Social, Political & Historical Issues
That Was the Week That Was
Bruce Kalner details and provides perspectives of the week's news and editorial commentary from global media to provide the audience with multiple political viewpoints. In addition to news and opinion, Bruce also covers entertainment, business and the arts. These weekly news and topical discussions are designed for a wide focus that incorporate current events, news, health, media, science, arts, and more into an easily digestible audience give and take.
Instructor: Bruce Kalner
>Monday's Weekly, Oct 12-Nov 16 (no class Oct 26)
The World Turned Upside Down, Can It Be Fixed?
Oh what a world we live in! This series involves the class in discussions on how to fix the world since its state of being is questionable. The topics which are shared are chosen by class participants. Bring your ire, your concern, your disbeliefs and perhaps the class can solved a few of these challenges we all face. What makes you angry? Share your opinion, open a dialogue and let's see if we can fix the world.
Instructor: David Schoenfeld
>Wednesdays weekly, Oct 14- Dec 2 (no class Nov 25)
A Visit w/ Congresswoman Lois Frankel
Representative Lois Frankel is an experienced public servant with a strong record of bringing jobs and opportunity to South Florida. After serving 14 years in Florida state legislature, including being the first woman Democratic minority leader, Lois became mayor of West Palm Beach in 2003. Lois was first elected November 6, 2014 to represent Florida's 22nd Congressional District, which stretches from Riviera Beach in Palm Beach County to Ft. Lauderdale and Plantation in Broward County. She is the first woman to represent Florida's 22nd congressional district, Lois has continued her record as a champion for seniors, families, veterans, and small businesses. Additionally, she remains staunchly committed to women's equality and access to health care.
Congresswoman Frankel will speak about current projects, as well as issues important to the ACE audience.
>Monday, Oct 19
Excerpts from World History
Classes will detail historical events, their causes and protagonists and how they impacted world history then and affect it today.
Instructor: Jerry Oltchick
>Tuesdays weekly, Oct 13-Nov 3
Politics Today: What's Going On
Are your friends and relatives cynical about the conflicts in American politics? Do they believe politicians generally fight for the sake of fighting, or to gain short- term advantages? Do they believe policy makers should simply set aside their differences and "listen to what the people want?" George Feirstein opens the dialogue concerning these conflicts and the compromise that is necessary to resolve them.
Instructor: George Feirstein
>Thursdays weekly, Oct 15-Dec 10 (no class Nov 26)
Hot Topics in the News
Be a more interesting person with friends and family! Topics range from international, national, human interest, culture, trends and other issues that transform a curiosity or an opinion into dialogue with class members and guests. Join in this lively repartee of ideas and debates.
Instructor: Sharon Segal
>Mondays Weekly, Oct 19-21
Franklin Roosevelt & The Holocaust
What did F.D.R. know and what did he do? What role did he choose for the nation? What choices and challenges did he face with the destruction of European Jewry? What part was played by the American Jewish Community? These and other questions will be analyzed and discussed.
Instructor: Eric Soroka
>Thursday, Nov 5
George Washington: Father of Our Country
The life of George Washington and the integral part he played in the Revolutionary War is analyzed in this historical perspective of our first president.
Instructor: Alvin Schwartz
>Tuesday, Nov 17
The U.S. Constitution Alive and Well
All one has to do is read today's newspapers and see issues related to states' rights, marriage, equality, national health care, treaties with foreign countries and see how the constitution is related. The three branches of government, and checks and balances are constantly reviewed.
Instructor: Donald Singer
>Tuesdays weekly, Dec 1-15
Nobel Prize Winners: Backgrounds and Brilliance
The Nobel Foundation of Sweden awards prizes to people who have rendered the greatest service to mankind. We will look at the early lives and significant achievements of selected laureates, focusing on the fields of medicine and economics. See why these distinguished citizens of the world deserve this great honor.
Instructor: Leah Polin
>Monday weekly; Dec 7-14
Ben Franklin and His Friends
Ben Franklin is without a doubt among the absolute leaders to advance the fortunes of the United States. Among his discoveries and inventions were many things that would surprise anyone. His statesmanship and political abilities as well as his wisdom provided important assistance to other great leaders of his time.
Instructor: Donald Lapinsohn
>Thursdays weekly, Oct 22-Dec 3 (no class Nov 26)
Presidential Trivia: Test Your Knowledge
This presentation is a fun question and answer journey through the presidency of the United States. It is a visual presentation that asks the questions and supplies the answers. The presenter will enhance the presentation with background material, research and insights.
Instructor: Alvin Schwartz
>Tuesday, Nov 10
Gloria Steinem: An Advocate For Change
Gloria Steinem was a powerful woman, journalist, as well as social and political activist who became a spokeswoman for the feminist movement. Learn about her difficult childhood, love life, founding of Ms magazine and her quest for equality for women. Personal quotes and photographs via power point enhance this presentation.
Instructor: Rose Feinberg
>Wednesday, Nov 18
Election 2016: Focus on the Economic Issues
As the candidates decide to run in the 2016 election, economic issues, including problems and proposed solutions become a key factor in the voter's decisions in choosing the correct individual. Learn the financial impact your election decisions will make.
Instructor: Paul Tress
>Thursdays, weekly, Dec 3-10