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.

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.

October 23, 2016
Guest: Richard Rodriguez
Pulitzer Prize nominee and San Francisco native Richard Rodriguez in conversation
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October 16, 2016
Guest: Dr. Lisa Miller
Leading national expert in spirituality, health and child development, Dr. Lisa Miller, in conversation
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October 09, 2016
Guest: Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende, the best-selling author and activist
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October 02, 2016
Guest: Maha Elgenaidi
Civil rights leader and founder of the Islamic Networks Group, Maha Elgenaidi, in conversation
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September 27, 2016
Guest: Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Filmmaker and advocate Jennifer Siebel Newsom
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September 25, 2016
Guest: Jeff Kositsky, Audrey Cooper and Ken Reggio
Jeff Kositsky, the director of City Hall’s new Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing; Audrey Cooper, San F...
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May 29, 2016
Guest: Lily Pearsall
Lily Pearsall, Curatorial Project Manager at SFMOMA
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May 22, 2016
Guest: Karen Korematsu
Karen Korematsu, founder and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute
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May 15, 2016
LaDoris Cordell, retired judge, former independent police auditor and co-founder of the African-American Composer Initia...
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May 08, 2016
Rita Semel, executive vice chair of the San Francisco Interfaith Council and Elisabeth Semel, director of the Berkeley L...
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