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Issues and Actions


These programs are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 1U, and they’re open to the public. Each evening includes an update on an issue of the day as well as a mini-training on an action you can use with any issue. Those who are able are invited to bring a brown bag supper and join in a time of fellowship preceding the program.

Our evening schedule typically includes:

  • 6:00 pm Fellowship, Bring your own Brown Bag Supper
  • 6:45 pm Time of Centering (suitable for all faiths or none)
  • 7:00 pm Issue Update
  • 7:30 pm Action Training
  • 8:00 pm Interaction & Conversation with Cookies & Tea

Scheduled Events

There are no events scheduled at this time. For up-to-date info, check back here or www.facebook.com/orlandouu/
For questions or to volunteer, email programassistant@cfl.rr.com

Past Programs

June 28 Topic: Transgender Issues

Presenter: Aaron Sanford-Wetherell, Health Educator, Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, Inc.

This program was originally created by the Los Angeles AIDS Project to create a safe place for medical providers and social workers to learn and talk about the working with the LGBTQ community.  We are blessed to have a chance to experience it. Participants will walk away from the session with a deeper understanding of:

  • common terms used when talking about the LGBTQ community
  • the differences between sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in each person
  • the transgender “umbrella”
  • the gender spectrum and how it evolves in all of us throughout our lives
  • their own beliefs, and how to be open to others that differ from you.

June 14 Topic: TED for Activists

Based on a positive response to our last offering, tonight we again offer the chance to be in conversation about TED Talks relevant to democracy and justice.

Email programassistant@cfl.rr.com or stop by 1U Central for info or to volunteer.

April 26 Topic: The Roots of Migration and Farm Workers

Presenter: Dominique Aulisio of National Farm Worker Ministry‘s Youth and Young Adult Network (YAYA)

This workshop uses art and collective puzzle-solving to examine the timeline of colonization, slavery, and immigration in the U.S. as it relates to farmworkers today.  This workshop leads up to a march for immigrant rights held by the Farmworker Association of Florida on Monday, May 1, at 2pm in Apopka.

April 12 Issue: Local & State Environmental Issues

Speaker: Marty Sullivan, chair of the Natural Resources Committee of the League of Women Voters of Central Florida
Action: Writing for the Paper and other Publications

March 22 Issue: Racial Justice

Action: Interrupting Microaggressions

March 8 Issue: Health Care & The Affordable Care Act

Speaker Anne Packham
Action: Media 101: Know Your Talking Point

Anne offered this presentation:  Affordable Care Act – 2017-03-08 presentation

February 22 Issue: Immigration, Speaker from Hope CommUnity Center

Action: Hands-on Support

Sister Ann showed this video: Is Justice Worth It (2:09)

Here are several others she offered that may be of interest:

February 8 Issue: LGBTQ Equality

Speaker from Equality Florida
Action: Conversations in Public

January 25 Issue: Reproductive Justice, Speaker from Planned Parenthood

Action: Face-to-Face Lobbying

January 11 Issue: Gun Safety Legislation, Speaker from the League of Women Voters

Action: Writing your Representatives