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Moon Lectures
2019 Moon Lecture Series: 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. 

 


2019 Speakers 

JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS 

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Acclaimed Filmmaker,
Advocate, and Leading voice on immigration issues

Read more about Jose Antonino Vargas

 

DR. JULIANNE MALVEAUX  

Labor economist, noted author and colorful commentator. Commentator on CNN, BET, PBS, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, C-SPAN and others. Currently writes a weekly column for the National Black Press Syndicate.

Read more about Dr. Julianne Malveaux

 

YAMICHE ALCINDOR  

American journalist who currently is the White House correspondent for the PBS Newshour program. Political contributor to NBC News and MSNBC. She has worked as a reporter for The New York Times and USA Today.

Read more about Yamiche Alcindor

 

RUKMINI CALLIMACHI  

New York Times foreign correspondent and three–time Pulitzer Prize finalist. Became the go-to reporter on the Islamic State.  Awarded the
2018 Peabody Award for her podcast “Caliphate.”

Read more about Rukmini Callimachi.

 


2018 Speakers 

JOE E. MADISON 

Human and Civil Rights Activist, Groundbreaking Radio Personality
on Sirus XM’s Urban View. Known as “The Black Eagle.”

 

APRIL RYAN 

White House Correspondent, Political Analyst on CNN
Board Member White House Correspondents Association
Member of National Press Club

 

JIM WALLIS 

President/Founder of Sojouurners a faith-based organization 
Best-selling author, public theologian, national preacher and social activist, international commentator on ethics and public life

 

HOLLY NEAR 
with Jan Martinelli and Tammy Hall

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

 

MARIA HINOJOSA 

30-year career as Emmy-Winning journalist reporting for PBS, CBS, WNBC, NPR, Author
First Latina in many newsrooms, anchor and Executive Producer

 


2017 Speakers 

Chairman David Archambault, II 

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

Read more about Chairman David Archambault, II

 

Nancy Giles 

CBS Sunday Morning contributor, Comedian, Actress and Self-described “Accidental Pundette”

Read more about Nancy Giles 

 

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II 

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

Read more about Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

B. D. Wong 

Award-winning actor, Activist, Winner of GLADD Davidson/Valenti Award and Advocate for the “It Gets Better” campaign 

Read more about B. D. Wong

 


2016 Speakers

Barry Scheck

Attorney, DNA expert and co-founder of the Innocence Project

Read more about Barry Scheck

 

Clint Smith

Award-winning teachers, acclaimed spoken word poet and featured TED Talks speaker

Read more about Clint Smith 

 

Eugene Robinson

Pulitzer prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post and political analyst for MSNBC

Read more about Eugene Robinson

 

Laura Nirider

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

Read more about Laura Nirider

 

2015 Speakers

Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal

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

Read more about Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal

 

Taylor Branch

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

Read more about Taylor Branch 

 

Michele Norris

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

Read more about Michele Norris

 

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 

 


Video Archives Compliments of Media Edge

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, recorded November 2017
Standard https://archive.org/details/MediaEdge655
High definition https://archive.org/details/SavingTheHeartAndSoulOfOurDemocracy

David Archambault, recorded September 2017
https://archive.org/details/MediaEdge648

Eugene Robinson, recorded November 2016
https://archive.org/details/MediaEdge605

Barry Scheck, recorded September 2016
https://archive.org/details/MediaEdge600

Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, recorded September 2015
https://archive.org/details/MediaEdge547

Angela Davis, recorded December 2014
https://archive.org/details/MediaEdge502

Dr. Joycelyn Elders, recorded September 2014
https://archive.org/details/MediaEdge495

Rev. Frank Schaefer, recorded May 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofp6lbWH_zs

Chris Hedges, recorded November 2013
https://archive.org/details/MediaEdge447

Moris Dees, recorded September 2013
http://archive.org/details/MediaEdge438

Naomi Tutu, recorded March 2012
http://archive.org/details/AH-media_edge_363

Rabbi Michael Lerner, recorded February 2012
http://archive.org/details/MediaEdge385Sept2224

Amy Goodman, recorded January 2012
http://archive.org/details/AH-media_edge_353

Daniel Ellsberg, recorded September 2011
http://archive.org/details/AH-Media_Edge_342

updated 5.24.2018

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