June 2014

Switzerland Walk

Nature and Culture of Appenzell & Engelberg
Tue, August 25, 2015 - Sun, September 06, 2015

Journey to Switzerland, the world’s oldest living democracy and a matchless paradise for walking. Luxuriate in the magnificent views of the Swiss and the Austrian Alps. Discover the village of Apenzell, with its charming houses adorned by murals.
Visit St. Gallen and the Abbey Library with manuscripts dating from the 8th century. Enjoy a curator-led tour of Engelberg’s Benedictine Monastery, housing the oldest church organ in Switzerland.
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Travel Cost: 

$4,695 per person, double occupancy

An Evening with Jared Diamond

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Tue, Dec 9 2014 - 6:30pm

Jared Diamond, Professor, UCLA; Author, Guns, Germs and Steel, Collapse and The World Until Yesterday

In conversation with Kishore Hari, Director, Bay Area Science Festival Read more »

General Anthony Zinni: Before the First Shots Are Fired

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Thu, Sep 18 2014 - 6:30pm

General Anthony Zinni, USMC (ret.); Special Envoy to the Middle East (ret.); Author, Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win or Lose off the Battlefield
In conversation with Michael Nacht, Ph.D., Professor and former Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy, U.C. Berkeley;  Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, Obama Administration
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Mind Puzzles

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Wed, Aug 13 2014 - 7:00pm

Robert Burton, M.D., Former Chief of Neurology, Mt. Zion, UCSF; Author, A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves Read more »

Shakespeare LGBT: The Bard and Gay and Transgender Roles

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Thu, Aug 14 2014 - 6:00pm

Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director, California Shakespeare Company
Representative, San Francisco Shakespeare Company
Additional Panelists TBA

How have California’s long-established theater companies encountered, engaged and presented LGBT themes in Shakespeare – from cross-dressing to gender confusion to openly gay love – including one company led by an openly gay man who was recently married in a high-level ceremony? Live performances of classic scenes from Shakespeare will be presented.

Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants: Authentic LGBT Marketing Success

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Fri, Aug 15 2014 - 12:00pm

Steve Pinetti, Senior Vice President, Inspiration & Creativity, Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group Read more »

San Francisco Neighborhood Newspapers: Creating Healthy and Informed Environments and Neighborhoods

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Mon, Sep 22 2014 - 6:00pm

Juan Gonzales, Founder and Editor, El Tecolote
Earl Adkins, Publisher, Marina Times
Willie Ratcliff, Publisher, San Francisco Bay View
Glenn Gullmes, Publisher, West Portal Monthly – Moderator Read more »

Harnessing the Power of the LGBT Marketplace and Social Capital to Drive Positive Social Change

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Thu, Aug 28 2014 - 6:00pm

Kevin Jones, Founder, Good Capital; Co-founder and Convener, SOCAP
Danielle Kinzaire-Sutton, M.D., Community Organizer; Principal Consultant, Notus-S.G.
Marc J. Lane, JD, Author, Social Enterprise: Empowering Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs; Chairman, Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
Charles Sutton, CEO, Bronzeville Urban Development
Marc Loveless, Executive Director, Coalition for Justice and Respect Read more »

Marriage, the Movement and More: A Political and Legal Understanding of What LGBT Families Are Facing

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Mon, Aug 25 2014 - 6:00pm

Deb Kinney, Partner, Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP
Juan Barajas, Development Director, Freedom to Marry
Deb Wald, Founder & Senior Partner, The Wald Law Group
Ignatius Bau, Health Care Policy Consultant - Moderator Read more »

Rick Perry, Weighing ’16 Bid, Visits California to Tout Texas Economy

Thu, Jun 12 2014
The Wall Street Journal