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Sunday, April 29, 2018

How Stories Make the World with Joyce Carol Oates, Scott Saul, and Ismail Muhammad

Panel Discussion | April 29 | 10-11:15 a.m. |  Veteran's Memorial Building - Auditorium

 Arts + Design

Everything we understand about the world comes from stories: those we hear in school, those we read in books, and those we believe about each other. These panelists—all titans of storytelling—will discuss the power stories have to galvanize the world, create cultures, and bind us all together. Don’t miss your chance to hear Joyce Carol Oates, who boasts a lifetime of achievements as a great...   More >

Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet with Joan Halifax and Dacher Keltner

Panel Discussion | April 29 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 Arts + Design

Zen roshi (teacher) and anthropologist Joan Halifax has spent much of her life exploring questions of life and death. Teaching at hospices and on death row, and traveling throughout radically different cultures, she has devoted herself to the study of what makes a meaningful life. Her new book, “Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet,” which Arianna Huffington called...   More >

Smart Activism: History and Hope with Rebecca Solnit and L.A. Kaufmann

Panel Discussion | April 29 | 2:30-3:45 p.m. |  San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park

 Arts + Design

How can activism be most effective today? Let’s look to history. Come hear one of the Bay Area’s most famous activists and writers—Rebecca Solnit—in conversation with longtime friend and movement insider L.A. Kauffman on the history and future of activism. Solnit, whose writing spans numerous books, articles, and social media, is perhaps most well-known for “Hope in the Dark,” a veritable holy...   More >