Ticketing is once again to be handled through Town Hall. You may purchase online with your credit card by using the Buy A Ticket tab on this website. You may also purchase by mailing a check made to SJV Town Hall to: Town Hall, P.O. Box 5149, Fresno, CA 93755-5149.
After much consideration, SJV Town Hall has decided we will no longer live stream our lectures. The governor’s orders around COVID have been rescinded, and public meetings are once again being held in person. We at town Hall have prided ourselves for 86 years in bringing renowned speakers for a face-to-face experience that is not replicated online. We promise to continue that wonderful in-person experience for our San Joaquin Valley community in our 87th season.
A project team member and communications liaison for NASA, Dr. Straughn will display the latest jaw-dropping images received from the James Webb telescope and interpret the mysteries of newly revealed stars, black holes, and distant galaxies.
With 40 years in law enforcement and a doctorate in clinical psychology, Dr. Alexander is uniquely qualified to offer unifying solutions for fostering positive change in our communities. He will share his vision for creating safer cities across the United States.
Although she has dedicated her life to saving the world’s oceans, Cristina Mittermeier has also traveled to all the continents focusing on how climate change is impacting isolated communities. Her fascinating storytelling and striking award-winning photography will inspire and raise awareness of the vital relationships between human cultures and biodiversity.
Christine Baranski’s Tony, Obie, Screen Actors Guild and Emmy awards exemplify her acting prowess on stage and in front of the camera. Known for her sharp wit, she will charm us with tales from her extensive career on Broadway and in Hollywood and share the insights she has gained along the way.
Dr. Duckworth advocates changing the way we talk about mental illness. Sharing both personal and professional experiences depicted in his ground-breaking book, You Are Not Alone, Dr. Duckworth will demonstrate how open conversations lead to positive outcomes, and will offer hope and wisdom related to the difficult topic of mental health.
Alton Brown, TV personality and self-proclaimed foodie, cooks with the precision of a scientist, the passion of an artist and the playfulness of a kid. He is best known for creating the innovative show, “Good Eats.” He brings his signature irreverent humor to the discussion of what our food reveals about our culture.