Social Issues

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Cracking the Music Ceiling: Why Women Matter

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Fri, Aug 7 2015 - 12:00pm

Lisa Bielawa, Music Composer; Vocalist, Philip Glass Ensemble; Artistic Director, SF Girls Chorus

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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Sisterhood of Women: Empowering Women to Succeed

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Thu, Jul 23 2015 - 6:00pm

Joan Steidinger, Ph.D., Clinical Sports Psychologist; Author, Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete

“Why can’t you be more like men?” is a common refrain heard by women who show emotion in work and sport. Yet “Women are not small men!” says Alison Dunlap, world champion & Olympic cyclist. Dr. Joan Steidinger agrees and believes that sisterhood among women is essential for them to achieve full success in life. Read more »

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A Debate on Treating Mental Illness: Should We Bring Back Asylums?

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Wed, Jul 22 2015 - 6:30pm

Dominic Sisti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics/Health Policy and Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania; Principal Author, “Improving Long-term Psychiatric Care: Bring Back the Asylum,” Journal of the American Medical Association
Renee Binder, M.D., Psychiatrist, University of California, San Francisco; Incoming President, American Psychiatric Association
Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club — Moderator Read more »

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Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to Raise an Adult

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Mon, Jul 20 2015 - 6:00pm

Julie Lythcott-Haims, Former Dean of Freshmen and Undergraduate Advising, Stanford University; Author, How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
Joe Tuman, Professor of Legal and Political Communications, San Francisco State University Read more »

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Kiva Co-Founder Jessica Jackley: Entrepreneurship that Can Change the World

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Wed, Jul 8 2015 - 6:00pm

Jessica Jackley, Co-founder, Kiva; Author, Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least
Sally Osberg, President and CEO, Skoll Foundation - Moderator

This program is underwritten by Bank of the West. Read more »

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Ebola and the Evacuation of Peace Corps in Guinea

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Wed, Jul 1 2015 - 6:00pm

Lisa Hoffman, Peace Corps Volunteer, Guinea, 2013-2014
Veronica Canilao, Peace Corps Volunteer, Guinea, 2013-2014
Hilary Braseth, Peace Corps Volunteer, Guinea, 2011-2014
Frank Price, Peace Corps Volunteer, Cote d’Ivoire, 1969-1972; Secretary, Northern California Peace Corps Association – Moderator Read more »

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Adam Benforado: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

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Wed, Jun 24 2015 - 6:00pm

Adam Benforado, Associate Professor of Law, Drexel University; Author, Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice; Twitter @Benforado
Judge LaDoris H. Cordell (ret), Independent Police Auditor, City of San Jose - Moderator Read more »

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Women Seeking Success and Reforms

Fri, Jun 5 2015 - 12:00pm

Laila El-Sissi, Author, Out from the Shadow of Men
Judith Hornok, Author, Modern Arab Women; Founder, Hornok & Partner, which advises companies to understand business culture in the Gulf region
Aisha Wahab, Afghan-American Human Rights and Political Activist
Dina Ibrahim, Ph.D., Educator; Middle East analyst; Producer, Hope and Fear: Egypt on the Tipping Point – Moderator Read more »

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Elder Financial Abuse Prevention

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Wed, May 20 2015 - 5:15pm

Elizabeth Landsverk, M.D., Founder, ElderConsult
George Gascón, San Francisco District Attorney
Helen Karr, Elder Abuse Specialist - Moderator Read more »

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