Presentation

History of the Confederate Prison on Arsenal Island

Nov 16 2015 6:30 pm

Monday, November 16th at 6:30 p.m. – Tom Best will be presenting a program about the history of the Confederate Prison at Rock Island on Arsenal Island that once held thousands of Confederate soldiers. The prison camp opened in December 1863. There has been much information over the years as to what this prison, and other northern prisons, were like according to Confederate sources (think of "Gone with the Wind").  He will offer some insights into the history of this site and other Civil War prisons.

Friday Session: The Instruments of Appalachian Music

Aug 28 2015 10:00 am
Aug 28 2015 11:00 am

instruments

Friday, August 28th

@ 10 am

Hero Street Tour

Jul 18 2015 9:30 am
Jul 18 2015 9:30 am

Hero Street

Hero Street Tour

Saturday, July 18th at 9:30 am

Superhero Moves

Jun 22 2015 6:00 pm

clip art

Learn how to defend yourself with some moves used by superheroes and karate instructors! Session at Ekim's Karate, Kickboxing & MMA 405 1st Avenue, Silvis, IL

Summer Reading Program: Superheroes and Comics Presentation

Jul 7 2015 5:00 pm

About the Program:
Come listen to Brian Russell talk about how superheroes have influenced our lives! Learn how superheroes, from Spider-Man to Superman, have commented on and, in some cases, even shaped American public opinion and influenced American policies.

 

Often dismissed as a child occupation, comics are and have been far more influential and reflective of American culture and social mores than given credit for. In addition, they often promote values and social good will while at times vilifying certain elements of American culture, such as drug use or nuclear armaments. Regardless of their politics, they have been a consistent and very prevalent source of propaganda over the last century.

 

Brian's Hometown: Troy

Email Brian: brian.russell@swic.edu

Call Brian: (618) 979-4187

About the Program:
Learn how superheroes, from Spider-Man to Superman, have commented on and, in some cases, even shaped American public opinion and influenced American policies.

Often dismissed as a child occupation, comics are and have been far more influential and reflective of American culture and social mores than given credit for. In addition, they often promote values and social good will while at times vilifying certain elements of American culture, such as drug use or nuclear armaments. Regardless of their politics, they have been a consistent and very prevalent source of propaganda over the last century.

As new blockbuster films from the likes of Marvel and DC hit theatres every summer, what message is the new crop of superheroes promoting and are today's audiences discerning enough to spot it?

- See more at: http://www.prairie.org/bios/road-scholars/brian-russell-0#sthash.IFbTmOCi.dpuf

Domestic Workers: Illinois Roads Scholar Programs

Mar 28 2015 1:00 pm


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