The University of Orange, an organization that was founded in 2008, and "builds collective capacity for people to create more equitable cities", has announced what courses will be offered for the 2015 spring semester. This semester, several courses will be offered as part of a partnership with the Orange Adult School and the Orange Board of Education.
Course offerings include a guide to government in Orange, a film series, a guitar workshop series, a songwriting lab, a West African drumming class, an ultimate frisbee lesson, and a community conversation on police and community relations in Orange. In addition, tours will be offered of Orange's southwest neighborhood and of Orange's international food eateries.
Classes will take place at a variety of locations, including the Ironworks Gallery at 406 Tompkins Street, the Rosa Parks Community School at 369 Main Street, the Hat City Kitchen at 459 Valley Street, the ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery at 580 Forest Street, Metcalf Park on Valley Street, and the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County at 35 Cleveland Street. Most courses are free, while other require a nominal fee.
To 'graduate' from the University of Orange and receive a 'Bachelors of Freedom', participants must take two courses, volunteer, vote, attend a city meeting, and have fun with neighbors. Graduation will take place on June 20.
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