The CVUUF Community Forum is an ongoing series of speakers, films and socially relevant entertainment events. Our aim is to organize and present public programs that inform, inspire and delight our community.

Our mission is to promote awareness of the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship as a beacon of liberal religion, tolerance, equity, compassion, respect for nature and human rights in the Conejo Valley and the surrounding areas.

For any questions about our events,contact: forum@cvuuf.org


Love Our Oceans

2018-09-01, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Saturday, September 1)

Love Our Oceans

and learn more about

CVUUF’s Coastal Cleanup Day Team*

Please join us for this fun and informative interactive community forum event, featuring

  • hands on oceanographic activities
  • live streaming from the undersea Anacapa marine sanctuary web cam
  • educational video and presentations
  • Coastal Cleanup Day sign ups
  • LUNCH!

Come learn about the life of our oceans and what we can do to keep them healthy!  Activities geared for all ages will be available.  You can even lie on a beach blanket and watch the undersea show!  And it all starts with lunch so please RSVP!

To RSVP – Please register here!

*The 34th annual Coastal Cleanup Day, sponsored by Ocean Conservancy, is scheduled for Saturday, September 15th.  CVUUF Social Justice Ministry and the Religious Education program are organizing an all-ages group, the Seventh Principle TrUUp, to participate at a beach nearby.  Information on joining the CVUUF team will be provided at the forum or you can contact Sam Dickerson.

Healthcare: Is there a better way? How do we get there?

2018-09-14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Friday, September 14)

Healthcare:  Is there a better way?

How do we get there?

with

Dr. Bill Honigman and Dr. Deborah Freund

Please join us to view the documentary Fix It – Healthcare at the Tipping Point and for discussion to follow.  Fix It -Healthcare at the Tipping Point takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting on the nation’s health, while remaining un-affordable for a third of our citizens.  This film was two years in the making, with more than forty voices advocating for reform, including activists, health policy experts, economists, physicians, nurses, patients, business and labor leaders.

 

Dr. Bill Honigman has been a practicing Emergency Room Physician in Orange County for over 30 years.  He is currently an organizer for the grassroots group Progressive Democrats of America PDA, acting as California State Coordinator and Orange County Chapter Leader, and is a Coordinator for PDA’s national Healthcare Human Rights Issue Organizing Team.

 

Dr. Deborah Freund is a professor at Claremont Graduate University.  She was president of the university from 2010 to 2015.  Dr. Freund was also former Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and served as Vice Chancellor and Provost for Academic Affairs at Syracuse University.  Dr. Freund is an internationally-recognized health economist, known in particular for her research in the areas of Medicaid, health care outcomes and PharmacoEconomics, a field she is credited with founding.


PAST EVENTS

An Outrage: a documentary film about lynching in the American South

2018-06-15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Friday, June 15)

Filmed on-location at lynching sites in six states and bolstered by the memories and perspectives of descendants, activists, and scholars, this unusual historical documentary educates even as it serves as a hub for action to remember a long-hidden past.

The present is an ongoing exchange with the past.  History is not a long-distance conversation with the dead.  The past is persistently present.

To survive and flourish together … we will need grace, dignity, and intention — a broad-based commitment to fairness and unity.

Please join us to view “An Outrage” with dialogue to follow led by members of the CVUUF Racial & Cultural Justice Ministry Team present at the recent opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.


ARCHIVE

2018-06-15: Gender...a deeper understanding
2018-06-03: Being an Ally for Collective Liberation – an interactive workshop with Chris Crass
2018-05-05: Creating Community
2018-04-20: Storytelling Goes to Prison - The Art of Storytelling Changing Lives
2018-03-02: Community Forum: The Story of Homelessness in Ventura County
2018-02-09: State of the State with Sandra Fluke
2018-01-13: Immigration Rights: Education for Allies
2017-12-08: Undoing our Unjust Cash Bail System
2017-10-21: Love Resists - Progressive Empowerment & Action Workshop
2017-08-27: Reproductive Justice Event--Write For Your Rights
2017-08-26: Community Forum: Globally Trans--Strengthening Ourselves in Uncertain Times
2017-07-07: Cancelled (Wade Through Deep Waters)
2017-06-30: NOW IS THE TIME: Healthcare for Everybody
2017-06-16: Community Forum: Jessie's Place
2017-05-12: A Matter of Death and Life -- A Humanist's Perspective of Mortality
2017-04-28: Next Step to Healthcare Reform
2017-03-28: Faithful to the Future: Inspiring Science, Evolving Faith, Realistic Hope
2017-03-03: 13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment
2017-02-03: Community Forum: How to Solve Climate Change and Build a Stronger Economy
2017-01-29: Bridging the Political Divide: Strategies for Constructive Engagement
2016-12-09: Community Forum: Witnesses from Standing Rock Speak
2016-10-07: Forum to Analyze 2016 Ballot Propositions
2016-08-28: "The Brainwashing of My Dad", Special Screening
2016-03-30: Islam and Muslims in America
2016-03-10: Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson
2016-03-03: After Tiller
2015-12-05: Capitalism & Climate Change: The Science & Politics of Global Warming
2015-11-19: The TPP -- To Protect People and the Planet, or (Corporate) Profits?
2015-10-26: If the SHU fits -- Voices from Solitary Confinement
2015-10-09: Muses V
2015-05-25: Eyes on the Sky
2015-05-24: MUSES IV
2014-10-13: Marx in Soho
2014-10-13: Kathy Terry: When Living Alone is Not an Option
2014-08-26: MOVE TO AMEND Barnstorming Tour
2014-08-18: DOLLAR DEMOCRACY
2014-08-12: Ode to My Mother
2014-08-06: MUSES II * 10.11.14
2014-08-06: At The Flash
2014-08-06: Inequality For All
2014-08-06: RISING FROM THE ASHES
2014-06-11: LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX
2014-04-24: NAMI: In Our Own Voice
2014-04-24: muses
2014-04-03: Sharon Markenson - Climate Change
2014-01-28: OCCUPY LOVE
2014-01-28: Hollye Dexter Gun Violence and the Culture of Fear
2013-12-12: Timber Hawkeye: "Buddhist Boot Camp"
2013-11-11: Queen of the Sun
2013-11-10: Rape in the Fields
2013-10-08: Reportero
2013-07-26: Simmens on Fracking
2013-06-13: Pastors for Peace
2013-05-30: Lost in Detention
2013-05-08: Roy Zimmerman Aug. 17, 2013
2013-05-08: David Cobb 6/9/13
2013-05-03: BIDDER 70
2013-03-19: Brian Rasnow
2013-01-26: Spike Dolomite Ward
2012-12-07: "8"
2012-10-09: Caring Economics
2012-10-01: The Minister's War
2012-09-26: Prop 34 & Prop 36
2012-08-31: Holly Near
2012-08-31: Mark Edward - Psychic Blues
2012-08-24: Anahí Quiroz
2012-08-24: September 2012 GMO Events
2012-08-24: TARANEH SALKE Family Health Alliance
2012-05-29: TESTIMONY
2012-05-16: "Which Way Home*
2012-04-17: **Strong!
2012-04-17: Medea Benjamin
2012-03-24: John Suarez
2012-02-28: Chuck Collins
2012-02-23: Hell and Back Again
2012-02-13: Reclaiming Our Democracy
2012-01-14: Reclaiming Our Democracy
2012-01-14: "Planned Parenthood"
2012-01-13: REV. MARK KIYIMBA
2012-01-13: Community Cinema: More Than A Month
2012-01-13: Revenge of the Electric Car
2011-12-19: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
2011-12-05: Roy Zimmerman: PeaceNick
2011-12-05: Daisy Bates
2011-11-15: David Korten Photo Album
2011-11-15: David Korten Photo album-2
2011-10-08: BARRY A. FISHER - Kurdistan-Crossroads in the Crosshairs
2011-10-03: Community Cinema - Deaf Jam
2011-09-02: *David Korten
2011-08-17: Rally for the Vote
2011-08-05: Kristine Olsen
2011-07-18: Melanie Joy
2011-06-22: Roy Zimmerman Concert
2011-06-22: John Agnew - The Arab Spring
2011-05-26: Michael Dowd (author of Thank God For Evolution)
2011-05-20: Soraya Deen - Being Muslim in America
2011-03-27: Lois Lee - Children of the Night
2011-03-27: Dr. Lois Lee - Children of the Night
2011-03-26: Roy Zimmerman
2011-03-02: Leave No Brother Behind
2011-03-02: Bullied
2011-03-02: Ordinary People Do Extraordinary Things
2011-01-27: This Land Is Our Land
2011-01-17: Our 50th Community Forum
2010-11-26: CVUUF Holiday CD
2010-11-20: Father Greg Boyle: SRO
2010-11-20: Father Greg: Book-signing
2010-11-06: 2009
2010-11-06: 2011
2010-11-05: Film: Reconciliation: Mandela's Miracle - December 11, 2010
2010-11-05: Scott Carter - January 8, 2011
2010-11-05: Christopher Smith, MD - January 21, 2011
2010-11-04: 2010
2010-10-30: The Vagina Monologues
2010-10-07: Coming Soon: November 19, 2010 - 7:30 pm Documentary Film, "A Revolving Door."
2010-10-07: Coming Soon: November 12, 2010 - 7:30 pm Father Greg Boyle