Alicia Garza, Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter; Special Projects Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Activist; Writer; Community Grand Marshal [Organization] of San Francisco Pride 2016, As Part of Black Lives Matter Darnell Moore, Senior Correspondent, Mic; Co-Managing/Editor; The Feminist Wire; Writer-in-residence, Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice at Columbia University Read more »
Brian Kelly, Secretary, California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA)—Keynote Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary (ret.), U.S. Department of Transportation Asha Agrawal, Ph.D., Director, Mineta Institute’s National Transportation Finance Center Grace Crunican, General Manager, Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) Steve Heminger, Executive Director, Metropolitan Transportation Division Read more »
Lucy Kalanithi, M.D., Faculty, Stanford School of Medicine; Widow of Dr. Paul Kalanithi, Author of When Breath Becomes Air
In conversation with Mark Zitter, Co-founder and Former Chairman, Vital Decisions
This program is supported by the Moore Foundation and is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation..Read more »
Charles Ferguson, Oscar-Winning Director, Inside Job
This documentary from Academy Award winner Charles Ferguson examines the power of climate solutions already available. Through interviews with world-renowned entrepreneurs, innovators and brave individuals living on the front lines of climate change, Ferguson takes an In-depth look at the remarkable people working to save our economy and planet.
Post-screening conversation with Charles Ferguson and Climate One’s Greg Dalton.
Joe Garofoli, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @joegarofoli Barbara Marshman, Editorial Page Editor, The Mercury News; Twitter @barbmarshman Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; "Token Conservative" Blogger, sfgate.com; Twitter @debrajsaunders
Join us for a rare Wednesday-night Week to Week! Read more »
Scott Greaten, Executive Director, Friends of the Eel River Michael Sutton, Former President, California Fish and Game Commission
Growing pot indoors consumes large amounts of water and energy. Growing illegal weed outdoors often involves trespassing on national or state parks. Runoff from cannabis farms pollutes streams and ecosystems. Could legalizing marijuana in California result in more efficient harvesting that uses less water and results in less environmental destruction? Read more »
Bruce Bochy, Manager, San Francisco Giants; Three Time World Series Champion; Two Time National League Manager of the Year; Author, A Book of Walks
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt, Lecturer in Sports Law, UC Berkeley Law School; Former President, Oakland A's
Part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.Read more »
The California Book Awards is sponsored by Bank of the West.
Join us for one of the Golden State’s premier literary events—the California Book Awards ceremony. The 2016 Book Awards ceremony recognizes the best published writing in California in 2015. This year, the 85th round of the awards, will feature Viet Thanh Nguyen, gold medal winner for fiction for the acclaimed novel The Sympathizer. Two months ago, Nguyen also became the first Vietnamese writer to win the Pulitizer Prize. Read more »
Anja Manuel, Co-founder and Partner, RiceHadleyGates LLC; Author, This Brave New World: India, China, and the United States; Twitter @AnjaManuel1 Lenny Mendonca, Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Moderator Read more »