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What Is the Arts Mainstream?

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Fri, Aug 8 2014 - 12:00pm

Brad Erickson, Playwright; Executive Director, Theatre Bay Area
Ed Decker, Founding Artistic Director, New Conservatory
Jewelle Gomez, Author; Poet; Activist
Lenore Chinn, Painter; Board Member, Queer Cultural Center Read more »

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Ambassador James Hormel: How the LGBTQ Movement Has Evolved In a Lifetime

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Mon, Aug 4 2014 - 6:00pm

James C. Hormel, Former U.S. Ambassador, Luxembourg; Author; Philanthropist; Political Activist
In conversation with Dr. Sandra Hernández, President and CEO, California HealthCare Foundation
Introduction by John Boland, President and CEO, KQED San Francisco Read more »

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Hollywood and the LGBT Journey

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Mon, Aug 4 2014 - 12:00pm

Donna Sachet, Media Personality; Actor; Community Activist
Jan Wahl, Film Critic, KRON 4

Donna Sachet has been a San Francisco performer and icon for decades, from being elected Empress of San Francisco to serving as Grand Marshal for the SF Pride parade. In 2009, Sachet became the first drag performer to sing the national anthem at a Major League Baseball game. Donna Sachet and film critic Jan Wahl "dish-cuss" the LGBT journey in Hollywood, past and present.

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Maddalena Bearzi: Dolphin Confidential - Confessions of a Field Biologist

Wed, Aug 29 2012 - 6:00pm

Maddalena Bearzi: Dolphin Confidential – Confessions of a Field Biologist

Ph.D., President, Ocean Conservation Society

Ever fantasized about the unique thrill of working among charismatic and clever dolphins in the wild? Come hear renowned scientist Bearzi talk about her experiences at sea, tracing her own evolution as a woman and as a scientist from her earliest travails to her transformation into an advocate for conservation and dolphin protection. Read more »

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How Volunteering Can Lead to a Dream Job

Mon, Aug 27 2012 - 6:00pm

How Volunteering Can Lead to a Dream Job

Wylie Greig, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), India; Retired Head, Global Research RREEF, Division of Deutsche Bank; Chair, One World Children’s Fund Board
Janet Greig, RPCV/India; Retired Agent and Field Executive, State Farm Insurance; Board Member, One World Children’s Fund
Christopher Greig, Volunteer, Stanford's Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc.; Specialty Account Manager, Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals
Libby DeMeo Read more »

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How Do You Do That? In conversation with David Perry

Thu, Aug 23 2012 - 6:00pm

How Do You Do That? In Conversation with David Perry

David Perry, CEO David Perry & Associates

Perry has been entrusted to manage public, media and community relations for signature events on behalf of the City and County of San Francisco, ranging from the 2008 Olympic Torch Relay to the 2011 Fleet Week to the upcoming 2013 America's Cup Race. How does he juggle thousands of moving parts to consistently deliver consistently excellent results, and how can you, too, get a job traveling the world and meeting fascinating people? Read more »

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Marty Nemko Discussion Series: When Should and Shouldn't You Follow Your Passion

Thu, Aug 23 2012 - 6:00pm

When Should and Shouldn't You Follow Your Passion

Marty Nemko, Career Coach; Author; Former Columnist; Radio Host

It's almost a mantra: "Do what you love and the money will follow." Alas, too many people do what they love – and starve. How do you decide what's right for you? Join Nemko for an in-depth discussion. Nemko was named "The Bay Area's Best Career Coach" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian and "Job Coach Extraordinaire" by U.S. News. Read more »

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Inclusive Diversity and Talent Management

Wed, Aug 22 2012 - 6:00pm

Inclusive Diversity and Talent Management

This program is cancelled

Johanna Steans, Senior Program Manager for Diversity & Inclusion, Esurance
Marcella Kutek, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Kaiser Permanente
Erby Foster, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, The Clorox Company
Antoine Andrews, Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Gap Inc.

Inclusive diversity and talent management are critical to long-term business suc Read more »

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I Must Resist: Updating Bayard Rustin's Dream of Work for All

Tue, Aug 21 2012 - 6:00pm

I Must Resist - Updating Bayard Rustin's Dream of Work for All

Michael Long, Author
Andrea Shorter, CEO, Atlas Strategies

The March on Washington was largely about jobs and equality. And gay activist Rustin was a driving organizer behind the march at the culmination of which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech. The community organizing legacies of Rustin and King continue today. Read more »

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Marc Freedman: Baby Boomers Defer Retirement for 'Encore Careers'

Tue, Aug 21 2012 - 5:15pm

Baby Boomers Defer Retirement for "Encore Careers"

Marc Freedman, Author, The Big Shift; CEO, Civic Ventures

Remember “the golden years”? The time of life when you shed your job and the shackles of time schedules for the free-flying freedom of retirement? How quaint. These days, more and more Americans are nixing the notion of retirement in their 50s, 60s or even 70s. One of them is Freedman of Berkeley, whose latest book, The Big Shift, paints a bold picture of the new paradigm. Read more »

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