Mindful Monday Forum



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 the last Monday in September through May.  Forum starts at 7:00 PM online on the UUCGN Facebook Channel.  (You do not need a Facebook login to view.)  The format involves a 40-minute presentation with the remaining time allotted for questions and answers.

The 2021-2022 schedule is listed below.

September 2021

Sep. 27.  Corey S. Lewis, WGCU General Manager.  "Houses That Are Aligned".   A house of worship and a house of public media often provide the context and analysis to help us make sense of the world.

October 2021

Oct. 4.  Gary Robbins.   Joseph Bonasia, Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s legislative liaison to Senator Rick Scott’s office.  "The Rights of Nature".

Oct. 18.  Dr. Ana Puszkin-Chevlin, Growing Climate Solutions.  "Excuse me, can we talk about climate?"

November 2021

Nov. 1.  Sharon Henry-Woodby, M.D.  Zonta Club.  "Sex Trafficking and Domestic Violence in SWFL"

Nov. 29.   John Psaras, Ph.D.  "Rebuilding America's Infrastructure"

December 2021

Dec. 6.  Dr. Michael Martin.  President, FGCU

Dec. 20.   Dr. Mark Schulman.  "Biden's First Year:  A Pollster examines how Americans size up his performance"

January 2022

Jan. 3.  Dr. June Sochen and Joyce Schrager.  Commentary on current US politics

Jan. 17.  Micha Kubik, Executive Director of Florida ACLU.  

February 2022

Feb. 7.  Dr. Mike Savarese, Sally Wolliver.  SWFL Regional Climate Resiliency:  ACUNE and How Will it Help Us


Feb. 21. Robert Moore, University of Illinois-Springfield.  "Community Policing Initiatives: Law Enforcement in racially polarized Society"

March 2022

Mar. 7.  Nick Penniman, Sr. and Nick Penniman, Jr.  Center for Critical Thinking.  "Fake News and the Erosion of Truth".

Mar. 21.   Brad Cornell.  "Water Issues in Southwest Florida
and a Discovery with Implications"

April 2022

Apr. 4.  Chrissie Missal, Grace Place.  "History, Challenges, Work and Ways to Volunteer"

Apr. 18.  Valholly Frank - Seminole Tribe.  "Big Cypress Reservation & Water Policy"

May 2022

May 2.   Dr. Robert Jones, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).  

May 16.  Dr. David Thomas, Professor, Department of Justice Studies at FGCU.  "Reimagining Policing"