Adult Education Recordings
Coming Up on July 12 & 19:
Not all the civil rights victories of the '60s were won at the cost of vicious beatings and mass arrests played-out in front of television cameras. The Strange Demise of Jim Crow reveals for the first time on film how many Southern cities were desegregated in a quieter, almost stealthy fashion with behind-the-scenes negotiations, secret deals and controversial news black-outs. It makes visible a fascinating case-study in Houston of how urban power is really wielded.
Zoom links available upon request: email@example.com.
Creator/Executive Producer: Thomas R. Cole,
Director: David Berman
Co-producer/Editor: William Howze
Education From June 28, 2020
Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
One of the most important and influential books written in the 21st century about the injustices of racism, particularly as manifest in the criminal justice system and the War on Drugs, is legal scholar and civil rights activist Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. It spent 250 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list after its publication in 2010. In October 2012, Alexander spoke at Houston's Progressive Forum. Not long after that, the Adult Education class showed videos of this speech over two successive Sundays. Given the current intense discussion and worldwide protests of racial injustice, we invite you to listen to this powerful presentation and the Q&A that followed by clicking Progressive Forum presents Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow.
Education for June 21: Bob Tucker, member of Covenant, retired Congregational/United Church of Christ minister, and former executive director of the Foundation for Contemporary Theology, has a presentation on “The invention of Christianity.”
Education from May 31, 2020: Dr. Sravana Varma, who spoke to the class about basics of Hinduism, has given another lecture about the Hindu caste system.
Letting Go as a Part of Moving On from John Shuster:
There are practical and spiritual elements to the Letting Go Process, some of which comes naturally to us and some of which is counter-intuitive and quite difficult for many if not most of us. This session will look at how the Covid factor in our lives has raised many an opportunity on both the practical and the spiritual level to let go, in order to expand or strengthen our soul-life for whatever we face and are managing and praying our ways through.