Moon Lectures

2014 Fall Series - September through December

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

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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October 3, 2014 at 7:00pm - Ruben Navarrette, Jr.Bishop Melvin Talbert

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

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 November 14, 2014 at 7:00pm - 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 at 7:00pm - Angela Davis

Social Equality Activist and Author

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THURSDAY, 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.

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Holly NearSeptember 5, 2014 - Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders

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

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2013 Speakers & Related Information

May 3, 2013 - Bishop Melvin Talbert

Retired Bishop, United Methodist Church, California-Nevada Annual Conference

It was an honor to welcome back Bishop Melvin Talbert as the bonus speaker for the 2013 lecture series.

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September 6, 2013 - Morris Dees

Co-founder and Chief Trial Counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center

A full house was in attendance to hear this dynamic speaker.

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October 11, 2013 - Donna Brazile

Political Analyst for ABC News and CNN, Professor, Author, Syndicated Columnist, and Political Strategist

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November 1, 2013 - Chris Hedges

American Journalist, Foreign Correspondent for New York Times for 15 years, Columnist for

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December 6, 2013 - Holly Near

American Singer-Songwriter, Actor, Teacher and Activist for Social Change

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Video Archives Compliments of Media Edge

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