Social Issues

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An Evening with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Tue, Aug 30 2016 - 6:30pm

An American Icon Lets Loose on Politics, Race, Religion, Inequality, Sports, and Media

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA Hall of Fame Inductee; Columnist, Time Magazine; Author, Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White
In conversation with Van Jones, CNN Commentator Read more »

Past event

Above the Law? Addressing Sexual Assault on Campus and Beyond

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Tue, Aug 16 2016 - 6:30pm

Adam Bink, Campaign Director, UltraViolet
Michele Dauber, Frederick l. Richman Professor of Law, Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology, Stanford University
Jay Boyarsky, Chief Assistant District Attorney, Santa Clara County
Jackie Speier, U.S. Representative (Democrat, California)
Mina Kim, News Anchor, KQED; Friday Host, "Forum"—Moderator Read more »

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

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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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Pulitzer Prize Finalist Carla Power: Bridging Islam and the West

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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
Jonathan Curiel, Journalist; Author—Moderator

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

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Meet the Geniuses: Inside the MacArthur Foundation’s Creative Thinking Awards

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Wed, Aug 10 2016 - 6:30pm

Maneesh Agrawala, Computer Vision Technologist; MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grantee
Camille Utterback, Digital Artist; MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grantee
Cecilia Conrad, Managing Director, John D. and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation; Former Vice President for Academic Affairs, Pomona College 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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Policing the Police: Reforming American Law Enforcement

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Mon, Aug 1 2016 - 6:30pm

W. Kamau Bell, Socio-Political Comedian; Host, CNN’s "United Shades of America" 
Judge LaDoris Cordell (ret.), Member, Blue Ribbon Panel on Transparency, Accountability, and Fairness in Law Enforcement
George Gascón, San Francisco District Attorney; Former Chief, SFPD
Van Jones, CNN Commentator
Scott Glover, CNN Justice Reporter—Moderator 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 »

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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 »

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