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South Brunswick Cultural Conversations Continue

Developing respect and understanding for people of other cultures.

The Aging in Place PARTNERSHIP'S mission is to generate interest in and support for South Brunswick as a model for an arts centered, elder friendly, inter-generational Community, offering options for maintaining a vibrant, independent and healthy life style at any stage of life.

With that in mind, please save the date for two great sessions designed to promote understanding and respect for all people in our community during the Continuing Cultural Conversations series

1. “Developing Respect and Understanding of People of Other Cultures”

An American soldier raises his arm in traditional stop signal. In Iraq, the signal means come forward. Mother and child move forward and are machine gunned to death. A true story.  This workshop informs and invites community suggestions to add to national model for improving understanding and awareness.

Workshop leaders are: Lizbeth A. Hoke, Ph.D., and Lyyli Joan Brown, M.Ed. This workshop will be presented on June 3, at the South Brunswick Library from 2 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on June 4 at the South Brunswick Senior Center from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

2. “Continuing Cultural Conversations: Looking Back at 9/11” 

The Twin Towers of New York’s World Trade Center are only a memory. But during the years they dominated the New York skyline, the Towers meant many things to many people, and became the flashpoint for misinformation and misunderstanding. Discussion with Dr. Angus Gillespie, Professor of American Studies at Rutgers and Atiya Aftab, Esq., Adjunct Professor, Rutgers Department of  Political Science and Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Sessions will be held on June 4 at the South Brunswick Senior Center from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on June 23 at the South Brunswick Public Library from 2 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by our Aging in Place PARTNERS, the South Brunswick Public Library and South Brunswick Senior Center. The public is invited, there is no charge.

This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Contact AIPP at 732-305-7079, Chris Carbone at 732-329-4000 ext. 7287, or Sue Trilli at 732-329-4000 ext. 7675 for more information.

Winston May 01, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Hmmmm why do these sound like Liberal gibberish? More tax dollars wasted trying to convince us that terrorists and radical Muslims are nice people and some how it's our fault or misunderstanding.
HF48 May 01, 2012 at 10:56 AM
Morning exercise for today: jumping to conclusions.

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