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A Thousand Sisters

Thu, Aug 12 2010 - 6:00pm

A Thousand Sisters

Lisa Shannon, Author; Journalist

How can a single moment change your life and the lives of others? With grace and integrity, Shannon shares her transformation from lapsed idealist to leader of the first national grassroots effort for Congolese women. Anchored by human bonds that terror cannot touch, Shannon explores the world's deadliest war through the harrowing but hopeful stories of the women she has helped and the relationships she has formed. Read more »

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Kate Kendell, National Center for Lesbian Rights

Thu, Aug 5 2010 - 6:00pm

Kate Kendell

Now occurring on August 26

Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)

The NCLR’s precedent-setting case victories have literally re-written the law, changing the legal landscape for LGBT individuals and families. Kendall stands at center stage in our nation’s discussion of civil rights and social justice. Topics explored will include the role of women in securing economic parity, marriage equality and parenting rights. Read more »

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A Life in Science

Wed, Aug 4 2010 - 6:00pm

A Life in Science: Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn in conversation with UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann

Elizabeth H. Read more »

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Yves Saint Laurent: Creating Power in Style for the Modern Woman

Wed, Aug 4 2010 - 6:00pm

Yves Saint Laurent: Creating Power in Style for the Modern Woman

Julia Geist, Docent Lecturer, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

In the 1960s, master couturier and fashion pioneer Saint Laurent radically changed the way women dressed. His pantsuits and tuxedos – traditional symbols of male power – conveyed elegance and chic. This illustrated lecture is a retrospective of his imaginative and sexy designs through 40 years.

MLF: International Relations
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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The Origins of the Education of Women

Mon, Aug 2 2010 - 6:00pm

The Origins of the Education of Women

Patricia Lundberg, Professor Emerita of English Language and Literature and Women’s Studies, Indiana University Northwest

Monday Night Philosophy peers back in history, where not that many men were educated, and almost no women. How was that stifling cultural ideal challenged and changed, so that the ascent of woman could get started? Read more »

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Why Muslim Women Must Re-Interpret the Quran

Mon, Jul 19 2010 - 12:00pm

Why Muslim Women Must Re-interpret the Quran

Nimat Hafez Barazangi, Ph.D., Islamic and Arabic Studies, Cornell University; Author, Woman's Identity and the Quran
Laura Sydell, Correspondent, National Public Radio - Moderator

Barazangi posits that it’s time for Muslim women to have a peaceful, silent revolution, firmly grounded in the Quran. Barazangi is a researcher for feminist, gender and sexuality studies at Cornell and has worked to improve attitudes and conditions for women in Islam. Read more »

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How to Rein in Medical Costs, Right Now

Mon, Jul 12 2010 - 6:00pm

How to Rein in Medical Costs, Right Now

George Lundberg, Editor-at-Large, MedPage Today; Editor-in-Chief, Cancer Commons

Monday Night Philosophy explores the ideas underlying the American health-care system, whose costs, compared to all other countries’, are out of control. Many people argue that our quality and safety of care and clinical outcomes do not justify these costs. Read more »

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How to Find the Right Work During Challenging Times: Life and Work After 40

Wed, Jul 7 2010 - 5:15pm

How to Find the Right Work During Challenging Times: A New Approach to Life and Work After 40

Craig Nathanson, Author; Vocational Coach

Join author and speaker Nathanson as he leads you through a step-by-step process to discover the work that you are passionate about – right away. In this inspirational, interactive talk, Nathanson will guide you in identifying the perfect occupation and how to obtain it, as well as what to steer clear of. Learn how to find the job for you and celebrate it. Read more »

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Just Enough: Lessons in Living Green from Traditional Japan

Tue, Jun 29 2010 - 6:00pm

Just Enough: Lessons in Living Green from Traditional Japan

Azby Brown, Author; Architect; Professor; Director, KIT Future Design Institute, Tokyo

A glimpse into Japan’s past teaches that “just enough” may be the key to going green. Brown takes us behind the scenes, revealing the complex and ingenious techniques that put Japanese traditional life in harmony with nature. Around 200 years ago, during the Edo period, the Japanese confronted the same issues that society faces now – energy, water, materials, food and population. Read more »

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How to Breathe Easier in California

Wed, Jun 23 2010 - 12:00pm

How to Breathe Easier in California

This program is cancelled

Charles D. Connor, National President and CEO, American Lung Association

For more than 100 years, the American Lung Association has been fighting for healthy air and healthy lungs. Today, that fight is more important than ever, as air pollution, tobacco smoke and airborne diseases like H1N1 flu continue to attack our lungs and threaten our health. Read more »

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