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

  • 04/11/2021Forum – Merits and Demerits of Meritocracy,

    Discussion Leader: Susan Owicki
    The Forum is currently meeting 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.

  • 04/18/2021Forum – What Did We Learn from Our Parents?,

    DIscussion Leaders: Bob Greene and Kay Culpepper
    The Forum is currently meeting 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.

  • 04/25/2021Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for June,

    The Forum is currently meeting 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.

  • 05/02/2021Forum – Blanket immunity for religious organizations,

    Discussion Leader Bill Hilton
    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.

  • 05/09/2021Forum – What does it mean to be an American?,

    Discussion Leader: Dick Duda
    The Forum meets 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.

  • 05/16/2021Forum – Nuclear power to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,

    Discussion Leader: Bob Greene
    The Forum meets 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.

  • 05/23/2021Forum – Regenerative Agriculture to address climate change,

    Discussion Leader: TBD
    The Forum meets 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.

  • 05/30/2021Forum – Selection of Forum discussion topics for July,

    The Forum meets 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.

  • 06/06/2021Forum,

    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.

  • 06/13/2021Forum,

    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.

  • Forum Archive

  • 07/14/2019 – Forum – Homelessness in California,

    Discussion Leader: Sarah Doxiadis

  • 07/07/2019 – Forum – Fasting and When,

    Discussion Leader: Eric Bier

  • 06/30/2019 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for August,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 06/23/2019 – Forum – America’s Political Future,

    Discussion Leader: John Cone

  • 06/16/2019 – Forum – Cost of Housing in the Bay Area,

    Discussion Leader: Jerry Strom

  • 06/09/2019 – Forum – The Great Pivot – Creating Meaningful Work to Build a Meaningful Future,

    Discussion Leader: Fred Zeise

  • 06/02/2019 – Forum – What to do about Immigration,

    Discussion Leader: Dick Duda

  • 05/26/2019 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for July,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 05/19/2019 – Forum – Born on Third Base – Tackling Inequality,

    Book Review: A one percenter makes the case for tackling inequality, bringing wealth home, and committing to the common good. By Chuck Collins. 
    Discussion Leader: Valerie Yakich.

  • 05/12/2019 – Forum – Reducing Incarceration,

    Discussion Leader: John Cone

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