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April 2017

No Sunday Forum: See You at the Rev. Jennifer’s Installation Instead.

April 30 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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April 30 Rev. Jennifer’s Installation Service No Forum This Sunday  

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May 2017

Sunday Forum: The Human Thread

May 7 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Clothes

May 7 The Human Thread Christopher Cox, Campaign Manager An experienced parish worker in the U.S. & Latin America, Chris manages The Human Thread campaign in Milwaukee. Their mission is to "foster awareness that promotes solidarity between consumers of clothing and those who produce them to create a more just economy and sustainable communities." Chris is eager to reflect on global clothing connections, encouraging a view of living in right relationship with all, regardless of distance. Host: Scot Henry  

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Sunday Forum: AFS: International High School Student Exchange Program

May 14 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Student Exchange

May 14  AFS: International High School Student Exchange Program Karen Nelson, AFS Staff Person for Greater Milwaukee AFS Intercultural is a worldwide, nonprofit leading student exchange for 70 years. AFS brings cultures together; hosting over 2200 students each year from more than 40 countries. AFS sends U.S. high school students abroad to 42 countries. After Karen’s presentation, Lisa Noble, her host daughter, Oda from Germany and her son Erik who studied in Switzerland will share their experiences. Host:  Lisa Nobel & Mary Buchel  

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Sunday Forum: The LEED Green Building Program in Milwaukee

May 21 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Solar Panels

May 21    The LEED Green Building Program in Milwaukee Korinne Haeffel, Dir., Community Advancement for WI & Iowa, U.S. Green Building Council The U.S. Green Building Council promotes sustainability in the building and construction industry. Its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program transforms the way our buildings and communities are designed, constructed and operated. Ms. Haeffel will describe the LEED program and present examples of LEED-certified projects in Milwaukee. Host: Bruce Wiggins  

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September 2017

Schooner Days: the story of the Denis Sullivan

September 10 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Denis Sullivan

September 10 Schooner Days: the story of the Denis Sullivan Chris Winters, Staff Photographer, Discovery World Museum   Building of the lake schooner Denis Sullivan and the rebirth of Discovery World Museum on Milwaukee’s Municipal Pier remains a remarkable story of commitment, perseverance and philanthropy. People from all walks of life labored for over a decade to breathe life into the Sullivan. His book, Schooner Days ,is a contemporary memoir, archival photo collection, and historical view of Milwaukee waters was…

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Weapons: Beyond the Blade

September 17 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Weapons

September 17 "Weapons: Beyond the Blade" A preview of the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Fall Exhibition Dawn Scher Thomae, Curator of Anthropology Collections, Milwaukee Public Museum   Join us for an engaging presentation on the Milwaukee Public Museum's upcoming cutting-edge in-house exhibition. Opening on October 7, "Weapons: Beyond the Blade" will explore the various uses and meanings of weapons, including and beyond their role as objects of hostility. Discover why weapons are truly some of the most powerful and complex objects ever created. Host:…

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Woodrow Wilson, the Great War and the Fourth Estate

September 24 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Woodrow Wilson

September 24 “Woodrow Wilson, the Great War and the Fourth Estate” Jim Startt, Professor and Author Wilson's years in the White House spanned the era of the First World War, a time of intense, often bitter, partisan politics in the U.S. Presenting highlights from his new book, Jim Startt  discusses Wilson - press relations during the war and focus, in particular, on the perils of maintaining American neutrality until 1917, the American intervention into the war, and how Wilson's quest…

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October 2017

Sunday Forum: Honoring Thallis Drake and the Viola da Gamba

October 1 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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October 1 Honoring Thallis Drake and the Viola da Gamba Michael Barndt, Music Enthusiast; Thallis Drake, First Church Member   Music enthusiast Michael Barndt will present video performances featuring this most resonant string instrument, the Viola da Gamba, which has been around since it was invented in the late fifteenth century. For many years Thallis Drake played the Viola da Gamba with Early Music Now, an organization that she founded in Milwaukee. Join us as we celebrate Thallis's 90th birthday.…

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Sunday Forum: Wisconsin Deserves Fair Maps

October 8 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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October 8 Wisconsin Deserves Fair Maps Paul Geenen, Organizing for Action (OFA) Chapter Lead, WI   Paul will describe how manipulative politicians draw maps behind closed doors for their own partisan gains. Learn about the need for fair and impartial maps and how to fight partisan gerrymandering by promoting independent redistricting. OFA is a grassroots group that works on the local, state and federal level on issues such as immigration reform, gun violence prevention, and health care. To learn more about…

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Sunday Forum: Mental Illness and Its Effect on the Family

October 15 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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October 15 “Mental Illness and Its Effect on the Family” Deborah Staples, Actress; Roger Rapoport, Co-writer and Producer   Mental illness strikes almost every family but is rarely openly discussed. Deborah Staples, a well-known Milwaukee actress, stars in the forthcoming film drama Coming Up For Air based on a script co-written with Roger Rapoport. Deborah and Roger will share the personal foundation for their involvement in this film. They hope Coming Up For Air will help all of us better…

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