You are invited to join others, 60 years and better, at Stephen Wise Temple for our regular series of learning, lunch, leisure, and community.
Mornings feature speakers on a wide range of timely and timeless topics. Following lunch together, afternoons offer a choice of films or games.
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Our Guest Speakers

Thursday, December 12

Dream a World Education

The Dream a World Education Foundation shines a light on the value of arts in education. Professional artists provide arts programs to children in early elementary grades, as well as their parents and teachers, in some of the poorest areas of Los Angeles.  We will hear about the work of Dream a World Education and see their Emmy nominated documentary short film, The Ripple Effect, which examines the struggle to keep arts alive for inner city children and reveals the power of arts education to educate the heart and impact schools and communities and the lives of those living in poverty. Our presenters will be Bunny Hull, the Foundation’s Founder and Executive Director as well as a Grammy® award-winning songwriter and vocalist and also Diane Kabat, the first Social Action Director for Stephen Wise Temple who serves as the Foundation’s Board President.

Why I Can’t Quit Journalism

Sandy Banks, Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, is best known for twice-weekly Los Angeles Times columns. For over 36 years she offered a personal perspective on social and economic issues of the day – including education, foster care, criminal justice, race, homelessness and mental health – and served as a voice for the ignored, unheard and unknown.  She imagined a life of freedom and literary pursuits when she left the Times almost 4 years ago. We’ll hear how she came to realize that her profession had shaped her in ways that could not be undone: a look at the blessings and burdens of the writing life.