Date(s) - 11/20/2022
8:45 am - 10:00 am
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Adult Religious Education
Sunday November 20 at 9 am
The Adult Religious Education Team holds lectures and discussions about topics important to the FUSIT community on the first and third Sundays of every month. The talks start at 9 am in the Annex and coffee and treats are served at 8:45 am. Enter through 208 E. Buffalo St. or through the Garden Entrance on Aurora St.
Speakers: Mary-Paul Kirkpatrick and Matt Hare
“The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity” — weighty bestseller written over a 10-year period by renowned activist and anthropologist David Graeber and archaeologist David Wengrow, which came out a year ago — will be presented by Mary-Paul Kirkpatrick and Matt Hare. “The Dawn” considers new evidence from science and research which upends current assumptions that humans progressed in linear fashion from small hunter-gatherer groups to agriculture, private property, conflicts and the inequalities we have now. The truth is much more varied and interesting. Mary-Paul will give an introduction, hoping to convey why she finds it bracingly UU. Mary-Paul has attended since about 1995. She has a degree in music theory and makes reproductions of baroque oboes using historic techniques. She is married to lifetime UU Dick Cogger and they have two daughters.
Matt will deal with the cultural influence from our native Northeast Americans on the French “Enlightenment,” and more. Matt has attended FUSIT since 2007. He teaches in the Environment and Sustainability major at Cornell and does marine conservation and evolutionary research. He is married to Kerry Shaw and they have two children.