Commonwealth Club

Commonwealth Club

  • Ferguson, The Bay Area and Beyond: A Conversation About Race and Justice (10/20/2014)

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    Brittany Ferrell, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Millennial Activists United

    Tef Poe, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Hands Up United; Hip Hop Artist

    Torey Russell, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Hands Up United

    Alexis Templeton, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Millennial Activists United

    Phil Agnew, Executive Director, Dream Defenders

    Michelle Alexander, Civil Rights Attorney; Social Justice Advocate; Author, The New Jim Crow

    John Burris, Civil Rights Attorney

    Jari “Sojari” Bradley, Slam Poetry Performer

    Michael McBride, Lead Pastor, The Way Christian Center, Berkeley CA; Director of Urban Strategies, PICO National Network

    Van Jones, Host, “Crossfire”; Former Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, White House Council on Environmental Quality

    On Saturday, August 9, unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, Missouri. The killing inspired protests, outrage and organizational efforts from communities across the country. It has also prompted a national dialogue over such issues as the systemic criminalization of young black men, racial power disparities and how the American justice system can best protect the civil rights of all.

    This event will bring together friends and neighbors of Michael Brown, civic organizers and activists, legal experts and national civil rights leaders, all with on-the-ground experience. Hear their views of what happened in Ferguson, its legal and social ramifications, and their thoughts on how non-violent civic engagement can help address these institutional challenges.

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    • Laszlo Bock: Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google - Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of People Operations, Google; Author, Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google That will Transform How You Live and Lead; Twitter: @LaszloBock2718

      In Conversation...
    • Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman: The Untold Story of Psychiatry - Duration: 1 hour.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D.; Lawrence C. Kolb Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Author, Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychology
      Renee Binder,...
    • Steven Brill - Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Steven Brill, Journalist; Author, America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System; Twitter @StevenBrill

      Brill was the author of Time’s Ma...
    • Who Is Putin? - Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Ilya Ponomarev, Opposition Member, Russian State Duma; Chair, Innovations Subcommittee of Duma; Technology Entrepreneur

      Who is Vladimir Putin: powerful tyrant or cornered ex-KGB officer who became...
    • Senator Bernie Sanders: The Fight for Economic Justice - Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Bernie Sanders, United States Senator (I-VT)

      The fight for economic justice is the focus of Senator Bernie Sander’s public service career. He has a been a persistent voice standing up to what he s...
    • The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Women - Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Carlina Hansen, Executive Director, Women’s Community Clinic
      Claire Brindis, DrPH, Director, UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
      Lupe Rodriguez, Director of Public Affairs, Plann...
    • Regional Transit Governance Seminar - Duration: 2 hours, 38 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
    • 84th CA Book Awards Winners! - Duration: 72 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
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    • Juan Enriquez: Evolving Ourselves - Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      Juan Enriquez, Co-Founder, Excel Venture Management; Co-author, Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation Are Changing Life on Earth, Twitter: @EvolvingJuan
      Paul Saffo, Fut...
    • Democracy in the Digital Age: Perspectives from Members of Parliament - Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      Youth and women members of parliament from around the world will discuss how they are harnessing opportunities presented by social media and mobile technologies to strengthen engagement between cit...
    • Larry Kramer, Hewlett Foundation President: The Threat to American Democracy - Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      Larry Kramer, President, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
      Richard Rubin, Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors (Chair)
      Dr. Mary Marcy, President, Dominican University of California; ...
    • 84th CA Book Awards Fiction & First Fiction Finalists - Duration: 40 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
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