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Previous Lectures

2015-2016 School Year

2014-2015 School Year

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Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore Street

The San Francisco Waldorf High School Lecture Series presents:
"A Champion for Civil Rights on the Continuing March for Equality"
with Congressman John Lewis of Georgia and Andrew Aydin, Congressional Aide,
moderated by Adam Hochschild,
UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism

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2013-2014 School Year

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Eurythmy Room, High School Campus
David Sobel, core faculty in the department of education at Antioch University, lectures about how to re-enliven environmental education.
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2012-2013 School Year

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Eurythmy Hall, San Francisco Waldorf High School

Sustainability, Sustenance and Social Change:
How Sustainable Food and Farming Can Nourish the World and Transform Community

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2011-2012 School Year

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Eurythmy Hall, San Francisco Waldorf High School

Forgotten History: The Lost Stories of Women's Lives in China

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Before 2011

  • Benjamin Ajak, co-author of They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys From Sudan
  • Reza Aslan, author of No god But God: the Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam; How to Stop A Cosmic War
  • Melba Pattillo Beals, author of Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High
  • Mark Brecke, filmmaker, photographer, Darfur Darfur
  • A Celebration of Courage: Women in Tanzania Program included Diane Raleigh, PhD., a clinical psychologist;
    Susan Rickert and Mary Ahlbach, who built schools in Tanzania; and Gloria
    Upchurch
    , a documentary photographer and executive director of A Global Connection.
  • Claire Cummings, author of Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and author of The Pluto Files: the Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
  • Jared Duval, author of Next Generation Democracy:
    What the Open Source Revolution Means for Power, Politics, and Change
  • Charles Emmerson, expert of geopolitics, author of The Future History of the Arctic
  • Kathy Evans, poet, author of Imagination Comes to Breakfast
  • Zlata Filipovic and Melanie Challenger, editors of
    Stolen Voices: Young People’s War Diaries From World War I to Iraq
  • Tim Flannery, Australian mammalogist, palaeontologist, and author of The Weather Makers
  • Craig Holdrege, founder and director of The Nature Institute, author of Beyond Biotechnology
  • Paul Lewis, a psychotherapist who has worked with adolescents in our local community for 20 years
  • Lewis Lapham, Editor of Lapham’s Quarterly, a magazine of history and ideas, in conversation with Michael Krasny, host of KQED's Forum
  • Anchee Min, memoirist and novelist, author of Red Azalea, Katherine, Becoming Madame Mao, Wild Ginger, Empress Orchid and The Last Empress, and Pearl of China.
  • Greg Mortenson, co-author of Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time
  • Daniel Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us in conversation with Michael Krasny, host of KQED's Forum
  • Robert Pinsky, poet and translator of The Inferno of Dante
  • Michael Shellenberger, co-author of Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility
  • Joseph Stiglitz, Noble Prize-winning economist and author of Making Globalization Work
  • Eric Utne, founder of The Utne Reader
  • Rick Wartzman, Executive Director of the Drucker Institute, author of Obscene in the Extreme: the Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
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San Francisco Waldorf High School's public lecture series brings today’s renowned authors, activists, artists, and thinkers together with students and community.

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