Binah features creative voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. In this series, we bring you remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the JCCSF as part of their Arts & Ideas program.
Writer and intersex activist Hida Viloria, whose memoir is Born Both: An Intersex Life, discusses fighting for human rights and equality for intersex people everywhere, and embracing identity that doesn’t fit standard definitions of male or female.
Actress, writer, neuroscientist and founder of GrokNation.com, Mayim Bialik shares what it means to grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically and sociologically, from her book Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular.
We feature representatives from various racial justice organizations to discuss the challenges they face during the new administration, including Katherin Canton of Emerging Arts Professionals, Alex U. Inn of Momma’s Boyz, Rahula Janowski of Catalyst Project, and Vanessa Moses of Causa Justa. The moderator is Angeles Roy.
Religious studies scholar Reza Aslan explores how believers have conceptualized the idea of God from the early origins of religion through present day, and why and how they tend to anthropomorphize the divine. His new book is God, A Human History.
We feature representatives from various disability rights organizations to discuss the challenges they face during the new administration, including Alicia Contreras from Spanish Speaking Citizens' Foundation, Susan Henderson from Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, Jessica Lehman from Senior and Disability Action, Karyn Skultety from Openhouse, and Yomi Wrong from Sutter Health. The moderator is Meghan Freebeck from Project Homeless Connect and Simply the Basics.
Former U.S. Senator and U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell offers his insider account of the specific concessions the Israelis and the Palestinians must make to finally achieve lasting peace.
Psychotherapist and relationship expert Esther Perel invites us to take a closer look at infidelity to find out what affairs are really about. Her new book is The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity.
Author, journalist and biographer Walter Isaacson discusses how Leonardo da Vinci's wide-ranging passions, combined with his ability to stand at the crossroads of art and science, made him history's most creative genius.
Writer Armistead Maupin chronicles his odyssey from the Old South to freewheeling San Francisco, and his evolution from curious youth to groundbreaking writer and gay rights pioneer, in his new memoir Logical Family.
Television actor and activist Ed Asner explains how liberals can reclaim the Constitution from the right-wingers who think that they—and only they—know how to interpret it. His new book is The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs.
AIDS and LGBT activist Cleve Jones talks about his nearly four decades at the center of a movement to give voice to people who have been made invisible. His memoir is When We Rise: My Life in the Movement.
We feature representatives from various environmental organizations to discuss the challenges they face during the new administration, including Samantha Couch from NextGen Climate, Lisa Hoyos from Climate Parents, Sheridan Enomoto from Greenaction, and Amy Aguilera from PODER. The moderator is Kanishka Karunaratne.