The Forum is a public discussion group in the round. All are welcome.

The topics are chosen about a month in advance by the attendees and are listed on this page.

A moderator will first provide background information. Group members provide additional perspectives, opinions, extensions, tangents, counter positions, and related experiences in turn. Audio enhancement provided.

This Forum has been running for over a half-century.

  • Date: Every Sunday
  • Time: 9-10:15 am
  • Location: In-person in the Fireside room and online via Zoom
    • Video conference details will be distributed via the forum-announce@uucpa.org email group. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info
    • Request to join forum-announce@uucpa.org by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org
  • Facilitator: Bob Greene or Susan Owicki
  • Contact: Bob Greene and Susan Owicki (forum-announce+owner@uucpa.org)

Forum Discussion Guidelines

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W5DCunnPytR7j6wb7O8UhuZnZJhcHVJI/view?usp=sharing

Upcoming Events in Forum

  • 05/22/2022Forum The Rise of the Vertebrate Brain
  • 05/29/2022Forum Discussion of Matters of Current Local, National, and International Interest, and Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for July
  • 06/05/2022Forum Why We Sleep
  • 06/12/2022Forum Pet Peeves and Pearly Moments
  • 06/19/2022Forum The Education Worth Having
  • 06/26/2022Forum Discussion of Matters of Current Local, National, and International Interest, and Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for August
  • Forum Archive

  • 05/15/2022 – Forum, A report: Technopoly-The Surrender of Culture to Technology, by Neil Postman,1992, with an update on the continued Rise of Technopoly (a society in which technology is deified) 30 years later

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 05/08/2022 – Forum, A Perspective on the Russian People and the Ukraine Invasion

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 05/01/2022 – Forum, Topic: Inflation, U.S. and worldwide

    Discussion Topic TBD
    If group gatherings are still not allowed, the Forum will meet via online video conference.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

  • 04/24/2022 – Forum, Topic: Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for June

    Discussion Topic: Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for June

  • 04/17/2022 – Forum, Topic: Fascism in America “Davos Man” (Book)

    Discussion Topic: Fascism in America “Davos Man” (Book)
    Discussion Leader: Cecil Bridges

  • 04/10/2022 – Forum, Topic: General Discussion

    Discussion Topic: The Rise of the Vertebrate Brain
    Discussion Leader: Rob Ruether

  • 04/03/2022 – Forum, Topic: US foreign affairs - the big picture

    Discussion Topic: US foreign affairs – the big picture
    Discussion Leader: Bob Greene

  • 03/27/2022 – Forum, Selection of Forum topics for May

    Discussion Topic — Discussion of Matters of Current Local, National, and International Interest, and Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for May

    The Forum meets from 9:00 to 10:15 Sunday mornings in the Fireside Room as well as online via Zoom.  To learn more about attending in person, read this. Everyone is welcome to come and participate in a stimulating discussion. There is nothing to “join”. You can just drop in. Topics are chosen by the group about one month ahead.

    To attend via video conference, get the link via email.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

    Everyone is welcome.

    For more information, visit our Forum page.

  • 03/20/2022 – Forum, What are the Family Histories of Forum Members?

    Discussion Topic — What are the Family Histories of Forum Members?

    Discussion Leaders —  Jai Cho & Trisha Suppes

    The Forum meets from 9:00 to 10:15 Sunday mornings in the Fireside Room as well as online via Zoom.  To learn more about attending in person, read this. Everyone is welcome to come and participate in a stimulating discussion. There is nothing to “join”. You can just drop in. Topics are chosen by the group about one month ahead.

    To attend via video conference, get the link via email.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

    Everyone is welcome.

    For more information, visit our Forum page.

  • 03/13/2022 – Forum, Pegasus Project - Israeli government program used by many governments to listen in on digital communications

    Discussion Topic – Pegasus Project – Israeli government program used by many governments to listen in on digital communications
    Discussion Leader – Warren Schmidt
    If group gatherings are still not allowed, the Forum will meet via online video conference.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

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