Women’s Identity and Rethinking the HadithDate: Mon, December 14, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Uncovering unjust practices
Nimat Hafez Barazangi, Visiting Fellow, Cornell University
Barazangi will discuss her work in Muslim and Arab women's education, identity development and belief studies as well as feminist and gender issues. She will sign her newest book, Woman’s Identity and Rethinking the Hadith. She describes this book as a first step in a comprehensive attempt to contrast Hadith with the Qur'an to uncover unjust practices concerning women and gender issues.
Week to Week Political Roundtable and Holiday Social 12/14/15Date: Mon, December 14, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Our special year-end political wrap-up!
Melissa Caen, Contributor, CBS SF (“Mornings with Melissa”); Attorney; Twitter @melissacaen1
Additional Panelists TBA
It's our annual holiday special social hour followed by a special year-end edition of our popular Week to Week political roundtable. We'll discuss the biggest (and some of the oddest) political news of the day with intelligence and wit, and you'll get to meet other interested and interesting people.
San Francisco Architecture Walking TourDate: Tue, December 15, 2015
Time: 1:45 PM
A neighborhood adventure with Rick Evans
Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot!
Dr. Chris Field: The Stephen Schneider AwardDate: Tue, December 15, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Chris Field, Director, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science
The award is underwritten by Tom R. Burns, Nora Machado, and Michael Haas.
Climate One at The Commonwealth Club will award Dr. Chris Field the fifth annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication. Dr. Field is director of the Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University’s Carnegie Institution for Science. The $15,000 award is given to a natural or social scientist who has made extraordinary scientific contributions and communicated that knowledge to a broad public in a clear and compelling fashion. The award was established in honor of Stephen Henry Schneider, one of the founding fathers of climatology, who died in 2010.
Values that Guide Healthcare DecisionsDate: Mon, January 11, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM
A critical component of end-of-life choices
Mileva Saulo Lewis, Ed.D., RN, Associate Professor, Samuel Merritt University; Vice President, The Center for Medical Ethics and Mediation
The values that guide our medical treatment decisions become increasingly important when we face the sudden onset of a stroke or heart attack and become even more critical when we cannot speak for ourselves after serious trauma from a car accident or fall. Dr. Lewis' presentation draws on a values history approach developed at The Center for Medical Ethics and Mediation in San Diego, which examines the decision-making process and quality-of-life factors. It provides a way to shape and share health-care decisions with family and health-care providers, and to review or revise them as your health changes. It is a critical component of end-of-life choices.