Standing less than five feet tall and weighing less than 100 pounds, Fukuda is one of only four Judo practitioners in the world (and the only woman) to currently hold 10th Dan, Judo’s highest degree black belt; she is also 99 years old and still teaches in San Francisco. She is the last surviving student of Dr. Kano, the founder of Judo. With excerpts from director Yuriko Gamo Romer's documentary, Mrs.Read more »
Nancy Novack, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist; Founder, Nancy’s List
Novack offered the Bay Area community an opportunity to serve and support the many who are living with cancer, and those who love and care for them. The mission of Nancy’s List is, “No one will ever go through cancer alone.” For children, Novak designs events and adventures for the youngsters to enjoy memorable experiences with family and friends. The children make healing connections, find strength, community, and courage. Read more »
The Future of Tradition: Weavers of Oaxaca, Mexico Connect Their Future with Their Past
Federico Chavez Sosa, Master Weaver in the Zapotec tradition Eric Chavez Santiago, Coordinator of the Education Department, Textile Museum of Oaxaca Janet Chavez Santiago, Coordinator of Education, San Pablo Center for Academics and Culture, Oaxaca.
The Chavez Santiago family of the famed weaving village of Teotitlan de Valle presents its story of this ancient art form, a family, a culture and preserving a way of life Read more »
Humanities West Book Discussion: The Last Days of Pompeii, by Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton
Join us to discuss the classic Victorian tale of the last days of Pompeii. Poets, flower-girls, gladiators and tribunes fill the Baron's tale of the lives, loves and tragic fate of Roman citizens living in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. The discussion will be led by Lynn Harris.
MLF: Humanities LocatIon: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m.
In the 17th century, Rome was revitalized by the Pope displaying the wealth of the resurgent counter-reformation Church. Bernini's immense talents as an architect, painter and sculptor helped define the unique visual style of the Baroque Age. Come hear Capece speak about her love affair with the art of the Eternal City.
The Tiger's Wife uses fables, allegories and events borrowed from headlines to illustrate the complexities of Balkan history while unearthing patterns of suspicion, superstition and everyday violence that pervade the region even in times of peace. Read more »
Akiva Tor, Consul General, Israel, Pacific North West Region John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
The deep instability in today's Middle East beckons a revisiting of previous strategic assumptions. With the rise of political Islam in North Africa, Turkey, Egypt, Gaza and elsewhere, can Israel safely meet the Palestinian conditions for peace? How should Israel face the challenge of the Arab Awakening and seek opportunity amidst deepening isolation? Read more »
Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco; Founder and Executive Director, Akili Dada
As the world discovers the value of investing in adolescent girls, how can we ensure that interventions achieve maximum impact? Drawing from its award-winning model, Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Akili Dada's founder and director, will share lessons on making sustainable and scalable investments in the lives of vulnerable girls in Africa.