Please join us and other arts enthusiasts for a discussion of programming ideas for the coming year. The Arts Member-Led Forum oversees Club programs in the fine arts, theater, dance, and music and hosts Club exhibitions.
MLF: The Arts Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30-7 p.m. planning meeting Cost: FREE Program Organizer: Lynn Curtis
Suzanne Braun Levine: Reinventing Love, Intimacy, and Sex After Fifty
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Author, HOW WE LOVE NOW: Sex and the New Intimacy in Second Adulthood
No generation before ours has had the prospect of looking ahead to a second adulthood as long as the first. So the question "What Will I Do With the Rest Of My Life?" leaves us elated – and dazed and confused. We know that there must be love, but what does love mean now? Read more »
Coffee Story Ethiopia: A Food Crop. A Nation. Its New Future.
Majka Burhardt, Author, Coffee Story: Ethiopia; Climber; Guide
Ethiopia is fighting to shed its history and public image of drought, famine and war by embracing the heritage and potential of its defining crop: coffee, one of the world’s 10 most-valued commodities. Read more »
Humanities West Book Discussion- Ming China 1368-1649: A Concise History of a Resilient Empire
Come chat with fellow Humanities lovers about John Dardess’ engaging exploration of how the Ming dynasty was able to endure for 276 years. Focusing on the dynasty’s foreign relations, the lives of its 16 emperors, its system of governance, the literati who served it, and the mass outlawry that allowed the Manchu invasions to succeed, Dardess presents a fascinating study. Lynn Harris will moderate the discussion. Read more »
Who's in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain
Michael Gazzaniga, Professor of Psychology and Director of the SAGE Center for the Study of Mind, UC Santa Barbara
Known as the "father of cognitive neuroscience," Gazzaniga makes a powerful argument for free will. The question of free will versus determinism continues to vex scientists, psychologists and philosophers, but the biological evidence is not as stridently deterministic as it is often presented. Dr. Read more »