Summer Forum 2017

19 May 2017

Summer Forum Series  2017

Theme:  The mystery and attraction of contrasting views

Sundays at 10:00 AM


June 18 - Julia Rossi, RN – How beliefs and attitudes towards addiction influence treatment and outcomes

Julia has been active in the family support community and writes a blog on topics of interest for families of addicts.


June 25 – The Crossroads Project: Musical Conversations About the Earth

A string quartet and visual artists from Utah State University


July 2 -  Michael Johnson, PhD, MSN – The Neuroscience of Meditation: Developing the Brain Substrates of Wellbeing

A UofU nursing faculty discusses research on the effects of meditation on the human brain.


July 9 - Maysa Kergaye – Hijabs and Halal: Dialogue with a Devout Utah Muslim

An open conversation with a community college math teacher and Zumba instructor


July 16 - Thomas Moyer  – Attempting the Impossible: Changing Minds on Climate Change.

Strategies used by the Citizens Climate Lobby to move climate deniers.


July 23 - Pat Bagley –Why are we laughing? Political Cartooning and Current Events

Award winning political cartoonist for The Salt Lake Tribune shares his perceptions


July 30 -  Pat Shea – Religious Liberty

First Amendment Attorney, past candidate for U.S. Congress and Governor in Utah


August 6 – Elliot Francis and William McMahon, M.D. -  Adults on the Autism Spectrum: Accepting Neurodiversity

An autist and a UofU psychiatrist discuss self-help and support strategies for adults on the spectrum.


August 13 – Rep. Patrice Arent and Rep. Dan McCay -- Ideology and Lawmaking: How Policymaking Gets Done

A dialogue between elected members of the Utah State Legislature with contrasting views.


August 20 –  TBA