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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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!
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. Read more »