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March 2017

Getting Your Opinion Published

March 19 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Writing

Getting Your Opinion Published   March 19          Terry Hansen and Rick Horowitz Whether you want to write to change the world, bear witness, or just have something you need to say, this forum has something for you. Terry is a retired educator who writes on climate change. Rick is an award-winning writer and television commentator who leads opinion-writing workshops. Hosts: Mary Buchel & Linda Presto  

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Compost in the City

March 26 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Compost

Compost in the City March 26 Analiese Smith, Coordinator We all know the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling, but what about other types of waste? Food waste makes up a staggering 21% of the garbage we send to the landfill. A representative from the City of Milwaukee’s recycling program will provide practical tips to help reduce that waste. Ideas include being a smart shopper, storing food properly, and utilizing different disposal options including backyard composting and DPW’s 1-year compost…

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April 2017

The One Hope Made Strong Program

April 2 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Electrician CC0

The One Hope Made Strong Program April 2 Ezzard C. White, Founder One Hope Made Strong (OHMS) is a non-profit organization that offers courses designed to provide a fundamental working knowledge of electrical theory along with education in other trades. The objective is to increase the number of skilled trade workers in Milwaukee, for primarily at-risk African American and Hispanic men and women. Mr. White, a former MPS teacher, certified vocational instructor and Master Electrician, started the OHMS project in…

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Sunday Forum: Wisconsin River Educational Film-A Stand-Up Effort

April 9 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Wisconsin River

Wisconsin River Educational Film-A Stand-Up Effort Jesse Hieb, Director and Producer Jesse Hieb is a filmmaker from Milwaukee currently producing a film about his Wisconsin River adventure.  He is known as the "paddle board guy" who recently canoed the length of the Wisconsin River while standing.  Through a series of unique life experiences, he found his true passion, "advocating through storytelling".  Jesse will share his deeply rooted connection to creation, with a goal to share scientific data through storytelling in hopes…

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Sunday Forum: The Latino Presence in Milwaukee

April 16 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Milwaukee Skyline

April 16                   The Latino Presence in Milwaukee William Velez, Professor, Dept. of Sociology, UW-Milwaukee After almost a century of Latino presence in Milwaukee, we ask “How well are they doing?” We’ll examine some social and economic conditions based on a Greater Milwaukee Foundation Statistical report, we will compare Latino’s quality of life in Milwaukee with Latinos in other metropolitan areas. Some social indicators explored include median family income, college attainment, infant mortality, and more. Host: John Hagedorn  

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Sunday Forum: No Bees, No Food

April 23 @ 10:10 am - 10:55 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Bees

April 23 No Bees, No Food Charlie Koenen, Milwaukee's Bee Expert "No Bees, No Food." That statement shows the trouble we may face due to declining populations of bees in Wisconsin and planet wide. Charlie Koenen is known in Milwaukee as the "Beevangelist'. The new hive design he promotes and his classes on beekeeping are popular throughout the region. The City of Milwaukee and many municipalities in the greater metro area now allow beehives within city limits. Join Charlie to…

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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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