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The Harper College Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) provides high-quality educational opportunities to learners aged 50+ in our community through a self-sustaining program. LLI members enjoy great discussions, innovative classes and new friendships. Click here to learn more about LLI.

Through our new partnership with the Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA), we are pleased to offer the following courses for Fall 2018 at Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street, Barrington. Click here for registration information.

Fall 2018 LLI Course Schedule at Barrington’s White House

INTRODUCTION TO DECONSTRUCTING THE NEWS (LLI 9031)With the term “fake news” so prevalent, how can we determine what is reliable? With “post-truth” and “truthiness” in our vocabulary, is truth relevant in the news? This introductory course provides an overview of news literacy and tools you need to make your own informed analysis of news stories. Laura Ehrke helps you deconstruct a news story and evaluate the elements that make it news (or not). Engage in a lively discussion of current news topics and reporting. This class is part of the Illinois Press Association’s News Literacy/ Civic Engagement project. Thursday, October 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE (LLI 9029)In 1848 Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized and chaired the Seneca Falls Convention to discuss the unfair legal treatment of women in the United States, especially the issue that they did not have the right to vote. This convention is the starting point of a time line that stretches to the 1920 ratification of the 19th amendment to the constitution which guarantees that right. This 72 year journey includes a fascinating cast of characters, high drama and a little skullduggery. Join Professor Gary Midkiff for a lively lecture about this political movement. Thursday, November 1 and Monday, November 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

ILLINOIS’ 10 DEFINING MOMENTS (LLI 9030)In honor of the Illinois Bicentennial Professor Gary Midkiff presents a list of the 10 most important events in the history of our state. He will cover events from all corners of the state and connect many of those events to national history. Chicago will contribute a few stories (e.g. the Great Chicago Fire of 1871) but so will East St. Louis (the race riots of 1917) and the towns of Alton, Charleston, Freeport, Galesburg, Jonesboro, Ottawa and Quincy (sites of the 1858 Lincoln – Douglas debates). Thursday, November 8, 10:00-11:30 a.m.


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