Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas in partnership with Living Room Conversations

Date: Friday, October 27 - 28, 2017

Civic Engagement

JCC East Bay at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas

in partnership with Living Room Conversations

Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28
Events take place in downtown Berkeley

The JCC East Bay is thrilled to be a part of Berkeleyside’s fifth annual ideas festival, a two-day event that brings together some of the world’s greatest thinkers for discussion, debate, and workshops. The JCC will host two community conversations, immediately following lectures with writer, television commentator and author of Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man's Education Mychal Denzel Smith, and activist, speaker, and author of Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead Christian Picciolini.

Join us on Friday, October 27 at 11:30 AM at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse for a lecture with Mychal Denzel Smith in conversation with Helena Brantley, followed by a community conversation to dig more deeply into some of the issues just discussed on stage.

Join us on Saturday, October 28 at 9 AM at the Berkeley Rep for a lecture with Christian Picciolini in conversation with Wes Enzinna, followed by a community conversation to dig more deeply into some of the issues just discussed on stage.

Uncharted was founded in 2013 as the Bay Area’s first ideas festival. A production of Berkeleyside, Berkeley’s independent news website, it evolved out of the belief that the most intriguing ideas – and solutions to big challenges – emerge from the collision of different perspectives.

Founded in 2010, Living Room Conversations strives to cultivate respectful engagement among people who may hold profoundly different points of view, and works to build relationships that generate understanding and enable collaborative problem-solving.

Click here to learn more about Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas

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