The Forum

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith, ethics and culture 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.

Fall 2018 Series

Grace Cathedral’s Artist in Residence on her residency in the Year of Truth
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The Forum with Sukey Bryan: The Art of Climate Change

September 23, 2018

Grace Cathedral’s Artist in Residence on her residency in the Year of Truth

Race Forward’s Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture on race, culture and resegregation

The Forum with Jeff Chang: Notes on Race and Resegregation

October 14, 2018

Race Forward’s Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture on race, culture and resegregation

The bestselling novelist discusses her first work of nonfiction Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory

The Forum with Elizabeth Rosner: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory

November 04, 2018

The bestselling novelist discusses her first work of nonfiction Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth ...

Grace Cathedral's Director of Music on the power of music.

The Forum with Benjamin Bachmann

September 30, 2018

Grace Cathedral's Director of Music on the power of music.

The activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the continuing struggle for human rights

The Forum with Nontombi Naomi Tutu: Truth and Reconciliation

October 21, 2018

The activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the continuing struggle for human rights

The composer on the creation of his Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite, which performs at the cathedral November 16 and 17

The Forum with Holcombe Waller: A Divine Queer Rite

November 11, 2018

The composer on the creation of his Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite, which performs at the cathedral November 16 and 1...

The Stanford University neuroscientist on the human animal, as we celebrate the blessing of the animals on St. Francis Day

The Forum with Robert Sapolsky: At Our Best and Worst

October 07, 2018

The Stanford University neuroscientist on the human animal, as we celebrate the blessing of the animals on St. Francis D...

The writer, historian and activist on the war at home, explored in her latest book Call Them By Their True Names: American Crises and Essays

The Forum with Rebecca Solnit: Call Them By Their True Names

October 28, 2018

The writer, historian and activist on the war at home, explored in her latest book Call Them By Their True Names: Americ...

The food expert on the truth about science versus marketing and her new book Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat

The Forum with Marion Nestle: Unsavory Truth

November 18, 2018

The food expert on the truth about science versus marketing and her new book Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew th...

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 all the way back to 2007, as an iTunes podcast. Please note: for the most recent Forum, the video is usually posted by the end of the next business day.

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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January 29, 2017
Guest:
Engaging communities in contemporary contemplation of Dr. King and his message
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December 11, 2016
Guest:
Our 2016 Artists in Residence Benjamin Bergery and Jim Campbell
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November 20, 2016
Guest: Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
The former Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
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November 13, 2016
Guest: Chuck Collins
Inequality expert, activist and author Chuck Collins in conversation
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November 06, 2016
Guest: Dr. Diana Eck
Founder and Director of The Pluralism Project, Dr. Diana Eck
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October 30, 2016
Guest: Robin Grossinger
Robin Grossinger, Senior Scientist at the San Francisco Estuary Institute
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October 25, 2016
Guest: Janet Napolitano
UC President Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of Homeland Security and Governor of Arizona
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