Book group looks back at 1960s, decade of turmoil and transition

A collection of New Yorker articles from the 1960s serves as the basis for a book discussion group on the tumultuous decade.

Put on your bell bottoms and grab your granny glasses, tie-dyes and beads. Let's do a little back-to-the-future time travel to the seminal decade of the 1960s.

Utilizing a compilation of articles originally published in The New Yorker, our discussion group will re-examine the confrontations over civil rights, economics, Vietnam, and lifestyles. We will review the tragedies of the all-too-common assassinations and the problems and promises of psychedelics and protests. We will re-experience the highs of Telstar and Apollo 11 and the lows of poverty in "The Other America" and the environmental damages echoed in "The Silent Spring." The entertainment and cultural icons of the era will be looked at as well.

The discussion group is presented by Case Western Reserve's Association of Continuing Education (ACE). Classes will be held Mondays, Jan. 15 to March 5, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at Bay United Methodist Church. Cost is $82 for ACE members; $97 for non-members. Register by emailing or call Lorraine Nelson, 216-368-5145.

You may also contact the class coordinators for info: Maryanne Wagner at 440-808-0076 or Lynn Taliak at 440-826-0658. Our leader/teacher is Jim Lane who has 35 years of teaching history in the Orange school system and as an adjunct professor at John Carroll University.

Lynn Taliak

Lynn Taliak

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Volume 10, Issue 1, Posted 9:37 AM, 01.09.2018