October 9 Assembly: Our Town, Their Bodies: Chattanooga Sex Work & 4th-Wave Feminism

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In September a local church, with the help of the Chattanooga Police Dept, planned to help prostitutes leave their life of (unspecified) addiction on Willow Street by proposing they embrace Christian ideology. Humanism has a better plan.

Sunday, October 9, at 4:00 PM
3224 Navajo Dr.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411

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July 10 Assembly: Checklist Our Humanism

Assuming that the unexamined humanism is not worth promoting, we review the 43 statements in the last 3 Humanist Manifestos (1933, 1973, 2003) to see if we agree or disagree with them, and talk about the edits we’d like to make Humanism fit ourselves today.

  • Do we believe the same as those humanists of the last century?
  • Is there anything we’ve learned new about being human in the past 70 years that we can add to 21st century humanism?

Paper & pencil provided. Bring food & drink to share.

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Sunday, July 10, at 4:00 PM
3224 Navajo Dr.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411

May 8 Assembly: Why the Right & Left Both Get School Reform Wrong with George Helton, PhD

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Common beliefs across the political spectrum are that our public schools, kindergarten through high school, are ‘broken’ and that fixing them will eliminate poverty and ensure our country’s economic competitiveness. What does research suggest about the truth of these beliefs and the effectiveness of various proposals for improving public schools?

George Helton PhD will lead this forum. George is a UUCC member and Professor Emeritus of School Psychology at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Prior to coming to UTC, George was a school psychologist and director of students services in public schools in Texas.

Sunday, May 8, at 4:00 PM
3224 Navajo Dr.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411

April 10 Assembly: Partnership FCA’s Bergen Baucom Aldahir

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Bergen Baucom Aldahir is a 2012 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. In 2011, she created the award winning documentary Miniskirts, Mace and Other Misconceptions (MMOM). The 50 minute film, which was featured on CNN, chronicles Bergen’s experience living through the aftermath of rape and transitioning from a victim to a survivor. In 2012, she launched the MMOM Movement, a social media movement with a mission to foster constructive, empowering and educated conversations about rape. The MMOM Movement has sent hundreds of free copies of Miniskirts, Mace and Other Misconceptions to rape crisis centers, schools, universities, advocates and survivors across the globe.

After spending several years working as an anchor, executive producer and reporter in Florida and Alabama, Bergen accepted the role as the Communications and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults. She is a member of the Women’s Fund, Nightingale Network and Junior League of Chattanooga. Bergen and her husband, Dr. Philipe Aldahir, live happily in Chattanooga with their two dogs, Annie and Penelope.

Sunday, April 10, at 4:00 PM
3224 Navajo Dr.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411