Social Issues

Past event

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

Image - Cheryl Heller
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 »

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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 »

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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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Dispelling Ageism: The Journey of the Age March

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Fri, Oct 21 2016 - 12:00pm

Barbara Rose Brooker, Author, The Viagra Diaries and There's Something Wrong with All of Them

Years of age is a poor metric for quality of life. The true measure is functional ability and one's capacity to enjoy life. Come join Barbara Rose Brooker, San Francisco native author and founder of the first Age March in history. She will talk about the journey of the Age March and her dream that ageism will dissolve and numbers won’t matter. Read more »

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Ralph Nader: Fighting for Democracy

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Thu, Oct 20 2016 - 7:00pm

Ralph Nader, Activist; Author, Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think; Twitter:  
Joshua Johnson, Creator/Host, Rockit Fuel Radio Podcast; Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism—Moderator

In this unprecedented election year, Nader makes an inspired case about how he thinks our country can—and must—be democratically managed by communities guided by the U.S. Constitution, not by big business or the wealthy few. Read more »

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Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your Parents.

Mon, Oct 17 2016 - 2:00pm

Dr. Richard G. Caro, Facilitator Read more »

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End-of-Life Challenges and Solutions

Image - Jackie Speier and Rebecca Sudore
Fri, Oct 7 2016 - 12:00pm

Jackie Speier, U.S. Representative (D-California 14th); Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations; Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Rebecca Sudore, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF; Clinician-researcher; Geriatrician; Hospice and Palliative Care Physician; Staff Physician, San Francisco VA Medical Center Read more »

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At the Crossroads: Oppression and Resilience in Diverse LGBT Communities

Image - Kimberly Balsam
Thu, Sep 22 2016 - 6:00pm

Kimberly F. Balsam, Ph.D. Professor; President, APA's Division 44; Co-Director, Center for LGBTQ Evidence-Based Applied Research, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto University Read more »

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

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Wed, Aug 31 2016 - 6:00pm

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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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 »

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