Sonoma Sun Event Calendar

Oakmont Sunday Symposium Oakmont East Recreation Center

Sunday April 17th - 10:30am

The Oakmont Sunday Symposium provides a forum for speakers on diverse topics such as science, history, politics, culture and current events. Attendance is intended for Oakmont residents and their invited guests. Symposiums take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the East Recreation Center, 7902 Oakmont Dr.

Upcoming symposiums

April 17 – “Korea: The Unremembered War 1950-1953,” John Futini

Largely unremembered, the inconclusive Korean War ushered in Vietnam and other limited wars. Returning to the Sunday Symposium for a third time, John Futini will discuss the causes of the conflict, its military course, and its larger political effects and significance. Futini holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in History from Sonoma State University. He is a part-time instructor in history at Indian Valley College, Chapman College and Napa Valley College.

April 24 – “The Seven Wonders of the World from the Ancient Greeks to the Present,” John Freeman

Dr. John Freedman is an independent scholar and passionate world traveler who has explored more than 120 countries on seven continents. He is a highly sought-after enrichment lecturer on cruise ships and riverboats worldwide, as well as an experienced expedition leader for educational travel programs operated by the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Museum, and Harvard Alumni Travel. His presentations combine serious scholarship with rich photojournalistic content and an engaging style.