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We proudly continue a 40-year tradition offering excellent speakers in a wide range of topics, including local initiatives, area politics, social and environmental justice, and cultural/creative arts.

Our Sunday Morning Forums create direct connections with local leaders, organizers, business people, non-profit directors, area specialists, professors, dedicated hobbyists and creative artists.


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January 2020

January 19, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“Sunday Forums: Join the 50th Anniversary Celebration”

Presenters:  Members of the Sunday Forum Group, past and present. CELEBRATE 50 YEARS! The Sunday Forum Program at First Unitarian Society… Get Details >

January 26, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“Tricklebee Cafe: Cheerful Hearts, Continual Feast, Cozy Chapel”

Presenter:  Rev. Christie Melby-Gibbons, Executive Director, Tricklebee Cafe. Did you know that our city is home to Wisconsin’s first pay-what-you-can community… Get Details >

February 2020

February 2, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“Immigration Reform and the DREAMERS”

Presenter: Ed Fallone, Associate Professor, Marquette University Law School. What is the current system for legal immigration in the United… Get Details >

February 9, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“Milwaukee’s Green New Deal”

Presenters: Supreme Moore Omokunde, Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, District 10 and Nik Kovac, Alderman 3rd District, Common Council of… Get Details >

February 16, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“Tiptoeing Through Minefields”

Presenter: Mike McCabe, Wisconsin Political Reform Activist, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign & Blue Jean Nation. Mike McCabe, a recent candidate for… Get Details >

February 23, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“Why the U.S. Needs a New Deal 3.0”

Presenter: David Riemer, Senior Fellow, Community Advocates Public Policy Institute. Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal (1933-1938) created four clusters of federal… Get Details >

March 2020

March 1, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“Will Newspapers Survive?”

Presenter: Bob Friday, Reporter, Editor, Designer – recently retired January 2020 after a 43-year career with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.… Get Details >

March 8, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“Healing in the Aftermath of Hate”

Presenter: Pardeep Kaleka, Executive Director of Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Founder of “Serve2Unite,” Author of “The Gifts of our… Get Details >

March 15, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“Danger! Untreated Hearing Loss!”

Presenters: BJ (Elizabeth) Emenc, Co-Chair of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)/Metro Milwaukee Chapter, and Shirley Sharp, HLAA/Metro Milwaukee Chapter… Get Details >

March 22, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“The ACLU at 100 Years”

Presenter: Jarrett English, Senior Field Organizer, ACLU of Wisconsin. The ACLU of today continues to fight government abuse and to… Get Details >

March 29, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“What Does Airbnb Have to do With our First and Seventh Principles?”

Presenter: Elizabeth Martorell, First Church Member (2012), Airbnb Host (2018). Community member Elizabeth Martorell will share her experience as an… Get Details >

April 2020

April 5, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“Coalition On Lead Emergency (COLE)”

Presenter: Rev. Dennis Jacobson, Chairperson-COLE Organizing Committee, founding pastor of MICHA, and Deanna Branch, mother of a lead-poisoned child, a… Get Details >

April 12, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“Small But Elegant: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Affordable Homes”

Photo by Marsha Shyer. Presenter: Nicholas and Angela Hayes, stewards of the historic Elizabeth Murphy House. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unitarian… Get Details >

April 19, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“1920-2020: 100 Years of Women’s Sufferage”

Presenter: Sen. Tammy Baldwin, U.S. State Senator. Tammy was elected to the U.S. Senate on November 6, 2012, making history… Get Details >

April 26, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“Photography for Social Action”

Presenter: Jeff Pearcy, Photojournalist/Documentary Photographer, Founder/President of “For Good” Photography, Inc., a non-profit organization that works with other non-profits. Church… Get Details >

May 2020

May 3, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“Olmsted’s Green Legacies: Their Value to Milwaukee”

Presenter: Virginia Small, Freelance Journalist, Landscape History Researcher, Author, Contributing Writer for Shepherd Express. The foundations for Milwaukee’s exceptional park… Get Details >

May 10, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“Story Lines and Lives: A Book Club in the Milwaukee County Jail”

Presenter: Elizabeth Vogt, Educator, Jail Book Club Facilitator. Jails are holding facilities where individuals generally wait for trials and hearings. … Get Details >

May 17, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“Grand Avenue Club-What’s New!”

Presenter: Rachel Forman, PHD, Executive Director of Grand Avenue Club, Inc. and Nikki Lelinski, Program Coordinator, Employment Developer Program Director.… Get Details >

May 24, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“Hip-Hop Helps – Culture and Community Engagement”

Presenter: Raquel Aleman, Artist, Writer, Community Activist, Co-coordinator of Hip-Hop Chess Club of WI. Raquel Aleman is dedicated to servicing… Get Details >

May 31, 2020 | 10:10 am - 10:50 am

“Mpact: Strengthening and Celebrating Milwaukee”

Presenter: Mark Clements, Artistic Director of Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Member – National Advisory Board for the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at… Get Details >

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