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


Being an Ally for Collective Liberation – an interactive workshop with Chris Crass

2018-06-03, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Sunday, June 3)

Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship hosts

Being an Ally for Collective Liberation
An Interactive Workshop with Chris Crass
Sunday, June 3rd   2:00-4:00 p.m.

While awareness of power, privilege and oppression is growing, the question “what can I do” persists.  Using stories from his own experience as a white person coming into consciousness about racism and as a man coming into awareness of sexism, Chris takes people on a journey that many can relate to, yet few speak openly about.  He shares openly and honestly, with humor and humility, about the often painful experience of becoming aware of one’s privilege, and the awkward confusion of trying to figure out what to do.  For Chris, the work of an ally isn’t just to work to end the injustices impacting others. It’s about working against supremacy systems that pit us against each other, suffocate our full humanity,

and undermine democracy and economic justice for all.

Join us for an interactive workshop where we will focus on developing a culture of resilience, inspiration and courage to nourish and sustain us.

Chris Crass is a social justice educator who writes and speaks widely on courage for racial justice, feminism for men, and creating healthy culture and leadership for progressive activism.  He was a founder of the anti-racist movement building center, the Catalyst Project, and helped launch the national white anti-racist network SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice).  Rooted in his Unitarian Universalist faith, he works with congregations and religious activists to build the Spiritual Left.
He is also the author of Towards Collective Liberation: anti-racist organizing, feminist praxis, and movement building strategy and “Other America”:  Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter.

Please RSVP for workshop here ~ Facebook


Suggested donation at the door $10-15, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Join us for an optional brown bag lunch beforehand (1:00-2:00 p.m.)
Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park


PAST EVENTS

Creating Community

2018-05-05, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Saturday, May 5)

Creating Community:

Acceptance, Access and Inclusion of People with Disabilities

“The severity of one’s disability does not determine their level of potential. The greatest barriers that persons with disabilities have to overcome are not steps or curbs, it’s expectations.” -Karen Clay

Our speakers will explore:

  • Who is in the population of People with Disabilities?
  • What is that population facing in terms of Housing? Work? Education? Safety? Healthcare?

Dani Anderson Dani is the Executive Director of the Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) which serves Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties. She has been appointed to the California State Independent Living Council by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Lee Ann Holland Lee Ann is an advocate and grassroots organizer. She is a co-founder of Thrive Conejo, which supports inclusive education in our area.


ARCHIVE

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: Kathy Terry: When Living Alone is Not an Option
2014-10-13: Marx in Soho
2014-08-26: MOVE TO AMEND Barnstorming Tour
2014-08-18: DOLLAR DEMOCRACY
2014-08-12: Ode to My Mother
2014-08-06: At The Flash
2014-08-06: Inequality For All
2014-08-06: RISING FROM THE ASHES
2014-08-06: MUSES II * 10.11.14
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: Dr. Lois Lee - Children of the Night
2011-03-27: 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 12, 2010 - 7:30 pm Father Greg Boyle
2010-10-07: Coming Soon: November 19, 2010 - 7:30 pm Documentary Film, "A Revolving Door."