Virtual U: Dylan & The Singer/Songwriter

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2022
From 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Contact: AARP CT

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The 1960s welcomed a new singer songwriter, the storyteller. Learn how Bob Dylan was the "spokesperson" of a generation. Join AARP CT and attendees from across the U.S. for a FREE virtual event on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. ET | 6:00 p.m. CT | 5:00 p.m. MT | 4:00 p.m. PT - AARP membership not required.

Join us as we travel through time and reflect on the people who shaped our communities, across generations, through music. Professor Stephen Armstrong of CT’s first Age-friendly University, Central Connecticut State University, will transport you through the decades in this 6-part series taking place Wednesdays from May 25 - July 13, 2022. He will provide a look at how music impacted how we lived, mirroring our response to the times.  You will also learn about how you can find ways to participate in creating an age-inclusive society from wherever you live, learn, and recreate.

The 1960s welcomed a new type of songwriter, storytellers. The songs of Bob Dylan reflected how a generation found a connection in how he represented their beliefs and values through his music. During this session we will evaluate the impact of Bob Dylan on 1960s youth culture. We will also discuss his 1965 departure from folk music to rock 'n roll and the impact of that departure.

Registration required for each separately:

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6/8/2022 @ 1PM ET - Elvis Presley

6/22/2022 @ 1PM ET - The British Invasion

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