February 2011

SFDebate Asks: Is the Media to Blame for Incivility in American Politics?

Tue, Feb 15 2011 - 7:00pm

SFDebate Asks: Is the Media to Blame for Incivility in American Politics?

"When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government -- the anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous," says Tucson Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. His opinion joins a growing group of critics who deplore what they say is the worsening incivility in American politics. They claim that the level of discussion and courtesy in public affairs has fallen to an all-time low. Read more »

Putting Men at the Heart of the Work-Family Debate

Tue, Feb 22 2011 - 6:00pm

Putting Men at the Heart of the Work-Family Debate

This program is postponed

Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, Founder/Director, Center for Work Life Law, UC Hastings; Author, Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter

In conversation with Mary Cranston, Firm Senior Partner and Immediate Past Chair, Pillsbury

Discussions about work and family have focused largely on women. Read more »