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Rhodessa Jones and Cultural Odyssey's Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women and HIV Circle

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Mon, Mar 20 2017 - 12:00pm

Rhodessa Jones, Co-Artistic Director, Cultural Odyssey; Actress; Teacher; Writer; Director, Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women and HIV Circle; Former Visiting Artist in Residence, University of California, Berkeley Black Theater Workshop; Visiting Professor at St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California; Spring 2014 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, College of Letters and Science and the School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison  Read more »

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What You Need to Know Before You’re 65: A Medicare Primer

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Wed, Mar 15 2017 - 5:15pm

Esther Koch, Founder of Encore Management; Medicare Aging Network Partner with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

If you are approaching the Medicare qualifying age of 65 and Medicare seems like one big alphabetical maze to you, you are not alone. For most, a true understanding of how Medicare works, what options are best for you, and when or how to sign-up is not clear at all. Learn the ABC and Ds of Medicare, plus the realities of what to expect … and what not to expect. Here’s what every Boomer needs to know before they turn 65.

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A New Kind of Heroism: Extreme Measures at the End of Life

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Mon, Mar 6 2017 - 6:00pm

Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH, ICU and Palliative Care, Highland Hospital; Author, Extreme Measures; Contributor, The New York TimesThe Atlantic, Huffington Post, the Journal of the American Medical Association Read more »

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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 »

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Changemakers: Movement Leaders on Civil Rights in an Uncivil Time

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Wed, Feb 1 2017 - 6:30pm

Lariza Dugan Cuadra, Executive Director, Carecen SF
Rashad Robinson, Executive Director, Color of Change
Abdi Soltani, Executive Director, ACLU of Northern California
Tom Steyer, Founder and President, NextGen Climate
Mina Kim, Anchor and Host, KQED—Moderator

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 »

Past event

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 »

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