June 30th Summer Forum Series

27 June 2024


Please join us for our Summer Forum Series of Guest Speakers

Sunday 6/30/2024 10am "Music of Social Justice: Voices of Resistance in an American Century"

Speaker: Theresa Martinez, University of Utah Sociology

This talk will focus on music that has emerged in American history that has reflected on social justice themes. 

Various music artists and bands have spoken to serious societal issues over the past century, including the rights of working and marginalized people, Civil Rights, the Vietnam war, structural racism, sexism, police violence, homophobia, environmental justice, and many others. Several songs will be featured in short clips and perhaps in longer ones as we embark on a journey to listen to voices of social justice then and now.

Theresa Martinez is Associate Professor of Sociology and former Assistant Vice President for Academic Outreach at the University of Utah. She is an award-winning teacher whose classes and research focus on issues of race/class/gender/sexuality as they inform and are informed by societal institutions and are reflected in cultural productions/expressions such as poetry, prose, and music lyrics.

Coffee Hour: In person in Eliot Hall following the presentation
Childcare available during the presentation outside on the playground - Check in required

Social Justice: Crossroads Food Collection

For the month of July, Crossroads Urban Center is having the annual Golden Celery Competition. Let's see if First Unitarian can be the congregation that donates the most food per-person for the month and get to keep the coveted Golden Celery Trophy for the year. Drop your donations off Sundays during Summer Forum Coffee Hour (bins will be in Eliot Hall or EH: Hallway).

Top Donation needs for this year's Food DrivePeanut butter, Cereal, Canned fruit/fruit cups, Individual snacks (granola bars,etc.), Ramen, Crackers, Canned Tomatoes/tomatoproduct, and Canned soup.