Mindful Monday Forum
In the age of Coronavirus and virtual community,
Forum is moving to a new day and time!
Timely topics are presented by renowned thought leaders from around the globe, as well as experts from within our congregation. The Mindful Monday Forum will held alternating Monday evenings from October through May. Forum starts at 7:00 PM online using Zoom. The format involves a 40-minute presentation with the remaining time allotted for questions and answers.
The 2020-2021 schedule is listed below.
October 5. Sandy Parker, Sparker's Soapbox
Get Ready to Vote in the November Election
October 19. Suzanne Low, JD League of Women Voters
Let’s Make Sure Every Vote for President Counts
November 9. Dr. Peter Bergerson,
Professor of Political Science at FGCU and Kate Howard, JD
Election Wrap-up: What Happened November 3rd?
November 23 Lt. Jake Walker and Lt. Rene Gonzales, CCSO
Overview of Collier County Sheriff’ Office's operating guidelines, helping to address local concerns
December 7. Antoine Patton and his daughter Jay-Jay
Connecting tens of thousands of children to their incarcerated parents through the Photo Patch Foundation.
December 21 David Hinds, Theresa Shaw, Brian Tunnell, Deborah Brittain
Panel on Racism: Each presenter will speak to a different aspect of racism.
January 4. Ellen Hemrick
UUCGN member and SWFL SURJ leader
Creating an Anti-Racist Beloved Community
January 11. Dr. June Sochen and Joyce Schrager
The New Normal
January 25. Jack Levine
Founder, 4Generations Institution
Our Four Generations: Ready or Not; Here We Are . . . Challenges and opportunities of our multi-generational families and community.
February 8. Charles E. Kupchella, PhD.
Former president, University of North Dakota
How Anti-Science and Anti-Intellectualism are Bringing Down America
February 22. Cyndy Nayer. UUCGN member;
Founder and CEO of the Center of Health Engagement
The Profound Insecurity of Class-based Health Care
March 8. Nicholas Little, J.D.
Legal Director of Center For Inquiry in Washington, D.C.
Science and Consumer Protection: Using the law to protect people from pseudoscience
March 22. Dr Michael Savarese, Professor,
Department of Marine & Earth Sciences at FCGU
April 5. William Pinckney Pope,
retired US foreign service and counter-intelligence officer
April 19. Janet Hoffman, retired teacher
What Children Face in the Justice System in Florida
May 3. Joanne Huskey, Co-Founder and Vice President of iLive2Lead Young Women's Leadership Summit.
Lessons From Our Time: Calling for Women’s Leadership