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Celebrating the Humanities

Celebrating the Humanities seeks to share our common ties and extend the collegiality of our academic community. Humanities is an area of study steeped by definition in life and history. As such its study extends beyond the Humanities Division; in some manner, each of us teaches and studies the Humanities.

*Events are free unless otherwise stated and all are open to the campus community and the public.*

SPRING 2020:


❖   To be Human is to be...Political:

Event: Presentation and Workshop
Presenters: Amanda Zunner-Keating (Anthropology) & Randy Lioz (Better Angels)
Date: Wednesday, March 11
Time: 2:00 - 3:20 pm
Location: Mentry 343
Description: Skills workshop aimed bringing together people from all sides of the political
spectrum for improved dialogue, participants will learn practical skills to discuss politics in
a productive manner.


❖      To be Human is to...Value Creative Communication:

Event: Multi-modal verbal & written communication group exercises
Presenters: Mary Angelino (English) and Ashley Granillo (English)
Date: Wednesday, April 1
Time: 12:30-1:50 PM
Location: Mentry 343
Description: Interactive workshop and exercises to help students and staff explore creative
ways to connect with others.


❖      To be Human is to…Value the Earth:

Event: Workshop exploring the use of eco-rhetoric in the time of climate change.
Presenter: Erin Delaney (English)
Date: Wednesday, April 22
Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Location: TLC
Description: Session will discuss different ways scientists, activists, politicians, comedians—
people with voices, opinions, and data—have tried to alert audiences to the dangers of
climate change and inspire work towards making a positive impact.


 ❖    To be Human is to...Determine the Future of Other Species?:

Event: Screening of the Unnatural Selection docu-series episode “Changing an Entire
Species” and discussion following
Presenters: Marco Llaguno (Philosophy) and Christine Iskander (English)
Date: Monday, April 27
Time: 6:30-8:15 pm
Location: Boykin 105
Description: After a screening of the Unnatural Selection docu-series episode “Changing an
Entire Species”, a discussion will focus on the philosophical and ethical questions
surrounding the use of gene-editing technologies that will change the course of other


❖      There Will Be Blood:

Event: Screening of the film, There will be Blood and discussion following
Presenter: Adam Kaiserman (English) & Erik Altenbernd (History)
Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Location: Boykin 105
Description: Following a screening of There will be Blood, a discussion will explore the
history of oil production in California and the contours of petro-modernity.


❖      To be Human is to...Live in Different Worlds:

Event: Screening of the film, Parasite and discussion following
Presenters: Mary Angelino (English), Pierre Etienne (Modern Languages), Marco Llaguno
Date: Wednesday, May 6
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Location: Aliso 108
Description: After a screening of the Bong Joon-Ho film, Parasite, a discussion will focus
on the importance of the current, cross-cultural, & universal issues and themes the film
brings to light in regards to class difference and more.