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Reaching for Higher Ground

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Reaching for Higher Ground Film & Discussion Series explores topics related to the 2014-15 RHG theme Media and Social Media: A Networked Society.  

This evening Rise of the Drones will be screened and serve as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue:  “Drones. These unmanned flying robots–some as large as jumbo jets, others as small as birds–do things straight out of science fiction. Much of what it takes to get these robotic airplanes to fly, sense, and kill has remained secret. But now, with rare access to drone engineers and those who fly them for the U.S. military, NOVA reveals the amazing technologies that make drones so powerful as we see how a remotely-piloted drone strike looks and feels from inside the command center. From cameras that can capture every detail of an entire city at a glance to swarming robots that can make decisions on their own to giant air frames that can stay aloft for days on end, drones are changing our relationship to war, surveillance, and each other. And it's just the beginning.’”

The RHG Film & Discussion Series is co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Multicultural Education and UNI Rod Library.  All series events are free and open to the public.



Monday, February 2, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Tim Wise is among the most prominent antiracist writers and educators in the United States. He is the author of six books, including his latest, "Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority." Wise has spoken in all 50 states, on more than 800 colleges and high school campuses, including UNI, and to community groups across the nation. He has provided antiracism training to teachers nationwide and has conducted training sessions with physicians and medical industry professionals on how to combat racial inequities in health care. Wise has also trained corporate, government, entertainment, military and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism at their institutions, and has served as consultant for plaintiffs attorneys in federal discrimination cases in New York and Washington State.

Wise speaks on topics such as the civil rights movement, electoral politics, white privilege, youth/student activism and multiculturalism. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs, is a regular contributor to discussions about race on CNN and has ben featured on ABC’s 20/20. He graduated from Tulane University and received antiracism training from the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond in New Orleans.

 

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Reaching for Higher Ground Film & Discussion Series explores topics related to the 2014-15 RHG theme Media and Social Media: A Networked Society.  

This evening Terms and Conditions May Apply will be screened and serve as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue:   “A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.”  (IMDb)

The RHG Film & Discussion Series is co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Multicultural Education and UNI Rod Library.  All series events are free and open to the public.


Monday, March 23, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Reaching for Higher Ground Film & Discussion Series explores topics related to the 2014-15 RHG theme Media and Social Media: A Networked Society.  

This evening Miss Representation will be screened and serve as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue: “Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.”

The RHG Film & Discussion Series is co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Multicultural Education and UNI Rod Library.  All series events are free and open to the public.


Monday, April 13, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Media and social media portray and depict carefully crafted messaging and messages to America’s youth on what it means to be a woman or a man. What social norms and thresholds of behaviors distinguish when a girl or woman is considered “hot” and “desirable” as opposed to a “slut” or “whore?” To what extent are boys and men held to similar standards of behavior – or are they?   

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Reaching for Higher Ground Film & Discussion Series explores topics related to the 2014-15 RHG theme Media and Social Media: A Networked Society. 

This evening Panopticon: The Documentary about your Privacy will be screened and serve as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue: “As technology advances our privacy is disappearing. This documentary, Panopticon, explores just how much our personal lives are being affected by the usage of invasive technology to monitor us.  The film was made in Holland and uses local examples such as their train system. The Rotterdam tram, face recognition cameras scan passengers before they can board. The purpose is to identify “unwanted” passengers but most people boarding the trolleys are completely unaware of that this invasive system not only exists but can even record your conversations.  Other Dutch examples include: highways lined with cameras as part of the Automatic Number Plate Recognition. Then there’s Deep Packet Inspection that analyzes electronic traffic, and keeps tabs of your Internet activity.“

The RHG Film & Discussion Series is co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Multicultural Education and UNI Rod Library.  All series events are free and open to the public.

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