Big Questions: Weekly Dialogue Series for Spring 2021
by UAA Big Questions |
Please join us for our UAA Big Questions Series this spring. Follow us at facebook.com/uaabigquestions to keep updated on our events.
COVID-19: What are our rights and responsibilities?
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m.
The COVID-19 pandemic has required communities and individuals to consider how to protect the health of the most vulnerable while respecting the rights of others. During this session we will discuss what should be done when individual freedom and a duty to care come into conflict. Join the session on Zoom at tinyurl.com/2021uaabq.
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m.
How do languages inform and impact an individual's identity? How do they unite people together? Come and discuss why Alaska's indigenous languages should thrive. Join the session on Zoom at tinyurl.com/2021uaabq.
Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 p.m.
New techniques in gene editing promise to address real human needs but have also raised concern. During this session we examine how these technologies might be utilized and what the impact could be for the sustainability of Alaska's food systems. Join the session on Zoom at tinyurl.com/2021uaabq.
Tuesday, March 16, 6:30 p.m.
While many would say that social media has empowered them to express freely, it is also worth noting that many suffer from bombardment of what "perfect" is, and what their bodies and lives should look like. In the day and age of TikTok, and Instagram, come discuss with us whether Social Media Affects Human Wellness? And if yes... how? Join the session on Zoom at tinyurl.com/2021uaabq.
Tuesday, March 23, 6:30 p.m.
As we gear into the mayoral election, come discuss the strengths and weaknesses of new and old Alaska voting procedures. Learn about upcoming changes to how you vote, including ranked choice voting and non-partisan election reforms. Join the session on Zoom at tinyurl.com/2021uaabq.
Tuesday, March 30, 6:30 p.m.
Has today's social media clouded or enlightened society's view on justice and how it works? We'll discuss how justice is portrayed in today's media platforms (i.e. news, social media outlets) and whether the impact it has on individuals and the community is detrimental or helpful to justice-related services and justice itself as a whole. Join the session on Zoom at tinyurl.com/2021uaabq.
Wednesday, April 14, 6:30 p.m.
What is the relationship between Science and Religion? Are they in conflict or are they in harmony? What - if anything - distinguishes science from religion, and religion from science? Come explore the topic with others! Join the session on Zoom at tinyurl.com/2021uaabq.