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Even though we will host a few Live events every year, the majority of our programs will be on Zoom. Tickets are non-refundable, but all programs are recorded and available on video, which you can still register for after the live program.  Donate Here.

You can still register for the program with Aviva Chomsky for the video link, "Is Science Enough? Forty Critical Questions About Climate Justice." Click Here.

THURSDAY APRIL 18 at 4:00 pm on Zoom (an Earth Day program)
    Tickets: $15 for Praxis Members ($20 General) - Click Here
 Please Register at least 20 minutes prior to start time in order to assure admission. Otherwise, a video recording will be sent to you tonight.
                                  DENIS HAYES
                             From the Original Earth Day in 1970 to Today
      Accomplishments, Lost Opportunities, and Projections for the Next Decade
Denis Hayes was the organizer and founder of the original Earth Day in 1970! He is President of the Bullitt Foundation and CEO of the Bullitt Center in Seattle, which is lauded as the first major building to meet the ultra-rigorous Living Building Challenge. Denis Hayes made Earth Day happen. He left graduate school at Harvard to work for Senator Gaylord Nelson as national coordinator of the event, and in later years took Earth Day international, organizing events in 141 nations in 1990 and adding China in 2000.  He still chairs the board of the Earth Day Network. During the Carter Administration, he was head of the Solar Energy Research Institute.
He has served on dozens of governing boards, including those of Stanford University, the World Resources Institute, the Federation of American Scientists, and the Energy Foundation. Time Magazine has name Hayes as a "Hero of the Planet." He has also received the national Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Public Service as well as the highest awards bestowed by the Sierra Club, The Humane Society of the United States, the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Council of America, the American Solar Energy Society. and others.  His book, "Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on American's Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment," puts on spotlight on the impact that Big Ag has on the health of the planet and people. Don't miss this opportunity to hear one of the founders of the modern environmental movement!
FRIDAY, MAY 10 at 4:00 pm on Zoom
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                  RICHARD L. ABEL
                      How Autocrats Attack Expertise and Abuse Power
 With Trump as the Republican Party's nominee, we are again facing a plethora of disinformation, anti-science rhetoric, and outright fascist talking points and policies. Abel will talk about the slippery slope from democracy to dictatorship to autocracy that has been the right wing path in America. The assault on science has been a threat to our health and safety. Autocrats attack professional expertise in an Orwellian world, where "ignorance is strength" and where, as Hannah  Arendt wrote, "people believe everything and nothing." Many people have lost faith in governance because of the dangerous disinformation campaigns and the media's complicity in them. The both-siderism that equates falsehood with truth and values uneducated opinions on par with educated ones has made reality relative. Richard Abel will explain how this works and what we can do about it.
Richard Abel, PhD, is a professor of law, a specialist in African Law Studies and a renowned socio-legal scholar. He received a BA from Harvard University, an LLB from Columbia University and his PhD from the University of London where he was a Marshall Scholar. He has been a member of the faculty of the UCLA School of Law since 1974 and is a past president of the Law and Society Association and editor of the Law and Science Review. Our program will focus on his books, How Autocrats Attack Expertise and How Autocrats Abuse Power. His new book includes an introduction by U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-CT).
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Sunday, November 10, 2019
GEORGE LAKOFF, Cognitive Scientist, author

June 16 - 22, 2019 - Mondragón, SPAIN
Mondragón Seminar & Tour

Saturday, April 13, 2019
PETER GABEL, author and founder of New College of CA

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
MICHAEL BRUNE, Executive Director of the Sierra Club

Sunday, January 27, 2019
GAYLE MCLAUGHLIN, Former Mayor of Richmond, CA and founder of the California Progressive Alliance

Sunday, December 2, 2018
H. BRUCE FRANKLIN, Cultural Historian and Author

Monday, October 22, 2018
GAR ALPEROVITZ, Historian and Political Economist

October 22, 2018
ELLEN BROWN, Attorney, Co-Founder of the Public Banking Institute, Author

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