July 2012

Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black: Two Slices of American Pie

Tue, Jul 17 2012 - 7:00pm

Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black: Two Slices of American Pie

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Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black, Co-authors, America, You Sexy Bitch
 
In conversation with Joan Walsh, Editor at Large, Salon.com

Beth Spotswood, Culture Blogger, SFGate.com - Emcee

Odd couple of the year, McCain and Black have written a love letter to America. Read more »

Just Added: The Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling And Its Impact on California

Wed, Jul 18 2012 - 6:00pm

The Supreme Court Health-Care Ruling and Its Impact on California

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Postponed: Rick Gilbert: Speaking Up - Surviving Executive Presentations

Wed, Jul 25 2012 - 6:00pm

Speaking Up: Surviving Executive Presentations

This program is postponed

Rick Gilbert, Founder and Chairman, PowerSpeaking, Inc.; Author, Speaking Up: Surviving Executive Presentations

In middle management, you live with ambiguity, lack of control and chaos. To get things done, you must present your ideas to people up the chain, and those presentations can be brutal. Careers can come unwound in a matter of minutes if a presenter at the top level doesn’t know the rules. Read more »

Chuck Palahniuk: The Monsters Within

Mon, Jul 16 2012 - 7:00pm

Chuck Palahniuk: The Monsters Within

Note new time

Author, Fight Club, Invisible Monsters Remix

In conversation with Tom Barbash, Award-winning Novelist; Nonfiction Writer; Contributing Book Critic, The New York Times

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Whoever said truth is stranger than fiction has never read Chuck Palahniuk. Read more »

Judith Horstman: The Healthy Aging Brain

Tue, Jul 17 2012 - 7:00pm

Judith Horstman

Author, The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain: The Neuroscience of Making the Most of Your Mature Mind

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Welcome to the new old age! In the fourth book of her Scientific American series about the brain, Horstman presents a realistic and encouraging overview of the well-aged brain, a sobering look at what can go wrong, and the latest in what neuroscience is finding to help you – and your brain – stay healthy longer. Read more »

70 Years On: The Japanese American Curfew, Exclusion and Detention Orders and Civil Rights Today

Tue, Sep 25 2012 - 6:00pm

70 Years On: The Japanese-American Curfew, Exclusion and Detention Orders and Civil Rights Today

Karen Korematsu, Co-founder, The Korematsu Institute, Civil Rights Activist
Dale Minami, Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP
Don Tamaki, Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP

In 1942, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, and as a result, 120,000 Japanese Americans, more than half of whom were U.S.-born citizens, were uprooted from their homes, businesses and friends and held in camps. Read more »