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

Exploring nature, humanity, and the paths that lie before us, the Crossroads Project is a performance project that combines science and art.   Featuring physicist Dr. Robert Davies and the Fry Street Quartet of Utah State University, the performance also includes original music by composer Laura Kaminsky, visuals by artists and photo-journalists, and a poetic narrative by Robert Davies.  For more information visit thecrossroadsproject.org.

 

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

An 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 –TBA

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

An 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 –  TBA

 

A summer forum presentation given by Rev. Harold Straughn

 

A Summer Forum presentation given by Anthony Rampton

A Summer Forum presentation given by Tim Chambless and Paul Rolly on July 31, 2016

A Summer Forum presentation given on July 24, 2016 by Bill Cordray

 

A Summer Forum presentation from members of the People Not Prisons movement on July 17, 2016

 

A Summer Forum presentation by the 365 Performing Arts Group

 

A Summer Forum presentation given by members of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) on July 3, 2016

A Summer Forum presentation by speakers from Citizens for Two Voices on June 26, 2016

 

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