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

  • 01/27/2019 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for March Meeting Will Be Held In Room 4-5,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 01/20/2019 – Forum – The Incognito Brain,

    Discussion Leader: Kay Culpepper

  • 01/13/2019 – Forum – Major US Events and You (since FDR),

    Discussion Leader: Jim Basiji

  • 01/06/2019 – Forum – How to Lie with Maps,

    Discussion Leader: Valerie Yakich

  • 12/30/2018 – Forum – Selection of Forum Topics for February,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 12/23/2018 – Forum – An American Sickness,

    Discussion Leader: Steven Mashin

  • 12/16/2018 – Forum – Memorable Events of 2018,

    Discussion Leader: Jerry Strom

  • 12/09/2018 – Forum – How Democracies Die, and How They Can Be Saved,

    Discussion Leader: Susan Owicki

  • 12/02/2018 – Forum – Transportation Planning: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars,

    Discussion Leader: Valerie Yakich

  • 11/25/2018 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for January ,

    Discussion Leaders: All

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