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Past event

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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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 »

Past event

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 »

Past event

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 »

Past event

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 »

Past event

Ramit Sethi: Building a Bulletproof Personal Finance System

Mon, Aug 24 2009 - 6:00pm

The Psychology of Building a Bulletproof Personal Finance System

Ramit Sethi, Author, I Will Teach You to Be Rich
Cathy Curtis, CFP, Curtis Financial Planning

Personal finance has traditionally been about “no”: No, you can’t buy that latte. No, forget those jeans. Read more »

Upcoming event

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

Image - From Ignorance to Acceptance: How the LGBT Movement Has Evolved in a Lif
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 »

Past event

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 »

Past event

Marty Nemko Discussion Series: Getting Promoted (Or at Least Not Laid Off)

Thu, Aug 16 2012 - 6:00pm

Getting Promoted (or at Least Not Laid Off)

Marty Nemko, Career Coach; Author; Former Columnist; Radio Host Read more »

Past event

Olivia Fox Cabane: Charisma and Leadership -What If Charisma Could Be Taught?

Thu, Aug 2 2012 - 6:00pm

Olivia Fox Cabane: Charisma and Leadership - What If Charisma Could Be Taught?

Olivia Fox Cabane, Chief Charisma Coach, Spitfire; Author, The Charisma Myth

Most of us assume that charisma is something you're either born with, or not. But science is proving otherwise. What makes people charismatic, and which aspects of charisma can indeed be learned? This talk will present the highlights of a few compelling studies, as well as practical tools for everyday application. Read more »

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