Virtual U: Elvis Presley and His Impact on a Decade

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022
From 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Contact: AARP CT

This event is full.

In this session we will analyze the impact Elvis Presley had on the 1950s culture and its impact on shaping culture in our communities. Join AARP CT and attendees from across the U.S. for a FREE virtual event on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. ET | 12:00 p.m. CT | 11:00 a.m. MT | 10:00 a.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.

Elvis Presley - June 8, 2022 @1PM ET
During this session we will analyze the impact of Elvis Presley on 1950s culture. We will discuss the importance of the influence Elvis had on shaping a generation of young adults during the 1950s, ultimately altering the music of that decade. John Lennon of the Beatles stated "Before Elvis, There Was Nothing"; during this session we will evaluate the meaning of that statement and what a community listened to before, during and after the decade.

Registration required for each separately:

5/25/2022 @ 1PM ET - The Beatles

6/15/2022 @ 7PM ET - Bob Dylan & Singer Songwriters

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

6/29/2022 @ 7PM ET - Folk Singers

7/13/2022 @ 7PM ET - Jazz & American Society

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