1391 Martine Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Ph: 908-889-8800

1968: the Year That Shook Our History with Professor Jess Velona - Part Two

Date: November 5, 2018Time: 11:15 am - 12:15 am
Location:  Show map JCC of Central New Jersey
1391 Martine Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Contact: Alison RivlinPhone: 908-889-8800 x260Email: arivlin@jccnj.org

Unprecedented military defeat in Vietnam, a toppled president, charismatic leaders assassinated, the worst riots in U.S. history – all that, and 1968 wasn’t half over. In this two-part lecture, Jess leads us through the most tumultuous year in recent history, which alternated passionate hopes and searing tragedies on an almost daily basis.  Jess  has practiced law for more than 25 years, is a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School and has a master's degree in history from NYU.  As a onetime candidate for public office in Manhattan, surrogate campaign speaker for Bill Clinton and an aide who drafted speeches for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Jess loves sharing his fond appreciation of the most inspiring and dramatic moments in political history. Sponsored by the Irwin Katz Memorial Fund.  
Price: $8, Member Price: Free,  Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org