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Lectures & Author Talks



The Hillside Club Lectures & Author Talks series hosts readings and talks
by prominent authors, scholars and other speakers.
Most are sponsored with our partners:

BERKELEY ARTS & LETTERS 
and 
K P F A


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Upcoming Current Talks 

2286 Cedar Street (at Arch St.)
Berkeley CA 94709

510.848.3227


 
Member wine and cheese soiree, Wednesday December 21st, 6pm
 
Followed by:
Honoring Charles Keeler: The Triumph of Light.  
A Lecture and performance by Nicholas Friend.
Wednesday, December 21st, 7:30 pm


Charles Keeler,  Bernard Maybeck’s first residential client and his most influential early advocate, deeply understood the vital importance of communal cultural ritual. In his play, 
‘The Triumph of Light’, A California Midwinter Sun Mystery, he exhorts us to emerge from our gloom, to rise together as Community - recommitted to our highest ideals- even though
we find ourselves in the dark.                    
 
Nicholas and Louise Friend, current Hillside members, and British/American cultural art historians honor Charles Keeler’s enduring contribution to the cultural heritage of Berkeley through an offering of a simple lecture and performance at the kind invitation of Hillside’s Round Table director, Tim Holton.  After remarks on the science and the art of Winter Solstice practices and traditions, and on other things as well, he will conclude with a performance, in costume, of well-chosen extracts from the text of The Triumph of Light itself! 

 


Living Room Conversations:
Reaching across Political Divides, Reweaving Democracy


December 8, 2016, 7:30-9:00pm
DONATON  $10
 

ARLIE HOCHSCHILD AND JOAN BLADES WILL BE SPEAKING ABOUT THEIR ADVENTURES WITH FRIENDS WHO HAVE VERY DIFFERENT POLITICAL VIEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES TO REWEAVE THE FABRIC OF OUR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LOVING OUR NEIGHBORS.
 
Arlie Hochschild’s book, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right. is a NY Times best seller and finalist for a National Book Award.
 
Joan Blades, co-founder of MoveOn, MomsRising. and LivingRoomConversations, will share how, by experiencing a Living Room Conversation, you might end up becoming friends with people you don’t agree with.  
Hosted by Raines Cohen, East Bay Cohousing/Cohousing California community organizer.


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