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

  • 10/02/2022Forum US Election 22
  • 10/09/2022Forum Latest Marvels from Artificial Intelligence
  • 10/16/2022Forum Status report on the Ukraine Russian conflict
  • 10/23/2022Forum Why Empires Fail
  • 10/30/2022Forum Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for December
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  • Forum Archive

  • 09/25/2022 – Forum, Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for November

    Discussion Topic – Discussion of Matters of Current Local, National, and International Interest, and Selection of Forum Topics for November

    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.

  • 09/18/2022 – Forum, Updating and Improving the Forum! 

    Discussion Topic – Updating and Improving the Forum! 

    Discussion Leaders – Bob Greene, Susan Owicki

    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.

  • 09/11/2022 – Forum, The Opportunities Services Center

    Discussion Topic – The Opportunities Services Center, providing drop-in services for single adults including food, clothing, laundry/shower facilities , and case management

    Discussion Leader – Philip Dah, Program Director at the Opportunities Service Center

    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.

  • 09/04/2022 – Forum, California Ballot Measures: What to know

    Discussion Topic – California Ballot Measures: What to know 

    Discussion Leader – Bob Greene

    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.

  • 08/28/2022 – Forum, Selection of Forum Topics for October

    Discussion Topic: Discussion of Matters of Current Local, National, and International Interest, and Selection of Forum Topics for October

    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.

  • 08/21/2022 – Forum, What’s Going On in The World of Psychedelics?

    Discussion Topic: What’s Going On in The World of Psychedelics?

    Discussion Leader: 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.

  • 08/14/2022 – Forum, The Loneliness Epidemic

    Discussion Topic: The Loneliness Epidemic

    Discussion Leader: Dick Duda

    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.

  • 08/07/2022 – Forum, What is Making You Happy or Joyful?

    Discussion Topic: What is Making You Happy or Joyful?

    General Discussion

    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.

  • 07/31/2022 – Forum, Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for September

    Discussion of Matters of Current Local, National, and International Interest and Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for September

    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.

  • 07/24/2022 – Forum, Technologies for Removing CO2

    Discussion Topic: Technologies for Removing CO2

    Discussion Leader: Robert Ruether

    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.

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