[Updated] The Harker Speaker Series returns in 2009 with Rick Steves, renowned travel book writer. He will discuss his recent book, “Travel as a Political Act,” on Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. in the Harker Gymnasium on the Harker Upper School campus, 500 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose. RSVP is required (HSSRSVP@harker.org), admission is free, and parking is at our Blackford campus with a shuttle service to the event (see note below). The talk will be followed by a Q & A and and a book signing — Kepler’s Books of Menlo Park will have books for sale at the event.
About Rick Steves
A piano teacher in his early career, Steves necessarily traveled on a tight budget, and eventually changed from music to traveling and giving seminars on budget travel. He now hosts an hour-long travel program weekly on public radio nationwide, and is in his fifth season on public television.
In his book, Steves talks about the ordinary people he has come across in his travels across Europe, Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East, where he has learned about tolerance and cultural diversity, always seeking a fresh perspective as an American and a citizen of the world.
For more information, visit www.harker.org.
Note: Due to the volume of RSVPs we’ve received, guests will be shuttled from our Blackford campus (a few blocks away at 3800 Blackford Ave., San Jose) to the Saratoga campus beginning at 10:00 a.m. and continuing through the start of the program. Return shuttles to Blackford will begin at the end of the program, and the last shuttle will leave Saratoga for Blackford at approximately 1:15 p.m. (This is a regular school day at our Saratoga campus and all parking spots on that campus are assigned and will be in use).
The Harker School Blackford Campus
3800 Blackford Ave., San Jose
Shuttle pick-up at Blackford will be in the front loading zone near the main campus entry. A security officer will be present to monitor the vehicles parked there.