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  • Ferguson, The Bay Area and Beyond: A Conversation About Race and Justice (10/20/2014)

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    Brittany Ferrell, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Millennial Activists United

    Tef Poe, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Hands Up United; Hip Hop Artist

    Torey Russell, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Hands Up United

    Alexis Templeton, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Millennial Activists United

    Phil Agnew, Executive Director, Dream Defenders

    Michelle Alexander, Civil Rights Attorney; Social Justice Advocate; Author, The New Jim Crow

    John Burris, Civil Rights Attorney

    Jari “Sojari” Bradley, Slam Poetry Performer

    Michael McBride, Lead Pastor, The Way Christian Center, Berkeley CA; Director of Urban Strategies, PICO National Network

    Van Jones, Host, “Crossfire”; Former Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, White House Council on Environmental Quality

    On Saturday, August 9, unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, Missouri. The killing inspired protests, outrage and organizational efforts from communities across the country. It has also prompted a national dialogue over such issues as the systemic criminalization of young black men, racial power disparities and how the American justice system can best protect the civil rights of all.

    This event will bring together friends and neighbors of Michael Brown, civic organizers and activists, legal experts and national civil rights leaders, all with on-the-ground experience. Hear their views of what happened in Ferguson, its legal and social ramifications, and their thoughts on how non-violent civic engagement can help address these institutional challenges.

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    • Cédric Villani: The Living Art of Mathematics - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

      • 21 hours ago
      • 37 views
      Cédric Villani, Mathematician; Author, Birth of a Theorem
      In conversation with David Eisenbud, Director, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

      In 2010, French mathematician Cédric Villani recei...
    • David Gergen with Dan Ashley: A Rational Look at Irrational Politics - Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes.

      • 21 hours ago
      • 30 views
      David Gergen, CNN Senior Political Analyst; Professor and Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government
      Dan Ashley, News Anchor, ABC7; Member, Commonw...
    • Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social (7/27/15) - Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes.

      • 21 hours ago
      • 23 views
      Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; “Token Conservative” Blogger, SFGate.com; Twitter @debrajsaunders
      Daniel Borenstein, Columnist and Editorial Writer, Contra Costa Times, Oakla...
    • Eric Metaxas: Do you Believe in Miracles? - Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes.

      • 21 hours ago
      • 32 views
      Eric Metaxas, Lecturer, King’s College; Author, Bonhoeffer and Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life

      In conversation with Scot Sherman, Executive Director, Ne...
    • A Debate on Treating Mental Illness: Should We Bring Back Asylums? - - Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes.

      • 3 days ago
      • 101 views
      Dominic Sisti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics/Health Policy and Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania; Principal Author, “Improving Long-term Psychiatric Care: Bring Back the Asylum,...
    • Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social (4/13/15) - Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 96 views
      Melissa Griffin Caen, Contributor, CBS SF (“Mornings with Melissa”) and San Francisco Magazine; Attorney; Twitter @melgriffincaen

      Mollie Reilly, Deputy Politics Editor, The Huffington Post; Twitt...
    • Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social (7/13/15) - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 136 views
      Melissa Griffin Caen, Contributor, CBS SF (“Mornings with Melissa”) and San Francisco Magazine; Attorney; Twitter @melissacaen1

      C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @cwnevius

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    • The Modern Professional's Toolkit: A Night of Skill Building - Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 108 views
      What are the essential skills employees need to thrive in the 21st century? Join INFORUM as big data gurus, online community managers and experts from a variety of other fields teach the skills tha...
    • Kiva Co-Founder Jessica Jackley: Entrepreneurship that Can Change the World - Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 78 views
      Jessica Jackley, Co-founder, Kiva; Author, Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least

      Sally Osberg, President and CEO, Skoll Foundation - Moderator

      Th...
    • Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to Raise an Adult - Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 356 views
      reshmen and Undergraduate Advising, Stanford University; Author, How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
      Joe Tuman, Professor of Legal and Polit...
    • Fund Federal Transportation Investment Now - Duration: 58 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 52 views
      Welcome remarks by:
      Hon. Norman Mineta, US Secretary of Transportation (ret)

      Keynote address by:
      Hon. Jim Beall, California State Senator (D)

      Panelists:
      Asha Agrawal, Director, Mineta Transportat...
    • Design Think Your Life - Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 245 views
      Bernard Roth, Professor of Engineering; Author

      Sarah Stein Greenberg, Executive Director, d.school, Stanford University

      How can you apply the power of design thinking to achieve your goals that y...
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