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The Legacy Project at CCM Presents Civil Rights: A 50-Year Perspective

A New Way of Connecting Learning with Life via a Moderated Academic Discussion - Posted 11/20/13
An inaugural program, The Legacy Project will launch next month at County College of Morris (CCM) with a forum on the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement.

The forum takes place on Thursday, December 5, in Sheffield Hall, Room 100, from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m., on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road. The forum is free and open to the public.

The focus of the first Legacy Project will be a discussion of the civil rights movement’s influence and how that is still relevant in today’s society. Selected guests will take part in the conversation, speaking about the interdisciplinary lessons of the movement’s historical importance, social impact, literacy influence and connection with today’s world.

The Legacy Project is a new initiative at CCM to provide scholastic opportunities for students and others outside of the traditional classroom setting. The goal of the project is to highlight a particular movement, time period or influential person during each semester's event.

The project was established as an interdisciplinary program by a group of professors from different academic departments. The first forum is co-sponsored by CCM's Diversity Committee and Bridging Cultures Initiative. The group hopes that the project will draw outside speakers to the campus who can bring their talents and perspectives to the community.

Planning for the spring 2014 event is already underway with a focus on the Beat Generation.

Seats for the program are limited so those planning to attend are encouraged to arrive early. For more information, contact Professor John Soltes at 973-328-5469 or Professor Emily Birx at 973-328- 5463.