Bridges: Crossing Cultural Divides 2024


Thursday, August 1, 2024 — 7pm in Voorhies Hall

Bridges is FREE for all to attend.

This talk discusses why young men often engage in risky behaviors, especially in their teens and early twenties. This behavior, known as “young male syndrome,” results from a mix of socio-cultural factors and biological influences. Drawing from his personal background as a former foster kid raised in Los Angeles, his experiences in the US Air Force, as well as his academic expertise, the speaker stresses the importance of guidance in helping young men make good choices.

About the Speaker: Rob Henderson is the author of Troubled: A Memoir of Foster Care, Family, and Social Class. Described as “self-made” by the New York Times, Rob grew up in foster homes in California, served in the US Air Force, and received a BS from Yale and a PhD in psychology from the University of Cambridge. His Substack newsletter is sent each week to more than forty-five thousand subscribers.

DAVID KWONG – Wordplay: An Evening of (More!) Puzzles and Magic

Saturday, August 3, 2024 — 8 p.m. in Hall Auditorium

Tickets: $35 Reserved Seating/$25 General Admission/$20 Kids 12 & Under

David Kwong returns to Bay View in 2024 with his new show, Wordplay: An Evening of (More!) Puzzles and Magic.

If you missed last year’s show, now is your chance to experience the mind-bending magic and mentalism of David Kwong. If you did catch David’s act in 2023, you’ll find a whole new set of enigmas and illusions this year to stretch your brain.

He’ll even teach a trick or two to kids in the audience, from his upcoming book How to Fool Your Parents (release date October 2024).

About the Speaker: David Kwong is a Ted-Talk Favorite Magician and Cruciverbalist Who:

  • delights and confounds audiences from New York to Los Angeles with his unique blend of mentalism and prestidigitation.
  • creates crossword puzzles for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
  • consulted for the worldwide hit Now You See Me
  • garnered a Critic’s Pick from the New York Times 
  • sold out his 2023 run at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
  • wrote the upcoming kids’ magic trick book How to Fool Your Parents (October 2024)

David Kwong is an expert in enigmas and illusions. He delights and challenges audiences around the world with his intellectual brand of magic. His one-man show has played to packed houses in New York and Los Angeles, and recently sold out the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. His show Inside the Box garnered a Critic’s Pick from the New York Times. His kids book of magic tricks, How to Fool Your Parents will hit shelves in October 2024.”

Now, the Los Angeles-based “cruciverbalist” (Kwong has created crossword puzzles for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times) is bringing his unique blend of magic and puzzles to the Bay View Association’s Hall Auditorium with his performance Wordplay: An Evening of (More!) Puzzles and Magic. He will also be teaching a few tricks from his forthcoming book, How to Fool Your Parents.

Practicing Grace, or How to Change Someone’s Mind


Saturday, June 22, 2024 — 7 p.m. in Voorhies Hall

Advance Tickets: $10 members/$15 non-members

Tickets at the Door: $20 for everyone

You can win an argument, or you can change someone’s mind—but make no mistake: they are not the same thing.

You might win an argument by shouting people down and having the last word, but you won’t bring them around to your way of thinking. Worse, it might also cost you your closest friendships and family ties.

Changing minds, on the other hand, requires a different style of communication—one that relies on practicing mindfulness and grace. The result? Healthier, more harmonious relationships and maybe a few altered opinions.

Podcaster, TV personality, and radio host Mike Slater will show how changing the way you relate to people you disagree with may encourage them to change the way they think. No matter where you stand on today’s hot-button issues, you’ll learn how to persuade others and heal the fraught relationships in your life.

About the Speaker: Mike Slater is a podcaster and host of the Breitbart News Daily show on Sirius XM/Patriot. He is the author of the book How to Change Someone’s Mind and the children’s book, Imagine Jack and the History Kids

With a degree in history from Yale University, Mike is a frequent guest on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, Fox Business, and The Dr. Drew Show on HLN. He was recently named one of the Top 5 “Young Guns” of Talk Radio.