February 2010

Socially Engaged Art and Global Politics

Mon, Feb 22 2010 - 6:00pm

Socially Engaged Art and Global Politics

Favianna Rodriguez, Political Artist; Activist

“There has never been a movement for social change without the arts, posters in particular, being central to that movement,” says artist-entrepreneur Rodriguez, who has helped foster a resurgence in political arts. Through posters, prints and new media, she takes on issues such as war, immigration and globalization. Read more »

I Just Sit Down and Remember: Artist Hilda Robinson in Conversation

Fri, Feb 19 2010 - 12:00pm

I Just Sit Down and Remember: Artist Hilda Robinson in Conversation

Hilda Robinson, Artist
Jeff Kunkel, Artist; Writer; Minister; Collaborator with Robinson on an upcoming book about her life

Movement, music, color, light, inspiration. The neighborhood of her memories comes alive on the walls, and in her words. Hear artist Robinson speak of her life, her work and the vibrant community from which she derives inspiration. Read more »

California Media in Crisis: Who Will Hold California Institutions Accountable?

Fri, Feb 19 2010 - 12:00pm

California Media In Crisis: Who Will Hold California Institutions Accountable?

Sandy Close, Executive Director, New America Media
Stuart Drown, Executive Director, Little Hoover Commission
Mark Katches, Editorial Director, California Watch
Martin Reynolds, Editor, Oakland Tribune
David Lauter, Assistant Managing Editor, Los Angeles Times
Louis Freedberg, Director, California Watch – Moderator

At precisely the time California Read more »

Bob Barr: James Madison and the Original Federalists - Where are they when we need them?

Thu, Feb 18 2010 - 6:00pm

Bob Barr: James Madison and the Original Federalists: Where Are They When We Need Them?

Former U.S. Congressman and Former Libertarian Party Candidate for President

Barr argues that a tremendous and dangerous growth of government has taken place in recent decades. Read more »

Total Recall: How the E-Memory Revolution Will Change Everything

Thu, Feb 18 2010 - 6:00pm

Total Recall: How the E-Memory Revolution Will Change Everything

Gordon Bell, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Corporation; Co-author, Total Recall: How the E-Memory Revolution Will Change Everything
Jim Gemmell, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Corporation; Co-author, Total Recall: How the E-Memory Revolution Will Change Everything

We are on the verge of an impending revolution in electronic memory – something that may provide immense benefits and change our entire experience of being human.  Pioneer Read more »

Same Sex Marriage: State vs. Fed

Wed, Feb 17 2010 - 6:30pm

Same-Sex Marriage: State vs. Fed

Molly McKay, Media Director, Marriage Equality USA
Jennifer Morse, President and Founder, Ruth Institute at the National Organization for Marriage
Therese Stewart, Chief Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco; Attorney for the plaintiffs in current court case challenging Prop. Read more »

What Baby Boomers Need to Know About Long-Term Care Insurance

Wed, Feb 17 2010 - 5:15pm

What Baby Boomers Need To Know about Long Term Care Insurance

Denise Michaud, CLTC

Baby Boomers are living longer, and it is more likely that they will be needing some kind of long-term care. But when care is needed, it doesn’t just happen to them. It affects the entire family. Come learn about how long-term care insurance policies work, how to compare them, what is happening with insurance companies, trends in coverage, and how to ensure that your benefits are paid when you need the care. Read more »

Eve Ensler: I Am an Emotional Creature

Tue, Feb 16 2010 - 6:30pm

Eve Ensler

Author, I Am an Emotional Creature; Playwright, “The Vagina Monologues”

Since creating her groundbreaking first work, “The Vagina Monologues,” Ensler and the performers she inspired have grown into nothing less than a global movement. A best-selling author, award-winning playwright and anti-violence activist, Ensler has been a voice for women and girls across the globe for over a decade. She will reveal the daily struggles faced by modern women around the world. Read more »

Portrait of Bhutan: A Club Travel Program

Tue, Feb 16 2010 - 6:00pm

Portrait of Bhutan: A Club Travel Program

Seize this extraordinary opportunity to go inside one of the most mysterious and beautiful places on earth. As one of the most isolated nations in the world, Bhutan has long remained a dream destination for even the most intrepid of travelers. Though developments and technologies have connected it somewhat with the rest of the world, Bhutan has balanced modernization with its ancient culture and traditions under the guiding philosophy of Gross National Happiness. Read more »

Meg Whitman: From Running eBay to Running California

Published in:
Tue, Feb 16 2010 - 6:30pm

Meg Whitman: From Running eBay to Running California

This program is sold out

Can the woman who launched eBay to success help turn around California’s flailing economy? As former president and CEO of eBay, Whitman has a different idea about what California needs to return to its golden days. She sees her background in business as a gubernatorial asset, one that can help her lead California into the future just as she lead eBay. Read more »