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Jeffrey S Farrah
Works at Oakland Community College
Attended Wayne State University
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Marching with thousands in 2013 to advance Dr. Kings message from 1963 in Detroit- Kelly and Chloe in background while I rested to take the picture! A very empowering March- glad one of my kids got to experience it too!!✌🏻️
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So close: yet another 5-4 decision by a divided Supreme Court. Good news (actually the case revealed horrible news), but more evidence on the import of the presidential electoral cycle in the USA (hello 2016). 
The kind of race-neutral policies that exclude minorities are common all over the country.
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Nice guitar to win-
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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?
 
Happy July 4th
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A cool acoustic jam at the public library to kick off the summer reading program- Matt Parmenter (violin) and James Hanks (vocals, guitar, harp, flute, percussion) with acoustic guitar (me) [there might actually be someone else that is cut out of the picture]- Libraries Rock
From I think 2014 (could have been 2013?)
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Fascinating visual look at inequality- useful teaching tools for the classroom and beyond.
The stubborn persistence of city poverty and suburban wealth.
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Finally the 2013-14 Academic year is over!  I look forward to the next academic year (2014-2015), where I will be focusing on revising my classes, working on student learning and assessment, working with my discipline to strengthen student learning and civic engagement at my educational institution (Oakland Community College), and doing lots of other cool stuff (especially a civic literacy project that tries to break down the artificial geopolitical boundaries between Wayne and Oakland counties and get students talking, mobilizing, and pressuring their political leaders to produce socially responsible public policy).  The world is in a radical phase right now, but there are lots of real-world issues that can be used in the classroom to teach politics in meaningful ways so that students and educators can all learn the importance of engaging in political life, and working to bend that moral arc of the universe a bit more towards justice.  Have fun everyone!!
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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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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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Metro Detroit
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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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