Sessions

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Meaning in the Music: A Conversational Duet with Fantastic Negrito and Timbuktu

Music is one of our greatest universal languages. Few have demonstrated this more boldly than gate-crashing rappers Fantastic Negrito and Timbuktu, whose respective journeys from Oakland’s mural-filled streets and Sweden’s inlets now bring…
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Women Lit #UNBOUND: Alexandra Roxo, Carol Queen: Rewrite Your Story: Embracing the Divine Feminine

This video includes passages that are sexually explicit and may not be appropriate for all viewers. Why is it so hard for so many of us to feel comfortable in our own skin and claim our own power? “Because,” writes transformational healer…

Women Lit #UNBOUND: Experience Real Change with Mindfulness Teacher Sharon Salzberg

Author of Real Happiness and columnist for the Peabody Award-winning On Being, Sharon Salzberg has built a devoted fanbase and major excitement for her latest book, Real Change. A renowned figure in the world of meditation, Salzberg offers…
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Native Voices - featuring the Essayists of the 2020 Graton Writing Project

The Graton Writing Project is a series of writing workshops open to middle- and high-school Native students from Sonoma, California, that culminates in a published youth anthology. This year, students were asked to write on the theme of…
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Merlin Sheldrake and Michael Pollan on Entangled Life: What the Secret Social Networks of Fungi Reveal About Nature’s Genius and Being Human

In 2016, a New Yorker profile by famed naturalist Robert Macfarlane introduced the world to one of the most important young thinkers of our age: Merlin Sheldrake. Moving from the labs of Cambridge to the jungles of Central America, this revolutionary…
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Coming Together When Things Fall Apart: Giving Voice to Emotional Truth in Our Times

When this compelling all-star event aired live as a ticketed fundraiser in May 2020, the response was powerfully moving. “Incredible,” “fascinating,” and “you’re helping me to feel less isolated” were just a few of the comments…
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The Future is Ours: Restoring Democracy with Young Adult Voting Rights

This empowering, informative program, moderated by Khepera Lyons-Clark, senior of Bentley School and a member of Cinnamongirl, Inc, is the young-adult complement to BABF’s robust Voting Rights Program, a centerpiece of our 2020 virtual programming…

A Cursed Blessing: The Hidden Gifts in Times of Trial: A Conversation with David Talbot and Sir Michael Moritz

Bestselling journalist and author David Talbot (Season of the Witch), founder and former editor-in-chief of Salon, is known for his out-of-the-box, headline-making insights on everything from current events to popular culture to hidden history,…
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What Winning Really Means

Get fired up for this inspiring and rabble-rousing conversation, perfect for kids who love rooting for the underdog and discovering the power of teamwork, inner strength, and what’s really important in life. San Francisco Chronicle sports…
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Here Comes Ocean

Stir-craziness doesn’t stand a chance against a day at the beach–no sunscreen needed! Let award-winning children’s book author Meg Fleming and illustrator Paola Zakimi whisk you away on an adventure of shell-collecting, shoreline-exploring,…