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The Women of Israel: A Remarkable Diversity

Fri, Aug 27 2010 - 12:00pm

The Women of Israel: A Remarkable Diversity

Donna Rosenthal, Author; Journalist; Television Producer
Rita Semel, Vice Chairwoman, SF Interfaith Council - Moderator

Rosenthal will describe the ethnic, religious and cultural diversity of Israeli women – Christians, Jews, Muslims, Druze – who range from the radically modern to staunchly traditional. Some work in high tech, the government or the military, while others practice polygamous marriages, march in gay pride parades, or support the religious fervor of their husbands. Read more »

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Somali Women Promote Peace and Political Participation Amid Armed Conflict

Fri, Aug 27 2010 - 12:00pm

Somali Women Promote Peace and Political Participation Amid Armed Conflict

This program is cancelled

Asha Hagi, Co-founder and Chairperson, Save Somali Women and Children

Despite the suffering and marginalization experienced in a patriarchal, patrilineal society, some Somali women have challenged the cultural paradigms. Read more »

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Kate Kendell: National Center for Lesbian Rights

Thu, Aug 26 2010 - 6:00pm

Kate Kendell

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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Scenes from "Becoming Julia Morgan"

Thu, Aug 26 2010 - 6:00pm

Scenes from “Becoming Julia Morgan”

Belinda Taylor, Playwright
Sabrina Klein, Producer

Julia Morgan has been described as California's most famous architect and the United States' most famous woman architect. An elusive and fascinating personality, she pursued ambitious career goals when architecture was exclusively a man’s profession. Scenes from the award-winning "Becoming Julia Morgan" will be performed by actors and narrated with commentary, by playwright Belinda Taylor. Read more »

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The Status of Women in Technology: the Ongoing Challenges of Retention and Advancement

Wed, Aug 25 2010 - 6:00pm

The Status of Women in Technology: The Ongoing Challenges of Retention and Advancement

Caroline Simard, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Executive Programs, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

While the ascent of women has been a reality in many spheres of society, change has been uncharacteristically slow in the realm of high technology. Yet technology is omnipresent in our lives and a major driver of economic growth. Read more »

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Stop Stressing About Stress

Tue, Aug 24 2010 - 12:00pm

Stop Stressing About Stress

Carol Scott, M.D., MS-Ed, FACEP; ER Physician; Corporate Coach; Author, Optimal Stress: Living in Your Best Stress Zone

The economy, relationships, job issues, kids, technology - everyone is stressed about something. While there isn’t a silver bullet to eliminate stress from your life, you can’t afford the cost of letting stress sabotage your energy, health or work performance. Learn how embracing  positive or “optimal” stress  can help you be more productive. Read more »

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Jackie Speier: What Is a Woman Worth?

Tue, Aug 24 2010 - 6:00pm

What Is a Woman Worth?

Jackie Speier, Member of Congress, (D-CA)
Jan Yanehiro, Director of Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University; Broadcast Journalist - Moderator

With more than 20 years in national, state and local political work, Speier has set precedents for women and what they are worth in creating state and national politics and policies. Read more »

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Beyond Resilience: The Confidence Factor!

Mon, Aug 23 2010 - 12:00pm

Beyond Resilience: The Confidence Factor

Karen Walker-Tunoa, Resiliency Catalyst; Author, Getting Past Go When Life Says Stop

The path to resilience offers joy and satisfaction, but it can be riddled with obstacles and challenges. And yet many, like Walker-Tunoa, would not trade the experience. She will share her own personal journey, as well as "ascension" stories from personal interviews with other extraordinary women. Read more »

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Remembering Afghan Women

Mon, Aug 23 2010 - 6:00pm

Remembering Afghan Women

Katherine Brown, Truman National Security Project Fellow; Former Communications and Public Events Advisor, U.S. Embassy Kabul; NGO Worker; Former White House Staffer
Olga Oliker, Senior International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation

Following the overthrow of the misogynistic Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the situation for women seemed to enter a promising era. A Ministry of Women was established, and a new constitution guaranteed women 25 percent representation in the legislature. Read more »

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Midori in Conversation with Ruth Felt

Fri, Aug 20 2010 - 12:00pm

Midori in Conversation with Ruth Felt

Midori, Violinist
Ruth Felt, President, San Francisco Performances

Renowned violinist Midori has captured the world’s heart with her brilliant performances. Her repertory and career has established a record of achievement that sets her apart as a master musician, an innovator and a champion of the developmental potential of children. Read more »

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