Upcoming Events: Inforum

Thu 5/25

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This event is Sold Out

Tartine: All Day, Every Day

Date: Thu, May 25, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Chat with Tartine chef

Elisabeth Prueitt, Co-founder, Tartine Bakery, Co-founder, Tartine Manufactory, Co-founder, Coffee Manufactory; James Beard Award Winner for Best Pastry Chef; Author, Tartine All Day
Gabriela Cámara, Executive Chef and Owner, Cala
Kate Sofis, CEO, SFMade—Moderator

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

We all love food, but Elisabeth Prueitt loves food. Whether she’s baking some of Bay Area’s favorite bread at Tartine or launching a new venture, the James Beard Award-winning pastry chef always brings the best to the table. Her Tartine Manufactory was recently short-listed for a 2017 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant (although we hear Prueitt is most excited about the soft-serve ice cream machines).

Join Prueitt in conversation with other trailblazers in the Bay Area culinary world—such as Gabriela Cámara, owner and executive chef of ten restaurants (including the local Cala)—as they discuss effecting social change through food, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Prueitt’s latest cookbook, Tartine All Day, makes her popular food and recipes accessible to the broader community, with a hands-on approach not always seen in a gadget-driven worldCome be inspired to cook, eat, and do better with Elisabeth Prueitt and friends.

Premium tickets (limited availability) include a preprogram reception from 5:30–6:30 p.m. with special treats from Tartine and a brief appearance by chef Elisabeth Prueitt. Premium ticket holders will also receive a copy of Tartine All Day.

Wed 6/14

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Take a Wild Uber Ride with Adam Lashinsky

Date: Wed, June 14, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Uber in an on-demand economy

Adam Lashinsky, Journalist, Fortune; Author, Inside AppleWild Ride: Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination
Kara Swisher, Executive Editor, Recode; Host, Recode Decode Podcast; Co-Executive Producer, Code Conference—Moderator

Uber makes complimentary and controversial headlines every day. Since its 2009 launch, it’s been influencing the minds and phones of millions worldwide. But what do we really know about Uber, and, more importantly, what lies ahead?

In the last eight years as a leader in the on-demand economy, Uber has battled lawmakers and competitors in emerging markets, facing protests and riots in cities from Paris to Mumbai; it has hustled to build the first self-driving car while also responding to major employee allegations. CEO Travis Kalanick is known as a ruthless businessman, appearing in the news almost as often as the Silicon Valley giant he runs. With competition from the likes of Google and Lyft, the company is valued at billions—and now there’s talk of an initial public offering (IPO). Uber continues to rise in value and global impact even while questions around finances, leadership, valuation and the future continue to arise. The question remains: What else should the public know?

Join Adam Lashinsky, journalist and best-selling author of Inside Apple, for a conversation about his new book, Wild Ride: Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination. Lashinsky will dive deep into the Uber universe, discussing what’s on the horizon for the company the world can’t stop talking about.

Tue 7/11

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How to Fall in Love with Anyone

Date: Tue, July 11, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
On falling in love and sustaining relationships

Mandy Len Catron, Author, How to Fall In Love with Anyone; Professor of English and Creative Writing, the University of British Columbia; Editor, The Love Story Project
Moira Weigel, Author, Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating; Editor, Logic; Ph.D. Candidate, Yale University—Moderator

Remember Mandy Len Catron’s viral New York Times Modern Love column: “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This”? In the column, she and an acquaintance followed a less than scientific version of a psychology study comprised of answering 36 increasingly personal questions. The experiment ended with the two staring silently into each other’s eyes for four minutes. Mandy and her partner went on to actually fall in love. After reading her column, millions of people became invested in the future of her relationship. Now, in her new book, How to Fall in Love with Anyone, Catron explores the romantic myths we create and talks frankly about how they limit our ability to achieve and sustain intimacy.

Whether you’re dating and dubious about love or deep in a relationship, Catron’s mix of history, science, theory and personal experience will make you question the unwritten scripts we follow in love and relationships. Catron will be in conversation with Moira Weigel, author of Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating, a fellow academic and writer entranced by the complexity of love.

Originally from Appalachian Virginia, Catron is a writer living and working in Vancouver, British Columbia. She writes about love at The Love Story Project. She also teaches English and creative writing at the University of British Columbia.

Tue 7/18

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For-Profit Punishment? The Private Prison Question

Date: Tue, July 18, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Reporting on criminal justice reform

Shane Bauer, Senior Reporter, Mother Jones; Co-Author, A Sliver of Light
Alysia Santo, Staff Reporter, the Marshall Project
Mina Kim, News Anchor and Friday's "Forum" Host, KQED—Moderator
Additional Panelists TBA

In 2016, the Obama administration declared that the federal government would begin phasing out the use of private, for-profit prisons in the justice system. This move came in response to a Justice Department report that showed private prisons did not save money and were less safe than public facilities. In early 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded this decision. Today, the debate continues: Should the American criminal justice system include private, for-profit entities? Or should the prison system at the state and federal levels be run by the government?

Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer, who reported on his four-month stint as a private prison guard, will join us for this discussion. We will also hear from Alysia Santo, a staff reporter at the Marshall Project, a nonprofit outlet that features journalism on criminal justice reform. Santo recently exposed the deadly conditions on board a private prisoner transportation van. Join us for a conversation about the state of the American criminal justice system and private prisons.