Sierra College Insights: The cultural and political legacy of the 1980s
Special to the Sun
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Are you interested in revisiting the allure of break dancing, music videos and Madonna’s influence on fashion?
Perhaps you are wondering how Ronald Reagan’s political and economic policies have impacted the 21st century or are interested in discussing what you find most intriguing about the decade that marks the end of the Cold War?
“The decade in which I was born has been the subject of intense nostalgia since the 21st century began,” shares Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee history professor Taylor Tiraterra. “People who were children in the ‘80s have revived many of their beloved cultural memories for the new century, and American conservatives have looked back on it as a golden age of modern U.S. History.”
Tiraterra will lead a thought-provoking discussion on the cultural and political legacy of the 1980s, hitting on everything from Reagonomics to musical culture, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Friday, March 6, at the college’s Truckee campus at 11001 College Trail.
Tiraterra, who holds a masters degree with an emphasis in American history from Sacramento State, is known for appreciating differing viewpoints of historical events.
This semester, he is teaching Western Civilization since 1715 and History of the United States since 1865 at Sierra College, in addition to history classes at Truckee Meadows Community College.
Reservations for the free event are required and can be made at sierracollege.ticketleap.com. Refreshments sponsored by Starbucks will be served from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Two additional sessions remain in the spring 2015 Sierra College Insights Friday evening series. “Strange Faces: Lon Chaney and the Ethics of Horror” with University of Nevada, Remo, English professor Katherine Fusco will take place on April 10, followed by “Arthurian Legends and the Holy Grail” with UNR’s Phil Boardman on May 8.
For more information, visit sierracollege.ticketleap.com or call 530-550-2225.
Nicole Cheslock is Tahoe-Truckee’s Career Education Liaison for Sierra College. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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