Working Towards a Better, More Just World…
by informing and engaging the congregation in conversation on local and international social justice action and changing issues.

The Social Justice Council sponsors forums on social justice topics each Sunday from June through August at 10 am in the Fireside Room.

Committee: Dorothy Herzberg, Beth Jerde, Mac Lingo, Stanley Klein, Barbara Rockhold

Speakers and Topics, Summer 2016

June 5:  Dr. Liliane Koziol, Director of Programs at International House, UC Berkeley; Vice Chair of UC Berkeley International and Area Studies; Deputy Honorary Consul for Madagascar. “Cross Cultural Communication”.


June 12:  Mac Lingo, UUCB member. “My Chaplaincy at Kaiser Richmond and San Quentin”.


June 19:  California Assembly incumbent Tony Thurmond and candidate Claire Chiara. “What Is Happening in the Assembly”

June 26:  Khafre Jay, “Hip Hop for Change,” with moderator Beth Jerde.

July 3:  Dr. Mimi Bull, retired legislative analyst, “Prisons for Profit”.


July 10:  Dr. Lynne Henderson on The Shyness Institute.

Summer Forum 160710 Lynn Henderson’s Shyness Slides


July 17: Walter Gorski, UUCB member, will speak on “Memories of a Police Psychologist”.

July 24: Valerie Cuevas, Member Board of Education, West Contra Costa School District, “Change and Construction in a Challenging Time”.


July 31: Candidates for the State Senate: Nancy Skinner, Sandré Swanson.


August 7:  Dr. Stanley Klein, UC Professor of Vision Science, UUCB member, and active member of the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS). “Science and Religion”.

August 14:  Cordell Sloan, Jr. will speak on “Growing up Black in America”.


August 21:  Earle Canfield, volunteer executive director of ANSWER Nepal. “Nepal: The Earthquake, the Schools and the Children”.

August 28:  Dr. Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco. “The Middle East Today”.