Thursday July 16,2020- 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Topic: "Let's Get to the Root of Racial Injustice", TEDxRainier
Presenter: Dr. Megan Ming Francis, Political Scientist, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington
Dr. Francis asks; "why does the killing of unarmed blacks continue to happen?" She makes an urgent case for a new approach to these tragic deaths, explaining that we need to look at the deeper causes of systemic racism rather than settle for easy fixes.
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Thursday, July 2, 2020, 6:00PM
CNN & Sesame Street Town Hall: "How To Explain Racism to Kids"- Two Parts: CNN's Van Jones and Erica Hill partner with Sesame Street to present a Town Hall discussion designed for parents and children (grandparents and grandchildren) about coming together and Standing up Against Racism. Link to both videos through CNN.com (Sesame Street Town Hall-Racism). Please watch in advance. Discussion on Zoom using ID and Password above. Children invited to be a part of the discussion also. Led by Rachel McKinney.
Topic for June 25, 2020- "How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion" (click on this link to watch). Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools speaks to the presence and impact of white privilege that plays in our everyday lives as a hypothetical line of justice. Please watch TED TALK Prior to our Zoom Meeting.
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ONLINE SMALL GROUP FELLOWSHIP DURING THE TIME OF THE CORONAVIRUS: Friday, April 3, 3:30-4:30pm: Pop culture through a UU lens.
Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/442714021. Meeting Host: Craig Fischer
ONLINE SMALL GROUP FELLOWSHIP DURING THE TIME OF THE CORONAVIRUS: Thursday, April 2, 12:00-1:00pm: Resilience. Zoom Meeting Host: Linda Larson
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ONLINE SMALL GROUP FELLOWSHIP DURING THE TIME OF THE CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday, March 31, 8:30-9:15pm: Happiness.
Zoom meeting link: https://appstate.zoom.us/j/678806962. Meeting Host: Connie Green.
Inspired in part by the book The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, we will discuss ways to deliberately create a happier life, as well as ideas about the origin of happiness.
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