(initially on cable access TV:
June 25 - July 1, 2016)
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Segment 1: "We Are Not Strangers To This Land: Untold Stories of DREAMERS"
The documentary "We Are Not Strangers To This Land: Untold Stories of DREAMERS" was filmed and produced by immigrant rights activists who are part
of Alianza, a coalition at Sacramento City College. This impactful documentary shares the stories of local Dreamers in order to humanize the ongoing struggle of navigating their lives in the United States while undocumented.
Segment 2: "How College Loans Exploit Students for Profit"
"Once upon a time in America," says professor Sajay Samuel, "going to college did not mean graduating with debt." Today, higher education has become a consumer product — costs have skyrocketed, saddling students with a combined debt of over $1 trillion, while universities and loan companies make massive profits. In his February 2016 TED Talks presentation, Samuel proposes a radical solution: link tuition costs to a degree's expected earnings, so that students can make informed decisions about their future, restore their love of learning, and contribute to the world in a meaningful way.
Segment 3: "The Real Harm of the Global Arms Trade"
In some parts of the world, it's easier to get an automatic rifle than a glass of clean drinking water. Is this just the way it is? Samantha Nutt, doctor and founder of the international humanitarian organization War Child, explores the global arms trade in her November 2015 TED Talks presentation.
"War is ours,” she says. “We buy it, sell it, spread it and wage it. We are therefore not powerless to solve it."
Segment 4: "Peak Moment"
"If you look at our DNA, we're meant to be connected…. You can take people out of the tribe, but you can't take the tribe out of the people." In Part 1 of their Peak Moment conversation, Bill Kauth and Zoe Alowan share a model for community where people live in their own homes located "roughly within biking distance." The co-authors of We Need Each Other: Building Gift Community explain that their own tribe, who have met weekly for three years, has committed to staying in place and to being there fully for one another. Countering the pervasive isolation in our culture, their model creates a safe space for men and women to build non-sexual intimacy, honesty, openness and mutual support in a social safety net.
Segment 5: "The Big Picture"
Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich and MoveOn.org Civic Action teamed up to create this new multi-video series of 12 short videos that focus on advancing bold, progressive policy solutions - such as expanding Social Security and making public higher education free.