All Adult classes and events are taking place online, so you can take part from the comfort and safety of your own home! Join us!

Policing in America:  Past, Present and Future

Please join us for this very special class that will delve into what we all need to understand about the past, present and future of policing. Joan Garrett is our class facilitator. She is  a probation officer who specializes in supervising violent convicted felons. As someone who has worked in the criminal justice system for 25 years, Joan has a unique perspective to share. In 2006 she earned a Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Louisville.

The class will meet via Zoom every other Sunday at 4pm beginning September 20th, 2020.

The first class will focus on the introduction of our Fall selection. The scope of the class will be discussed and participants will have a chance to meet and introduce themselves. Everyone will read 1-2 chapters between sessions.

Fall Semester:  Policing the Black Man: Arrest Prosecution and Imprisonment  Edited by Angela Davis, Bryan Stephenson, Marc Mauer, Bruce Western and Jeremy Travis

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/537978/policing-the-black-man-by-edited-and-with-an-introduction-by-angela-j-davis/?fbclid=IwAR2jYixjH2KV6jppka8h7KSHTTmH4o5SBNKFKUI2Rt1ACicqaCQX24JkJmw

Winter/Spring Semester: Invisible No More: Police Violence against Black Women and Women of Color   by Andrea Ritchie

https://bookshop.org/books/invisible-no-more-police-violence-against-black-women-and-women-of-color-9780807088982/9780807088982?fbclid=IwAR2jYixjH2KV6jppka8h7KSHTTmH4o5SBNKFKUI2Rt1ACicqaCQX24JkJmw

Contact Loren Crawford [email protected] for a link to the Zoom class.

New to First U

This class meets occasionally upon request and will be on hold until it is safe to meet.

This workshop is designed to introduce newcomers to Unitarian Universalism (and to First Unitarian) or to reacquaint those who may be returning after an absence. Led by several different First U members and professional staff, this class will provide information about Sunday services, theology, history, social justice, religious exploration and governance, and will equip participants to make an informed decision about membership.