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May-June, 2022 Seminars and Events

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WISR AND THE HISTORY OF

ALTERNATIVE HIGHER EDUCATION

 

Saturday, May 21st

10am – 12pm


Mark Wilson, WISR’s Learning Experience Designer\Technologian,

will make a short presentation on the history of alternative higher education, contrasting WISR with other schools that also evolved from the “Universities Without Walls” movement. 

WISR Students, Faculty, Alumni and Friends are invited to participate and share their educational experiences. (The recording may then be used in WISR promotions, with participants’ permissions.) 

Register in advance by Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0scuyqrTwuH9RyhYq2bMOLHwe3ejspvP0G

~Call (510)655-2830 or email mark.wilson@wisr.edu or johnb@wisr.edu with questions or for help with technical difficulties. 

Prospective Students and Community Learners are invited to attend these seminars. 

WISR’s statement of expectations for inclusive and respectful discourse and a disclosure about video recording of seminars and events for later access can be found at:  https://www.wisr.edu/academics/sample-page/seminars-and-campus-events/  Those participating in WISR seminars and events acknowledge that they have read and understand this statement.

 

WISR 47th Anniversary Celebration, May, 2022

CRITICAL RACE THEORY Seminar, April 9th, 2022

A BLOCKADE OF ENLIGHTENED PROGRESS

ON RACIAL JUSTICE

Saturday, April 9th, 10am-12pm

WISR 47th Anniversary Celebration, May, 2022

Important letter from John Bilorusky, WISR’s president,

Announcing WISR’s 47th Anniversary, May, 2022

April-May, 2022 Seminars and Events

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IMPORTANT GOOGLE WORKSPACE UPDATE 

Saturday, March 12th, 10am to 12:00pm

Mark Wilson, WISR’s Learning Experience Designer\Technologian 

Google is making a major change to Workspace: Over the next year “Currents” is being discontinued and “Spaces” will replace it. Let’s talk about how WISR shares and comments on student’s posts.

Register in advance by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvfu2oqDgqE9z2tULAj2GqHeAdosIkOGLT

Call (510)655-2830 or email mark.wilson@wisr.edu or johnb@wisr.edu with questions or for help with technical difficulties. 

(Note topic change and postponement to May 21 of The History Of Alternative Higher Education  seminar)

 

 

WISR AND THE HISTORY OF ALTERNATIVE HIGHER EDUCATION

Saturday, May 21st, 10am to 12:00pm

Mark Wilson, WISR’s Learning Experience Designer\Technologian, will make a short presentation on the history of alternative higher education, contrasting WISR with other schools that also evolved from the “Universities Without Walls” movement.

WISR Students and Alumni are invited to participate and share their educational experiences. (The recording may then be used in WISR promotions, with participants’ permissions.) 

Register in advance by Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvfu2oqDgqE9z2tULAj2GqHeAdosIkOGLT

Call (510)655-2830 or email mark.wilson@wisr.edu
or johnb@wisr.edu with questions or for help with technical difficulties.

 

March~April 2022 Seminars and Events

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HUMAN DIGNITY AND HUMILIATION DIALOGUE

Saturday, February 26, 2022
10am-12pm

Evelin Lindner, PhDs, MD, and Linda Hartling, PhD, WISR Faculty

MFT & Interdisciplinary Seminar 

We are in an era where more and more people live in “echo chambers,” in “bubbles,” and the “walls” of these bubbles get ever thicker, harder, and less permeable. As these walls harden, as the confrontation between “us” and “them” becomes less forgiving, cycles of tit-for-tat humiliation are set in motion that become ever more intense and dangerous. Moreover, the “Hitlers” of this world grasp this situation as an opportunity to sow even more hatred and instigate even more conflict. 

This seminar will examine the cycles of humiliation and systemic humiliation that have risen to new levels in our time. Clashes of civilisations are harmless compared with clashes of humiliation, because humiliation closes doors for cooperation that otherwise would stay open. In the absence of visionary leadership of the calibre of a Nelson Mandela, cycles of humiliation have the power to turn our relationships, our communities, and the global village into war zones.

Humanity faces enormous global threats — from the destruction of our ecospheres to the degradation of our sociospheres — and we must learn to cooperate locally and globally if we want to address these challenges. For meaningful cooperation to emerge and succeed, there is nothing more important than halting and preventing cycles of humiliation and systemic humiliation.

Join us in this seminar to deepen and broaden your understanding of one the greatest obstacles to cultivating mutually dignifying collaboration in the world today. Dr. Evelin Lindner will introduce her research on the roots of humiliation through a video presentation that will be followed by an opportunity to share experiences and engage in dialogue. We invite participants to join us in curiosity and reflective conversation to build ideas to strengthen constructive action in our work and in the world.

Register in advance by Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucuuhrjgjE9aPFfW1CxqIVbNwkqRcSEYD 

Call (510)655-2830 or email johnb@wisr.edu with questions or for help with technical difficulties.

 

February~March 2022 Seminars and Events

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