Join us for the next two programs in our 2011-2012 series at the Marsh theatre.
Tickets for any individual show are $15 dollars in advance, or $20 dollars at the door. Multiple ticket pricing (advance sales only) is as follows: $25 for any two shows (same or different dates) or $45 for any four shows.
Tickets can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets, by phone, or in person through The Marsh's box office.
12:00pm - Identities Lost & Found in a Global Age with Bharati Mukherjee.
Throughout human history, people have tended to live and die in the same place, or at least the same region, in which they¹re born. Place is an important part of one's identity. But what happens when people are deprived of this sense of place? What psychological effects do emigrants, exiles, and expatriates endure? What happens to the importance of place when community membership can be based on common interests among people linked by email and facebook? Do we risk losing an important part of human life? Or do we gain freedom from the lottery of birth? John and Ken situate themselves with UC Berkeley English Professor Bharati Mukherjee, author of Miss New India and other novels exploring migration, alienation, and identity. (buy tickets)
3:00pm - Hypocrisy with Lawrence Quill.
Hypocrites believe one thing, but do another. Jefferson opposed slavery, but owned slaves. Jesus professed universal love, but cursed an innocent fig tree. Jerry Brown opposes the death penalty, but as governor of California will be responsible for executions. Hypocrites all but vile hypocrites? Surely it was better that Jefferson was a hypocrite, and articulated the case against slavery, than not opposing it at all. Does it take courage to defend a view that you, yourself, don't have the courage or the character to follow through on? John and Ken try to practice what they preach with Lawrence Quill from San Jose State University, author of Civil Disobedience: (Un)Common Sense in Mass Democracies. (buy tickets)