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The Adult Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education series is back!  Holly Thompson and Melinda Stuart-Tilley will facilitate this series of workshops where we will explore the relational, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of adult human sexuality. The award-winning OWL curriculum provides the framework for learning, while participants and facilitators will explore questions and discussion points together, as a group.  More information about the OWL programs can be found here: www.uua.org/re/owl

We will have seven workshop sessions, plus an introduction and conclusion, running on select Saturday mornings from 10 am to noon: January 20th, February 3rd, February 17th, March 3rd, March 17th, March 24th, April 14th, and April 28th.  If you would like to be part of the Adult OWL program, please contact Melinda at religious.exploration@uutallahassee.org as soon as possible.

Freethinkers’ Forum

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., Room L

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Presentation by: Dr. Gary Whittenberger

Program: Gary will present a 20 minute video of an episode of a currently popular TV show and lead a discussion of the elements of atheism and secular humanism in the episode.  He will also briefly discuss how these elements are coming to be more accepted in American culture.

Dr. Gary Whittenberger, Ph.D: Gary Whittenberger, PhD – Gary is a current co-director of Freethinkers’ Forum and president and Secretary on the Center for Inquiry Tallahassee Advisory Board. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from FSU, and worked as a correctional psychologist for 23 years. He is the author of “God Wants You to be an Atheist.” 

Freethinkers’ Forum

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., Room L

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Presentation by: Antonio Garcia, PE

Program: Mr. Garcia will present inside information on the construction of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and lead the following Q&A and discussion period.

Antonio Garcia: Mr. Garcia has been practicing engineering since 1965 as a structural engineer in both the private and public arena.  This experience includes bridges (both of steel and concrete), retaining walls, cut & cover tunnels, port facilities, transit stations and maintenance facilities.  While with the Florida Department of Transportation, he served as District Special Projects Director overseeing the construction of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. As State Structures Design Engineer (Chief Bridge Engineer), he was involved in the design decisions for many of Florida’s major bridges such as the Acosta Bridge, Edison Bridge, Howard Frankland, and many others. As of June 30, 2004, he has been President of his own firm, Garcia Bridge Engineers, P.A., with his partner, Dr. Juan J. Goñi.

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Saturday, March 10 at 7 PM – 9 PM, UUCT Sanctuary

Contact Will Adkins or a member of the UUCT Community Connections Committee to purchase tickets. The ticket price is $18 or whatever you can afford.

What can one person do about racism, gun violence, climate change, income inequality, bigotry, ignorance, war and greed? “Write funny songs,” says Roy Zimmerman.

Over twenty years on stages, screens and airwaves across America, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. His YouTube videos have garnered over seven million views, and he’s a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.

He’s calling his show “ReZist,” bringing laughter and encouragement to progressive-minded people who need a lot of both in the Age of Trump. “Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world’s absurdities and laughing in their face, I’m affirming the real possibility for change.”

Zimmerman has shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Robin Williams, Holly Near, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, The Roches, Andy Borowitz, The Chambers Brothers, and George Carlin. www.royzimmerman.com/bio.html.