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Calling Volunteers to Share Experiences for ‘The Sixties’ Course for Fall 2014


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    The-SixtiesThe University of Miami is soliciting the participation of faculty and administration for its course on the 1960s, which will be led this fall by Joseph Alkana and Don Spivey. They hope to represent the period from the perspective of faculty and administration members who participated in the momentous events of the era and whose personal testimony might bring the times to life for our students.

    In addition, they want to bring on board faculty who can offer expertise on relevant topics but who may not have been actual participants in events during the ’60s. The thinking is to expand faculty involvement to include more of the younger generation in whose hands the course will eventually rest as the more senior generation retires from the scene in the years ahead.

    The course will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:25 to 9:05 p.m. in Storer Auditorium. If you would like to participate, please email Alkana or Spivey as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, March 28, with a brief description of your experience or expertise as well as with which specific panel discussion you would want to be involved.

    Please contact  Alkana (jalkana@miami.edu) if you are interested in one of the following:  the Vietnam War and the Antiwar Movement (student revolt, campus unrest, and non-student activism). Please contact Spivey (dspivey@miami.edu) if you are interested in one of the following: the Civil Rights Movement, the Great Society and Urban Unrest, the Women’s Movement, Gay Rights, and the International Scene during the Sixties.

    You can visit the course website for more information at http://scholar.library.miami.edu/sixties/index.html.

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