Moon Lectures
2016 Series - September through December

The Bob and Dorrie Moon Lecture Series showcases contemporary insights from dynamic speakers and progressive Christian authors.  Purchase online tickets by clicking here.

Bob and Dorrie endowed this forum as a gift and challenge to the Sacramento community to think critically and act ethically on important issues of our time.

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2016 Speakers Preview












Barry Scheck - September 16, 2016, 7:00pm

Attorney, DNA expert and co-founder of the Innocence Project

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Clint Smith – October 14, 2016, 7:00pm

Award-winning teachers, acclaimed spoken word poet and featured TED Talks speaker

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Eugene Robinson - November 11, 2016, 7:00pm

Pulitzer prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post and political analyst for MSNBC

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Laura Nirider – December 2, 2016, 7:00pm

Clinical professor of law and co-director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth at Northwestern University of Law in Chicago and profiled on Netflix Global Series: Making a Murderer

Read more about Laura Nirider


2015 Speakers

Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal

A leading voice and advocate during the community unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Taylor Branch

Author of the landmark narrative history of the Civil Rights era, “America in the King Years.”

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Michele Norris

Author of the best-selling memoir, “Grace of Silence”, and NPR Host Special Correspondent.

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Jessica Jackley

Author of “Clay Water Brick” and co-founder of KIVA, the world’s most successful micro-lending site.

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Video Archives Compliments of Media Edge

Angela Davis, recorded December 2014

Dr. Joycelyn Elders, recorded September 2014

Rev. Frank Schaefer, recorded May 2014

Chris Hedges, recorded November 2013

Moris Dees, recorded September 2013

Naomi Tutu, recorded March 2012

Rabbi Michael Lerner, recorded February 2012

Amy Goodman, recorded January 2012

Daniel Ellsberg, recorded September 2011

updated 8/24/16 cb

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