The Ascent of Woman

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Remembering Afghan Women

Mon, Aug 23 2010 - 6:00pm

Remembering Afghan Women

Katherine Brown, Truman National Security Project Fellow; Former Communications and Public Events Advisor, U.S. Embassy Kabul; NGO Worker; Former White House Staffer
Olga Oliker, Senior International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation

Following the overthrow of the misogynistic Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the situation for women seemed to enter a promising era. A Ministry of Women was established, and a new constitution guaranteed women 25 percent representation in the legislature. Read more »

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Midori in Conversation with Ruth Felt

Fri, Aug 20 2010 - 12:00pm

Midori in Conversation with Ruth Felt

Midori, Violinist
Ruth Felt, President, San Francisco Performances

Renowned violinist Midori has captured the world’s heart with her brilliant performances. Her repertory and career has established a record of achievement that sets her apart as a master musician, an innovator and a champion of the developmental potential of children. Read more »

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Spin It Green: The Story of Marissa Muller

Thu, Aug 19 2010 - 6:00pm

Spin It Green: The Story of Marissa Muller

Marissa Muller, Solar-Powered Bicycle Pioneer

After graduating from business school in Spain, Muller returned home to California and worked with her family in building her vision: a solar powered electric bike. During her 1,000-mile solo adventure on the roads of California, she visited 14 high schools, offering a seminar on solar and electric vehicles, and sparking a dialogue with the students to start brainstorming ways to combat our energy and environmental challenges. Read more »

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Beyond Dualities: Power and Love for Women and Men

Tue, Aug 17 2010 - 6:00pm

Beyond Dualities: Power and Love for Women and Men

Miki Kashtan, Co-founder, BayNVC

Despite impressive gains won through decades of feminist activism, many women are still either serving in traditional supportive roles or asked to forego care and love and adapt to a harsh, competitive, and impersonal work-world. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) offers the premise that women and men share the same human needs and can therefore connect and work together effectively. Read more »

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Women Changing the Way We Eat

Mon, Aug 16 2010 - 6:00pm

Women Changing the Way We Eat

Temra Costa, Author, Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat
Nina Simons, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Bioneers, Collective Heritage Institution
Jesse Ziff Cool, Restaurateur; Cookbook Author, Simply Organic
Kira Gould, Co-author, Women in Green; Director of Communication, William McDonough & Partners - Moderator

Women (including First Lady Michelle Obama) are using their unique leadership skills to play a critical role in the Read more »

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Rosalynn Carter: Ending The Mental Health Crisis

Fri, Aug 13 2010 - 12:00pm

Rosalynn Carter: Ending the Mental Health Crisis

Former First Lady; Author

Former First Lady Carter is an icon and an advocate for mental health, early childhood immunization, human rights and conflict resolution through her work at The Carter Center in Atlanta. Carter will discuss her decades working in the mental health field. Following the program, she will also sign copies of her new book, Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis.

Location: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.
Time: 11 a.m. Read more »

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A Thousand Sisters

Thu, Aug 12 2010 - 6:00pm

A Thousand Sisters

Lisa Shannon, Author; Journalist

How can a single moment change your life and the lives of others? With grace and integrity, Shannon shares her transformation from lapsed idealist to leader of the first national grassroots effort for Congolese women. Anchored by human bonds that terror cannot touch, Shannon explores the world's deadliest war through the harrowing but hopeful stories of the women she has helped and the relationships she has formed. Read more »

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Kate Kendell, National Center for Lesbian Rights

Thu, Aug 5 2010 - 6:00pm

Kate Kendell

Now occurring on August 26

Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)

The NCLR’s precedent-setting case victories have literally re-written the law, changing the legal landscape for LGBT individuals and families. Kendall stands at center stage in our nation’s discussion of civil rights and social justice. Topics explored will include the role of women in securing economic parity, marriage equality and parenting rights. Read more »

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Yves Saint Laurent: Creating Power in Style for the Modern Woman

Wed, Aug 4 2010 - 6:00pm

Yves Saint Laurent: Creating Power in Style for the Modern Woman

Julia Geist, Docent Lecturer, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

In the 1960s, master couturier and fashion pioneer Saint Laurent radically changed the way women dressed. His pantsuits and tuxedos – traditional symbols of male power – conveyed elegance and chic. This illustrated lecture is a retrospective of his imaginative and sexy designs through 40 years.

MLF: International Relations
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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A Life in Science

Wed, Aug 4 2010 - 6:00pm

A Life in Science: Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn in conversation with UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann

Elizabeth H. Read more »

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