Summer Forum Series 2017
Theme: The mystery and attraction of contrasting views
Sundays at 10:00 AM
June 18 - Julia Rossi, RN – How beliefs and attitudes towards addiction influence treatment and outcomes
Julia has been active in the family support community and writes a blog on topics of interest for families of addicts.
June 25 – The Crossroads Project: Musical Conversations About the Earth
A string quartet and visual artists from Utah State University
July 2 - Michael Johnson, PhD, MSN – The Neuroscience of Meditation: Developing the Brain Substrates of Wellbeing
A UofU nursing faculty discusses research on the effects of meditation on the human brain.
July 9 - Maysa Kergaye – Hijabs and Halal: Dialogue with a Devout Utah Muslim
An open conversation with a community college math teacher and Zumba instructor
July 16 - Thomas Moyer – Attempting the Impossible: Changing Minds on Climate Change.
Strategies used by the Citizens Climate Lobby to move climate deniers.
July 23 - Pat Bagley –Why are we laughing? Political Cartooning and Current Events
Award winning political cartoonist for The Salt Lake Tribune shares his perceptions
July 30 - Pat Shea – Religious Liberty
First Amendment Attorney, past candidate for U.S. Congress and Governor in Utah
August 6 – Elliot Francis and William McMahon, M.D. - Adults on the Autism Spectrum: Accepting Neurodiversity
A self-described ‘autist’ and a UofU psychiatrist discuss self-help and support strategies for adults on the spectrum.
August 13 – Rep. Patrice Arent and Rep. Dan McCay -- Ideology and Lawmaking: How Policymaking Gets Done
A dialogue between elected members of the Utah State Legislature with contrasting views.
August 20 – Katherine Kanter and Andrew Roberts -- Confronting Gerrymandering: Redrawing Political Boundaries
Members of Utahns for Responsive Government describe the upcoming ballot initiative to redraw Utah’s electoral districts.