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. To suggest a Forum topic or speaker, please click here or contact one of the Forum Folks: David Jarrett, Karen Solheim, Kate Blane, or Gary Crider.
November 29: Ask Morgan Anything: The LGBTQIA+/TGQNB Ballpark
In the 1980s and 90s, when the word welcoming became a code word for accepting lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, the Unitarian Universalist Association launched a Welcoming Congregation Program to help learn how to undo homophobia—and later, transphobia (prejudice against transgender people). Join Welcoming Congregation Renewal Team member Morgan Henry as she answers questions and invites discussion about the expanded alphabet of the Welcoming Congregation Program--LGBTQIA+/TGQNB--and shares where UUFA is in the renewal process. You are invited to help shape the discussion by clicking here to submit your questions ahead of time.
December 13: Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio Cortez led by Iva King
This seven-minute film narrated by the congresswoman and illustrated by Molly Crabapple is set a couple of decades from now. It is a flat-out rejection of the idea that a dystopian future is a forgone conclusion. There are ways to turn things around! Join Iva King as we watch this and talk about what might happen if we reimaged the future, in the the realms of racial justice, health, education and the environment.
December 20: TBD
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Shannon Caldwell and Nancy Sagar will talk about how everyone can use their votes, voices, and choices to fight climate change and how doing so translates to benefits in global health and racial justice. Nancy and Shannon were trained by Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project and are active in the Atlanta chapter; Nancy leads a sustainable investing firm.
So...what has happened and is happening with the 2020 Presidential Election? Join UGA Professor Charles Bullock as he shares his thoughts.
October 18 Forum with Paul Gurian discussing the presidential election
October 11 Forum with Jed Kaylor of the Athens Area Humane Society
September 20 Forum with ACC Board of Elections Chair Jess Evans?
August 30 Forum with Dr. Neal Priest discussing what to eat and what not to eat to live long and prosper.
August 16 Forum with Rev. Lisa Schwartz
August 9 Forum with Mayor Kelly Gitz