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Oakmont Sunday Symposium continues

Popular speaker series now in person at Berger Center

The Oakmont Sunday Symposium continues through October, offering programs every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Oakmont residents and guests are welcome; a $3 donation is requested for attendees. The speaker series is now offered in-person only and is no longer available via Zoom. Visit for more information and updates.

Dennis Drayna, PhD: DNA and How You Speak; Oct. 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Speech and language make humans unique among all living things. These abilities have a profound influence on how societies have developed. But what happens when something goes wrong with these normally innate abilities? Dennis Drayna, PhD, will help us understand how new genetic technologies are key to the underlying causes of enigmatic language issues.

Tom Jorde: Inside the Supreme Court from a Former Law Clerk; Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Most of us haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about the Supreme Court … until recently. Tom Jorde, emeritus professor of law at UC Berkeley and former SCOTUS law clerk, will take us behind the justices’ closed doors.

Brad Olsen: The Power of Sacred Places; Oct 30 at 10:30 a.m.

From ancient times to the present, people have been drawn to sacred places. Brad Olsen, an award-winning writer, publisher, and producer, will take us on an awe-inspiring journey to the many sacred spots in North America known for their peace, solace, inspiration, and hope.