Social Issues

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

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Sat, Sep 13 2014 - 12:00pm

Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator; Author, Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World; Twitter: @SenGillibrand Read more »

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Van Jones & John Hope Bryant: How the Poor Can Save Capitalism

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Fri, Sep 19 2014 - 6:00pm

Van Jones, Host, “Crossfire”; Former Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, White House Council on Environmental Quality
John Hope Bryant, Founder and CEO, Operation HOPE; Author, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class

"There is a difference between being broke and being poor; being broke is a temporary economic situation, but being poor is a disabling frame of mind.” John Hope Bryant  Read more »

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Nick Carr: An Automated World

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Wed, Oct 8 2014 - 6:30pm

Nicholas Carr, Author, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us
In conversation with Andrew Leonard, Staff Writer, Salon Read more »

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Tavis Smiley

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Wed, Sep 24 2014 - 12:00pm

Tavis Smiley, TV Host, Public Broadcasting Service; Radio Host, Public Radio International; Author, Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Final Year Read more »

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The NBA’s Jason Collins: First Out Athlete in Major American Pro Sports

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Mon, Aug 11 2014 - 6:30pm

Jason Collins, Professional NBA player
In Conversation with Jose Antonio Vargas, Director, Producer, Actor, Documented; Founder, Define American Read more »

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Up Close With Marga Gomez

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Wed, Aug 27 2014 - 12:00pm

Marga Gomez, Comedian; Playwright; Humorist; Twitter @margagomez Read more »

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Closing the Gap: Crucial Transgender Issues Today

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Wed, Aug 13 2014 - 6:00pm

Cecilia Chung, Health Commissioner, City and County of San Francisco; Senior Strategist, Transgender Law Center; Former Chair, San Francisco Human Rights Commission Read more »

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Opening Reception and Walk-Through for “LGBT Art: Our Common Wealth"

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Tue, Jul 29 2014 - 5:00pm

Join the Commonwealth Club and members of The Queer Cultural Center with artists from the current exhibition for a reception and walk-through of the exhibit. Artists Rudy Lemcke, Lenore Chinn, Bren Ahearn, Indira Allegra and Preston Gannaway join curator Pamela Peniston in an examination of their work and a discussion of LBGT art.

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