Welcome! The Common Ground Speaker Series is a parent education consortium that proudly presents thought leaders in parenting, education and health at venues on the San Francisco Peninsula. Parents, faculty and staff at our 27 member schools attend Common Ground events for free. Guests not affiliated with a member school may attend for a $20 fee at the door.
Innovative educator, filmmaker and activist Dr. Jackson Katz provides essential strategies to guide our sons in becoming principled, confident young men. He supports parents in encouraging the development of balanced, fulfilling and realistic masculine identities, which move beyond the portrayals of masculinity that predominate our media and are harmful to both genders. Dr. Katz is creator of the film “Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis of Masculinity.” On April 30, Dr. Katz will conduct a special session for dads, emphasizing this important role in raising men of character.