All events listed below take place online. Please visit the organizers’ websites for details.

Diane von Furstenberg in conversation with Bozoma Saint John

Diane von Furstenberg with Bozoma Saint John discussing her book, "Own It: The Secret to Life"Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Monday, April 12, 2021, 6:00pm PST/ 9pm EST Diane von Furstenberg in conversation with Bozoma Saint Johndiscussing her book, "Own It: The Secret to Life"  TICKETS:$34 includes a signed copy of the book(* we only ship to US addresses)The entrepreneur and philanthropist presents her A-Z guide and manifesto for personal growth and for turning problems into assets.Diane von Furstenberg began her fashion career in 1970. In a 1976 cover story, Newsweek declared her 'the most remarkable woman since Coco Chanel.' Her global brand is now available in more than 70 countries worldwide. An active philanthropist, she was president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America from 2006-2019. She has written several books, including Diane: A Signature Life and The Woman I Wanted to Be.She’s been a champion of women her entire life, supporting and empowering emerging women leaders across the globe. In 2010, with the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, Diane established the DVF Awards to honor and provide grants to women who have displayed leadership, strength and courage in their commitment to their causes. She served as Read More ...

The Committed

One of America’s most highly regarded contemporary writers returns with an exhilarating sequel to his Pulitzer Prize-winning spy thriller...Monday, April 12th, 2021, 6:30 PM PSTThe CommittedViet Thanh NguyenIn conversation with Laila Lalami In a highly anticipated sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen returns with an exhilarating spy thriller that takes on the global aftermath of the Vietnam War. The Committed follows the Sympathizer, the conflicted double agent, as he seeks refuge in Paris in the 1980s. Both charmed and disturbed by the gritty Paris underworld, the Sympathizer struggles to assimilate into a dominant culture. Nguyen, who was born in Vietnam and raised in America, has long been devoted to exploring Vietnamese American history in his acclaimed work. He is the author of the short story collection The Refugees, the nonfiction book Nothing Ever Dies, and is the editor of an anthology of refugee writing, The Displaced. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur foundations, Nguyen is a professor of English, American studies, and comparative literature at the University of Southern California. The Library Foundation welcomes Nguyen for a discussion of his fierce, funny, and visionary new novel.FAQsAbout the Library Foundation of Los AngelesThe Read More ...

Skylit: Taking Charge of Change by Paul Shoemaker, with Andy Lipkis

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Taking Charge of Change: How Rebuilders Solve Hard Problems (HarperCollins Leadership) When social impact thought leader Paul Shoemaker was researching effective civic change, he discovered something surprising: What matters most today in driving real change is less about a certain set of programs and more about a different kind of leadership. It is leadership poised to meet the radically different challenges of this decade ahead, including historic levels of inequity, silos, division, and resource scarcity. While innovation is always good, more than invention and innovation what is needed most now is re-invention and renovation. Using the metaphor of America’s deteriorating bridges, Shoemaker shows us in Taking Charge of Change that the structures and foundations of American communities and companies are in deep need of rethinking and rebuilding. Writing for socially conscious and civically active leaders who seek greater impact—in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors—Shoemaker profiles thirty-eight rock star change agents who he dubs Rebuilders. He distills what makes them so effective. Featured leaders include Peter Drucker Award winner Rosanne Haggerty, whose goal is to end chronic homelessness; Trish Millines, who has changed lives for kids of color in high tech; and David Risher, whose cross-sector approach is helping solve global illiteracy. Paul Shoemaker is the Founding President of Social Venture Partners Read More ...


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