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A Brighter Day

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Fri, Jun 30 2017 - 12:00pm

Elliot Kallen, Financial Accountant; Wealth Manager; Founder, A Brighter Day
Rona Hu, M.D., Medical Director, Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit at Stanford Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Patrick O'Reilly, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist; Assistant Clinical Professor, UC San Francisco; Chair, Member-Led Psychology Forum—Moderator Read more »

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Merola Opera: Sparking the Future

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Thu, Jun 29 2017 - 12:00pm

Jean Kellogg, Executive Director, Merola Opera

Some say opera is dying due to younger generations’ lack of interest. Merola Opera Program proves opera is thriving, with a growing interest in and increased competition among its young singers. Jean Kellogg, Merola's executive director, will trace the program's history, providing photographs, anecdotes and a preview of Merola's 60th Anniversary Summer Festival. Come learn about this unique Bay Area opera company.

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There Is No Good Card for This

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Tue, Jun 27 2017 - 6:00pm

Kelsey Crowe, Ph.D., Author; Speaker; Founder, Help Each Other Out
B.J. Miller Jr., M.D., Hospice and Palliative Care Specialist, UCSF Medical Center Read more »

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Middle East Forum Discussion

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Mon, Jun 26 2017 - 5:30pm

The Middle East Forum discussion group—which primarily covers the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan—has been meeting monthly for nine years. We are not a debate group. Each month we discuss timely, cultural subjects in a civil atmosphere with respect for others and their opinions.

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The Gay Bar in American History

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Thu, Jun 22 2017 - 6:00pm

Nancy Unger, Professor of History, Santa Clara University Read more »

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How to Revive and Revitalize Your Life After Retirement

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Wed, Jun 21 2017 - 5:15pm

Gloria Dunn-Violin, Author, Workshop Leader, Motivational Speaker Read more »

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LGBT Activist Cleve Jones: When We Rise

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Tue, Jun 20 2017 - 6:00pm

Cleve Jones, American Human Rights Activist; Lecturer; Organizer, UNITE HERE; Author, When We RiseStitching a Revolution 
Mark Leno, Former California State Senator—Moderator Read more »

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Mon, Jun 19 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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Socrates Café

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Mon, Jun 19 2017 - 6:30pm
On 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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Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening

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Mon, Jun 19 2017 - 6:00pm

Manal al-Sharif, B.S., Computer Science; Women's Rights Activist
Banafsheh Keynoush, Ph.D., International Law and Diplomacy—Moderator

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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