Upcoming Events

June 03
Monday, Jun. 3, 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM (PT)
Grid of individual summer course posters

Join us for a new season of learning and discovery in in-person and online courses, plus in Summer Shorts — one-time livestreamed and recorded events open to members and non-members. Classes run through June. Video recordings and all course materials will remain available to view and enjoy through Aug. 31.

June 06
Thursday, Jun. 6, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM (PT)
Two hands reaching upward against grey background

Vital aging involves more than fitness! Experience the joy and vitality that come from enhancing the mind-body connection in this month’s Vital Aging Forum with guest speaker Eva Vigran, founder of Core Connexion and a scholar of somatic, creative, and expressive arts techniques from around the world.

[for members only • learn more and register]

June 07
Wood carving of John Muir's head in a park

John Muir is rightly lauded as the nature mystic who added wilderness to America’s vision of itself. That vision came at a cost, however: the dispossession of the tribal peoples whose homelands the national parks once were.

[open to members & non-members • learn more and register]

June 14
Deeply diffused image of Beyoncé performing

Throughout her career, Beyoncé has celebrated the women who have shaped her growth, thus engaging in the Black feminist tradition of citation. We will explore this practice in three of her masterworks, pondering how might we think about her shout outs as an act of resistance that highlights the unrecognized work of Black women artists.

[open to members & non-members • learn more and register]

June 21
Friday, Jun. 21, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PT)
Dystopian image of large hand manipulating people below like puppets

This Summer Short explores the phenomenon known as Conspiracy Theory in culture and history. Here, we’re not concerned with particular conspiracy theories; we’re looking at Conspiracy Theory as an archetypal structure around which particular stories form.

[open to members & non-members • learn more and register]

June 28
Friday, Jun. 28, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PT)
Landscape view across the Jordan River valley

Delivered from Jordan, this Summer Short offers a take on current realities in the Middle East as experienced both in daily life and in news media representations. What does the view from Jordan look like, and how does it differ from the view Americans are receiving? 

[open to members & non-members • learn more and register]