Thoreau – Richmond Adult Discussion Group

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Date(s) - Sunday, May 5, 2019
9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Adult Discussion Group (ADG) at the Thoreau – Richmond campus meets weekly at 9:30am in the Downstairs Classroom

We discuss a wide variety of topics. Check events listings and Facebook for updates.

Adult Discussion Group topics for May 2019 – Richmond Campus

Adult Discussion Group: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

May 5 – The Significance of Cinco De Mayo

Presented by Garna Christian

Notwithstanding TV promotions for beaches and beer, May 5, 1862 signaled the coming of age of our neighbor to the South in a historical military victory that anticipated thousands of Mexicans fighting for American freedom in ensuing wars.


Adult Discussion Group: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

May 12 – WOKE – hosted by Nina Benedetto King and Deirdre Hammond
During our March 31st ADG, we were challenged to come up with words and from those words create ADG discussions. A key word selected was AWAKENING. From that word two questions arose: first, “how do we become woke?”; and second: “how can our group help with this process?”.  Nina and Deirdre will define and describe what wokemeans and how the process of becoming woke has impacted each of their lives. They will also open the discussion on how we can help one another become “woke”. Perhaps each of us can add to another’s process in some way. Come open to ideas and willing to find a path to your own awakening. 


Adult Discussion Group: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

May 19 – Democracy Uncorrupted

Presented by Ron Masters

 UUs commit to “… the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large”.  A Statement of Conscience entitled “Democracy Uncorrupted” has been drafted for adoption by the General Assembly in 2020. It describes how we fall short both nationally and locally; the theological grounding of our aspiration; and actions we could take as individuals, congregations, regional ministries, and an international association. We’ll read and discuss the draft.


Adult Discussion Group: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

May 26 – The Grandparents’ Diet

Presented by Karen Williams

What we eat affects our health and also our grandchildren’s.  We’ll discuss how our food choices impact climate, migration, social stability and much more. Our source is the recent report of the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, and Health. It describes what constitutes both a healthy diet and a sustainable food system.  Come learn how and why to plan your menus around Gaia’s likes and dislikes. She’s not picky and yes, you can still eat steak.