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Find an eclectic collection of authors, philosophers, filmmakers and thinkers who explore essential aspects of what makes us human. Visit uctv.tv/humanities

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    Borders: El Norte

    Borders: El Norte

    Colin Gunckel and Mirasol Enríquez discuss the impact and importance of the 1983 epic film El Norte, directed by Gregory Nava. In conversation with moderator Ross Melnick, Gunckel and Enríquez reflect on the production and reception of the film in the context of Chicanx filmmaking in the 80s. El Norte tells the story of a Guatemalan brother and sister who flee persecution and journey north along the length of Mexico, with a dream of finding a new home in the United States. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Humanities] [Show ID: 37066]

    • 56 min
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    Neuroscience and Social Justice: How Separate Journeys Became One - Exploring Ethics

    Neuroscience and Social Justice: How Separate Journeys Became One - Exploring Ethics

    How does a kid from Compton, California find his way to career in neurobiology? Gentry N. Patrick, PhD knows the answer: access, mentorship, and advocacy. A singular vision of “who” can be a scientist is detrimental to all and there is an acute need to create a scientific community representative of the community in which we all live. Dr. Patrick’s story and his efforts call on all of us to empathize, innovate, and come together to do our part in shaping a better future for all students including those who remain underserved. Series: "Exploring Ethics" [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 36636]

    • 1 hr 13 min
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    Gather - Discussion of Documentary

    Gather - Discussion of Documentary

    Director Sanjay Rawal and editor Alexander Meillier discuss their new documentary Gather, which explores the growing movement among Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, all while battling the trauma of centuries colonial genocide. In conversation with Greg Johnson, Rawal and Meillier discuss the process of making the film, addressing in particular the complicated ethics of documentary representation. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Humanities] [Show ID: 37065]

    • 57 min
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    CARTA: Altered States of the Human Mind: Implications for Anthropogeny: Tom Csordas - Imagination and Embodiment in Practices of Sacred Sonorous Being

    CARTA: Altered States of the Human Mind: Implications for Anthropogeny: Tom Csordas - Imagination and Embodiment in Practices of Sacred Sonorous Being

    Experts address altered states of the mind that are deliberately induced by humans. We will address what is known about origins and mechanisms of these mind-altering practices.In doing so, we hope to gain new insights into the origins and workings of the human mind. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 36670]

    • 19 min
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    CARTA: Altered States of the Human Mind: Implications for Anthropogeny: Ann Taves -Altered States in Human Rituals

    CARTA: Altered States of the Human Mind: Implications for Anthropogeny: Ann Taves -Altered States in Human Rituals

    Experts address altered states of the mind that are deliberately induced by humans. We will address what is known about origins and mechanisms of these mind-altering practices.In doing so, we hope to gain new insights into the origins and workings of the human mind. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 36673]

    • 19 min
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    The COVID Vaccine: Debates Distrust and Disparities - Exploring Ethics

    The COVID Vaccine: Debates Distrust and Disparities - Exploring Ethics

    Creating vaccines was only the first hurdle in ending the spread of COVID-19. Limited vaccine supplies, the need for specialized storage, and careful administration techniques have led to restrictions and the creation of vaccine priority lists. The need for specialized storage and techniques compounds the difficulties of reaching rural, indigenous, and homeless populations. Members of some populations of color and ethnic groups lack trust in the health care establishment due to a long and ongoing history of maltreatment and systemic racism. All of these factors, combined with need for internet access, flexible schedules, and transportation to vaccine sites are barriers to achieving the high vaccination rates needed for herd immunity. How do we reach this goal in the most equitable, reasonable and humane way possible, particularly in our San Diego community? This panel will be a conversation about vaccine distrust and disparities in San Diego County. Series: "Exploring Ethics" [Health and Medicine] [Humanities] [Show ID: 36824]

    • 58 min

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