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2018 Festival Videos

Jabberwalking with Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera, former U.S. Poet Laureate

With support from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

Power Up: How Smart Women Win in the New Economy

Magdalena Yesil interviewed by Laura Tyson

Sponsored by Strong Legacy Planning

Income Inequality: A World Gone Mad, Mean and immoral

Steven Clifford, Jeff Clements, Robert Reich, moderated by John Diaz

With support from the Stephen M. Silberstein Foundation

A Revolution in Food

Alice Waters and Jonathan Kauffman interviewed by Tom Philpott

Sponsored by Mother Jones

Smart Activism: History and Hope

L.A. Kauffman and Rebecca Solnit

Sponsored by UC Berkeley Arts + Design

Timeless Wisdom: Greg Sarris on Telling Tales and Native American Literary Tradition

Greg Sarris

Sponsored by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

The Power of Literature to Create a Better World: Closing Keynote with Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer and John Freeman

The Common Good with Robert Reich (Saturday Night Keynote)

Robert Reich

Lidia Yuknavitch in Person: On Fearlessness, Truth, and Misfits

Lidia Yuknavitch, interviewed by Daphne Gottlieb

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Art and Politics

Viet Thanh Nguyen interviewed by Karen Tei Yamashita

Sponsored by UC Berkeley Arts + Design

Wrestling with the Devil: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o in Conversation

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o interviewed by Namwali Serpell

Sponsored by UC Berkeley Arts + Design

Resisting Hate with Free Speech

Nadine Strossen interviewed by Erwin Chemerinsky

Sponsored by UC Berkeley Arts + Design

What Makes a Life Worth Living? Powerful Memoirs of Love and Loss

Lucy Kalanithi, Rebecca Soffer, Elizabeth Percer, moderated by Elizabeth Scarboro

Sponsored by SACHI – Society for Art & Cultural Heritage of India

Gary Snyder & Kim Stanley Robinson: Mt. Thoreau, Civil Disobedience, and Naming What Can’t Be Named

Gary Snyder, Kim Stanley Robinson, Laurie Glover, introduced by Jack Shoemaker

Sponsored by the Journal of Alta California

JCC East Bay Presents: Thriving Past Trauma—Holocaust Survivor Dr. Edith Eger with The Choice

Dr. Edith Eger interviewed by Elizabeth Rosner

Sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay with the generous support of Eve Gordon-Ramek; in memory of Mayer Goldberg and Henry Ramek