Provocative, Progressive & Enlightening
The Bob and Dorrie Moon Lecture Series showcases contemporary insights from dynamic speakers and progressive Christian authors and community leaders. 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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NOTE: Advance ticket sales often sell out. When they do, tickets and admittance may become available on the day of the event in the Lobby.
2018 Speakers Line-Up | September – December
JOE E. MADISON | SEPTEMBER 14 | 7:00pm
Human and Civil Rights Activist,
Groundbreaking Radio Personality
on Sirus XM’s Urban View.
Known as “The Black Eagle.”
APRIL RYAN | OCTOBER 12 | 7:00pm
White House Correspondent
Political Analyst on CNN
Board Member White House Correspondents Association
Member of National Press Club
JIM WALLIS | NOVEMBER 2 | 7:00pm
President/Founder of Sojouurners
a faith-based organization
national preacher and social activist
international commentator on ethics
and public life
HOLLY NEAR | NOVEMBER 30 | 7:00pm
with Jan Martinelli and Tammy Hall
American Singer Songwriter
and Activist for Social Change
MARIA HINOJOSA | DECEMBER 7 | 7:00pm
30-year career as Emmy-Winning journalist reporting for PBS, CBS, WNBC, NPR
First Latina in many newsrooms
Anchor and Executive Producer
Chairman David Archambault, II | September 15, 2017 | 7:00pm
Tribal Chairman of Standing Rock Indian Reservation, Global Leader for Indigenous People’s Rights, Recently Named a “Leading Global Thinker of 2016” by Foreign Policy Magazine
Nancy Giles | October 13, 2017 | 7:00pm
CBS Sunday Morning contributor, Comedian, Actress and Self-described “Accidental Pundette”
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II | November 3, 2017 | 7:00pm
President of “Repairers of the Breach”, Architect of “Forward Together Moral Movement”, National NAACP Board of Directors, 2015 Recipient of the Puffin and Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards
B. D. Wong | December 8, 2017 | 7:00pm
Award-winning actor, Activist, Winner of GLADD Davidson/Valenti Award and Advocate for the “It Gets Better” campaign
Attorney, DNA expert and co-founder of the Innocence Project
Award-winning teachers, acclaimed spoken word poet and featured TED Talks speaker
Pulitzer prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post and political analyst for MSNBC
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
Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal
A leading voice and advocate during the community unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
Author of the landmark narrative history of the Civil Rights era, “America in the King Years.”
Author of the best-selling memoir, “Grace of Silence”, and NPR Host Special Correspondent.
Author of “Clay Water Brick” and co-founder of KIVA, the world’s most successful micro-lending site.
Video Archives Compliments of Media Edge
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, recorded November 2017
High definition https://archive.org/details/SavingTheHeartAndSoulOfOurDemocracy
David Archambault, recorded September 2017
Eugene Robinson, recorded November 2016
Barry Scheck, recorded September 2016
Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, recorded September 2015
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