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.  Hosted by Jeff Davis.

View the presentation here.

October 2021

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

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".  View the presentation here.


December 2021

Dec. 6.  Dr. Michael Martin.  President, FGCU.  "Emerging Issues and Challenges in Higher Education in Florida." 

View the presentation here.

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

View the presentation here.

January 2022

Jan. 3.  View Recording with passcode Hope-2022-01-03  

Dr. June Sochen and Joyce Schrager.  Commentary on Reasons for Hope. 

View the presentation here.

February 2022

Feb. 7.  Jim Kenney.  China’s Three Modern Faces: Mao, Deng, and Xi. 

View the presentation here. 


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

View the presentation recording here.

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.  Lära Fisher, CEO, Grace Place.  "History, Challenges, Work and Ways to Volunteer"

Apr. 18.  KC Schulberg, Collier County Waterkeeper, and Solemi Hernandez, the Southeast Regional Coordinator for Citizens Climate Lobby, share their thoughts on the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 13 November 2021.  

May 2022

May 2.   The Honorable Judge Laura Safe Espinosa, retired New York State Supreme Court Justice and Director of the Fair Foods Standards Council.  "The Fair Food Program:  Advancing sustainable agricultural industry practices and ethical supply chain concerns."  

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