May 2011

Indiana, Planned Parenthood, and the Election

May 12, 2011 @ 2:46 PM

A federal judge recently turned down an effort by Planned Parenthood of Indiana to block that state's planned cutoff of public money for the organization. Planned Parenthood had argued that the cutoff would harm health care services for thousands of women on Medicaid. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt rejected the group's argument, allowing the cuts to take place right away. Pro-life leaders in the state had argued that the matter was about abortion, not health care services to the poor. Read more »

Health Reform Comes to California: Are We Ready?

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Mon, Jun 27 2011 - 6:00pm

Health Reform Comes to California: Are We Ready?

Janet Coffman, M.A., M.P.P., Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct ProfessorDepartment of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF
Steve McDermott, CEO, Hill Physicians Medical Group; Chairman and CEO, PriMed Management Service
Ralph Silber, Executive Director of Alameda Health Consortium
Ann Madden Rice, Chief Executive Officer, UC Davis Medical Center – Moderator Read more »

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour #3

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Wed, Jun 8 2011 - 1:45pm

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

This program is sold out

Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and discover the stories behind some of the city’s remarkable structures, streets and squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the city’s rebuilding after the 1906 earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces and historic landmarks.  This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot! Read more »

Afghanistan's Challenge: A View from Ghazni Province

Mon, Jun 6 2011 - 6:00pm

Afghanistan’s Challenge: A View from Ghazni Province

Mohammad Yousef Pashtun, Senior Advisor to President Karzai on Urban Development and National Construction
Mohammad Musa Khan, Governor of Ghazni Province
Shah Gul Rezaie, Member of Parliament from Ghazni Province

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan, many Americans ponder the human costs of this conflict. Read more »

"In Other Rooms, Other Wonders"

Mon, Jun 6 2011 - 5:30pm

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

Daniyal Mueenuddin, an American-educated Pakistani, presents this collection of eight interconnected stories, set in Lahore, depicting a place and people plagued by class and ancestral tension and caught between the past and an uncertain future. Come discuss this remarkable book. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group; the author will not be present.

MLF: SF Book Discussion
SF Club Office
Time:  5:30 p.m. Read more »

Double Play: How Dan White Got Away with Murder and Changed San Francisco

Tue, Jun 21 2011 - 6:00pm

Double Play: How Dan White Got Away with Murder and Changed San Francisco

Mike Weiss, Author; Former Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle

In November 1978, San Francisco took a dramatic turn with the assassination of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. Read more »

Dancing on the River: The Eight Principles of Navigating Change

Tue, May 31 2011 - 6:00pm

Dancing on the River: The Eight Principles of Navigating Change

Mark Susnow, Author, Dancing on the River

Many overwhelmed professionals, parents, business owners and managers find themselves struggling through these uncertain times and trying to maintain and expand their sense of success while balancing work and life.  Former trial attorney Susnow offers the overwhelmed a blueprint for creating the life they want to lead and a method for embracing life’s changes, rather than avoiding or just merely reacting to them.

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The Carter Center: Partnering in the New Liberia

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Tue, May 17 2011 - 6:30pm

The Carter Center: Partnering in the New Liberia

Cate Biggs, Writer; Consultant; Founder, Writing for Global Engagement
Emilie Ogden, Community Activist; Trustee, World Learning
Kate Ridgway, Educator; Community Activist
Nancy Hitz, World Traveler; Winemaker; Trustee, the Worldwatch Institute and the Hitz Foundation

After enduring 14 years of civil war and economic collapse, Liberia is on the upswing. Read more »

Walter M. Bortz: Is American Healthcare Threatening the Stability of the Nation?

Tue, May 31 2011 - 6:00pm

Walter M. Bortz: Wealth Before Health: Is American Health Care Threatening the Stability of the Nation?

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Recognized as one of the country's most distinguished scientific experts on aging and longevity, Bortz believes that the defects of the American health-care system threaten the stability of the nation. He argues that the financial interests of biotech and drug companies have eroded the values of the medical profession and placed profit before human well-being. Read more »