Families As They Really Are 
Day/Time  Thursday 12:00-1:20 
Location C-106
Session Second 6 weeks 10/25
Limit: 25

This class will get to the heart of the family values debate by reframing the question about families from 'Are they breaking down?' to 'Where are they going, how, and why?' This class is based on the book Families as They Really Are, a collection of essays. We will discuss five or six of the topics covered while also using other sources and our own experiences with family to inform the discussion. Purchase of the book is not required.

Coordinator: Marilyn Nouri

Marilyn has coordinated many different classes at A.L.L. She is retired from the State University of New York at Oneonta, where she taught a variety of courses in the Sociology Department.




Human Equality 
Day/Time  Thursday 10:30-11:50 
Location C-115
SessionFirst 6 weeks 9/13
Limit: 25

Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence stated that all men are created equal. This course will discuss whether this ideal can be achieved considering the differences between people in terms of gender, race, tribe, economic status, and so on. Human equality will be considered from a moral, relational and distributional perspective. The text for this course is The Basis of Human Equality by J. Weldon.

Coordinator: Ivan Barofsky

Ivan is a retired psychologist who has taught at A.L.L. for many years.




Understanding & Managing Loved Ones with Mental Illness. 
Day/Time  Tuesday 9:00-10:20 
Location C-115
SessionFirst 6 weeks 9/11
Limit: 15

This course covers the full array of mental illnesses: bipolar, schizophrenia, major depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Twenty percent of Americans suffer from some major mental illness, impacting nearly every family constellation. Class members will receive the NAMI Primer on Mental Illness during the first class.

Coordinator: Jud Phelps and Kim Lemmon

Jud is a licensed alcohol & drug counselor and is currently Director of Client Services at National Alliance on Mental Illness for Cape Cod and Islands (NAMI). Kim serves as Director of Family Programs for NAMI CCI, coordinating support groups and initiating new programs, and is also a trainer of program instructors.