The Social & Political History of American Music
~ Lecture Series (#7 of 7) ~
With Kevin Comtois
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 7:00 pm
Billerica Access Television
430 Boston Road
Billerica, MA 01821
Please join us at Billerica Access Television on Thursday, May 26, 2016 for Kevin Comtois’ presentation Affirmation & Integration: Rock ‘n’ Roll & the Rise of the Youth Culture. Kevin’s May 26th presentation is the last in a lecture series of seven titled The Social & Political History of American Music. Each presentation is ninety-minutes and includes a plethora of recorded music, film clips and still images and followed by a question and answer session.
Comtois’ presentation Affirmation & Integration: Rock ‘n’ Roll & the Rise of the Youth Culture examines the idea that Rock ‘n’ Roll did more to integrate Americans than any court, legislation or politician.
Comtois is currently teaching history and government at Notre Dame Academy in Tyngsboro. Kevin has taught history and government at Northern Essex Community College (NECC) since 1999. He has also taught at Merrimack College, Quincy College and various secondary schools. Kevin designed a course on the history of American music while serving as a Social Studies Department Chairman.
Comtois earned his B.A. in Political Science from Westfield State College and his M.A. in American Civilization from the University of MA, Boston. Kevin was a recipient of two National Endowment for the Humanities grants; one in 2005 to study the history of jazz at Washington University in St. Louis, MO and the second in 2008 to study the Industrial Revolution in Lowell, MA.
In 2011, Comtois taught an Honors Colloquium he designed at NECC titled the Social and Political History of American Music and continues to be a member of the NECC Speakers Bureau. In 2014, Kevin published his first book titled Troubadours & Troublemakers: The Evolution of American Protest Music.
Comtois’ presentation, Troubadours & Troublemakers begins at 7 pm on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Billerica Access Television, 430 Boston Road. If you would like to attend this event, please call Billerica Access Television at 978.663.2284 to reserve your seat(s) as seating will be limited.
Billerica Access Television’s Annual Meeting of the Membership is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2016; St. Patrick’s Day!
If you have not yet RSVP-ed for the Annual Meeting, you can do so by calling BATV at 978.663.2284.
The event will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott, 270 Concord Road in Billerica, MA. Hors D’oeuvres and cash bar begin at 6:30 pm;
the business meeting commences at 7 pm with dinner to follow.
We are pleased to announce that Chris Robarge, Central Massachusetts Field Coordinator for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, will be our Keynote Speaker.
Mr. Robarge is based in Worcester, and has recently been focused on police practices, voting rights, and free speech rights for all, including the poor.
He first became involved as an activist in the battle for marriage equality in 2005. Later, he was a part of the Occupy movement in Worcester, Boston, and throughout New England. He formerly served as vice-chair of the Citizen Advisory Council for the City of Worcester, looking to help recruit under-represented communities into board and commission seats involved in city government. He has also worked with the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts as a Disaster Services Coordinator.
In addition to the Keynote Speaker, officer reports and a dinner, the membership will have an opportunity to elect an individual to serve on the Board of Directors. The following individual has been nominated.
Furthermore, those individuals nominated to and elected by the Board of Directors to serve on the Board of Directors will be introduced. The following individuals were nominated.
James Dangora, Jr.
Moreover, the Billerica Public School Superintendent appointee will be announced.
We hope you will attend BATV’s Annual Meeting of the Membership on March 17, 2016. Hope to see you all there.
The Annual Meeting of the Billerica Access Television, Inc. Membership will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The BATV Membership will have an opportunity to cast its votes and fill one elected Board of Director position. If you or someone you know has the desire to fill the three-year term, please take notice.
As a Board Member, you and fourteen other members shall have general power to control and manage the affairs and property of the Corporation, and shall have full power, by majority vote, to adopt rules and regulations governing the action of the Board of Directors and shall have full authority with respect to the distribution and payment of monies received by the Corporation from time to time...
As a Board Member, you will also, among other things, (as per BATV, Inc. Policy Statement of Responsibilities for Individual Board Members)
How do I nominate an individual?
If you would like more information regarding Board Member responsibilities, please contact BATV Executive Director Sam Schauerman at 978-663-2284.
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Food, Fun, Friends & Festivities!
Come on down to the BATV studio and wish the Billerica Community Happy Holidays!
Our thanks to the Billerica community for attending our Halloween event and a special thanks to the following participating businesses:
Burns & Egan Realty Group, LLC
Colleen Sgroi Folk Art Gallery
Frederick A. Ciampa, CPA
Liberty Bell Restaurant
Mangia Mangia Italian Kitchen
MTM Brainerd Insurance
The Billerica Alliance
The Learning Garden
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Incorporated in 1987, Billerica Access Television, Inc. (BATV) is Billerica’s designated private non-profit, non-commercial public, educational, and governmental access television corporation. (more)
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May 30: Closed, Memorial Day
July 4: Closed, Independence Day
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