Grattan School evening lecture program (SF)

Robert Birnbach, who shot the awesome author photo on the page-cover book-jacket flap of The Power of Many writes to tell me about an evening lecture suries he is helping start called The Grattan Speaker Series, “featuring locally and nationally renown authors, educators, activists and thinkers, and focused on themes that resonate with San Francisco families, neighbors and concerned citizens across the City.”
Here’s more about the series:
> Offered 4 times during the school year, the series seeks to grow a sense of community and demonstrate Grattan School’s commitment to being a place where the well being of children and families are addressed at the highest level, where dynamic thinking occurs, and where community is engaged. The talks will be held in the school’s auditorium and a suggested donation of $8 will be asked for at the door, with all proceeds benefiting the school. No one will be turned away.
> In addition to the evening adult audience, each speaker will also be asked to commit to time with Grattan kids during regular school hours, thereby integrating the speaker themes into our student community. These kid forums may take the form of general assemblies or small classroom audiences and will be offered at an age-appropriate level.
> Dates:
> + Thursday, September 28 – Tim Redmond, Editor-in-Chief of the Bay Guardian
> + Thursday, November 16 – Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist
> + Thursday, January 18 – tbd
> + Thursday, March 1 – tbd
Newmark will be speaking on the topic “craigslist (community in the 21st century).”