As we cultivate connection between us in spiritual community, we must also do the work of creating holy connection inside our hearts. It is that inner work which will form the foundation for our work in community. In this experiential workshop we will study the model of the Mishkan in the Book of Exodus as the key to our liberation, as we build a place for God to dwell within us, between us and among us.
The Old Globe would like to invite friends, Romans, countrymen—all of San Diego, in fact—to join us in celebrating our resident playwright William Shakespeare’s birthday with Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! on Saturday, April 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., on the Globe’s campus in Balboa Park. The Bard’s birthday—his 453rd!—is a fitting and festive reason to recognize his countless contributions to arts and culture around the world. This exciting day of family activities is free and open to the public as part of the Globe’s ongoing commitment to programs that serve all of San Diego County. Don your best doublet and ruff—or come as you are. And did we mention cake?!
Join us as experts in the fields of use of medical marijuana and end-of-life care explain
the use of Cannabis to alleviate pain associated with illness at the end of life.
Join us to hear the newest, most groundbreaking discoveries in Alzheimer’s and dementia research from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London, England.
The Lawrence Family JCC will screen the short documentary, Vaden Versus, followed by a motivational program including a question and answer session with “The Ultimate” Vaden, himself.
Vaden’s story goes from triumph to tragedy back to triumph again. In a 1999 title fight, the world champion boxer knocked out Stephan Johnson. While Vaden knew his opponent was hurt, he had no idea he would die 15 days later. Wracked with guilt, the San Diego native was forced to deal with the consequences of his victory. Admits Vaden, “I’ve been in very dark places, almost forgetting how to live. But,” he continues, “I got back in the ring, worked through fear and guilt and learned how to breathe again.”
Ken Davenport is the CEO of Mission Edge and has helped organizations such as Habitat for Humanity San Diego, The Honor Foundation, and Summit for Stem Cell. Ken will walk us through his journey and share his story of building Mission Edge into an indispensable part of San Diego.
Topic: Wrongful Convictions: Causes and Obstacles to Freeing Victims
As a result of many DNA exonerations, the public is now aware that the criminal justice system makes mistakes and many innocent people have been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. The California Innocence Project has been dealing with this problem for decades by undoing these mistakes as well as advocating criminal justice reform to prevent and better enable these mistakes to be discovered and remedied.
Professor Jan Stiglitz is a 1975 graduate of Albany Law. He began his teaching career at California Western School of Law in 1980, after receiving his LL.M. from Harvard Law School.
While on the faculty at California Western, Professor Stiglitz also represented numerous individuals who were appealing their criminal convictions. In 1999, Professor Stiglitz, along with Professor Justin Brooks, founded the California Innocence Project. The Project’s mission is to seek the exoneration of those who have been wrongfully convicted and to effect changes in the law and in police practices which will prevent wrongful convictions.
In his work as Co-Directer of the Project, Professor Stiglitz has appeared in federal and state courts throughout California, including the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court. His work in the Project has earned him two California Lawyer of the Year Awards.
Professor Stiglitz has recently stepped down as Co-Director of the Innocence Project and retired from California Western. He is now representing some California Innocence Project exonerees in civil litigation seeking compensation