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Parent Workshops

Curious Cardinal parents often remark: “Wow, I wish I could take a workshop!” Well parents, it’s your turn! Curious Cardinals is offering three 90-minute workshops throughout the month of November specifically for you!


As an organization of GENZers, we want to teach YOU, Gen X, the things your children care about most and the social issues our generation is responsible for solving. Learn from the same passionate teachers educating your children and become a Curious Cardinal yourself.

Why Now?

November symbolizes a month full of giving, so all the money raised from these workshops and each additional donation will be used for the Curious Cardinals financial aid program. The money raised will fund the education of students in need of full-tuition from programs such as Prep for Prep and Association to Benefit Children as well as students on partial financial aid. (Learn more about the allocation of donations).

 

Sign up for as many as you like… and sign up with a friend! Or a Curious Cardinals grandparent!

Available Workshops

Think like a Climate Activist

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Eliana Stern and Sebastein Marin-Quiros

8:00 - 9:30 am PDT

November 15th

$75

Take an interdisciplinary approach to the discussion of climate change and environmental degradation. In this 90 minute workshop, participants will learn and familiarize themselves with the broad topic of climate change through four distinct categories: the truths, the myths, the consequences, and the future. By unpacking international reports on climate science, existing environmental policies and economic strategies, cognitive biases and psychological explanations for climate denialism, and opportunities for a sustainable future, participants will be equipped with the tools and the vocabulary to effectively advocate for our climate.

Mass Incarceration

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Audrey Wisch 

8:00 - 9:30 am PDT

November 22nd

$75

While constituting only 5% of the global population, the U.S. holds nearly 25% of the world’s prison population. Does this mean that Americans are more likely to commit crimes than people in other countries? Or is there something wrong with the system? Since 1970, the incarcerated population in the U.S. has increased by 700% - 2.3 million in jail and prison today. People of color comprise 37% of the U.S. population but 67% of the total prison population. How is this possible? Why does the U.S government spend over $80 billion American tax dollars to keep 2.3 million people behind bars? Take Mass Incarceration if you are curious to understand the US prison industrial complex and the laws and systems that maintain it.

You are the Product: the Ethics of Technology

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Elena Mosse

12:00 - 1:30 pm PDT

November 1st

$75

“There are only two industries that refer to their customers as ‘users’: illegal drugs and software” - Edward Tufte. 

 

 Isn’t it strange that social media platforms worth hundreds of billions of dollars offer their services for a whopping cost of $0? While we may not be paying them in cash, we are paying for the platforms in a much more personal currency: access to our thoughts, desires, and motivations. Most people are aware that these companies sell personal data to advertisers. It seems like you can simply think about a product and 10 seconds later it’ll appear as an ad in your Instagram feed-- but what most people aren’t aware of is really how much personal data is being collected, how it’s harnessed, and the many ways it’s being used. Social technology companies have discovered how to sell the most valuable commodity: the ability to influence not just one person’s mind, but billions at once. In this workshop, we’ll investigate how technologies we use every day are designed to maximize profit and simultaneously shape our brains. Throughout the workshop we will imagine what an ethical future for the tech industry might look like.

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