Thursday, October 11, 7:00 pm Angelico Concert Hall • Dominican Campus
Jonathan Kozol is an award-winning author, educator, and activist who is renowned for his books on public education in the United States. In his exhilarating newest work, Letters to a Young Teacher, Kozol reviews many of the basic issues he has spent his life exploring through teaching, writing, and being a child advocate, whilst highlighting the joys and challenges of the teaching profession. Taking the imaginative form of warm and friendly letters written to a Kozol cleverly gently weaves words of encouragement and advice with a lively indignation at the bureaucratic absurdities that most teachers face.
In cooperation with Book Passage and Marin Education Fund. To view Jonathan Kozol's lecture, click here.
Sunday, October 21, 7:00 pm Angelico Concert Hall - Dominican Campus
The essence of leadership is based on empowering individuals, organizations and societies to forgo the status quo and find new ways to solve complex challenges. Dr. Sacks will explore the mysteries of the mind based on his four-decade journey where he has encountered an unshakable human capacity in the face of seemingly insurmountable forces. In his newest book, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Dr. Sacks investigates the power of music to move us, to heal and to haunt us.
Dr. Sacks is the author of ten books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. He has demonstrated keen leadership in his field of neurological science, as chronicled in the acclaimed film, Awakenings, starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro, an explanation of the nature of perception, memory, consciousness and creativity.
Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 pm Angelico Concert Hall • Dominican Campus
Sixty-five thousand radio listeners in Northern California start their mornings with Michael Krasny, Ph.D, host of KQED’s award-winning Forum, a news and public affairs program that concentrates on the arts, culture, health, business and technology. He matches wits with Nobel Laureates, heads of state and Pulitzer Prize winners.
In cooperation with Book Passage
To view the conversation between Michael Krasny and Ronn Owens, click here
Saturday, October 27, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Creekside Room • Dominican Campus
"Women and girls today are living the legacy of women's right
that seven generations of women before us have given their best to achieve."
—Excerpt from the National Women's History Project website
This year's Annual "Women Leading Community Change" Summit will examine the current status of women and girls in Marin County, California and around the country. Utilizing information from the California Women's Foundation, Institute for Women's Policy Research, the Commission's Needs Assessment project (in progress) and Town Hall Meetings conducted throughout Marin, this year's Summit will highlight the current issues facing women and girls today. We will merge this with our "Intergenerational Dialogues" discussion from last year's Summit and develop a "Platform for Action". Be a part of this important work and join us! How Far Have We Come?
Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 pm Angelico Concert Hall • Dominican Campus
After spending a hundred days a year in Europe for the last 25 years, Rick Steves – author of 30 European travel guidebooks and host of the PBS TV series Rick Steves’ Europe – believes that thoughtful travel is a powerful way for Americans to broaden their perspectives. Mr. Steves will address multiple topics, including how travel can help us become better citizens of our planet, and how his social activism is a natural outgrowth of his travel experiences. As Mark Twain wrote, ‘Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.
“Seeing Equal – Being Equal, Moving Forward with Energy and Hope”
Wednesday, November 28, 7:00 pm Angelico Concert Hall • Dominican Campus
Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the Little Rock Nine, braved violent resistance to the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in September 1957. Over the next fifty years, Beals distinguished herself as a civil rights activist, author, and educator. Please join this congressional gold medal recipient for an inspirational look at the future. It is a vision of energy and hope
Beals graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor's degree. She earned a graduate degree in communications from Columbia University, worked as a reporter for NBC, and has served as a communications consultant. Beals is also the only one of the Little Rock Nine to have written a book based on her experiences at Central High School: WARRIORS DON'T CRY: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock Central High School and its sequel WHITE IS A STATE OF MIND: Freedom is Yours to Choose. She is the recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal, a much sought after keynote speaker and is the Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Communications at Dominican University of California.