Being Mortal, Atul Gawande's book and "Frontline" documentary, tells the story of a physician learning how to think about death and dying in the context of being a healer and a doctor. Join Dr. Arbore in a community discussion of Dr. Gawande's Being Mortal. Explore concerns about life, death, loss, grief and the context and meaning of the recently passed California legislation legalizing physician assisted suicide in California.
Judy Irving, Director, Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill and Pelican Dreams David McGuire, Filmmaker; Founder, Shark Stewards Rachel Caplan, CEO, Green Film Festival—Moderator
Films can make us cry, make us laugh out loud and keep us thinking for days. From Blackfish to Racing Extinction, filmmakers are capturing the power people have to make significant change and to protect our environments and wildlife. Read more »
Dr. Brian Green, Assistant Director of Campus Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics; Assistant Director of Engineering, Santa Clara University Jim Fiedler, Chief Operating Officer of Water Utility, Santa Clara Valley Water District Barbara Marshman, Editorial Page Editor, San Jose Mercury News—Moderator Read more »
Allison Brooks, Executive Director, Bay Area Regional Collaborative Taj James, Founder and Executive Director, Movement Strategy Center Mateo Nube, Co-Director, Movement Generation Alvaro Sanchez, Environmental Equity Director, Greenlining Institute Francesca Vietor, Program Director for Environment, Public Policy and Civic Engagement, San Francisco Foundation—Moderator Read more »
Anthony Kahil, Candlestick Point Eco Stewards Marie Harrison, Greenaction Community Organizer David Beaupre, Port of SF Senior Waterfront Planner Danita Rodriguez, California State Parks District Superintendent Jacqueline Omotalade, Director, Blue Greenway, SF Parks Alliance—Moderator Read more »
Daniel Kammen, Ph.D., Professor of Energy, Energy and Resources Group, Goldman School of Public Policy, and Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley; Founding Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory Rebekah Shirley, Ph.D., Researcher, Sustainable Communities Rainforests of Borneo Trinidad, Tobago and Islands World Wide; Opportunities for Women of Color in Science Read more »
Susan Leal, Former General Manger, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; Author, Running out of Water
Water’s unique status as a renewable but finite resource misleads us into thinking we can always produce more of it.
Leal will discuss her decade of research on the world’s water and wastewater challenges. She will balance the sobering facts about the water crisis with ideas for innovative solutions aimed at increasing the quality and availability of water for both agricultural users and city dwellers.
Ken Alex, Director, Governor Brown's Office of Planning and Research Chris Field, Director, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science Jane Lubchenco, University Distinguished Professor and Advisor in Marine Studies, Oregon State University
The award is underwritten by Tom R. Burns, Nora Machado, and Michael Haas. Read more »
Kenneth Weare, Ph.D, Adjunct Professor of Social Ethics, University of San Francisco; Board Member, San Francisco Archdiocesan Board of Education; Former Director, School of Pastoral Leadership, Archdiocese of San Francisco; Board Member, Catholic Charities CYO Board of Directors; Pastor, St. Rita Catholic Church Read more »
James Redford, Director, Happening; Board Member, The Redford Center Jill Tidman, Producer, Happening; Executive Director, The Redford Center Emily Kirsch, Co-founder and CEO, Powerhouse Adam Browning, Executive Director, Vote Solar
The new documentary Happening takes us to towns, cities and people across the United States where new technologies are transforming our homes, schools, towns and cities into healthy and safe environments now and for the future. Read more »