Speaker: Richard Heydt

Our Buildings

The physical home of UUCPA is a thoughtfully designed grid of Mid-century Modern buildings, created by Joseph Esherick, the architect of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and many other Bay Area buildings. He once said, “Beauty is a byproduct of solving problems correctly,” and in our space, we benefit from the attention he paid to craft and the users’ needs. Come hear about how. Special Music: Larry Chin, pianist

Land of Amnesia, Land of Memory

As a country that venerates change, youth, progress, and the future, it’s no wonder we are often uncomfortable facing the past–especially the passages that do us little credit. Even as we mark Memorial Day, we praise an attitude of “Never apologize, never explain.” Today we look to a different model for integrating the past into the present: ironically, in a country that has sometimes been the United States’s bitter enemy. Special music: Veronika Agranov-Dafoe, piano