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Jeffrey S Farrah
Works at Oakland Community College
Attended Wayne State University
Lives in Metro Detroit
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Very rough draft- Mainly Yamaha MM-6 and Epiphone Guitar (and Voice).  Recorded with DAW (Harmonicdog) on an iphone!  Audiobus, Apogee Jam (to connect guitar and synth to iphone), JamUp (for guitar and vocals), ThumbJam.   Wrote the lyrics after Zimmerman verdict came in not guilty, and needed to vent big time.
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Finally, the third example, the Student Political Issues Conventions and the older Urban Agenda project founded by Otto Feinstein.  The link takes you to my educational website, so after the pictures of one of the events you would need to scroll down a bit and look for the links on the Student Issues Convention.
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Here are some examples of trying to impact public policies through the use of  advocacy coalitions, and utilizing communicative efforts such as newspapers, the internet, and student issues conventions to facilitate the ideas eventually asserted by the advocacy coalitions.

One involves the revision of the bi-national Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, first signed in 1972 and rooted in the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909.   Scientists and others used multiple forums to influence the outcome of the debate, including testifying at  International Joint Commission events and efforts such as the one below, reported in many online and hardcopy news outlets.

The other was an effort to pass a clean energy initiative in Michigan during the 2012 electoral cycle (the initiative failed, and for context, the right to collective bargaining initiative failed but an emergency manager law was repealed).    During a lame duck session of the Michigan legislature in late 2012 and shortly after the reelection of president Obama, a right-to-work law was passed, a newer and initiative-proof emergency manager law emerged, and record setting educational and other policies were literally rammed through the legislature.  By June 2013, tens of thousands of people marched down Woodward Avenue from Warren to Hart Plaza to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's 1963 march in Detroit, with crowds and speakers advocating chillingly the same issues echoed by Dr. King just 50 short years ago.

Finally, every year (traditionally during a federal electoral cycle) since at least the early 1990s and before,  local Community Colleges and Universities have come together to frame a Student Political Issues Agenda, formed and voted on at the Student Political Issues Convention.  The Urban Agenda Project, founded by Otto Feinstein at Wayne State University, has lived on in multiple forms, especially through the collaboration of primarily political science faculty at Henry Ford Community College and Oakland Community College.  Stay tuned for the 2014 event!
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Legislative history of Veterans Day via the national government...
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So, are we all agreed on this or what?
 
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Experimental song recorded on an Iphone 4S, using an Apogee Jam for the guitar, Audiobus, SunriserXS, Multitrack DAW, and ThumbJam Apps.  Hard to listen to for some because it is droning walls of sound and its long.  One day I'll add some vocals or spoken word perhaps?
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Political Scientist - Educator My teaching website is: https://sites.google.com/site/occgovernmentandpolitics/
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  • Oakland Community College
    Political Scientist - Educator, present
  • My 1st job was delivering the Detroit Free Press newspaper (morning edition!), I've cooked and sold bagels for the NY Bagel Company, washed dishes at the Wolverine Restaurant in Ypsilanti, MI, and canvassed for the Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy in Ann Arbor, MI. I also started a short lived recycling company called "EarthCycle" with an old friend (we didn't make any money) and I used to love going out to Flea Markets looking for deals on "antiques" (Shipshewana, IN was always fun!). I have played piano and guitar in a few bands over the years and I love playing and writing music and jamming. Fortunately, I made the decision to work on a few university degreees and finally I found a great job that I love doing too (Teaching about Politics)! One of my biggest challenges while teaching at colleges and universities over the last 17+ years has been to encourage students to understand and participate in the political process in the USA (or wherever they live), in an informed, creative, and non-violent way. While I am probably more of a philosopher and historian instead of a political scientist, my bias tilts in the direction and spirits of Socrates, Ghandi, Dr. ML King, and Thoreau.
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Oak Park, MI - Ypsilanti, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Detroit
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Oakland Community College Faculty : Political and Policy Sciences (American Government, International Relations, Globalization and the Environment, State and Urban Politics, Global Politics of Food)----Urban Agenda and the Student Political Issues Convention related projects. Check out my teaching portal: https://sites.google.com/site/occgovernmentandpolitics/
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I was very fortunate to have a great family and we grew up mainly in Oak Park, MI.  I was also very lucky to spend two years in Baltimore, MD during high school and finished my last two years at Groves high school in Birmingham, MI.   Met the love of my life while working at an anti-war and anti-nuclear weapons group in Ann Arbor, MI and now we have the two best kids in the world.
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