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Clean, Secure, and Efficient Energy:
Can We Have It All?

Sally Benson, Paul Ehrlich, Fred Krupp, George Shultz and JB Straubel with Amy Goodman

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 | 8:00 – 10:00pm | Memorial Auditorium | Free and Open to All

The race is on for commercialization of domestic fuels that shrink our carbon footprint, and change is in the wind: utilities are revisiting solar and wind power; big oil is investigating biofuels; car companies are betting on fuel cells; and government is rethinking nuclear power while peddling incentives for expanded production of natural gas and "clean" coal. But what about good old-fashioned conservation? Are we on the right track?
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New Media and Political Campaigns

Jonathan Alter and Dan Schnur with David Demarest

Sunday, July 15, 2007 | 8:00 – 9:30pm | Annenberg Auditorium | Free and Open to All

What are we to make of the increasing expression of politics as media experience? How are "new media" (mobile video, YouTube, blogs) influencing political campaigns? What does the future of democratic processes look like with new media as a political force? Join three experts on political messaging for a stimulating conversation on democratic ideals in the age of the electronic town hall.
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Title IX at 35:
A Conversation with Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King with LaDoris Cordell

Saturday, April 28, 2007 | 7:30 - 9:00pm | Maples Pavilion | Free and Open to All

Title IX is the landmark legislation enacted in 1972 that establishes gender equity in schools, whether in academics or athletics. It states: “No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid.” This Educational Amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 furthered progress toward the goal of making sure all Americans, regardless of gender, are given equal opportunity to pursue a good education, to compete in the athletic arena, and to enter any profession for which they are qualified.
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Exposures of Truth:
Richard Avedon and Gordon Parks

Andy Grundberg and Deborah Willis with Wanda Corn

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 | 7:30 - 9:00pm | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

The Aurora Forum hosts this unique conversation on the photographic work of Richard Avedon (1923–2004) and Gordon Parks (1912–2006) with art critics Andy Grundberg, Deborah Willis, and Wanda Corn.
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Martin Luther King and Economic Justice:
The Fortieth Anniversary Commemoration of Dr. King's "The Other America" Speech at Stanford

Bernard LaFayette and Thomas F. Jackson with Mark Gonnerman

Sunday, April 15, 2007 | 2:00 – 4:00pm | Memorial Auditorium | Free and Open to All

On 14 April 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr., made his second visit to Stanford's Memorial Auditorium. On this occasion he delivered “The Other America,” an address that calls everyone together to create a more just world. At this Aurora Forum Special Event for Community Day at Stanford, we will screen Allen Willis’ film of Dr. King’s Stanford speech and enter into a public conversation that places “The Other America” in historical context and examines its relevance forty years later.
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