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Refugees Without Refuge: Stories of LGBTQ Refugees Stranded in the Middle East

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Thu, Jul 27 2017 - 6:00pm

Subhi Nahas, Human Rights Activist; Founder/Board Chair, Spectra Project
Arthur Slepian, Executive Director, A Wider Bridge—Moderator Read more »

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SFDebate

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Mon, Jul 24 2017 - 7:00pm

The SFDebate is an open forum for discussion on the events of our time. It is a place where you will not only be exposed to opposing points of view, but a safe place where you will be encouraged to find and speak up for yours. SFDebate is also a meeting of minds, and we follow every meeting with continued debate and conversation at a nearby bar/restaurant.

Click here to sign up for this program via Meetup. 

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Creating Moments of Joy in Caregiving

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Wed, Jul 19 2017 - 5:15pm

Esther Koch, Gerontologist; Founder, Encore Management

The greatest gift you can give someone is your time. A scarce commodity for you, it is even more precious for an aging parent or loved one. Yet far too many people embrace their caregiver role too late and see it only in negative terms. Esther Koch will explain how becoming a "facilitator of experiences" is not only the best prescription for caregiver stress, but it will also provide you with some of life’s most cherished memories.

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Socrates Café

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Mon, Jul 17 2017 - 6:30pm
One Monday evening of every month the Humanities Forum sponsors Socrates Café at The Commonwealth Club. Each meeting is devoted to the discussion of a philosophical topic chosen at that meeting. The group's facilitator, John Nyquist, invites participants to suggest topics, which are then voted on. The person who proposed the most popular topic is asked to briefly explain why she or he considers that topic interesting and important. An open discussion follows, and the meeting ends with a summary of the various perspectives participants expressed. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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Begin with the End in Mind: The Impact of Trauma on Children’s Brains and Bodies

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Mon, Jul 17 2017 - 5:15pm

Christine Stoner-Mertz, LCSW, President and CEO, Lincoln Read more »

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I'm Not Blind, But I Can't See: Resources for Those with Low Vision

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Wed, Jul 12 2017 - 5:15pm

Marlena A. Chu, O.D., FAAO, Low Vision Diplomate, American Academy of Optometry; Chief of Low Vision Services, UC Berkeley School of Optometry

Low vision occurs when a person's vision cannot be corrected with contact lenses or glasses. This talk will briefly review common conditions that may result in low vision, what is involved in a low vision evaluation, and what supportive services and resources are available in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty: The Extraordinary Rise and Fall of Actor M.B. Curtis

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Tue, Jul 11 2017 - 6:00pm

Richard Schwartz, Historian; Author, The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty: The Extraordinary Rise and Fall of Actor M.B. Curtis Read more »

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SFDebate

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Mon, Jul 10 2017 - 7:00pm

The SFDebate is an open forum for discussion on the events of our time. It is a place where you will not only be exposed to opposing points of view, but a safe place where you will be encouraged to find and speak up for yours. SFDebate is also a meeting of minds, and we follow every meeting with continued debate and conversation at a nearby bar/restaurant.

Click here to sign up for this program via Meetup. 

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Lefty O'Doul: Baseball's Forgotten Ambassador

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Mon, Jul 10 2017 - 6:00pm

Dennis Snelling, Author, Lefty O'Doul: Baseball's Forgotten Ambassador Read more »

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Ben Franklin Circles

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Wed, Jul 5 2017 - 6:30pm

Join us monthly, every first Wednesday, for a 21st-century version of Ben Franklin’s mutual improvement club. One evening a week, for more than 40 years, the founding father discussed and debated with his friends the 13 virtues that he felt formed the basis for personal and civic improvement, a list he created when he was 20 years old. The virtues to which he aspired included justice, resolution and humility. (But don't misunderstand Ben on that one—his explanation of humility was "imitate Jesus and Socrates.") Read more »

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