Hear from leading voices about the epidemic of gun violence in our country and city and what can be done to prevent it through legislation, policy, and community-building. Panelists include Kris Brown, President at Brady, DC Councilmember Robert White, and Pastor Delonte Gholston, Senior Pastor of Peace Fellowship Church and a member of the leadership team of Washington Interfaith Network’s public safety committee, in conversation with Sixth & I’s Rabbi Nora Feinstein.
In Conversation with Mark Leibovich
In Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning, Liz Cheney shares a gripping account of the insurrection from inside the halls of Congress and tells the story of this perilous moment in our history—from those who helped Trump spread the stolen election lie to those whose actions preserved our constitutional framework, and the risks we still face.
In Conversation with Jonathan Capehart
In The Amen Effect: Ancient Wisdom to Mend Our Broken Hearts and World, Rabbi Sharon Brous—named America’s #1 Most Influential Rabbi by Newsweek and The Daily Beast—makes the case that the spiritual work of our time, as instinctual as it is counter-cultural, is to find our way to one another in celebration, in sorrow, and in solidarity.
In Conversation with Laura Coates
Our Hidden Conversations: What Americans Really Think About Race and Identity is a compilation of these stories, along with richly reported essays and photographs that provide a window into America during a tumultuous era. The book offers an honest, if sometimes uncomfortable, conversation about race and identity, permitting us to eavesdrop on deep-seated thoughts, private discussions, and long submerged memories.
In Conversation with Clint Smith
Common, a multi-award-winning performer, author, and activist, has achieved success in many facets of his life and career, from music to acting to writing. But for a long time, he didn’t feel that he had found fulfillment in his body and spirit. In And Then We Rise: A Guide to Loving and Taking Care of Self, he shares a comprehensive program for addressing mental and physical health and encouraging communities to do the same.
In Conversation with Judy Woodruff
Have a Beautiful, Terrible Day! Daily Meditations for the Ups, Downs & In-Betweens is a collection of spiritual reflections and action-steps to help you get through any kind of day—good, bad, or mediocre. Bowler understands that every day can be an obstacle course, and we don’t always have magical lives that work out. She encourages us to develop our capacity to feel the breadth of our experiences as a way to become more resilient, courageous, loving, and honest—while discovering divine moments with God.
In Conversation with Lauren Ober
In Subculture Vulture: A Memoir in Six Scenes, the stand-up comedian, writer, and actor tells the story of the lives he has spent careening between and how he found his people, over and over again, in different settings. This program will include a short stand-up set and a moderated conversation.
with Rhaina Cohen and Dr. Marisa Franco
Just before Valentine’s Day, give some TLC to the less discussed relationship type, friendship. Amidst declining marriage rates and a loneliness epidemic, Rhaina Cohen—author of The Other Significant Others—and Dr. Marisa Franco—author of Platonic—illuminate friendship’s power to transform how we define a fulfilling life.
- Feb 13, 2024 • 7:00 pm ET
Ticket + Signed Cohen Book: $30
Ticket + Signed Franco Book: $30
Ticket (free) + Signed Both Books: $57
Post-event Friendship Bingo: SOLD OUT
Ticket (free) + Signed Cohen Book: $37
Ticket (free) + Signed Franco Book: $36
Ticket (free) + Signed Both Books: $73
- Authors & Talks
In Conversation with Karin Tanabe
From the New York Times bestselling author of Ghosts and Everything I Know About Love comes Good Material, a story of heartbreak and friendship and how to survive both.
In Conversation with Laurene Powell Jobs
From the award-winning journalist, host of “On with Kara Swisher,” and cohost of “Pivot” comes Burn Book: A Tech Love Story, a history and an accounting of the tech industry and its most powerful players who wanted to change the world but broke it instead.