2018-19 Critical Conversations @Soka Series


Featuring artists, instigators, and thought leaders, this series ignites ideas and stimulates conversation throughout Orange County.

Tickets: $28 ($18 student/senior/military) General Admission (no reserved seating)
Package: 3 Critical Conversations Events
Package Price: $72 ($42 student/senior/military)
Package Savings: $12
Location/Configuration: Concert Hall/Quasi-Thrust

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Democracy Now!: Covering the Movements Changing America
With Amy Goodman
Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m.
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, an award-winning news program airing on more than 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide, has co-authored six New York Times bestsellers and is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award (aka Alternative Nobel Prize) for “developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism.”

The Creative Spark: Unleashing the Drive to Innovate
With Brian Greene and G. Gabrielle Starr
Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m.
Dr. Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and a brilliant, entertaining communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts, returns to Soka University for an onstage conversation with Pomona College President Dr. Gabrielle Starr who offers a compelling voice for working across academic disciplines to spark intellectual discovery.

The Suicide Epidemic: Disrupting the Global Health Crisis
With Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison and Alison Malmon
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7 p.m.
International authority on mood disorders, Professor of Psychiatry, and author of Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison in conversation with Alison Malmon, founder of Active Minds, an international non-profit that helps students create greater support to prevent loneliness, isolation, and tragedies with fatal consequences. Event will share resources to address this crisis.

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Online Package Sales will begin on August 30.

Package Sales end the day of the first performance in the series.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers, programs, dates, and times subject to change.