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

  • 08/16/2020Forum – Why are Governments Leaning Towards Authoritarianism?,

    Discussion Leaders: Jerry Strom and Bob Greene
    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.

  • 08/23/2020Forum – How to Use Boredom Creatively,

    Discussion Leader: Rob Ruether
    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.

  • 08/30/2020Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for October,

    Discussion Leaders: All
    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.

  • 09/06/2020Forum – The Pros and Cons of GMOs,

    Discussion Leader: Janet Buelow

    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.

  • 09/13/2020Forum – Our Top Values,

    Discussion Leader: Valerie Yakich

    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.

  • 09/20/2020Forum – The Crisis in Voting in the United States,

    Discussion Leader: Larry Aronson

    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.

  • 09/27/2020Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for November,

    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.

  • 10/04/2020Forum,

    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.

  • 10/11/2020Forum,

    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.

  • 10/18/2020Forum,

    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

  • 08/25/2019 – Forum – Driving While White,

    UUs have a long history of taking a stand against racism. But what about the grey areas? Is racism ever justified? How does racism manifest itself in your life? Do you benefit from white privilege? 
    Discussion Leader: Tom Parker

  • 08/18/2019 – Forum – Selection of Forum Topics for October,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 08/11/2019 – Forum – The Great Pivot and the Green New Deal,

    Creating millions of green jobs will help stabilize the climate and reverse mass species extinction AND address the work crisis brought on by outsourcing, automation, the gig economy, and low employee engagement.
    Discussion Leader: Justine Burt

  • 08/04/2019 – Forum – Fun with Genealogy,

    Discussion Leader: Bob Greene

  • 07/28/2019 – Forum – Selection of Forum Topics for September,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 07/21/2019 – Forum – Public Money and Public Banking for Infrastructure and the Green New Deal,

    Discussion Leader: Ron Davis

  • 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

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