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Fall Series 2020!

Since 2011 the Teen And Police Service Academy has provided, training, teaching, research and programming with thousands of police officers, youth and adults to reduce their social distance. This talk will explore social distance as a sociological term defining the closeness each group feels toward each other and the application and outcomes today in light of the tension between police and the communities they protect. More information about TAPS Academy can be found at www.tapsacademy.org. Tuition of $44 will be charged on first class, all subsequent classes will be discounted at checkout to standard class fee of $18.

Friday October 2 at 9:30am

Eric will discuss the history and importance of Mexican anti-fascist composers and their pieces that were composed in the early to mid-20th century. Emphasis will be on Mexican composers, Manuel Ponce, Carlos Chaves and Silvestre Revueltas, to name a few.

Tuition of $44 will be charged on first class, all subsequent classes will be discounted at checkout to standard class fee of $18.

Friday October 9 at 4pm

This session will provide an introduction to the World War II-era political prints of Mexico City's Taller de Gráfica Popular (People's Graphic Workshop, or TGP), some of which will be exhibited in the UHCL Art Gallery during the 2020-2021 academic year. We'll talk about the contexts in which these prints were created, the local and global issues they sought to address, and the ways in which these works of art resonate deeply with our local community and the current political moment. Finally, participants will be invited to lend their own voices and interpretations to a community-created exhibition. Tuition of $44 will be charged on first class, all subsequent classes will be discounted at checkout to standard class fee of $18.

Friday October 16 at 4pm

Come join us as we discuss how women fought postwar gender stereotypes to contribute to radio broadcasting and amateur radio operating. Like the black female engineers and computers in Hidden Figures, radio women commemorated historical female models, built female mentoring networks, and represented themselves as technical experts and patriots in the media, in order to combat sexism and racism at home and Communism abroad. Tuition of $44 will be charged on first class, all subsequent classes will be discounted at checkout to standard class fee of $18.

Friday October 23 at 9:30am

Come join Samuel as he introduces us to one of Noel Coward’s most beloved comedies, “Blithe Spirit” which continues to delight audiences since 1941. We will learn about Coward’s typical topics: society’s upper crust, the foibles of the famous, theatricality of private relationships, and their unexpected consequences, which careen completely and comically out of control.

Tuition of $44 will be charged on first class, all subsequent classes will be discounted at checkout to standard class fee of $18.

Friday October 30 at 9:30am

For most of us, the year 2020 has been unlike any other year of our lives. Let's join Bill as he goes through the events of this year, from the pandemic through politics and systemic racism, and what it means for us and for our country going forth. How have we changed? How will the American experiment survive and thrive? What can we do to help our country to move forward? This will be an interactive class, so come ready to debate the issues! And let's hear Bill's perspective!

Tuition of $44 will be charged on first class, all subsequent classes will be discounted at checkout to standard class fee of $18.

Friday November 6 at 9:30am