August 2010

Sen. Barbara Boxer Defends Filibusters, Suggests Reforms

Aug 31, 2010 @ 2:47 PM
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) called for reforming but not eliminating the practice of filibustering in the Senate.

Sen. Barbara Boxer Defends Filibusters, Suggests Reforms

Aug 31, 2010 @ 2:47 PM
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) called for reforming but not eliminating the practice of filibustering in the Senate.

Senator Barbara Boxer

Tue, Aug 31 2010 - 12:00pm

Senator  Barbara Boxer

Member, United States Senate (D-CA)

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Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992, Senator Boxer is now preparing for a tough race against Republican challenger Carly Fiorina. Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Senate Ethics Committee, Boxer is the only U.S. senator to chair two committees. She also serves on the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation as well as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Read more »

The Taste for Civilization

Tue, Aug 31 2010 - 6:00pm

The Taste for Civilization

Janet A. Flammang, Professor and Chair of Political Science, Santa Clara University; Author, The Taste for Civilization: Food, Politics, and Civil Society

The recent deterioration of family mealtime traditions raises questions about the concomitant lack of civility in America’s political and civil discourse. Are our dining rooms the fundamental education foundation of our civility? Read more »

Symphony of the Soil

Tue, Aug 31 2010 - 6:00pm

Symphony of the Soil: Women in Film

Deborah Koons Garcia, Filmmaker, Lily Films, Mill Valley

Filmed on four continents, Symphony of the Soil is a multi-part documentary film series that examines soil in all of its complexity. By gaining an understanding of the mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we can come to appreciate the complex nature of this precious resource. Come enjoy a special work-in-progress screening of select clips from the film series. Read more »

Adventures of a Woman Who Rows Across the Oceans

Mon, Aug 30 2010 - 6:00pm

Adventures of a Woman Who Rows Across the Oceans

Roz Savage, Rower; Environmental Activist; Blogger, Rozsavage.com 

This event has been cancelled.

Savage set out on April 19 to cross the Pacific Ocean from California to Australia in a 23-foot rowboat, the third leg of her greater quest. The first leg was dedicated to ocean pollution, while the second leg focused on climate change. Read more »

The Women of Israel: A Remarkable Diversity

Fri, Aug 27 2010 - 12:00pm

The Women of Israel: A Remarkable Diversity

Donna Rosenthal, Author; Journalist; Television Producer
Rita Semel, Vice Chairwoman, SF Interfaith Council - Moderator

Rosenthal will describe the ethnic, religious and cultural diversity of Israeli women – Christians, Jews, Muslims, Druze – who range from the radically modern to staunchly traditional. Some work in high tech, the government or the military, while others practice polygamous marriages, march in gay pride parades, or support the religious fervor of their husbands. Read more »

Somali Women Promote Peace and Political Participation Amid Armed Conflict

Fri, Aug 27 2010 - 12:00pm

Somali Women Promote Peace and Political Participation Amid Armed Conflict

This program is cancelled

Asha Hagi, Co-founder and Chairperson, Save Somali Women and Children

Despite the suffering and marginalization experienced in a patriarchal, patrilineal society, some Somali women have challenged the cultural paradigms. Read more »

Photo Album: Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter at The Commonwealth Club of California

Aug 26, 2010 @ 3:48 PM
On Friday, August 13, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter spoke to The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco about an issue she's been working on for decades: mental health.

Ever gracious, Mrs. Carter also took time to meet with Club members and friends at the event, which was held at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre. The Commonwealth Club will post a complete transcript of the event in the future, but for now, enjoy these photos from the event.

Photo Album: Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter at The Commonwealth Club of California

Aug 26, 2010 @ 3:48 PM
On Friday, August 13, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter spoke to The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco about an issue she's been working on for decades: mental health.

Ever gracious, Mrs. Carter also took time to meet with Club members and friends at the event, which was held at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre. The Commonwealth Club will post a complete transcript of the event in the future, but for now, enjoy these photos from the event.