Chalice Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Conejo Valley Community Forum program 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 Chalice 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@chaliceuu.org


Climate Disruption and U.S. Militarism

2020-02-01, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Saturday, February 1)

A Winnable War Is No Longer Possible

with

Cindy Piester

Co-sponsored by Veterans For Peace, Ventura County

“The United States Department of Defense is the world’s largest institutional user of fossil fuels and correspondingly, the world’s largest institutional producer of greenhouse gas emissions.”

 

Military operations leave a toxic legacy on their bases and across the world.  Wars ravage fragile ecosystems and kill plants, animals, people and the earth.  Please join us as Cindy shares her insights into the nexus of U.S. militarism and climate disruption.

Cindy Piester is a lifetime activist who has devoted herself to climate issues in recent years.  She is a Board Member of the Unitarian Universalists for Just Economic Communities (UUJEC) and has submitted a proposal to present “Ending Imperialism and Oil Wars:  Restoring Earth’s Balance” at the next UU General Assembly.  Cindy is also a long-time associate member of Veterans for Peace

Come to Your Census

2020-02-22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Saturday, February 22)

with

Justine Fischer

What does census data mean for our community?

Please join us for a discussion on the importance of the 2020 U.S. Census.

Topics to include…

  • Overview of U.S. Census history
  • How Census data is used
  • Constitutionality and current challenges for 2020 Census
  • Impacts for the upcoming decade

Justine Fischer is currently a Partnership Specialist for the 2020 Census in Ventura County and was California State PTA President 2015-17.  Justine is an ardent community advocate and has a background of working with and for children and youth, especially those in under-served and vulnerable communities.  Justine is working to ensure that everyone in the county knows they count!


PAST EVENTS

Broken...A Holocaust Story in Fused Glass

2020-01-10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Friday, January 10)

with

Frances Elson, fused glass artist

“Go back to where you came from”

Fran Elson’s multi-media Holocaust memorial project honors her parents Joseph and Rose Kierschenbaum Horowitz and their families.  Fran will talk about her artist’s concept behind the project and share her mother Rose’s film produced by the Shoah Foundation Oral History.

“My hope is that through sharing this project, I can share the legacy of my parents and express the fragility of our freedoms through the fragility and great strength of fused glass.”


ARCHIVE

2019-11-08: Man on Fire
2019-10-24: Women's Health and Reproductive Rights in an Uncertain America
2019-10-11: "Voices of a People's History of the United States"
2019-09-21: Love Our Planet
2019-07-26: "Saint Judy"
2019-06-29: Community Forum-Clean Energy Solutions
2019-06-14: Reproductive Rights Advocacy Night
2019-04-13: STABILIZING CLIMATE CHAOS
2019-03-29: The Real Border Crisis
2019-02-23: Anne Braden: Southern Patriot
2019-01-12: Eating to Save the Planet, or What's a Flexitarian?
2018-12-01: FUNDRAISER: RiZe Up - Roy Zimmerman in Concert
2018-11-10: Hunger in the Conejo Valley
2018-10-27: Gun Sense in America
2018-09-14: Healthcare: Is there a better way? How do we get there?
2018-09-01: Love Our Oceans
2018-06-15: An Outrage: a documentary film about lynching in the American South
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