See Who Enters the Chat Next

An in depth speaker series highlighting notable voices from the Sacramento community and beyond

Join us for this free speaker series for thoughtful conversations on topics that matter to our community. No advance registration is required for these live, in-person events. 

See who will Enter the Chat in 2024...
Central Park birder Christian Cooper takes us beyond the viral video that shocked a nation and into a world of avian adventures, global excursions, and the unexpected lessons you can learn from a life spent looking up.

Illyanna Maisonet has dedicated her career to documenting Puerto Rican recipes, including her family's, and preserving the Puerto Rican diaspora's disappearing foodways through rigorous, often bilingual research.

Bronx-born, queer Puerto Rican author Gabby Rivera is on a mission to create the wildest, most fun stories ever.

Previously of Enters the Chat

Ear Hustle: Entered the Chat
The hosts of Ear Hustle (Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods) chatted with Alyssa Mack about Ear Hustle's podcast, the first of it's kind to be created and produced in prison, and the stories of the daily realities of life inside San Quentin prison and outside post-incarceration.

Hilton Als: Entered the Chat
Hilton Als, Pulitzer Prize-winning essayist and author and Joan Didion superfan chatted with Sacramento based curator Faith J. McKinnie covering Als most recent work on Joan Didion and her lasting impact that will be full of admiration and exploration.

Ann Bannon: Entered the Chat
Ann Bannon, Sacramento-based award-winning author and pioneer in gay and lesbian fiction talked all about LGBTQIA literature, how her work has endured for over 60 years and her thoughts on recent censorship challenges in schools and libraries.

Mortified: Entered the Chat
Mortified brought their live show to Sacramento where adults told stories about their lives by sharing their most mortifying childhood artifacts like diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, home movies and more… in front of total strangers.

Paul Holes: Entered the Chat
Paul Holes Entered the Chat to talk all about his instant bestseller, UNMASKED: My Life Solving America's Cold Cases, that details detective his decades-long career specializing in cold cases and predator crimes.

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