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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 »

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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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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 »

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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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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 »

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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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Swami Beyondananda: Wake Up Laughing, Wise Up Loving

Mon, Aug 1 2011 - 6:00pm

Wake Up Laughing, Wise Up Loving

Swami Beyondananda, Cosmic Comic

Join Swami Beyondananda for a heart opening presentation and find out why noted author Marianne Williamson has called Swami “The Mark Twain of our generation.”  The Swami will also be taking live questions from the audience, so if you have an answerable question, the Swami will have a questionable answer for you. Read more »

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The Philosophy of Yoga in the Bhagavad Gita

Mon, Aug 8 2011 - 6:00pm

The Philosophy of Yoga in the Bhagavad Gita

Monday Night Philosophy dives deep into dharma, as detailed in the divine conversation between Krishna and Arjuna. Hear as they discuss the byways of yogic philosophy, and delight in Krishna’s failure to convince the warrior Arjuna to do battle with his relatives until Krishna realizes he must forego reasoning and rely on the usual divine persuasiveness of overwhelming power.

 

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