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December 2017

Sunday Forum: What Happened to Us?

December 17, 2017 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 am
Max Otto Hall, 1342 N. Astor St.
Milwaukee, WI
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First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee

Presenter: James Causey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer. “What happened to us?” is the title of Journal Sentinel writer James Causey's series, where he follows the lives of some of his former classmates from Samuel Clemens elementary school. He writes about what has happened to them throughout their lives. Many of them struggled, while some found success. He will discuss Milwaukee's long-standing poverty and segregation issues, and programs in other cities he visited that work. Can these programs be duplicated here?…

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Sunday Forum: No Forum this Week

December 24, 2017 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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No forum this week. Happy holidays!

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Sunday Forum: No Forum this Week

December 31, 2017 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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No forum this week. Happy holidays!

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January 2018

Sunday Forum: The Future of Public Television – Today’s Perspective

January 7 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 am
Max Otto Hall, 1342 N. Astor St.
Milwaukee, WI
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First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee

Presenter: Bodahn Zachary, General Manager, Milwaukee PBS. Bohdan Zachary joined Milwaukee PBS in November of 2015. He is passionate about the mission of public media – to put a spotlight on the communities it serves and bring focus to the issues that concern its residents. Zachary will provide a vision for the future, especially in light of the current attempts to trim government funding from public media support. Bohdan Zachary is the recipient of several Emmy Awards, Los Angeles Press…

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Sunday Forum: Funky Fresh Universe – The Story of Funky Fresh Spring Rolls

January 14 @ 10:15 am - 10:55 am
Max Otto Hall, 1342 N. Astor St.
Milwaukee, WI
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First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee

Presenter: TrueMan McGee, Roll Manager. Join the founder of Funky Fresh Spring Rolls as he shares his journey of how making great food for himself has turned into making great food for thousands. We all know deep down we are put on this earth to do something special. Hear about Trueman's Funky Fresh journey to make his dreams a reality! Oh, and plan for some healthy tasty treats to accompany the presentation! Sunday Forum is a Sunday morning lecture series…

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Sunday Forum: “Gravitational Waves”

January 21 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 am
Max Otto Hall, 1342 N. Astor St.
Milwaukee, WI
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First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee

Presenter: Professor Xavier Siemans, Director, NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center. It has been 100 years since Albert Einstein predicted gravitational waves, and they are now a reality. Gravitational wave astronomy will revolutionize the study of the early universe. Learn about the gravitational waves created by the collision of black holes and neutron stars and the work being done at the UWM-Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics. Host: Mark Mueller. Sunday Forum is a Sunday morning lecture series at First Unitarian Society…

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Sunday Forum: “50 years Since Fair Housing Marches, and Are We Fair Now?”

January 28 @ 10:10 am - 10:50 am
Max Otto Hall, 1342 N. Astor St.
Milwaukee, WI
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First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee

Presenter: Margaret (Peg) Rozga, Fair Housing March participant, English Professor, UW-Waukesha (retired). 50 years ago, the NAACP Youth Council marched for Fair Housing in Milwaukee. At the time, African-American residents faced blatant discrimination in housing, usually meeting with hostility or being refused housing altogether if they tried to leave segregated neighborhoods. Father James Groppi, a Catholic Priest advised the group, and after more than 200 marches, eventually, with the help of Alderwoman Vel Phillips, Fair Housing laws were finally enacted…

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February 2018

Sunday Forum: “WRRD, 1510 AM – Milwaukee’s New Liberal Radio Station”

February 4 @ 10:10 am - 10:50 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee

Presenter: Earl Ingram, Talk Show Host, WRRD Radio. For years, Milwaukeeans have only been able to access two conservative news-talk radio stations. At long last, progressive viewpoints now have a home on the AM dial. Hear Earl Ingram speak about Milwaukee's new and only 24-hour talk radio station, 1510 AM. The Earl Ingram Show wakes Milwaukee up every morning from 7 to 9 a.m., as Earl interviews a variety of guests and provides a welcoming format for political discussion on…

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Sunday Forum: “Better Angels”

February 11 @ 10:10 am - 10:50 pm
Max Otto Hall, 1342 N. Astor St.
Milwaukee, WI
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First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee

Presenter: Crocker Stephenson, writer/reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Crocker Stephenson has been a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for more than 30 years. Assignments have taken him to Kosovar refugee camps in Macedonia to the Ecuadorian rain forests to the federal execution chamber at Terre Haute. He has embedded with U.S. soldiers in Kuwait, watched shepherds in England burn entire flocks of sheep during the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, and stood in awe as a surgeon opened a boy's skull and…

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Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council

February 18 @ 10:10 am - 10:50 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Growing Tree

Lora Glaser-Senior Sustainability Coordinator Kohl’s The WI Sustainable Business Council is a network of Wisconsin businesses and organizations that are interested in, or actively responding to, the challenge of sustainability.  Many businesses find themselves challenged by stakeholders to describe what they are doing in this field. The council is designed to bring businesses together and provide resources to help businesses on their path toward being more sustainable. Host: Mark Mueller Sunday Forum is a Sunday morning lecture series at First…

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