ENGAGING EXPERIENCES FOR ENGAGING PEOPLE

PowerPlayz

is a media company that:

· creates live experiences

· produces video programs

· publishes literary works

· promotes life-long learning

 

John Powers

Writer and director of dramatic material and coordinator of public performances, courses, and forums, John Powers (a.k.a. J-Powers) brings 12+ years experience in producing more than 200 events.

“Excellent condensation of the Pentagon Papers”

                               Daniel Ellsberg

“Like his previous programs on Japanese Americans in WWII and Chinese Americans, Watergate, Vietnam war...etc, John Powers' current series of public programs at El Camino College are wide ranging in their topics, succinctly organized, cogently presented, with articulate and outstanding experts on the topic of each program. The format is very Old School—with an emphasis on substance rather than gimmicks, and it sets a high standard for others who produce and participate in topical programs in the community. Bring yourselves and your family--especially students – for an educational and entertaining and affordable evening.”

-- Don Hata, Emeritus Professor of History, CSU Dominguez Hills

“ I experienced the events of 1968, and John Powers has brought to life some of the most significant of them through his unique, powerful, and deeply affecting series.  Everyone should see it.” 

     —  Ron Kovic, Born on the Fourth of July

Comes to class fully prepared and totally informed about his subject

He respects all and gives each person a say

Extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter, provided outstanding materials, and was a very engaging and dynamic instructor

He really involves his students

— UC Riverside Extension participants, Sep/Oct 2017

77th ANNIVERSARY 

 

PEARL HARBOR RECONSIDERED

From September 12 through October 18, John Powers will lead a course that closely examines events preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor for the University of California, Riverside Osher Program in Riverside and Rancho Mirage.

Pearl Harbor provokes specific images and emotions in most Americans. Seventy-seven years ago, United States military personnel were “suddenly and deliberately attacked” by Japanese forces, leaving more than 2400 people dead and nearly 1200 people wounded. The following day, President Franklin Roosevelt appeared before congress and secured a declaration of war. The consequence of that declaration continues to reverberate with us today. Through recently declassified information, you can explore what was happening in Washington, Tokyo, and Oahu in the years, months, weeks, and days before the attack. What is discovered in this course will surprise and change people’s view of history.

Contact John Powers if you would like to explore this subject with your community.

The newly created Pacific Fleet changes command in Pearl Harbor on February 1, 1941