Tuesday, September 12
Town Hall Event with Jonathan White – “The Science and Spirit of the Ocean”
Many of us in the Pacific Northwest feel a profound connection to the water, and Seattle-based author Jonathan White is no exception. In his book Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, White uses his surfing and sailing adventures across the globe to take us on a journey of scientific inquiry. As a water enthusiast, he’s traveled to five continents to experience the largest, fastest, scariest and most amazing tides in the world.
As a conservationist, White is the founder and former director of the Resource Institute and has served on many conservation boards including the San Juan Preservation Trust and the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative. He’ll bring both these worlds together to explore the elemental, mysterious paradox that keeps our planet’s waters in constant motion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.
Wednesday, September 13
Town Hall Event with Vanessa Grigoriadis – “Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus”
National Magazine Award winner Vanessa Grigoriadis will be joined on stage by local author Claire Dederer for a candid and in-depth discussion on sexual consent on college campuses. A new sexual revolution is sweeping the country and college students are on the front lines. Women use fresh, savvy methods to fight entrenched sexism and sexual assault, even as they celebrate their own sexuality as never before. Many “woke” male students are more sensitive to women’s concerns than previous generations ever were, while other men perpetuate the most cruel misogyny. Amid such apparent contradictions, it’s no surprise that intense confusion shrouds the topic of sex on campus. In an unprecedented investigation, Vanessa Grigoriadis dispels that confusion with Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus. She traveled to schools large and small, embedding in their social whirl, and talking candidly with students, administrators, parents, and researchers to reveal a host of surprising truths. Offering convincing, if controversial, advice on how schools, students, and parents can make college a safer, richer experience, Grigoriadis offers a revelatory account of what’s happening these days and nights on our college campuses. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.
Sunday, September 24
Lutheran Community Services NW Luncheon
John & Katie Gienapp have agreed to arrange a table for ULC member to this fundraising event. They are hoping for a good response to continue ULC’s efforts to support refugees and others in need of services. Social hour is 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The lunch and program is 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. If you would like to join them for this event, please contact the church office.
Wednesday, September 27
Town Hall Event with Max Tegmar – “Being Human in the Age of A.I.”
What does is it mean to be human in a world where A.I. is transforming war, crime, justice, and jobs? We stand at the beginning of a new era. What was once science fiction is fast becoming reality. Max Tegmark, a professor of physics at MIT and president of the Future of Life Institute, takes readers to the heart of thinking about A.I. and the human condition in his new book Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. How can we grow our prosperity through automation, without leaving people lacking income or purpose? How can we ensure that future A.I. systems behave as we want them to–without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Will A.I. help life flourish as never before, or will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, and even, perhaps, replace us altogether? Life 3.0 explores our life in the present and asks what sort of future we want. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.
9:30am - Worship Service
10:30am - Coffee Fellowship
11:00am - Education Hour
9am-12pm - Nursery Open
University Lutheran Church
1604 NE 50th Street
Seattle WA, 98105 (map)
Office Hours: M-Th 9am-5pm