Social Issues

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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

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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

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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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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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