“Doing Nothing” as Resistance:
a discussion on the concepts in
How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
by Jenny O’Dell Sunday 11am EST by Zoom
We’ll ponder the importance of doing nothing. We’ll ponder ways to shift our lives from the “attention economy” to the more-than-human world around us. We’ll ponder subtleties of resistance, starting with Diogenes’ actions of “I will participate, but not as asked, and Bartleby’s “I prefer not to” in lieu of “I refuse.”
We’ll ponder how social media prevents us from honoring the diversity inside each of us, e.g. the right to change our minds and have different identities of ourselves for different audiences, as is a natural part of being human. We’ll ponder environmentally-sustainable alternatives to progress, including escaping laterally towards each other, honoring bioregionalism, and more.
Come find fodder for your New Year’s Resolutions.
Jenny Odell’s book is one of Obama’s favorite books from 2019. “A complex, smart, and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging political manifesto.” – New York Times Book Review
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IN MEMORY OF SARA FOSTER
We are saddened by the recent passing of long-time member Sara Foster. Our hearts go out to her husband, Cameron Foster, and the rest of their family. Sara’s family will not be having a service. They suggest than memorial donations go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
THE UUFA PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE will meet Sunday, January 10th at 7pm via Zoom. All members are invited to attend. Future Sundays below, subject to change. Contact Wenda, Katie, Susan, Brian, or Barb for Zoom login info. Ideas most welcome. All information subject to change. Check our website or Facebook page for the latest information.
Jan. 3rd – New Year, New YoUU
Jan 10th – Rev. Don Rollins
Jan. 17th – Lois G. and Brian R.
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