Social Issues

Upcoming event

Alison Gopnik: The New Science of Child Development

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Thu, Feb 16 2017 - 7:00pm

Alison Gopnik, Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley; Author, The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us about the Relationship Between Parents and Children
In conversation with Dr. Julie Lythcott-Haims, Former Dean of Freshman, Stanford University; Author, How to Raise An Adult Read more »

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Crossing the Thinnest Line

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Tue, Feb 7 2017 - 6:00pm

Lauren Leader-Chivee, Founder and CEO, All In Together; Author, Crossing the Thinnest Line Read more »

Upcoming event

When Mental Health Meets Social Justice

Mon, Feb 6 2017 - 5:15pm

Christine Stoner-Mertz, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; President and CEO, Lincoln Child Center in Oakland Read more »

Upcoming event

Changemakers: Movement Leaders on Civil Rights in an Uncivil Time

Wed, Feb 1 2017 - 6:30pm

Panelists TBA

Sponsored by the San Francisco Foundation as part of the People, Power, Place Series, which addresses access and equity in the Bay Area. Read more »

Past event

Better End-of-Life Care: Using Video and Story to Aid Decisions

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Tue, Nov 29 2016 - 6:00pm

Angelo Volandes, M.D., Faculty Member, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School Read more »

Past event

Global Women Speak: Advice for Our New President on Issues Facing Women Around the World

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Tue, Nov 29 2016 - 6:00pm

Jessica Buchleitner, Journalist; Author, 50 Women Anthology Series
Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, First Peruvian Woman to Summit Mt. Everest; Executive Director, Courageous Girls; Principal of Enterprise Technology, PayPal
Nwe Oo, Member, United Nations Delegation, Commission on the Status on the Women, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UN Sustainable Development Goals
Masha Maslova, Engagement Manager, Silicon Valley Talent Partnership; Co-founder, El Shadai Foster Home, Uganda Read more »

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Tips for Helping Your Aging Parents (Without Losing Your Mind)

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Thu, Nov 17 2016 - 5:15pm

Kira Reginato, Elder Care Manager; Speaker; Author; Elder Care Consultant

Speaking from her recent book, Tips for Helping Your Aging Parents (Without Losing Your Mind), elder care expert Kira Reginato shares her best tips for keeping your mind, temper and sense of humor as you care for a loved one.

Kira's upbeat approach outlines the basics of how to take care of anyone as they age without sacrificing taking care of yourself. Read more »

Past event

The Intergalactic Design Guide: A Quantum Approach for Human and Business Potential

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Thu, Nov 10 2016 - 12:00pm

Cheryl Heller, Founding Chair, MFA in Design for Social Innovation, School of Visual Arts, New York City; Founder, CommonWise

Over the past 10 years or so, the same methods used to spark love for new cars, technologies and toys have been used to design new ways for people to think and behave. Read more »

Past event

How to Protect Against Financial Elder Abuse

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Wed, Nov 2 2016 - 5:15pm

David G. Knitter, Attorney; Member, Executive Committee for the Trusts and Estates Section, State Bar of California; Past President, Solano County Bar Association

David Knitter, the chair of the Educating Seniors Project of the State Bar of California, has deep experience with elders and their adult children, and he has trained attorneys to identify elder financial abuse and pursue remedies when abuse occurs. Learn from him how to protect yourself or elder family members from becoming the victim of financial elder abuse. Read more »

Past event

A Place to Call Home

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Tue, Nov 1 2016 - 6:30pm

Gloria Bruce, Executive Director, East Bay Housing Organizations
Xavier de Souza Briggs, Vice President for Economic Opportunity and Markets, Ford Foundation
Tomiquia Moss, Chief of Staff, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
Tony Salazar, President, West Coast Operations, McCormack Baron Salazar
Joshua Johnson, Creator/Host, "Truth Be Told," KQED Radio; Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism—Moderator Read more »

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