events


Two Wars that Changed America: the Civil War and World War II
Wars that Changed the History of the United States 1865-Present
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History
John Marshall and the Supremes
Basic Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
Battleground New Jersey
Genghis Khan:  The Man, the Myth, and the Legacy?
Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald
Philadelphia Art Deco Architecture—With a Look at the “Before and After”

 


 

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Two Wars that Changed America: the Civil War and World War II

COURSE NUMBER: IDY-209-71
LOCATION: Civic Hall, Connector Building, Blackwood Campus

TIME: 7 p.m.
DAY: Wednesdays

The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the 70th anniversary of WWII’s conclusion. This series will trace the rise of the U.S. as a world power and the consequences of this process. All six lectures and film screenings are free and open to the public on the Blackwood Campus of Camden County College.
 

 

DATES & TOPICS: 

Week 1: 9/16/15
Why the Civil War Mattered

 

Week 2: 9/30/15
Racial Violence After the American Civil War


Week 3: 10/07/15
Post Wars and Cold Wars: Ideology and the American Economy After the Civil War and World War II

 

Week 4: 10/14/15
The Best Years of Their Lives: The Troubled Homecoming of the ‘Greatest Generation’

 

Week 5: 11/04/15 

Double V for Victory: Black Americans, World War II, and the Civil Rights Movement


Week 6: 11/11/15
From World War I to Iraq: War and America’s Rise (and Decline?) as a Global Super Power


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Wars that Changed the History of the United States 1865-Present

COURSE NUMBER: HIS-127-52 

INSTRUCTOR: J. Pesda 

LOCATION: Madison Hall, room 210 

TIME: 6–8:30 p.m. 

DATES: Wednesdays, 9/2 – 12/16 

 

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the 70th anniversary of World War II’s conclusion. Both conflicts profoundly changed America often in unintended ways that still resonate today. Lectures, films and documentaries will be used to exam the impact of these conflicts on the emergence of the United States as a world power both economically and politically. It will focus on the struggle of African Americans and other racial minorities, women, immigrants and labor to attain their rightful places in society along with the emergence of the Greatest Generation. The series will conclude with an analysis of America’s future prospects.

Note: Registration for this 15-week course includes your registration for the lectures. On the night of a lecture the class will meet at 7 p.m. in Civic Hall in the Connector Building.



SPECIAL FILM SCREENING

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 6:30 P.M.
Civil War Documentary Film screening
This will be the premiere of this film Civil War Prisons – An American Tragedy

Note this film screening will be on Monday not Wednesday


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Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

COURSE NUMBER: IDY-209-72 

DAY: Thursdays, October 22, 29, November 5, 19, December 3, 10 

TIME: 6:30 p.m. 

LOCATION: Civic Hall, Connector Building, Blackwood 

 

Campus Camden County College is proud to have been awarded a programming grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities to host a series of film screenings and scholar-led discussions based on the outstanding PBS documentary Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation. The six-part series chronicles the history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. In addition to the film screenings and discussions, we will be offering special programs highlighting the history and culture of Latino Americans. 

 

FILM SCREENINGS & DISCUSSIONS: 6:30 P.M. CIVIC HALL 

Week 1: 10/22/15
Foreigners in Their Own Land (1565–1880)
Discussion facilitated by Camden County College Panel

Week 2: 10/29/15
Empire of Dreams (1880–1942)
Discussion facilitated by Professor Lorrin Thomas, Project Scholar

Week 3: 11/5/15
War and Peace (1942–1954)
Discussion facilitated by Camden County College Panel

Week 4: 11/19/15
The New Latinos (1946–1965)
Discussion facilitated by Professor Lorrin Thomas, Project Scholar

Week 5: 12/3/15
Prejudice and Pride (1965–1980)
Discussion facilitated by Camden County College Panel 

 

Week 6: 12/10/15
Peril and Promise (1980–2000)
Discussion facilitated by Camden County College Panel

 

Special Programs
Please visit library.camdencc.edu for dates, times, locations and additional information!

Book Discussion

My Beloved World is Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s compelling memoir of her early years. Come discuss this beautifully written tale of family, education, law, and hope with Professor Lis Bass.Copies of the book can be borrowed from the Library.

Camden County College Readers’ Theatre

The Readers’ Theatre Project will showcase U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, in a multimedia presentation of selected works. The performance will be accompanied by live music and filmed sequences shot and edited by the students of the College’s Film & Television Production program.

Celebrate Cuban Culture!
with Professor Michael Billingsley
Musical Performance and free Salsa Dancing Lessons!

 

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.

 

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CONSTITUTION DAY LECTURE

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John Marshall and the Supremes

COURSE NUMBER: CE.IDY-210-75 

DATE: Thursday, September 17, 2015 

TIME: 3-4:30 p.m. 

LOCATION: Forum, Connector building, Blackwood Campus 

 

Many hot button topics, like marriage equality, legalizing marijuana, immigration, and voter identification, are making their way through the court system today. How can a state legalize the sale of medical marijuana when it is a federal crime to sell it? In this talk, learn about how John Marshall put the judicial branch on equal footing with the executive and legislative branches and how the Supreme Court has ruled on landmark cases involving federal power versus state power. 




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Basic Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
COURSE NUMBER: CE.IDY-210-76 

DAY: Tuesday, October 6 

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Forum, Connector Building, Blackwood Campus 

 

Jennifer Hoheisel is a professor at Camden County College and has been a teacher for the past 20 years. She is the parent of a son with autism who has been in private, public and home school settings. She is currently the President of the Autism Society Affiliate 532, SW New Jersey and has conducted multiple presentations on autism. This lecture will provide an overview of the symptoms and behaviors commonly exhibited by individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Emphasis will be on understanding the strengths and challenges for these students and on equipping teachers and families with curricula and strategies to meet some of the educational needs of these individuals. This will be a very general session that both introduces autism and provides a few “take home” strategies for teachers and families.

 

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Battleground New Jersey 

COURSE NUMBER: CE.IDY-210-77 

DATE: Thursday, October 8, 2015 

TIME: 7 p.m. 

LOCATION: Forum, Connector building, Blackwood Campus 

 

Historian Nelson Johnson, author of “Boardwalk Empire” Returns to Camden County College. He has written another history, “Battleground New Jersey” featuring the two most powerful politicians of our state in the 20th century. For nearly twenty years, Newark lawyer and Republican Boss, Arthur Vanderbilt clashed with Jersey City Mayor, and Democratic Boss, Frank “I am the Law” Hague, battling over the need for an independent court system. It wasn’t until Camden County’s own, Alfred Driscoll became Governor, that real change came about. Join us for a lively discussion between Judge Allen Volgelson and Historian Nelson Johnson. 

 

 

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Genghis Khan:  The Man, the Myth, and the Legacy?

COURSE NUMBER: CE.IDY-210-78 

DAY: Tuesday, October 13 

TIME: 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Forum, Connector building, Blackwood Campus 

 

David Dettmann, US Director of the American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS), an educational non-profit organization based at University of Pennsylvania, will present the following lecture: The Mongol Empire became the world’s largest contiguous empire in history. This was due to innovative military tactics and smart adaptations of technology. It was also due to smart ruling and administration. Still, popular imaginations in the West depict Genghis Khan— the man who started it all—as nothing more than a savage conqueror. Mr. Dettmann, will talk about the life of Genghis Khan, highlighting less commonly-discussed sides to the man: an innovative statesman who fought for the best for his people, a devoted husband, and charismatic leader.


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FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

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Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald

COURSE NUMBER: CE.IDY-210-79 

DAY: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 

TIME: 6:30 p.m. 

LOCATION: Civic Hall, Connector Building, Blackwood Campus 

 

When General George Patton’s U.S. Third Army liberated Buchenwald on April 11, 1945, American soldiers found nearly 1,000 young boys among the 21,000 surviving prisoners. Most were adolescents (including Elie Wiesel) but one-sixth of the prisoners were 12 years old and younger. How were these children still alive to be liberated? Who helped these children survive? 

 

Kinderblock 66 was written and directed by Rob Cohen, and produced by Steven Moskovic, the son of a Buchenwald boy. This remarkable film traces the story of four former Buchenwald boys, now elderly men, who travel back to Buchenwald to commemorate the 65th anniversary of liberation. This is their story and it is a reminder about the responsibilities of remembrance. 

 

Please join us for a screening of the film to be followed by a discussion facilitated by the Executive Producer and Co-Producer of the film. www.kinderblock66thefilm.com This screening is co-hosted by the Camden County College Library, the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the Goodwin Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

 

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WALKING TOUR FUNDRAISER
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Philadelphia Art Deco Architecture—With a Look at the “Before and After”

DATE: Thursday, September 24, 2015 

TIME: 10 a.m. 

COST: $20 per person 

LIMIT: 25 people

 

Joseph F. Haro, a long-time architecture guide in the Philadelphia area, will offer a unique tour of Art Deco architecture in Philadelphia. We will meet at the Southwest corner of 17th and Chestnut St. right in front of the “Post-Deco” Liberty Place building in Center City Philadelphia.

We will cover the period between the early 1920’s and 1930, where Philadelphia approached the style in a much different manner than most other cities in the country. Joe Haro will share the type of architecture that lead up to our “special” treatment of Deco, and offer insights on how the style lead to much that came later.

 

The tour will include Beaux Arts buildings among other as part of the “before,” and post- depression buildings that started in the 1950’s and continues to today. This will include the new trend in “boutique” hotels that are doting all over Center City.

DIRECTIONS: Take the PATCO Speed line to 15-16th and Locust. Walk one block up to 17th street, turn right and walk up to Chestnut St., to the Southwest corner in front of Liberty Place. Tour reservations under $40 are non-refundable (unless the event is canceled). If you wish to receive a credit for a future CCLR event, you must notify the CCLR 15 days prior to the scheduled event that you cannot attend. We will provide you with a credit to be used on a future tour.


Tour reservations under $40 are non-refundable (unless the event is canceled). If you wish to receive a credit for a future CCLR event, you must notify the CCLR 15 days prior to the scheduled event that you cannot attend. We will provide you with a credit to be used on a future tour.


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