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The City of Malibu is partnering with the Malibu Library to offer a speaker series in Malibu. The series, which is free and open to the public, features an array of renowned authors and public speakers who will expose their audiences to some of the greatest thoughts, insights and influential minds of our time.

Upcoming Speakers

Wed, Sep 3, 7:00 PM
Malibu Library Speaker Series features Jeff Henderson at the Malibu Civic Center

Jeff Henderson

This event will take place at the Malibu Civic Theatre located at 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu CA 90265.

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in Southern California to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series of cooking vignettes called, "In the Kitchen", and an upcoming half-hour daytime TV show called "Flip My Food". When he isn't cooking on TV he's a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at schools, organizations, and Fortune 500 companies across the country.

The American Tasting Institute has named him Las Vegas Chef of the Year. HarperCollins published his life story in the New York Times best-selling book "Cooked". His success as an author landed him on Oprah. Shortly after that TV appearance, Sony Pictures bought the rights to his book and his life story, which is currently being developed into a major motion picture.

Jeff has taken advantage of his exposure to inspire disadvantaged young adults and at-risk youth. In addition to his high profile speaking engagements, he works with inner-city youth programs all around the United States.

Today Jeff shares his knowledge and excitement for food through his speaking career, his cooking shows and his popular cookbooks. His story has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, ABC World News Tonight, The Steve Harvey Show, USA Today, People Magazine, New York Times, Newsweek, and the Washington Post.

Jeff currently resides in Las Vegas where he spends as much quality time as possible with his wife Stacy and their five children.

This event will take place at the Malibu Civic Theatre located at 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu CA 90265.


Reservations are recommended. Call the Malibu Library at (310) 456-6438 to RSVP.

Wed, Oct 22, 7:00 PM
Malibu Library Speaker Series Presents Kevin Johnson at the Malibu Civic Center

Kevin Johnson

This event will take place at the Malibu Civic Theater located at 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd, Malibu, CA 90265.

Mayor Kevin Johnson was elected as the 55th mayor of the City of Sacramento in November 2008 and re-elected to a second term in June 2012. He is the first African American to be elected to the office. His vision is for Sacramento to become "a city that works for everyone."

Since taking office, Mayor Johnson has embarked on an ambitious plan to reshape how city government serves the citizens of Sacramento. His top priorities include improving public safety, creating jobs and economic development, launching green and sustainability initiatives, reforming public education, promoting good government and enhancing the quality of life for all Sacramentans.

Beyond his policy goals for Sacramento, Mayor Johnson is committed to elevating Sacramento's profile as the capitol city of California - the 8th largest economy in the world. To that end, the Mayor has taken on a range of national leadership positions, including his current roles as President of the US Conference of Mayors, President of the National Conference of Black Mayors, Chair of US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's Mayors Advisory Council, and Chair of the National Resilient Communities for America Campaign.

Before taking public office, Mayor Johnson led a diverse career as a professional athlete, entrepreneur and nonprofit executive. Johnson served as Chief Executive Officer of St. HOPE (Helping Others Pursue Excellence), a nonprofit organization he founded in 1989 and led until January 2008. Originally focused around providing after school programs to at-risk youth in the Mayor's native Oak Park neighborhood, St. HOPE expanded to pursue a broader program of urban revitalization through public education, civic leadership, economic development, and the arts. Today St. HOPE consists of three divisions: St. HOPE Academy, St. HOPE Development Company, and St. HOPE Public Schools.

In his prior career, Johnson played professional basketball in the National Basketball Association. After earning a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley, he was drafted as the 7th pick in the 1987 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He went on to play twelve seasons with the Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns, earning honors as a three-time All-Star, and five-time selection to All-NBA teams. The Mayor was inducted into the Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor in 2001, and is a member of the UC Berkeley Athletic Hall of Fame, Pac-10 Hall of Honor, Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame, Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame, Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame, National High School Hall of Fame, and World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame.

Mayor Johnson has served on the Board of Directors for LISC National, the California Charter School Association, the UC Berkeley Foundation, Teach for America, the Institute of Governmental Studies National Advisory Council and the Harvard Divinity School SLI Advisory Board. His concern and compassion for children and education prompted President George H. W. Bush to honor Johnson with the 411th Point of Light. In addition, Johnson was selected as one of the "15 Greatest Men on Earth" by McCall's Magazine and has received the NBA's J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, the Good Morning America Award from Sports Illustrated, NCAA Silver Anniversary award, and the "Most Caring American" award by the Caring Institute.

Mayor Johnson has appeared on several national television programs including CNN Newsroom, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline NBC, Larry King Live, The Colbert Report, Fox Business Network, and Tom Brokaw's "American Character."

This event will take place at the Malibu Civic Theater located at 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd, Malibu, CA 90265.

Reservations are required. Call the Malibu Library at (310) 456-6438 to RSVP.

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