The Forum

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.

Spring Series

Best-selling author and pop music critic will offer his insights into the lasting impact of the 1967 cultural revolution.

Joel Selvin: The Summer of Love

June 11, 2017

Best-selling author and pop music critic will offer his insights into the lasting impact of the 1967 cultural revolution...

Watch or Listen to Past Forums

Below, you can watch Forums from Fall 2015 on. You can also listen to Forums, from the most recent one to all the way back to 2007, as an iTunes podcast.

May 21, 2017
Guest: Ben Stern
Ben Stern, a Holocaust survivor discusses a fiercely public battle against the Nazis in Skokie, Illinois
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May 14, 2017
Guest:
Activist and comic book author P. Kristen Enos on how humor can educate.
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May 07, 2017
Guest:
Psychologist and author Thomas Plante on bringing civility and compassion back into political discourse.
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April 23, 2017
Guest: José Quiñonez
2016 MacArthur fellow José Quiñonez on creating a fair financial marketplace
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April 02, 2017
Guest: Arlie Russell Hochschild
The bestselling author discusses her new book on the American Right.
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March 26, 2017
Guest: Susan Stryker
The multiple award-winning author, editor and filmmaker discusses the history and culture of transgender rights.
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March 19, 2017
Guest: Willie Brown
Hear the two-term Mayor of San Francisco and Speaker of the California State Assembly offer his perspective on Californi...
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February 26, 2017
Guest: Otis R. Taylor Jr.
The San Francisco Chronicle's East Bay columnist Otis R. Taylor Jr. on art, artists and Oakland
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February 19, 2017
Guest: Carey Perloff
ACT’s Artistic Director takes us behind the scenes
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January 31, 2017
Guest: Luvvie Ajayi
Digital media ninja, Luvvie Ajayi
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