December 12--Presumed Guilty?
Steve Williams, organizer of Athens Area Courtwatch Project and a leader of Oconee Street UMC’s Racial Justice Task Force, shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about what is transpiring with each of these initiatives.
December 14--Kwanzaa: What and How
Kwanzaa, an annual celebration of African-American culture, begins on December 26 and ends on January 1. Join Racial Justice Team member Pam Chubbuck as she shares what Kwanzaa is and how it is celebrated.
The Forum is an adult lecture and talk-back program featuring a vast array of topics. Previous Forum topics include SPLOST issues, redistricting in Georgia, global climate change, UUFA solar panels, suicide and its prevention, our UU Transylvanian Heritage, happiness, creativity, and more.
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Did you ever wonder what all those letters referred to and then ponder what each of the terms actually meant? Join members of the Welcoming Congregation Team in making sense of the alphabet soup of gender and sexual identity and in exploring what it means to be a Welcoming Congregation in general and ways to be more welcoming and inclusive in particular.
Join community activist Hattie Thomas Whitehead as she shares about her book Giving Voice to Linnentown, which chronicles her life and the lives of other Linnentown families changed the moment the City of Athens and the University of Georgia entered into an Urban Renewal (UR) contract. As a result of UR, Linnentown properties were taken for the university's expansion, residents were forced to move, and families were separated.
Linda Lloyd, Executive Director of the Economic Justice Coalition, a 2021-2022 Justice Partner, discusses her work with this organization in particular and within the larger Athens community in general.
Join Mokah Jasmine Johnson, president and co-founder of the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement (AADM), a 2021-2022 Justice Partner, as she discusses her work with this organization in particular and within the larger Athens community in general.
Join local CBD store owner Jackie Parker was she shares the facts and address concerns and questions about this naturally occurring substance.
Join members of the Racial Justice Team in exploring one the UUFA 2021-22 goals--engaging in dismantling white supremacy including the intersectional aspects of environmental and economic injustice--by looking at what has been done at UUFA and by the UUA and exploring the possibilities for making this goal even more of a reality.
Learn what has been happening at the UUFA building--literally and figuratively--over the last few months as members share about the new UUFA pandemic guidelines, the security equipment, the Memorial Tree, and the to-be-installed UUFA sign.
May 30 Forum: Looking at the First 100 Days of the Biden Administration
Community activist Adam Lassila shares his thoughts about this topic.
Glyphosate is the world's most widely used herbicide. Is it perfectly safe, or is it a menace to environmental and human health? Media headlines and stories often imply that the herbicide is a public menace. On the other hand, there is a wealth of mainstream research and factual information to indicate that glyphosate has a favorable safety profile for the environment and for human health.
We will investigate some of the controversies surrounding the use of glyphosate as well as some of the environmental benefits resulting from its use with speaker Gary Crider.
May 9 Forum: What Is CBD?--Everything You Need to Know--postponed to Fall 2021
Join Your CBD Store owner Jackie Parker was she shares the facts and address concerns and questions about this naturally occurring substance.
A significant percentage of greenhouse gas emissions that come from the food system could be reduced if we stop wasting food. Join Nancy Sagar and Kate Blane as they expound on this topic prior to Earth Day 2021 on April 22.
Join UUFA members who attended the recent UUA New Day Rising Conference as they share their thoughts as a result of attending this event, focusing on where UUFA has been (including the 2019 pledge) and where we are going from here in the realm of racial justice. Also, sneak a peek at the new UUFA sign!
Come and be amazed by the talent at UUFA! Virtual art display includes photography, painting, pottery, and weaving.
Catherine Mills from Behaviorial Advantage will speak on the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and explain its use as a tool in accountability courts to address individuals with serious substance use.
Join Access Point of GA in discussing the many of the harms caused by the "War on Drugs" and how systemic racism continues to thrive under its umbrella.
Join UUFA member Deb Brenner as she shares her vast experiences in training a nine service dogs and answers questions about this specialized area.
Join recently elected Sheriff John Q. Williams as he shares his thoughts about the duties of the sheriff, the history of this position, and his vision for what he would like to change and accomplish as sheriff.