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Mineta National Policy Summit

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Fri, Jun 20 2014 - 9:00am

Introduction by Norman Y. Mineta, U.S. Secretary of Transportation (retired)
Keynote Address by Therese McMillan, Federal Transit Deputy Administrator
Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Director, MTI National Transportation Finance Center Read more »

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The Case Against 8

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Thu, Jun 19 2014 - 7:00pm

A riveting inside account of the epic legal battle to overturn Proposition 8, this film follows the four plaintiffs and their legal team from San Francisco to the U.S. Supreme Court. Plaintiffs Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami, and Jeff Zarrillo as well as directors Ben Cotner and Ryan White will be in attendance.

The Case Against 8 is the Opening Night film for Frameline38: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, June 19–29.

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An Evening of Botany & Booze with the Drunken Botanist

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Thu, Jun 19 2014 - 6:30pm

Amy Stewart, Author, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks; Blogger, GardenRant; Twitter @Amy_Stewart
In conversation with Thad Vogler, Owner, Bar Agricole and Trou Normand Read more »

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Maurice Kanbar: A Unique Inventor and His Amazing Inventions

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Wed, Jun 18 2014 - 6:00pm

Maurice Kanbar, Inventor; Author, Secrets From an Inventor's Notebook: Advice on Inventing Success Read more »

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Oil on Rails

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Tue, Jun 17 2014 - 6:30pm

Molly Samuel, Science Reporter, KQED FM
Jess Dervin-Ackerman, Conservation Organizer, Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter Read more »

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Magic Theatre Virgin Play Reading: Sojourners

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Mon, Jun 16 2014 - 6:00pm

Mfoniso Udofia, Playwright; Actress; Educator; Author, Sojourners Read more »

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Laurence Tribe: The Supreme Court and the Constitution

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Thu, Jun 12 2014 - 6:00pm

Laurence Tribe, Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; Co-author, Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution
Jeffrey Brand, Professor and Chairman, Center for Law and Global Justice, University of San Francisco Law School - Moderator Read more »

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Russian Hill Walking Tour

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Thu, Jun 12 2014 - 1:45pm

Join a more active Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Russian Hill is a magical area with secret gardens and amazing views. Join Rick Evans for a two-hour hike up hills and staircases and learn about the history of this neighborhood. Read more »

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Texas Governor Rick Perry: Energy Independence in America

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Wed, Jun 11 2014 - 7:30pm
Rick Perry, Governor, Texas
Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One, The Commonwealth Club — Moderator
 
Texas Governor Rick Perry believes his state is leading the way for America in creating energy independence by producing crude oil and electricity in many forms, including natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, bio-fuel and hydroelectric generation.
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GMOs: Necessary in a Hot and Crowded World?

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Wed, Jun 11 2014 - 6:00pm

Robert Fraley, Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto 
Andrew Kimbrell, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Food Safety 
Nathanael Johnson, Food Writer, Grist; Author, All Natural: A Skeptic's Quest to Discover If the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing, and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier Read more »

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