Marc Freedman Lecture

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2012Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  Show map JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch 1414 Walnut Street, ,
Contact: Julie InyPhone: 510-848-0237 x129Email:

Mensch Society
Lecture with Marc Freedman,
The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife

Cost: $10 Mensch Society/JCC Members, Presale Tickets through Jan. 31
$15 General Ticket Sales Open February 1

Buy tickets online at  Limited amount of tickets sold at the door. 

Followed by a dessert reception and book signing.

Marc Freedman is CEO and founder of Civic Ventures. He spearheaded the creation of Experience Corps, now America’s largest nonprofit national service programs engaging people over 55, and The Purpose Prize, which annually provides five $100,000 prizes to social innovators in the second half of life.  Freedman was described by The New York Times as “the voice of aging baby boomers who are eschewing retirement for…meaningful and sustaining work later in life,” while The Wall Street Journal writes, “In the past decade, Mr. Freedman has emerged as a leading voice in discussions nationwide about the changing face of retirement.” He is the author, most recently, of The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife. Recognized by Fast Company magazine three years in a row as one of the nation’s leading social entrepreneurs, Freedman is widely published and quoted in the national media and has been honored with numerous awards and fellowships. He was named in 2010 as one of the 50 most powerful and influential individuals in the nonprofit sector. Please contact Julie Iny for more information at or 510-848-0237 x129.