When it comes to California, politics, and the national stage, the Golden State has recently proved to be more of a bankroller than a decision maker. Presidential candidates roll up and roll out of state, but not before hitting up deep-pocketed donors. Californians have gotten used to paying … but are these politicians paying attention to Californians? Join 1A host Joshua Johnson for some much-needed conversation about the complicated relationship between our state and the nation.
Find your center and quiet your mind with meditation teacher Alison Laichter, founder of the Jewish Meditation Center in New York City. Drawing from the long history of contemplative practice within Judaism, Laichter infuses meditation techniques with Jewish language, intentions, texts, and understanding for an inclusive and illuminating session.
Join artist Maira Kalman and her son, curator-artist Alex Kalman, for a conversation about their new family memoir and exhibition, Sara Berman’s Closet. Hear about their process and the inspiration for the works.
$10 General; FREE to Members and Full-Time Students
Join Nadine Epstein, Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Moment Magazine, for a multimedia presentation about Nobel Prize winner, author, and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. Drawing from Epstein’s new book, the presentation will highlight reflections of Wiesel’s friends, colleagues, and family—including Elisha Wiesel, Ben Kingsley, Itzhak Perlman, Oprah Winfrey, and others. Interviewed by one of Wiesel’s former students, journalist Sonari Glinton, Epstein will provide a multifaceted portrait of this great humanitarian.
In 1927, acclaimed African American novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston interviewed the last living freed slave who arrived on a slave ship from Africa. This remarkable oral history was only published in 2018. In this tribute to Hurston’s pioneering work and in honor of Black History Month, Tony Award winner L. Scott Caldwell and the venerable Bill Cobbs from the Ebony Repertory Theatre will present a staged reading from Barracoon: The Story of the “Last Black Cargo.”