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Come for this rare opportunity to hear a thoughtful conversation between these two experts on media, journalism, and government. The topics will be wide-ranging, current, and lively. You can participate in the conversation by submitting your questions in the form below - Let us know what you would like Dan and Warren to speak about during this evening to remember.

Friday, October 20th - 7:30-9:00PM
Matilija Auditorium - 703 El Paseo Road in Ojai
Tickets are $20 pre-sale and $25 at the door.
Scholarships are available for teachers and students. Email The Ojai Chautauqua for details.

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dan schnur ojai chautauquaDan Schnur is a professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communications and at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley. Schnur is the founder of the USC/LA Times Poll and the former Chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission. He is an educator and political reformer, striving for government transparency, bipartisan cooperation, and civics education. In addition to his classes at USC and Berkeley, Schnur has taught at Harvard University and George Washington University. Schnur also has worked on four Presidential and three Gubernatorial campaigns, and is a featured commentator in national print and television news. He has a weekly column in the San Francisco Chronicle and can be followed on Twitter @danschnur.

dan schnur ojai chautauquaWarren Olney is the host and executive producer of To the Point and Olney in L.A. To the Point is a one-hour daily national and international news program distributed by Public Radio International, currently airing in Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, and several other public radio markets nationwide. Olney in L.A. is a weekly interview segment which airs in KCRW during All Things Considered. From 1992 to 2016, Olney also hosted Which Way LA?, the signature daily local news program on 89.9 KCRW Santa Monica and KCRW.com.

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The purpose of the Ojai Chautauqua is to engage Ventura County in civil discourse about controversial and highly passionate subjects. The Chautauqua was an adult education movement in the United States, highly popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Chautauqua assemblies expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s. The Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers,
musicians, entertainers, preachers, and specialists of the day. Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying that Chautauqua is “the most American thing in America.”

The Ojai Chautauqua is continuing this movement, with a special focus on encouraging civil discourse on controversial and highly passionate subjects. The feedback so far has been phenomenal. Civil discourse is dangerously absent from all aspects of contemporary life. The result of this failing is not only sad... it is dangerous. If we can develop this essential ability, we can begin to affect a positive change to many aspects of life that can extend far and wide.

 

Additional Upcoming Events:

the ojai chautauqua panel on tourism in ojai

Sunday, November 19th, 2017 - 4:30-6:30PM
Ojai Chautauqua Panel - Tourism in the Ojai Valley
>> Get tickets here <<

Saturday, February 17th, 2018 - 4:30-6:30PM
Ojai Chautauqua Panel - Diversity and Identity
What does it mean to be an American in the 21st Century?

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 - 4:30-6:30PM
Ojai Chautauqua Panel - What is Smart Education in the 21st Century



 

 

Additional Upcoming Events:

the ojai chautauqua panel on tourism in ojai

Sunday, November 19th, 2017 - 4:30-6:30PM
Ojai Chautauqua Panel - Tourism in the Ojai Valley
>> Get tickets here <<

Saturday, February 17th, 2018 - 4:30-6:30PM
Ojai Chautauqua Panel - Diversity and Identity
What does it mean to be an American in the 21st Century?

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 - 4:30-6:30PM
Ojai Chautauqua Panel - What is Smart Education in the 21st Century


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An Evening with Warren Olney and Dan Schnur

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