Social Issues

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

Tue, Nov 29 2016 - 6:00pm

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

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Former San Francisco Giant Jeremy Affeldt: There Is Life After Baseball

Tue, Aug 16 2016 - 12:00pm

Jeremy Affeldt, San Francisco Giants Pitcher 2008-2015; Philanthropist; Author, To Stir A Movement, Life, Justice and Major League Baseball
In conversation with Lenny Mendonca, Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors Read more »

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Carla Power, Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Author of "If the Oceans Were Ink"

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Mon, Aug 15 2016 - 6:30pm

Carla Power, Pulitzer Prize Finalist; Author, If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Understanding Evil

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Tue, Aug 9 2016 - 6:00pm

George Hammond, Author, Rational Idealism and Conversations with Socrates Read more »

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Ending Slavery

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Mon, Aug 8 2016 - 6:00pm

George Hammond, Author, Rational Idealism and Conversations with Socrates Read more »

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Is the Rising Tide Lifting All Boats? Race and Inclusion in the Bay Area

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Tue, Jul 12 2016 - 6:30pm

Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland
James Bell, Civil Rights Leader; Executive Director, W. Hayward Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice, Fairness and Equality
Manuel Pastor, Demographer and Professor of Sociology, American Studies and Ethnicity, The University of Southern California
Joshua Johnson, Creator/Host, Rockit Fuel Radio Podcast; Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism—Moderator Read more »

Past event

Larry Brilliant and Wavy Gravy: How to Change the World

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Wed, Jun 1 2016 - 7:00pm

Larry Brilliant, M.D., Chairman, Skoll Global Threats; Former Executive Director, Google.org
Wavy Gravy, Entertainer, 60's Icon, Activist, Philanthropist
Zoë Elton, Director of Programming, Mill Valley Film Festival—Moderator Read more »

Past event

Ashanti Branch: "Taking off the Mask" in the Ever Forward Club

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Tue, May 24 2016 - 6:00pm

Ashanti Branch, M.Ed., Project Fellow, Stanford's d.school; Studied in Civil Engineering, Cal Poly–San Luis Obispo; Fulbright Exchange Fellowship to India, a Rotary Club Cultural Ambassadorial Fellowship to Mexico, and a 2010 Teacher of the Year Award from the Alameda-Contra Costa County Math Educators Read more »

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Stop Elder Fraud: Seniors and the Law

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Wed, May 11 2016 - 5:15pm

David G. Knitter, Attorney

David Knitter marks the month of May as Abuse Prevention Month for Seniors and Vulnerable Persons by presenting a program based on their informative "Seniors & the Law" guide. The program also will include how the state bar can help protect consumers who have a problem with their lawyers, a problem that can be of particular concern to the elderly and their adult children.

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A Candid Window into the American Criminal Justice System

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Thu, May 5 2016 - 6:00pm

M. Gerald Schwartzbach, Author, Leaning on the Arc Read more »

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