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2019 Spring Class
Mainers – Who Are We?
Instructor: David Greenham and Barbara Livingston
Mondays • 3/20-5/8 • 1:00-3:00 PM
Location: Klahr Center
Our state is woven with the threads of many cultures. This six-week class will include guest lectures and discussion as well as a tour of the Maine State Museum, where, among other exhibits, the currently featured exhibit is Maine + Jewish: Two centuries.
Text: New Mainers: Portraits of Our Immigrant Neighbors by Pat Nyhan; Photography by Jan Pieter Classroom
Class size 10-20 students
David Greenham is the associate director for the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC), and is an adjunct professor of Drama and English at the University of Maine at Augusta. He has been a theater artist and arts administrator for more than 25 years. In his teaching work with the HHRC, David has been working with curriculums from Facing History and Ourselves, Teaching Tolerance, which is the education arm of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Echoes and Reflections, ICivics, and several other sources.
Barbara Livingston began her “working” years as a social worker at Portland Public Welfare. After her children were born she began teaching in the Augusta school system and thirty years later, she retired. Barbara has a BS from American International College and a Master’s in Adult Education from the University of Southern Maine. Barbara enjoys her weekly bridge group, mostly for the conversation and laughter. She is a member of the curriculum committee and participates in the Thursday Book Club.