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CONVERSATIONS IN PLACE Southern California Yesterday and Tomorrow  Now in its third remarkable season, Conversations in Place is a lively forum and tantalizing mix of fresh thought and talk on culture and the environment from creative Southern Californians who are shaping the message. Challenging conventional wisdom and assumptions about the past, present and future of the region, topics range from urban redesign and suburban renewal to changing demographics and trends. This year’s exceptional lineup of entertaining and thought-provoking guests is not to be missed!
YESTERDAY   Sunday, August 10, 2014   1:30-3:30PM The Past in the 21st Century Richard West, M. Wayne Donaldson, Pamela Seager
Richard West, M. Wayne Donaldson, Pamela Seager. Click here for more information
Joel Kotkin, Julia Huang, Gustavo Arellano
Joel Kotkin, International expert on economic, political & social trends, author of The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050 and columnist, Orange County Register; Julia Huang, Founder & CEO of interTRENDS, a Long Beach based firm working with Fortune 500 Companies focusing on the growing Asian-American market; Gustavo Arellano, Editor of the OC Weekly and author of the bestselling book and nationally syndicated column, Ask a Mexican! and TACO USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America . Click here for information
CONNECTING   Sunday, October 19, 2014   1:30-3:30PM Urban Nature Isn’t What You Think Jonathan Gold, Jared Farmer, Jon Christensen
Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize winner and restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times; Jared Farmer, Historian, “geohumanist,” author of Trees in Paradise: A California History and winner of the prestigious Francis Parkman Prize in American History; Jon Christensen, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Department of History, Editor of “Boom: A Journal of California”, and a leading environmental journalist and science writer . Click here for information
MESSAGES   Sunday, November 2, 2014   1:30-3:30PM Who’s Talking Now? Southern Californians Shaping the Message Lisa See, Andrew Bowers, David Kipen
Lisa See, Critically acclaimed author of nine national bestsellers which speak to historical events in China and the US and her family’s Chinese-American heritage; Andrew Bowers, Executive Producer of SLATE’s award-winning podcasts including the popular Political Gabfest and Culture Gabfest. Former London Bureau Chief, Moscow Bureau Chief, White House correspondent and California-based national correspondent for NPR; David Kipen, Founder, Libros Schmibros free lending library, Boyle Heights; journalist; former director, NEA’s literature initiatives and book critic/editor, San Francisco Chronicle. Click for more information

 


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