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: Usually the Fireside Room, however, Forum will be meeting via online video conference during the pandemic.
    • 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

  • 04/05/2020Forum – Great Movies and Why They Are Important to You,

    Discussion Leader: Larry Aronson
    The Forum is meeting via Zoom 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.

  • 04/12/2020Forum – What is Truth? The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe by Dr. Steven Novella,

    Discussion Leader: Linda Holroyd
    The Forum is meeting via Zoom 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+owner@uucpa.org.

  • 04/19/2020Forum – Economic and Human Rights,

    Discussion Leader: Ron Davis

  • 04/26/2020Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for June,

    Discussion Leader: All

  • 05/03/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 05/10/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 05/17/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 05/24/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 05/31/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 06/07/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • Forum Archive

  • 03/29/2020 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for May,

    The Forum is meeting via Zoom 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+owner@uucpa.org.

  • 03/22/2020 – Forum – How do You Define Personal Success?,

    Discussion Leader: Sarah Doxiadis

  • 03/15/2020 – Forum – Canceled,

    The Forum will not meet this Sunday (March 15).
    The ministers and Board chairs have decided to cancel face-to-face meetings on campus this Sunday. This is due to advice from county public health and the CDC.

  • 03/08/2020 – Forum – Chinese Expansion,

    Discussion Leader: Warren Schmidt

  • 03/01/2020 – Forum – Our Foreign Policy Toward Iran,

    Discussion Leader: Bob Greene

  • 02/23/2020 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for April,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 02/16/2020 – Forum – “Blue Mind,” How Water Affects Us ,

    Discussion Leader: Kay Culpepper
    The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do

  • 02/09/2020 – Forum – Sleep and Health ,

    Discussion Leader: Eric Bier

  • 02/02/2020 – Forum – When Are We Old Enough to Die?,

    Discussion Leader: Tom Parker
    Tom will use Barbara Ehrenreich’s book “Natural Causes” as a point of departure for the discussion.

  • 01/26/2020 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for March,

    Discussion Leaders: All

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