SCW Program Coordinator’s
Cecile Puritz of the Contemporary Jewish Museum kicked-off this year’s Society for Community Work’s lunch programs when she described the inspirational CJM architecture which melded a repurposed utility building with a multi-story cube that seemingly stands on end. SCW also toured the CJM and the Warhol exhibit later that same month.
Physical Therapist, Feldendkrais teacher, and 4th degree black belt in Aikido, Penny Sablove demonstrated how to Maintain Mobility and Build Strength in the October event.
Reiko Oda Lane who stirs our passions with her music almost every Sunday from First UU’s Robert Noehren Organ talked about her own Passion for Music and demonstrated that organ at SCW’s Tuesday November 18th meeting.
Community organizer Zoanne Nordstrom, one of the original Gum Tree Girls, told the Society for Community Work the inside story of how California’s revolutionary freeway revolt halted the unchallenged plan to run a freeway under Twin Peaks, across Golden Gate Park all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Don Heyeneman, MD, 42 year church member, tropical disease research scientist at the UC School of Medicine, and life-long member of the California Academy of Sciences eagerly shared his excitement about the academy with us.
Since their first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence® have devoted themselves to community service, ministry, and outreach to those on the edges. Sister Barbi Mitzvah described how they promote human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment with unique joy, beauty, humor and irreverent wit.
Historical novelist Jim Duggins author of the new book, The Power: A Novel of Voodoo talked about the most carefully researched story of San Franciscan Mary Ellen Pleasant in April. Harvey Milk Public School students from Nancy Deutsch’s Intergenerational Poetry Project, which is partially funded by SCW, read their own poems during the same April SCW lunch meeting.
Expert witness Ron Weber used some of his most entertaining stories of political science to recount how One Person One Vote can be used to empower the vote, while ensuring fairness and equality for all and/or to guarantee privilege and influence for the powerful few at our May SCW meeting.
San Francisco Fine Arts Museum docent Clara Morrissey brings Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs alive for SCW Tuesday, September 15. The enhanced Tut exhibit returned to the deYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park after an absence of more than two decades.
Take a leaf from Alison Rittger’s Walk Through Strybing Arboretum to Unitarian Universalism at Tuesday’s SCW Meeting. “Studying to be a docent eventually hurried me down the path toward the First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco.” Alison Rittger will share the path plants helped her travel at October Society for Community Work meeting.
Stillman Stewart’s “Don’t Try This At Home.” Stillman Stewart, the parent his five sons go to for hugs, tells his own story and introduces The Preachers' Sons, a documentary about our first family, November 17 at the Society for Community Work (SCW). A stay at home parent, Stillman tells others, "Don’t try this at home,” according to his husband, the Rev Greg Stewart. Excerpts from The Preachers' Sons, a documentary about the Stewarts, will be shown at this SCW event.
Come to the Society for Community Work’s “Festival of Lighten-up”– Chrisma-Hanu-Kwaza-Kah Tuesday, December 15. Enjoy Happy Half Hour and Multi-traditional Holiday Music Around the Piano, SCW President Mason Ingram's Welcome, The Reverend Greg Stewart-Claus Holiday-ish Reading, and Singing of the non-traditional “Chrisma-Hanu-Kwanza-kah” Blessing.
Don Williams, Program Coordinator