Moon Lectures

2015 Season - September through December

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

Bob and Dorrie endowed this speakers series 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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2015 Speakers Preview

2014 Speakers & Related Informaiton

Video Archives of Select Past Speakers

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2015 Speakers Preview


September 18, 2015 at 7:00pm - Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal

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

Read more about Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal 


Holly NearOctober 9, 2015 at 7:00pm - Taylor Branch

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

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Holly NearNovember 6, 2015 - Michele Norris

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

Read more about Michele Norris 



Holly NearDecember 4, 2015 - Jessica Jackley

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

Read more about Jessica Jackley 



2014 Speakers & Related Information

May 22, 2014 - Frank Schaefer

Former Methodist Pastor convicted by a church jury for officiating his son's same-sex wedding.  He was defrocked from his position in the clergy.

Read more about Frank Schaefer 


September 5, 2014 - Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders

15th Surgeon General of the United States and first African-American woman Surgeon General.

Read more about Dr. M Joycelyn Elders


October 3, 2014 - Ruben Navarrette, Jr.

Nationally syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group.  Most widely read Latino columnist in the country.

Read more about Ruben Navarrette, Jr.


November 14, 2014 - Reza Aslan

Author of "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth."  New York Times bestseller list.

Read more about Reza Aslan


December 5, 2014 at 7:00pm - Angela Davis

Social Equality Activist and Author.

Read more about Angela Davis

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