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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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    • Sebastian Rejak, Polish Foreign Ministry’s Envoy to the Jewish Diaspora - Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      How Europe’s Challenged Stability Affects Its Minorities: A Polish Perspective

      Sebastian Rejak, Special Envoy of Poland's Minister of Foreign Affairs for Relations with the Jewish Diaspora

      Dr. Re...
    • Linda Rottenberg in Conversation with Reid Hoffman: Think Big - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      Linda Rottenberg, CEO and Co-founder, Endeavor; Author, Crazy Is a Compliment
      In conversation with Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, LinkedIn

      “If people aren’t calling you crazy, you ...
    • Paul Solman: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security - Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      Paul Solman, Business and Economics Correspondent, “PBS NewsHour”; Co-Author, Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security; Twitter @paulsolman

      Michael Finney, Consumer Reporte...
    • Common Core Education Summit: The Crux of the New K-12 Standards - Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      Susan H. Fuhrman, Ph.D., President, Teachers College, Columbia University; Founding Director and Chair, Management Committee, Consortium for Policy Research in Education; President, National Academ...
    • Adam Benforado: The New Science of Criminal Injustice - Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      Adam Benforado, Associate Professor of Law, Drexel University; Author, Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice; Twitter @Benforado

      Judge LaDoris H. Cordell (ret), Independent Police Auditor,...
    • Matt Bai: When Politics Went Tabloid - Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      Matt Bai, National Political Columnist, Yahoo News; Author, All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid; Twitter @mattbai
      Doug Sovern, Political Reporter, KCBS Radio - Moderator

      At a cert...
    • An Evening with Kathleen Turner - Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      Kathleen Turner, Actress
      Doug Sovern, Reporter, KCBS Radio

      Kathleen Turner has garnered critical acclaim for her performances in films like Romancing the Stone, Peggy Sue Got Married and War of th...
    • Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social (4/27/15) - Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @cwnevius
      Daniel Borenstein, Columnist and Editorial Writer, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune; Twitter @borensteindan
      Melissa Griffin Cae...
    • Michael Rich, President and CEO, RAND Corporation - Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      Smart Ideas to Benefit the World

      Michael Rich, President and CEO, RAND Corporation
      Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club – Moderator

      Michael Rich heads the RAND Corporation, ...
    • Gary Hart: The Republic of Conscience - Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      Gary Hart, U.S. Special Envoy for Northern Ireland; Former U.S. Senator; Author, The Republic of Conscience
      Joe Tuman, Professor of Legal and Political Communications, San Francisco State Universit...
    • Cédric Villani: The Living Art of Mathematics - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Cédric Villani, Mathematician; Author, Birth of a Theorem
      In conversation with David Eisenbud, Director, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

      In 2010, French mathematician Cédric Villani recei...
    • David Gergen with Dan Ashley: A Rational Look at Irrational Politics - Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      David Gergen, CNN Senior Political Analyst; Professor and Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government
      Dan Ashley, News Anchor, ABC7; Member, Commonw...
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