Serving Preschool Through 8th Grade in the San Francisco East Bay Since 1962
Parent Lecture Series
Parent Lecture Series
A long standing tradition at The Seven Hills School, the Parent Lecture Series brings renowned speakers to our Walnut Creek campus, who share insights, advice and inspiration on current parenting and education topics. Offered to parents, educators and community members throughout the East Bay, the Series is held two-three times a year and is an extension of the School’s mission to “develop the intellect, engage the spirit and foster respect for and responsibility to our world.”
Adults-only tickets for each individual lecture are $20 per person and $10 for educators.
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Dr. Michele Borba
Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 7:00 PM, Hunt Hall Theater
Dr. Michele Borba, an award-winning author, will speak on her latest book, Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in an All-About-Me World. Dr. Borba will share nine proven and teachable habits to nurture children’s empathy and why developing empathy is a key predictor to help kids succeed in our plugged-in, trophy-driven world. Discussion and Q&A will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase.
Borba is an internationally recognized expert on children, teens, parenting, bullying and moral development. Her work aims to help strengthen children’s character and resilience, build strong families, create compassionate and just school cultures, and reduce peer cruelty. Borba is an NBC contributor and has appeared on the Today Show as well as Dateline, Anderson Cooper, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, The View, NBC Nightly News, CNN and others.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 7:00 PM, Hunt Hall Theater
Best-selling author, Eric Schlosser, helped start a revolution in how Americans think about what we eat when he wrote his first book, Fast Food Nation (2001). It has been translated into more than twenty languages and remained on the New York Times bestseller list for two years. Kids love fast food and fast food companies couldn’t survive without kids. Schlosser will discuss how junk food companies continue to target children, and how it is contributing to an epidemic of obesity and poor health in America.
Schlosser is a best-selling author and investigative journalist. He explores subjects ignored by mainstream media and tries to give a voice to people at the margins of society. As a filmmaker, Schlosser was involved with two films that premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival: Command and Control and The Bomb.
How does Seven Hills get these amazing speakers? I tell everyone I know about them and always bring a friend or neighbor.
— Julie, Seven Hills parent
Tickets for each individual lecture are $20/person and $10 for teachers. Seating is limited so we always encourage those interested to register early. Free childcare is provided to Seven Hills families. We look forward to seeing you!