WE ENJOY LIFELONG LEARNING
WE ENJOY LIFELONG LEARNING
Do you enjoy lifelong learning?? Would you like to connect with others who also immensely enjoy learning, sharing, and empowerment through the collective wisdom of your diverse community? How often have you been part of a really stimulating conversation that was life-altering or prompted you to take surprising action? By using selected videos as a starting point, we will begin collectively addressing topics that are important to YOU. In our rapidly changing world, it is easy to become disoriented and lose your bearings. Sadly, in the western world our disconnectedness with each other and the world around us has mushroomed out of control but the good news is that we have the power to reverse that trend by making a few simple choices. Frank, open exchanges can stabilize as well as harmonize and reconnect us, especially if “learning” is your idea of fun. Visit HERE for a “sneak preview”.
Visit HERE to view a constantly growing list of over 2,114 videos we can watch. No discussion topics are off limits. (No homework required) We will meet regularly in a comfortable setting at Sugarloaf’s “Great Corner” at 893 Pine Lane in Sugarloaf, California. Snack sharing is welcomed while the event itself is otherwise free and offered as a public service. Visit HERE to view a constantly growing list of W.E.L.L. Project movies available to watch online.
Judson Singer is the organizer of this project. His love of teaching goes back to early adulthood and that first position as a volunteer teacher assistant in a Project Head Start classroom. Since then he has accumulated many years of teaching and engineering experience with: business & industry (12), grades Pre-K thru 12 (5), community colleges (7), tutoring academies (3), top-ranked American engineering university (9), and solar engineer (6).
Contact Judson if you would like to participate in W.E.L.L. discussions and learn more about this local project as it grows.
The following is a very short list of videos available for potential discussion:
THE REWRITE – An Oscar-winning writer in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom taking classes there.
PATCH ADAMS – Patch Adams is determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. Unfortunately, the medical and scientific community does not appreciate his methods of healing the sick, while the actual patients, medical professors, and hospital nurses all appreciate the work *he* can do, because they are unable to do it.
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE – A social satire that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where controversy breaks out over a popular but offensive black-face party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in acutely-not-post-racial America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world.
AMERICAN SNIPER – Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.
WILD – With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.
POPULATION BOOM – A well-known nightmarish vision of the future: The Earth’s population reaches seven billion. Dwindling resources, mountains of toxic waste, hunger and climate change-the results of overpopulation? Who says that the world’s overpopulated? And who’s one too many? After the box-office success of “Plastic Planet,” in POPULATION BOOM curious documentary filmmaker Werner Boote travels the globe and examines a stubborn view of the world that has existed for decades. But he sees a completely different question: Who or what is driving this catastrophic vision? Visit HERE to learn more.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY – Terms And Conditions May Apply examines the cost of so-called ‘free’ services and the continuing disappearance of online privacy. People may think they know what they give up when they click ‘I Agree’ on companies like Facebook and Google. They’re wrong.
GMO OMG – Today in the United States, by the simple acts of feeding ourselves, we are unwittingly participating in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Each of us unknowingly consumes genetically engineered food on a daily basis. The risks and effects to our health and the environment are largely unknown.
FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD – 100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310 lb. man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well- with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind.
OPEN SESAME: THE STORY OF SEEDS – One of the world’s most precious resources is at risk. This film will help others learn what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food: SEEDS. While the price of gold and oil skyrockets the fate of our most priceless commodity is ignored. Seeds provide the basis for everything from fabric, to food to fuels. They are as essential to life as the air we breathe or water we drink…
KRAMER VS. KRAMER – Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy. When he has learned to adjust his life to these new responsibilities, Joanna resurfaces and wants Billy back. Ted, however, refuses to give him up, so they go to court to fight for the custody of their son.
GATTACA – In the not-too-distant future, a less-than-perfect man wants to travel to the stars. Society has categorized Vincent Freeman as less than suitable given his genetic make-up and he has become one of the underclass of humans that are only useful for menial jobs…
EAT PRAY LOVE – Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house, a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused, and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, …
THRIVE – THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what’s REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream — uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.
TRANCE-FORMATION – “Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves and the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem. – Howard Zinn
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