• Documentary Night: What Is Democracy?

    Unitarian Universalist Northwest Congregation

    For documentary night we will be watching What Is Democracy? This reflection on democracy spans millennia and continents, from ancient Athens' groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism's roots in medieval Italy, and from modern-day Greece grappling the with its financial collapse and mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its past and the growing gap between rich and poor. After the film we will break out into small discussion groups. We will do multiple rounds of small group discussion, then close out the night with a whole group discussion. This event is open to all who are open to all. The one thing we ask is that people allow others to get their full thought out and that any disagreement is voiced in a civil way. At the end we will decide together the topic for the next month's film. Thank you and hope to see you there! Previous Documentaries Shown: Jan. 11: Where To Invade Next Feb. 8: Teach Us All Mar. 8: The Corporation Apr. 5: A New Economy May 10: Minimalism Jun. 14: Alive Inside Jun. 28: All The Rage

  • Garden Volunteer Day!

    1597 Campbellton Rd SW

    Come join us at the Campbellton Community Garden! This garden will increase the vitality of the neighborhood by countering the dire food desert that exists in Venetian Hills and Fort McPherson. The garden site is on a vacant lot adopted through the AgLanta "Grows-A-Lot" Program. Through this program, what is now an empty space with will be repurposed to become a force for good, transforming the way we eat, grow, and live in our neighborhood. The Campbellton community garden has the potential to begin generating fresh and healthy options for our neighbors. Join us at 1597 Campbellton Rd. SW to build community through growing fresh food! With your help we can bring better health to the surrounding community! It's hard work but we make sure to make it fun! What to bring: Gloves, hat, sun-protection, closed-toe shoes, water bottle, snack If you have any questions, email Mike McCord at [masked]

  • Ethics 101: One vs. the Many in The Trolley Problem

    Martin Luther King Jr Recreation Center And Aquatic Center

    "Our shared task is to live decently, compassionately, and caringly in the world we inhabit. " While we all want to do the right thing, it can be wickedly difficult to figure out what exactly the right thing is on the merits, much less once our own feelings and egos are involved. The thought experiment called the trolley problem and in particular comparing its variations are a great way to tease out what is involved in our decision making so that we can think more clearly when the time comes. This becomes even more critical when we allow computers to make ethical decisions such as in driverless cars. Come join us as we listen to a quick rundown of the issues at play followed by a discussion at the Martin Luther King Jr Recreation Center And Aquatic Center. The Center is ADA compliant and we will be in multipurpose room 3 on the first floor. Look for the sign! We may also go grab food after. There is plenty of parking but we have to be out of the room by 2 PM so please arrive on time! The Trolley Problem: You see a runaway trolley moving toward five tied-up (or otherwise incapacitated) people lying on the tracks. You are standing next to a lever that controls a switch. If you pull the lever, the trolley will be redirected onto a side track, and the five people on the main track will be saved. However, there is a single person lying on the side track. You have two options: 1. Do nothing and allow the trolley to kill the five people on the main track. 2. Pull the lever, diverting the trolley onto the side track where it will kill one person. Which is the more ethical option? 90% of everyday respondents will choose to flip the switch. However, change the problem and the solution changes for most people. In the Fat Man version, there's a fat man on a bridge in front of you who can stop the trolley from hitting the five people, do you push them? Fewer people will do that. Even fewer will doom a loved one, and the fewest number of folks will doom themselves. Given more information about the person or people that should be doomed, the equation changes again. What if the Fat Man is the person who set up the whole situation? What if you find out they're part of an opposing political party? Here's a humorous exploration of the trolley problem in The Good Place (contains spoilers): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWb_svTrcOg&t=13s Ethical living is the philosophy of making decisions for daily life which take into account ethics and moral values. Come and let's learn from one another; building forward one step at a time. https://aeu.org/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/415160192171573/

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  • Blood Mountain Trail Mix - 11 miles

    Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Starting at the Byron Reece Parking Lot we will go up to the AT. There we will pick up the Freeman Trail, skirt Blood Mountain back to the AT, left to Jarrard Gap, down to Lake Windfield Scott. Up Slaughter Creek Trail to the AT, up to Blood Mountain, back down to the Parking Lot. Carpool 7:30 AM at Academy Sports off GA-400 exit 13.

  • Documentary Night: All The Rage

    Unitarian Universalist Northwest Congregation

    For documentary night we will be watching All The Rage. The film explores the work of physician Dr. John Sarno and his radical methods foro treating back pain, examining the connection between emotions and health. After the film we will break out into small discussion groups. We will do multiple rounds of small group discussion, then close out the night with a whole group discussion. This event is open to all who are open to all. The one thing we ask is that people allow others to get their full thought out and that any disagreement is voiced in a civil way. At the end we will decide together the topic for the next month's film. Thank you and hope to see you there! Previous Documentaries Shown: Jan. 11: Where To Invade Next Feb. 8: Teach Us All Mar. 8: The Corporation Apr. 5: A New Economy May 10: Minimalism Jun. 14: Alive Inside

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  • Garden Volunteer Day!

    1597 Campbellton Rd SW

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  • Volunteer at Full Circle Farm Sanctuary

    Full Circle Farm Sanctuary

    Join us at Full Circle Farm Sanctuary! You don't have to be vegan to attend. All are welcome! We'll get to hang out with all of the animals while also giving back. They have tons of animals from goats and cows to turkeys and llamas. We will finish the day with a vegan potluck! So please bring a generous portioned vegan dish to share. The potluck is scheduled right after the work time to ensure maximum hunger :-) Wear weather-appropriate casual work clothes and sturdy closed-toed shoes. No jewelry. Bring along a water bottle to keep hydrated. Please do NOT bring along any companion animals for the safety and well-being of our rescued residents. We gratefully encourage and welcome contributions of produce for our animals....i.e. greens, veggies and fruits. These fresh foods are so healthy and tasty for our beloved animals. NO citrus or onions please. Thank you! Don't stress if you don't know anyone vegan recipes. Just keep it simple. You could bring fruit, or chips and guac or salsa, or even just grilled corn or other veggies. If you want a challenge just google vegan versions of your favorite dishes, whether that's an entree or dessert. Can't wait to see what y'all come up with. See you all there! ***PLEASE RSVP AT THIS LINK: https://form.keela.co/full-circle-farm-sanctuary/volunteer-workday-registration (This will help them get an accurate count of who is attending)

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  • Documentary Night: Alive Inside

    Unitarian Universalist Northwest Congregation

    For documentary night we will be watching Alive Iniside. This film follows social worker Dan Cohen who, through his nonprofit organization Music and Memory, advocates for the use of music therapy with dementia patients. After the film we will hold a discussion using these conversation prompts. • What part of the film did you react most strongly to? • What are some positives you can take from the film? • How does this information enhance your life going forward? This event is open to all who are open to all. The one thing we ask is that people allow others to get their full thought out and that any disagreement is voiced in a civil way. At the end we will decide together the topic for the next month's film. Thank you and hope to see you there! Previous Documentaries Shown: Jan. 11: Where To Invade Next Feb. 8: Teach Us All Mar. 8: The Corporation Apr. 5: A New Economy May 10: Minimalism

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  • The Debate: "On balance, communism is preferable to capitalism."

    What do you think? Come join the conversation. The debate will take 36 minutes, followed by a discussion period. The debaters: Jacob Nails qualified to the Tournament of Champions for high school students and the National Debate Tournament for college students, both of which only accept the top 80 debaters in the nation, as well as being GA state champion in 2012. He currently coaches debate for Victory Briefs International, an organization based in California. Brent Huang was GA JV state champion, GA novice state champion, and 10th place at the Novice National Tournament in high school. He also competed in debate and Model United Nations at Vanderbilt University. The debate will take place at the downtown offices of AFSC/MADSA, located at 75 Marietta Street on the 5th floor. For Sunday's debate, you'll use the entrance located at 52 Fairlie Street, around the corner from the Marietta Street entrance. Parking is free on Sundays. Five Points MARTA station is two blocks away. Ethical living is the philosophy of making decisions for daily life which take into account ethics and moral values. Come and let's learn from one another; building forward one step at a time. "Our shared task is to live decently, compassionately, and caringly in the world we inhabit. " https://aeu.org/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/415160192171573/

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    Martin Luther King Jr Recreation Center And Aquatic Center