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LGBT Planning Meeting

Wed, Jun 24 2009 - 5:30pm

LGBT Planning Meeting

The Commonwealth Club is a great place to discuss topics of importance to the LGBTQ community. Come discuss ideas for programming and meet other people who are engaged about everything from marriage equality to queer spirituality. We want to hear from you!

MLF: LGBT
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Cost:
FREE
Program Organizer: Stephen Seewer

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Marjorie Weingrow: Networking For Success

Thu, Jun 18 2009 - 6:00pm

Networking for Success

Marjorie Weingrow, Executive Director, SAGE Scholars Program, UC Berkeley; Business Consultant and Coach

How is effective networking put into practice? No matter what your profession is, networking can be crucial to success in today’s world. Join in this fun, interactive session to discover skills to get immediate results. Read more »

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James Lovelock: The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning

Wed, Jun 17 2009 - 6:00pm

The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning

James Lovelock, Scientist; Author; Inventor

The originator of the Gaia Hypothesis (now considered by his supporters to be the Gaia Theory), Lovelock argues that the Earth is lurching closer to a permanent “hot state” – and the final move, when it comes, could be faster than most specialists think. Read more »

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Carl Schramm: Entrepreneurial Capitalism: Engine for Innovation and Prosperity

Mon, Jun 15 2009 - 6:00pm

Entrepreneurial Capitalism: Engine for Innovation and Prosperity

Carl Schramm, Ph.D., President and CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Some people think that capitalism is the culprit in the economic crisis, that market excesses got us into this mess and only a firm regulatory hand will get us out. Schramm says that’s wrong. He explains why capitalism did not cause the problem but does offer the solution. Read more »

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Cathy Curtis: 10 Simple Truths About Money (That can change your life)

Thu, Jun 11 2009 - 6:00pm

10 Simple Truths About Money (That Can Change Your Life)

Cathy Curtis, Certified Financial Planner; Owner, Curtis Financial Planning

Learning about financial concepts and managing financial affairs can seem intimidating. It’s actually surprisingly easy, says Curtis, by understanding simple but powerful truths about money and applying them to everyday spending, investment strategies, and long-term planning. Read more »

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Len Saputo: A Return to Healing: Radical Healthcare Reform and the Future of Medicine

Tue, Jun 9 2009 - 6:00pm

A Return to Healing: Radical Health-Care Reform and the Future of Medicine

Len Saputo, M.D., Founder and Director, Health Medicine Forum

Saputo tells us the story of the struggling U.S. health-care system – how it got to this point and what we can do to fix it. Read more »

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Greg Farrington: The Evolution of the new California Academy of Sciences

Mon, Jun 8 2009 - 6:00pm

The Evolution of the New California Academy of Sciences

Greg Farrington, Executive Director, California Academy of Sciences

In conversation with Moira Gunn, Host, NPR Talk’s  “Tech Nation” and “BioTech Nation”

Join us for an insider’s look at the story behind the phenomenal success of the new Academy of Sciences, with a revealing discussion of its role as a model for the “institution of the future” in restoring scientific literacy, inspiring sustainability and promoting biodiversity. Read more »

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Raymond Francis: Never Be Sick Again

Tue, Jun 2 2009 - 6:00pm

Never Be Sick Again

Raymond Francis, Director, Beyond Health; Author

Francis is an MIT-trained scientist and an internationally recognized leader in optimal health maintenance. He will discuss how to stay or become healthy in the modern world with all its temptations – particularly junk food. Francis’ insights –based on curing himself from a life-threatening illness 25 years ago – make this program a must-see. 

MLF: Health & Medicine
Location:
Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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Cleve Jones: Founder - The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt

Mon, Jun 1 2009 - 6:00pm

Cleve Jones

Founder, NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt; Human Rights Activist; Author

Meet one of the real-life stars of Milk. Jones’ career as an activist began in the 1970s when he was befriended by Harvey Milk. He also worked for Leo McCarthy and Willie Brown. He co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and he created the first panel of the NAMES Project, which today has more than 100,000 panels. Read more »

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Andy Amstutz: Clean Water in Guatemala

Thu, May 14 2009 - 6:00pm

Clean Water in Guatemala

Andy Amstutz, Coordinator and Assistant Teacher, Living Waters Project

In a Central American community where providing clean and plentiful water was a chronic problem, the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church joined a Guatemala nonprofit, Amigos del Lago de Atitlan, to build water filter systems and train local teams. Read more »

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