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-CANCELLED PATHWAYS to LEARNING PROGRAMS- With an abundance of caution and in light of concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID 19), Medford Leas has cancelled the Pathways to Learning programs until further notice.Local community groups who meet at Medford Leas are also cancelled during this time.We have taken this proactive step to be considerate of the health and safety of our residents and staff, as well as our community guests.We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.Later this month we will evaluate our schedule going forward.

April 2020

CANCELLED Electoral College – Everything you Always Wanted to Know

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus- Theater, 1 Medford Leas Way
Medford,NJ08055United States
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No fee. Registration deadline: April 17. PROGRAM We decide our presidential elections not by popular vote, but by the Electoral College. The Electoral College is a process, not a place. The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President. Your state’s entitled allotment of electors equals the number of members in its Congressional delegation: one for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for your Senators Who are…

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CANCELLED Great Decisions: Foreign Policy Challenges

April 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until April 23, 2020

Medford Campus- Theater, 1 Medford Leas Way
Medford,NJ08055United States
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No fee. No registration required PROGRAM Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. This spring, based upon popular demand, the Medford Leas Residents Association invites you to join in the Great Decisions series, which highlights thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans today. SPEAKERS A Medford Leas resident will act as moderator and present information related to the scheduled topic before…

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CANCELLED Leas Forum: Seabrook Farms: Making Local History Global – Dr. Andrew Urban

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus- Theater, 1 Medford Leas Way
Medford,NJ08055United States
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How did 2,500 Japanese detainees come to work at Seabrook Farms, a frozen foods agribusiness located in South Jersey in the mid-1940s? Dr. Andrew Urban, Associate Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University, will explore this topic. The effects of World War II reached beyond the front lines—local communities were impacted by global events. Seabrook Farms’ history, the story of a company that relied on the government and its labor, immigration, and refugee policies to recruit workers, cannot…

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CANCELLED Quaker Faith and Practice

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus- Theater, 1 Medford Leas Way
Medford,NJ08055United States
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No fee. Registration deadline: April 24. PROGRAM Philadelphia Yearly Meeting is a Quaker faith community, an association of 103 Quaker meetings, and an organization—all working together to nurture Quaker faith and practice in today’s world. Quakerism is a faith of personal experience and direct communion with God, a faith of continuing revelation, and a faith of living our values in the secular world. In this program, Drew Smith will introduce the basic Quaker values which are the core of the…

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CANCELLED The Tocks Island Dam Story – The Death of a Small New Jersey Town and Way of Life

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus- Theater, 1 Medford Leas Way
Medford,NJ08055United States
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No fee. Registration deadline: April 24. PROGRAM In 1955, major hurricanes caused massive damaging flooding of the Delaware River. In response, the Army Corps of Engineers proposed to build a dam at Tocks Island, above the Delaware Water Gap, to control flooding, provide improved water supplies, and promote recreational opportunities. The Corps acquired 72,000 acres of property, making use of eminent domain, and some 15,000 residents were forced out of their homes. Bitter lawsuits and political battles ensued. The issue…

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