University Open Air: History and Evolution of the City in the West: How the COVID pandemic will change New York City

Join Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with Prospect Park Alliance for University Open Air, a free series of classes taught by professors, researchers, and academics who were trained outside of the U.S. The two-week semester begins on Thursday, September 9th.

Participants will learn how the City was born and its evolution from the past to the present. Students will learn about the social revolution, the industrial revolution, and how globalization has shaped cities over time. Finally, we will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic will change New York City. Register today for this class!

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About the instructor: Marcelo Arroyave is a researcher and counselor with over four years of experience in qualitative and quantitative research, advising, outreach, and 3+ years of experience in post-secondary and K-12 education. He works with economically disadvantaged youth, low-income communities, and immigrants in vulnerable situations through Community Outreach. He has a Bachelors’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Urban Anthropology from Rovira and Virgili University in Catalonia.

Please note, while UOA courses aim to equip students with valuable skills, they are non-accredited.

We will continue to observe social distancing measures as well as requiring masks for participants whenever indoors. Classes will be capped at 12-15 participants per course to ensure the safety of our professors and participants. Safety guidelines are subject to change based on the latest guidance from public health professionals and elected officials.

University Open Air is generously supported by The Morris & Alma Schapiro Fund.