The Fall Forums season starts Sunday, September 18, 9-10. Programs will be held both in person at UUCC’s Fellowship Hall and on Zoom at https://bit.ly/UUCC_Forums.
Author: UUCC Forums That Matter
The committee of Forums That Matter (recently known as Community Forums) wants additional volunteers! We also welcome ideas for future forums and speakers.
For more than 25 years, the UUCC Forums That Matter have provided the public with stimulating secular presentations/discussions by thought leaders. … read more.
April 11, 2021
What’s it like to live over a gas fracking well…. or near an injection well? There are 2,400 fracked wells in East Ohio Gasland’s 5 million acres. Those who live there pay a tremendous price via air and water pollution to support our … read more.
March 28, 2021
How has Telemedicine affected your healthcare? It saves time and
reduces cost. But what about Medicare coverage, lab tests, insurance
reimbursement or disadvantaged communities? Have we rushed too far
too fast? What does the future hold?
Speakers: David Lopez, MD, President and CEO, Psychiatry Networks in … read more.
March 14, 2021
Amazon’s profit last quarter: 5.2 billion; Walmart’s recent profits: 1 billion/month. While these earnings show huge gains,pandemic has particularly hit small business. Many have closed. How can small businesses survive?
Speakers: Bob Rosenbaum, Advertising and Market Development, Heights Observer, in conversation with Melissa Hirsch, Owner, Unbar … read more.
February 28, 2021
Since the 1973 Roe v Wade Decision, abortions have grown increasingly restrictive. Between 2011 and 2019, states enacted 483 new abortion restrictions. In 2017 Ohio had 14 facilities providing abortions. Now there are 9. Given the current US Supreme Court, what might happen … read more.
March 7, 2021
Biden’s margin of victory was half what had been predicted in 2020. Less than 6% of survey respondents answer phones due to robocalls. Internet polling samples based on income, race, age, or education, pose formidable challenges. Much of democracy depends on being able … read more.
February 21, 2021
One out of every 17 people in the US has had Covid19. Approximately 80% of the population must be immune before normal lifestyles can return. When might this happen? Are current vaccines effective against mutated Covid19 strains? Distrust is growing, especially in African-American … read more.
February 14, 2021
Hatred of Jews, Muslims and any other group is wrong. How can we combat anti-Semitic stereotypes and messages that are clearly inaccurate? Is reasoned criticism of the Israeli government’s policy to occupy the West Bank anti-Semitic? Let’s discuss.
Speaker: Mark Weber, Retired KSU Dean, … read more.
February 7, 2021
Nine out of 10 calls for police are for nonviolent encounters. Nationally, there’s talk about defunding the police and reallocating funds to social service agencies. How can communities defuse low-level misdemeanors, keep more people out of jail, and improve racial relations? What’s happening … read more.