The Oakmont Sunday Symposium is open to all Oakmont residents and their invited guests. Topics in the Symposium's fall schedule include civil rights and wilderness legislation, drought resistant gardening and Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Court.

Sunday events for Oakmont residents and their invited guests are from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the East Rec Center.  A $3 donation is requested. Discounted passes are available at the door. The Symposium solicits comments and suggestions about our programs from our audience. Click on Contact Us.


Willaim Crossman, "VIVO: The Coming Age of Talking Computers" on March 1st
Ky Boyd, "Let's Talk Movies and Oscars" on February 22nd
Dr. Lisa Micheli, "Rolling the Climate Dice" on February 15th
Lisa Folsom-Ernst and Kory Stradinger, "Becoming Independent" on February 8th
Dr. Seth Shostak, "Are We Alone in the Universe?" on February 1st

March 8th
Dr. Deborah Hunter: "Getting the Most from Your Medical Appointment"

Dr. HunterGiven the myriad of problems involving our country's healthcare system, extreme workload demands on physicians and high-stress environment of most medical offices, important health issues sometimes can get overlooked or even forgotten, despite the best intentions of your physician and other healthcare professionals. Due to this fact, it is crucial for everyone to become his or her own healthcare advocate.

Physician and patients' rights advocate Dr. Deborah Hunter will offer some valuable insights into achieving the best results from your medical appointment with your doctor.

March 15th
Linda Sartor: "VIVO: The Coming Age of Talking Computers"

Linda SartorIn this unusual Symposium presentation, Linda Sartor will share stories and experiences from the seven war-torn countries where she traveled to in the roles of peacekeeper and citizen diplomat over the period of a decade after 9/11. She hopes her insights and recollections will help inspire citizens to follow the call of their hearts in order to affect social change even when they are afraid.

"It is a story of the development of my personal sense of empowerment in the face of violent forces that had always appeared to be beyond my reach," she says.


March 22nd
Life Planning Network Critical Issues of the Second Half of Life

Life Planning NetworkIndividuals often attempt to achieve their life planning goals by choosing to work with one or more experts, including financial planners, attorneys, coaches, counselors and others specializing in life style issues in the second half of life.

Now, many of these professionals have grouped together to form the Life Planning Network, a national non-profit organization with a chapter in Northern California and a subgroup in the North Bay. The members of this subgroup have formed a speakers' panel, and four of them will present information on their areas of expertise – legacy planning, 3rd act design, financial planning, and estate organizing.

March 29th
Dr. Frank Chong: "Santa Rosa Junior College-Past, Present, and Future"

Frank ChongSanta Rosa Junior College, opened in 1918, has helped thousands of students launch academic and professional careers.  With more than 160 certificate programs offered, SRJC's 30,000 l students include recent high school graduates, re-entry folks creating a new career, returning vets, or moms now going back to work.  The college is a vibrant, dynamic place which continues to evolve in technology, agriculture, the arts, medicine and more. 

In this wide-ranging symposium program, Dr. Frank Chong, SRJC president since 2012, will talk about the school's past, present and future. Previously he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. He formerly served as President of Laney College in Oakland and Mission College in Santa Clara.

If the speaker requests the program be video recorded, an edited copy will be posted here one week later for those who could not attend in person. Contact Oakmont Video Productions for more information.

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