Moon Lectures
2015 Series - September through December

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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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Jessica Jackley – December 4, 2015 at 7:00pm

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

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Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal – September 18, 2015

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

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Taylor Branch – October 9, 2015

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

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Michele Norris – November 6, 2015

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

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2014 Speakers

September 5, 2014 - Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders

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

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October 3, 2014 - Ruben Navarrette, Jr.

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

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 November 14, 2014 - Reza Aslan

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

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December 5, 2014 - Angela Davis

Social Equality Activist and Author

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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

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