FORUM, the Sunday morning lecture series held at First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, features presentations on topical issues given by distinguished
individuals from our congregation and from local universities, organizations, businesses and government.
FORUM begins each September on the Sunday following the Ingathering Brunch and ends on the second Sunday of May. To be notified weekly about each Sunday’s
topic and speaker, sign up for the email distribution list by sending your request to UUSundayMorningForum@gmail.com,
and we will add your name to list.
FORUM takes place in the Schweitzer Room on Sundays at 9:00am. Our format is as follows:
DVD’s of the presentations are in the library and can be signed out for viewing. Recordings of FORUM are not available online, but may be in the future. The cost and capability of video sharing sites are currently under review.
Recommending a Presenter
If you would like to recommend a speaker, please email Kim Francis at UUSundayMorningFORUM@gmail.com. The goal of FORUM is to present a wide variety of topics and provide a setting for the exchange of ideas, opinions and perspectives. To achieve this aim, we endeavor to select interesting, engaging speakers who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their subject.
Coordinator: Kimberly Francis
Treasurer and Cinematographer: Ralph Gurley
Joan Harvey, Richard Haverlack, Michel Lotze, Ali Masalehdan, Audrey Geer Masalehdan, George Merrick, Suzanne Powell, Farial Rawji-Farkas, Billie Joy Reinhart, and James Reitz.
|September 16||Toren Finkel, MD, PhD||Can We Cure Aging?|
|September 23||Sean Guillory, PhD||Putin's Foreign Policy in Historical Perspective|
|September 30||Barry Farkas, MD||Psychedelics, Consciousness and Dying|
|October 7||Paula Harris and Mike Healey||How Does the First Amendment Protect Your Right to Protest?|
|October 14||Waverly Duck, PhD||The High Cost of Unconscious Racism in Everyday Life|
|October 21||Brian Junker, PhD||Revising the Core Curriculum in Dietrich College at Carnegie Mellon University|
|October 28||Anthony Pinn, PhD||Thinking About Race…For Real (presentation at 1:00)|
|November 4||Sam Hens-Greco, JD||Election Predictions|
|November 11||Andy Norman, PhD||Discussion Group: Election Results and Implications|
|November 18||David Blair||Net Zero Houses|
|November 25||No FORUM|
|December 2||Anna Doering, MA||The Murals of Maxo Vanka (rescheduled from 9/30)|
|December 9||Richard Haverlack, MS||Hospice and You|
|December 16||Ali Masalehdan, PhD||Ashura in Tehran|
|December 23||No FORUM|
|December 30||No FORUM|