AC Theory of Change
Join three dynamic speakers as we take a closer look at this era of artistic and cultural dynamism, economic prosperity and, yes, infamy.
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Women in the 1920s

March 26 • 7 p.m.
Speaker: Professor Lynn Dumenil
Lynn Dumenil of Occidental College will deliver a riveting lecture that focuses on women in the 1920s, touching on everything from suffrage and politics to sex, flappers, and the changing nature of women’s roles in the workplace.
Lynn Dumenil, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, is a Robert Glass Cleland Professor of American History, Emerita, at Occidental College. She has also taught at Berkeley, Whitman College, and Claremont McKenna College. She specializes in U.S. cultural and social history since the Civil War and is the author of many books and articles. She has lectured extensively in the United States, as well as internationally. She was selected for an OAH/Japanese American Studies Association two-week teaching residency in Japan in 1998. In 2001-02, she held the Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland and in 2008 was a Senior Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Rome.
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History of Jazz Music

April 9 • 7 p.m.
Speaker: Professor Leon Anderson, Jr.
Join Leon Anderson, Jr., on a historical and musical journey through ‘The Jazz  Age’: the Harlem Renaissance, Jazz Music, the Great Migration, and finding a  place in post World War I America.
Leon Anderson, Jr., Associate Professor and Director of Jazz Studies, joined the Florida State University faculty in 1998. His musical experience includes that of a classical and jazz percussionist, educator, clinician, and composer. Anderson earned the B.A. degree in Music Education at Louisiana Tech University and the M.A. degree in Percussion Performance at Southeastern Louisiana University. He currently teaches drum set, jazz ensembles, jazz combo, and jazz history. In 1997 Anderson was a featured soloist with The Marcus Roberts Trio’s performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl. He can be heard on numerous recordings and has collaborated with dozens of artists such as David Sanchez, Red Holloway, Donald Brown, and Wynton Marsalis.
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Tulsa Race Massacre
of 1921

April 23 • 7 p.m.
Speaker: Professor Heath Jones
Heath Jones brings an original jazz composition to his captivating lecture about the devastating impacts of the Tulsa Race Massacre. It will be performed in the jazz vocalise style to artistically represent the strength of perseverance in the wake of this infamous tragedy.
Heath Jones, is a professor of music at Oklahoma Christian University and also serves as chair of the program. He teaches courses in jazz studies, world music, and music technology. Jones has given master classes, lectures, and performances in China, Japan, Australia, Russia, New Zealand, and Europe. He is an active professional performer in the Oklahoma City area, and serves as past-president for the Oklahoma Jazz Educators. Jones was named the university jazz educator of the year by the OKJE in 2008 and 2014. Jones performs with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra. He can be heard on the following albums: Lookin’ Back, Live and Learn, B3 Paradigm, and Nice and Easy.
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A B O U T  U S
Amarillo College is a vibrant, comprehensive community college profoundly focused on helping lead our students to success.

AC features a compelling blend of quality and affordability, typically enrolling approximately 10,000 students in academic classes at six campuses within in three counties – at approximately one-third that of the cost of a public university in Texas.

Additionally, more than 20,000 area residents regularly take advantage of AC’s plentiful assortment of professional development and personal enrichment courses under the umbrella of Continuing Education.