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.”
Some people think video games are only good for mindless entertainment, but technology developed in the gaming industry is being used for everything from brain research to drug development to innovative therapies for stroke patients. On select Thursdays of every month the Fleet invites local scientists, researchers and engineers to talk about how video game technology is helping them find imaginative solutions to the world’s challenges.
For more than a half century, John Lithgow has been delighting audiences on stage, in movies and on television. In a lively discussion, with Peter Gourevitch, distinguished professor emeritus of political science at UC San Diego, Lithgow will reflect on the roles that have shaped his career and influenced the larger culture from his star turn in “The World According to Garp” to his SAG-award-winning role as Winston Churchill in the Netflix original series “The Crown.”
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.
Calling all innovators! The San Diego Innovation Council (SDIC) invites you to join us at the Innovation Showcase, featuring for the first time together, the innovation pipeline of eight top-notch academic research centers (Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute, San Diego State University, University of Arizona, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Spawar and J Craig Venter Institute). Find investment or partnering opportunities with startups, learn about commercialization success stories and discover early stage technologies arising from inventions made at the academic centers in four different tracks: 1. Healthcare/Diagnostics 2. Software/Electronics 3. Materials/Engineering and 4. Cleantech
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Carl Bernstein delivers a thoughtful, hard-hitting, and bitingly humorous analysis of today’s political landscape with a focus on US presidents from Nixon to Clinton, and everyone in between.
Among the thousands of interviews conducted by the Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive between 1994 and 1999, there are dozens in which survivors discuss Schindler’s List, the actual rescue list as well as Steven Spielberg’s popular feature film of 1993. In the course of relating their life histories, survivors mention the film both in regards to their own story of survival and as they reflect on the differences between experience of the past and its narration. Jeffrey Shandler is a professor in the department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University and a leading authority on Jewish culture past and present. His works include the groundbreaking monographWhile America Watches: Televising the Holocaust; Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America; and, most recently, Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age: Survivors’ Stories and New Media Practices.