A Luncheon Lecture Series

A Luncheon / Lecture Series


To help protect your health amid the rapidly changing coronavirus threat, we have postponed the remainder of our Tuesday luncheon lecture series on March 17, 24 and 31. We will reschedule those sessions for later this year once the scope and duration of this health crisis are known.

- A Luncheon / Lecture Series -
Sponsored by the

Peace and International Issues Committee
of the

#Truth . . . or Consequences

(We won’t know what we don’t know…)
Addressing the vital importance of a free and independent press in a democracy,
and some essential considerations in our pursuit of truth.

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020
Noon to 1:30 p.m.

First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee – a Unitarian Universalist Congregation
1342 N. Astor St., Milwaukee

$75.00 - series of five
$20.00 - individual sessions

Includes a simple buffet-style primarily vegetarian meal

March 3, 2020 – An Independent Press: Essential for Democracy
George Stanley, Editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, regional editor of USA TODAY Network Wisconsin, and vice president of the national News Leaders Association

March 10, 2020 – Democracy at Risk in Wisconsin: Spelling out the problems we face, from gerrymandering & the role of big money in our politics to the collapse of local media & local control, and offering some solutions
Matt Rothschild, Executive Director, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and former editor & publisher, The Progressive

March 17, 2020 – Truth & Broadcasting in a Digital Society: How TV/radio newscasts & interview shows have been affected by economic pressures, political polarization, and the public’s increasing reliance on social media for news
Joanne Williams, host of Milwaukee Public Television’s award-winning Black Nouveau program, former television news anchor, and past president of the Milwaukee Press Club
Kathleen Dunn, retired host of The Kathleen Dunn Show, which was on Wisconsin Public Radio for 24 years, and member of Milwaukee Media Hall of Fame

March 24, 2020 – True News & Social Media Blues: From the Kardashians’ escapades to “fake news” and conspiracy theories, what dynamics are affecting all of the information we receive, and what are the checklists to guide us?
Milwaukee native Paul Oren, professor in Communication Department and faculty advisor to the student newspaper at Valparaiso University, Indiana, and journalist for the Times of Northwest Indiana.

March 31, 2020 – Truth & Mind Games: Our supercomputer minds naturally process complex realities into simplified narratives, but there are dangers if we consume media that feed only our ingrained opinions of truth
Pardeep Kaleka, Executive Director, Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, and a clinical therapist

  • We will be making the following resources available at the luncheon & online: a reading list on these topics, a list of recommended alternative news sources, and ways to support independent news coverage/journalism.
  • We know parking can be a hassle. There is a HOP stop left at the corner of First U (Ogden & Astor).

It’s free to ride! Check out your options for parking elsewhere and “hopping” on at thehopmke.com.

"5 Tuesdays in March" Reservations
Please return by Tuesday, February 25, 2020

3 Payment Options

Online Mail Telephone
Complete online form below and make payment Click here to download form and send by mail Call 414-276-9050

Students and others of limited means pay as you are able by contacting the Interfaith Conference office at 414-276-9050 or PardeepK@interfaithconference.org

Series of 5 for $75.00, or $20.00 per individual luncheon/lecture*. $2.00 service fee will be added.

March 3
March 10
March 17
March 24
March 31
Name of Additional Guest
March 3
March 10
March 17
March 24
March 31

Total: $ 0.00