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Shakespeare LGBT: The Bard and Gay and Transgender Roles

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Thu, Aug 14 2014 - 6:00pm

Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director, California Shakespeare Company
Representative, San Francisco Shakespeare Company
Additional Panelists TBA

How have California’s long-established theater companies encountered, engaged and presented LGBT themes in Shakespeare – from cross-dressing to gender confusion to openly gay love – including one company led by an openly gay man who was recently married in a high-level ceremony? Live performances of classic scenes from Shakespeare will be presented.

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Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants: Authentic LGBT Marketing Success

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Fri, Aug 15 2014 - 12:00pm

Steve Pinetti, Senior Vice President, Inspiration & Creativity, Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group Read more »

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San Francisco Neighborhood Newspapers: Creating Healthy and Informed Environments and Neighborhoods

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Mon, Sep 22 2014 - 6:00pm

Juan Gonzales, Founder and Editor, El Tecolote
Paul Kozakiewicz, Publisher, Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon
Willie Ratcliff, Publisher, San Francisco Bay View
Glenn Gullmes, Publisher, West Portal Monthly – Moderator Read more »

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Harnessing the Power of the LGBT Marketplace and Social Capital to Drive Positive Social Change

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Thu, Aug 28 2014 - 6:00pm

Kevin Jones, Founder, Good Capital; Co-founder and Convener, SOCAP
Danielle Kinzaire-Sutton, M.D., Community Organizer; Principal Consultant, Notus-S.G.
Marc J. Lane, JD, Author, Social Enterprise: Empowering Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs; Chairman, Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
Charles Sutton, CEO, Bronzeville Urban Development
Marc Loveless, Executive Director, Coalition for Justice and Respect Read more »

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Marriage, the Movement and More: A Political and Legal Understanding of What LGBT Families Are Facing

Mon, Aug 25 2014 - 6:00pm

Deb Kinney, Partner, Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP
Juan Barajas, Development Director, Freedom to Marry
Deb Wald, Founder & Senior Partner, The Wald Law Group Read more »

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Up the Ladder: Women Pursuing Careers in Science and Technology

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Mon, Nov 17 2014 - 6:00pm

Hilary K. Seligman, M.D., MAS, Associate Professor in Residence, Departments of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF
Diane Wara, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF
Eva Cole, Student, Holy Names High School, Oakland; Alumna, Girls Who Code
Sara Seims, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Population and Reproductive Health Program, Packard Foundation – Moderator Read more »

Past event

Make Peace with Yourself: The Power of Self-Compassion

Mike Robbins
Thu, Jul 10 2014 - 6:00pm

Mike Robbins, Author, Nothing Changes Until You Do

Your relationship with yourself can be challenging. Robbins discusses how keeping that relationship healthy, compassionate and empowered can lead to genuine success and fulfillment. He says that the healthier your relationship is with you, the more effective you can be with others and in everything you do. This program is intended to teach people to accept, trust and believe in themselves.

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Heather Burnett Gold: Empowering Communities with Gigabits to the Home

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Thu, Sep 25 2014 - 6:00pm

Heather Burnett Gold, President, Fiber to the Home Council North America Read more »

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The Big Book of In-Your-Face Gay Etiquette

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Thu, Aug 21 2014 - 6:00pm

Daniel Curzon, Author; Social, Cultural and Environmental Holiness Critic

Join in Curzon’s tales from Halfway to the Stars in which the cable car driver says what you secretly agree with but are afraid to say out loud. Add in a mix of hilarious and informative guidelines for "proper gay behavior" in The Big Book of In-Your-Face Gay Etiquette. Better yet, bring your ideas and interpretations of your favorite Curzon books, poems and fiction. Toss together local fun, etiquette and taboo for an unforgettable evening!

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Discussion of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

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Mon, Aug 4 2014 - 5:30pm

We've all probably read this one, but it is well worth revisiting. Everybody is happy in the Year of Ford 632 – the Alphas, the Betas, Gammas and Deltas – even the Epsilon semi-morons (someone has to take out the garbage). So many of life's troubles have been eliminated. Of course, if you are a slightly deformed Alpha who thinks too much, or a young man wrenched from the Savage Reservation of New Mexico (where life is nasty, brutish and real), you may have problems.
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