- See Social Justice page for more activities
- See Shared Interest page for social events
- See Adult Education page for talks, books and other group activities
Upper Assembly Talks, 10:30 Sunday
First Unitarian Society offers feature provocative and stimulating speakers throughout the summer who are engaged in important community issues and contemporary ideas.
July 2: FUS Ministerial Intern Jane Smith. “Life, Liberty and Happiness – For All?” Today we recognize Independence Day by examining the rights proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence.
July 9: “Speaking to the Frailty of Human Arrogance” with Mikki Morrissette, FUS member and professional writer. Music will be provided by Jenny and Deacon Warner. “Consciousness is not something that happens in us. It is something we do.” — Alva Noe
“First Hour” (on summer hiatus)
A “First Hour” event is offered first Sundays from September through May at 9:30am.
Recent programs have included:
- “Journalism: Fact and Fiction Colliding” featuring Kim Ode, Staff Writer at the Star Tribune (aka, “Enemy of the People?”).
- “Insist, Resist, Persist.” R.T. Rybak discussed how, when he was mayor, Unitarian Universalists were usually the first group he went to for community engagement.
- “Foreign Policy Under the Trump Administration” with Ann Wright, retired diplomat and Colonel in the U.S. Army.
- “How to Sue the President in 3 Easy Steps.” Hear the story of an Iranian couple who got caught in the chaos of the travel ban and their legal fight to be reunited in Minnesota.
- “Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System in the News” with MPR Reporter Brandt Williams
- “Together We Can Make it Okay” with Bruce Ario from NAMI Minnesota and the FUS Mental Health Awareness Team
First Hour programs and Sunday talks also are listed with other activities at the Society at http://firstunitarian.org/upcoming-events/