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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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Michael Abkin: Finally! A U.S. National Peace Academy (10/15/09)

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Michael Abkin, Ph.D., Director, Organizational Development and Operations, National Peace Academy

The National Peace Academy in the U.S. is poised to take its place among leading education and peace-building institutions that are focused on advancing cultures of peace. Learn about the academy’s background, status and plans, what distinguishes it in its field, and how it is working cooperatively with other institutions and programs. Read more »

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Michael A. Cohen: The New Colonialists? How NGOs and Private Citizens Are Transforming State Sovereignty (11/30/09)

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Michael A. Cohen, Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation

Sixty countries are unable to meet the basic requirements of statehood, as recently reported by the Brookings Institution. What is standing between these states and a spiral into dissolution or, worse, anarchy? Cohen explains how the “new colonialists” of the 21st century – aid agencies, international charities, philanthropists and foreign advisors – are stepping into roles as providers of basic health care, education and security. Read more »

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Jose M. Zuniga: AIDS Around the World: A World AIDS Day Special (12/1/09)

Jose M. Zuniga, President/CEO, International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC)

Educate yourself and help advance the global commitment in the battle against AIDS. On World AIDS Day, come learn the latest developments and advancements in AIDS care from around world as Zuniga discusses the work of IAPAC in Africa, South America, North America and Europe. Find out why this fight involves you and your human rights. Read more »

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