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Nick Carr: An Automated World

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Wed, Oct 8 2014 - 6:30pm

Nicholas Carr, Author, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us
In conversation with Andrew Leonard, Staff Writer, Salon Read more »

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Tavis Smiley

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Wed, Sep 24 2014 - 12:00pm

Tavis Smiley, TV Host, Public Broadcasting Service; Radio Host, Public Radio International; Author, Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Final Year
Judge LaDoris H. Cordell (ret), Independent Police Auditor, City of San Jose - Moderator Read more »

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The NBA’s Jason Collins: First Out Athlete in Major American Pro Sports

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Mon, Aug 11 2014 - 6:30pm

Jason Collins, Professional NBA player
In Conversation with Jose Antonio Vargas, Director, Define American; Producer/Director, Documented Read more »

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Up Close With Marga Gomez

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Wed, Aug 27 2014 - 12:00pm

Marga Gomez, Comedian; Playwright; Humorist; Twitter @margagomez Read more »

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Closing the Gap: Crucial Transgender Issues Today

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Wed, Aug 13 2014 - 6:00pm

Cecilia Chung, Health Commissioner, City and County of San Francisco; Senior Strategist, Transgender Law Center; Former Chair, San Francisco Human Rights Commission Read more »

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Opening Reception and Walk-Through for “LGBT Art: Our Common Wealth"

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Tue, Jul 29 2014 - 5:00pm

Join the Commonwealth Club and members of The Queer Cultural Center with artists from the current exhibition for a reception and walk-through of the exhibit. Artists Rudy Lemcke, Lenore Chinn, Bren Ahearn, Indira Allegra and Preston Gannaway join curator Pamela Peniston in an examination of their work and a discussion of LBGT art.

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Human Trafficking of Foreign-Born Individuals into the Bay Area: Stories of Hope and Survival

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Mon, Sep 29 2014 - 6:00pm

Jadma Noronha, Former Human Trafficking Program Manager, SAGE Project
Hediana Utarti, Ph.D., Community Project Coordinator, Asian Women's Shelter Read more »

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An Evening with Nicholas Kristof

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Tue, Oct 7 2014 - 6:30pm

Nicholas Kristof, Columnist, New York Times; Co-author, A Path Appears; Two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner

Nick is on tour for his latest book, A Path Appears Read more »

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An Evening with Jared Diamond

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Tue, Dec 9 2014 - 6:30pm

Jared Diamond, Professor, UCLA; Author, Guns, Germs and Steel, Collapse and The World Until Yesterday Read more »

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General Anthony Zinni: Before the First Shots Are Fired

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Thu, Sep 18 2014 - 6:30pm

General Anthony Zinni, USMC (ret.); Special Envoy to the Middle East (ret.); Author, Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win or Lose off the Battlefield
In conversation with Michael Nacht, Ph.D., Professor and former Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy, U.C. Berkeley;  Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, Obama Administration
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