Jackie Speier and Michael Krasny - Sept 13th


This is our most anticipated fundraiser of the year! The doors to our Main Hall will open at 6:45 pm. We offer an array cold beverages including soda, water, wine and beer, as well as light snacks. The evening will begin promptly at 7:30pm. Our guest speaker, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, will be interviewed by Michael Krasny until 8:45pm with a Q & A until 9pm. We decided to extend the conversation instead of a book signing this year. Door Admission $35.

Doors Open: 6:45pm
Author Talk: 7:30pm
Q&A: 8:45 - 9pm

Two types of tickets* for sale:
Door Admission $35
Single VIP tickets $150 (VERY Limited)
• Includes 1 ticket to the VIP reception at 5:30 while mixing and mingling with our guest speakers!
• Reserved seat for the talk in the Main Hall.
• A copy of Jackie Speier's new book

The Author Talk is a fundraiser to benefit the Community Center. We are all very excited this year as we welcome Michael Krasny and Jackie Speier to our Author Talk fundraiser. Michael Krasny, of KQED’s Forum, has been hosting this annual fundraiser for over 10 years, bringing us some amazing authors like Alice Walker, Khaled Hosseini, Amy Tan, and Robert Reich just to name a few. We are thrilled to add Congresswoman Jackie Speier to this list as a featured author. Please join us in the Main Hall on Friday, September 13th.

Congresswomen Speier’s new book, Undaunted, recounts the horrific event as she joined Congressman Leo Ryan’s delegation to rescue defectors from cult leader Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana. While recovering, from gunshot wounds, Jackie had to choose: would she become a victim or a fighter? The choice to survive against unfathomable odds empowered her to become a vocal proponent for human rights. Most recently she and fellow Democrats toured border detention facilities in McAllen, Texas, recounting “inhumane” conditions such as overcrowded cells, rampant disease, and asylum seekers who had not been given the chance to wash or brush their teeth for weeks.

Congresswoman Speier represents California’s 14th Congressional District. She is a fearless fighter for women’s equality, LGBTQ rights and the disenfranchised. She has dedicated her life to eliminating government corruption while working to strengthen our national and economic security. She was named to Newsweek’s list of 150 “Fearless Women” in the world.

*A processing fee is added to all tickets online or in person

Listen and Watch

Michael Krasny in conversation