Social Issues

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Strategic Philanthropy: Its Potential and Pitfalls (5/18/09)

Hal Harvey, CEO, ClimateWorks Foundation; Co-author, Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy
Paul Brest, President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Co-author, Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy Read more »

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The Changing Role of the Older Adult in Culture and the Marketplace (5/18/09)

Mary Furlong, Ed.D., President and CEO, Mary Furlong & Associates

The role of the older adult in society has changed dramatically since World War II. Furlong is a leading authority on the baby boom generation. She will speak about how socially and consumer-conscious companies understand the real needs of this growing and changing market. Furlong has appeared on CBS, PBS, NPR and NBC and has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Fortune, People and Fast Company, among other publications. Read more »

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Vincent Warren: Neutralizing the Bush Legacy (5/21/09)

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Vincent Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights Read more »

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JoAnne Keatley: Discrepancies in Health Care Access Experienced by Transgender People (5/28/09)

JoAnne Keatley, MSW, Director, Center of Excellence for Transgender HIV Prevention and Minority Programs Manager, Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center at UCSF

Keatley states that transgender people have been systematically excluded from the health-care system. She will outline the societal, emotional and financial costs associated with these inequities. She will discuss her December meeting with the Obama transition team on access to health care for LGBT people and strategies to achieve better outcomes. Read more »

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Maureen O’Sullivan: Lies and The Truth Wizards (6/29/09)

Maureen O’Sullivan, Ph.D.

O’Sullivan has devoted several years to the study of lies and liars. Of the over 13,000 people she has tested for the ability to detect deception, she found just 31, who she refers to as “Wizards.” O’Sullivan will discuss her work studying these Wizards and how they use microexpressions – facial changes that last less than a second – to catch liars in the act. Read more »

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Bicycle Safety Town Hall (6/3/09)

Will Kempton, Director of CalTrans
Carl Guardino, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group - Moderator Read more »

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Appalachian Coal Mining: Fears and Dreams (7/24/09)

Patricia Adams, Environmentalist; Writer
Jen Gilomen, Documentary Film Director
Sally Rubin, Documentary Film Director Read more »

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The LGBT Movement in California: The Way Forward (8/5/09)

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Aaron Peskin, Chairman, Democratic County Central Committee; Former President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Laura Spanjian, Member, Democratic Central Committee, 13th District
Andrea Shorter, Campaign Director, And Marriage 4 All Read more »

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Philanthropic Response to the Economy: Unprecedented Times Call for Unprecedented Actions – Partnerships, Innovation and Collaborations (9/9/09)

James Canales, President and Chief Executive Officer, The James Irvine Foundation
Sandra Hernandez, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, The San Francisco Foundation
Kat Taylor, Founder, OneCalifornia Bank, Oakland; Board Member, Good Samaritan Family Resource Center and Insight Prison Project
Jon Funabiki, Professor of Journalism, San Francisco State University - Moderator Read more »

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Ask the Experts: How Social Venture Capital Is Changing the World (9/30/09)

Joel Solomon, Chair, Renewal2 Investment Fund
Tim Freundlich, Founding Principal, Good Capital
Josh Becker, General Partner and Co-founder, New Cycle Capital

Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear from three expert practitioners, all of whom are committed to using patient capital to further develop the new emerging social-capital market. Learn practical hands-on advice on how to attract and deploy capital for the common good. Read more »

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