Charles Green Memorial History & Current Series Continues in 2014
While watching the many tributes to Nelson Mandela following his death last month or while viewing the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, did you wonder about the historical context and the significance of events in South Africa's history and the anti-Apartheid movement? If you want to learn more about the 1955 Freedom Charter, the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre, the 1967 student uprising in SOWETO, or the government's brutal punishments of banning and imprisonment, those topics will be included in this month's event facilitated by Larry Jones, a former Malibu Park Junior HIgh School History teacher and Academic Decathlon Coach at Moorpark High School.
In addition to his study of the anti-Apartheid movement through the lives of Mandela and Steven Biko, Jones' send topic will be a look at America's first art movement, The Hudson River School. A study of paintings of 19th century artists such as Thomas Cole, Frederick Church, and Albert Bierstadt will be used to look at our nation's history through that time. We might discover why the landscapes of the Hudson River School paintings were recently shown to be the ideal of artistic beauty in all cultures and countries.
Malibu United Methodist Church hosts the evening on Wednesday, January 29th, 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m., at 30128 Morning View Drive. Light refreshments will be served at a reception preceding the program.
Info: 310-457-7505; www.malibuumc.org.