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  • 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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    • George Shultz and James Goodby: The War That Must Never Be Fought - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 611 views
      George P. Shultz, Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former U.S. Secretary of State; Co-editor, The War That Must Never Be Fought

      James Goodby, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institu...
    • U.S.-Japan Ties: Image and Reality - Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 67 views
      Satu Limaye, Director, East-West Center in Washington

      Bruce Stokes, Director of Global Economic Attitudes, Global

      Attitudes Project, Pew Research Center

      The Honorable John V. Roos, Former U.S. ...
    • Former San Francisco Giant Bengie Molina and Joan Ryan - Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 64 views
      Bengie Molina, Former MLB Catcher (2007-2010), SF Giants; Co-author, Molina

      Joan Ryan, Media Consultant, SF Giants; Co-author, Molina

      In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt, Lecturer in Sports Law, ...
    • Richard Thaler and Hal Varian: Behavioral Economics - Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 166 views
      Richard Thaler, Behavioral Science and Economics Professor, University of Chicago; Author, Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics; Twitter @R_Thaler
      Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google; Tw...
    • Gary Schlossberg: Forecasting the Economy at Mid Year - Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 50 views
      Gary Schlossberg, Senior Economist, Wells Capital Management; Former researcher, U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve Board

      Gary Schlossberg analyzes the economic, financial and investment environmen...
    • Ken Walsh: Presidents and the Cult of Celebrity - Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 93 views
      Ken Walsh, Chief White House Correspondent, U.S. News & World Report; Author, Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents

      Joe Tuman, Professor of Legal and Political Communications, San Franci...
    • 84th Annual California Book Awards Ceremony - Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 295 views
      The Book Awards is sponsored by Bank of the West.

      Since 1931, The Commonwealth Club has honored the Golden State’s literary giants at the California Book Awards. At our special awards ceremony, we...
    • Charles Murray: Rebuilding Liberty - Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 1,170 views
      Charles Murray, W.H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Author, By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission

      David Davenport, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution — Moderator

      Pa...
    • Jack Welch - Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 534 views
      Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO, General Electric; Co-author, The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career; Twitter @jack_welch

      In conversa...
    • Andrew Hodges: Alan Turing - The Man Who Inspired "The Imitation Game" - Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 212 views
      Andrew Hodges, Professor, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford; Author, Alan Turing: The Enigma

      In conversation with Kishore Hari, Director, Bay Area Science Festival

      It is only a slight ...
    • Willie Brown: Annual Commonwealth Club Lecture (2015) - Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 202 views
      Willie Brown, Former Mayor, San Francisco; Former Speaker, California State Assembly

      Former San Francisco Mayor Brown will give his annual lecture on national and regional political trends. A two-...
    • Laszlo Bock: Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google - Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 1,014 views
      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...
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