Lay Coordinator: Bruce Neuburger,
FORUM PURPOSE STATEMENT
The forum brings together Unitarian Universalists of San Francisco and fellow citizens together to gain a deeper understanding of the issues of our time and to hear powerful presentations that both inform and inspire.
GETTING ACTIVE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE: DALY WETTERMARK, ACTIVIST-SCHOLAR-R&D PROFESSIONAL.
Sunday, June 11, 9:00 am, TSK Room/Zoom
Daly Wettermark of Extinction Rebellion (XR) will speak on how her activism harmonizes her experience with her passions and insights regarding the societal changes all of us need to make, to achieve environmental justice and ecological balance.
An engineer and activist, she is at Stanford studying how technology and policy work together to enable safe, affordable water. Before coming to Palo Alto she lived in Alabama, Lubbock TX, White Plains NY, Friday Harbor WA, and Pittsburgh PA. Now certain there is no “one-size-fits-all” sustainability solution she will advise on how “We need to learn from each other. We need people in . . . different roles—from studying different topics to envisioning our future at the broadest level.”
In her roles as activist, R&D professional and Stanford grad student, she pushes her company to increase its transparency to avoid greenwashing, the Stanford administration to refuse funding from fossil fuel companies, and XR to persuade companies and governments to embrace meaningful change.
WAYNE HSIUNG: HOW PLANT BASED FOOD CAN SAVE OUR PLANET!
Sunday, May 28, 9:00 am, TSK Room/Zoom
Wayne Hsiung is an attorney who has led teams that have investigated and rescued animals from animal-abusing enterprises across the nation – while challenging unconstitutional “ag gag” laws in the process. Recently he served as the lead counsel in two “right to rescue” trials in which activists were acquitted after being charged for giving aid to sick and dying animals in factory farms, garnering much media attention.
Wayne studied law and economics at the University of Chicago. He taught at Northwestern School of Law, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. He is co-founder of The Simple Heart Initiative and Direct Action Everywhere.
In 2018, Science Magazine presented a groundbreaking environmental assessment that adopting a plant-based diet is “probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth.” In the 5 years since, more evidence has accumulated showing the devastating impacts of livestock on climate due to methane going into the atmosphere. Can we personally work to stop this reality of global warming? Join us for a most interesting discussion!