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Spin It Green: The Story of Marissa Muller

Thu, Aug 19 2010 - 6:00pm

Spin It Green: The Story of Marissa Muller

Marissa Muller, Solar-Powered Bicycle Pioneer

After graduating from business school in Spain, Muller returned home to California and worked with her family in building her vision: a solar powered electric bike. During her 1,000-mile solo adventure on the roads of California, she visited 14 high schools, offering a seminar on solar and electric vehicles, and sparking a dialogue with the students to start brainstorming ways to combat our energy and environmental challenges. Read more »

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The Importance of Vitamin D for Optimal Health

Wed, Aug 18 2010 - 6:00pm

The Importance of Vitamin D for Optimal Health

Carole Baggerly, Director, GrassrootsHealth.net 

Vitamin D is the current "miracle" compound. The health benefits of vitamin D include reduced risk of about 20 types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, infectious diseases (including influenza and pneumonia), autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, 75 other types of disease, and improved pregnancy outcomes. Optimal vitamin D intake or production levels are about 10 times the current recommended values. Read more »

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Beyond Dualities: Power and Love for Women and Men

Tue, Aug 17 2010 - 6:00pm

Beyond Dualities: Power and Love for Women and Men

Miki Kashtan, Co-founder, BayNVC

Despite impressive gains won through decades of feminist activism, many women are still either serving in traditional supportive roles or asked to forego care and love and adapt to a harsh, competitive, and impersonal work-world. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) offers the premise that women and men share the same human needs and can therefore connect and work together effectively. Read more »

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Women Changing the Way We Eat

Mon, Aug 16 2010 - 6:00pm

Women Changing the Way We Eat

Temra Costa, Author, Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat
Nina Simons, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Bioneers, Collective Heritage Institution
Jesse Ziff Cool, Restaurateur; Cookbook Author, Simply Organic
Kira Gould, Co-author, Women in Green; Director of Communication, William McDonough & Partners - Moderator

Women (including First Lady Michelle Obama) are using their unique leadership skills to play a critical role in the Read more »

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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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