THE SHINE THEORY TOUR 2018 
Oct
21
to Nov 4

THE SHINE THEORY TOUR 2018 

This fall, we're coming to a city near you! Join us for the live Call Your Girlfriend Podcast experience as we sip wine, identify scammers, roll our eyes, steel ourselves for the midterms, and so much more. Featuring special guests, tour merch, and IRL-only segments.

Bring your local besties along—and text your long-distance besties from the event. We can't want to see you.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS IN YOUR CITY

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Bay Area Women Activists: From the Ground to the Sky
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Bay Area Women Activists: From the Ground to the Sky

The Women's Building is thrilled to present Bay Area Women Activists: From the Ground to the Sky, our Fall installment of our Women's Speaker Series. 

Our Women Speakers Series highlights dynamic women who have made important contributions to women's human rights, social justice, and gender equality. Launched in March 2017 with Gloria Steinem in conversation with Lateefah Simon, our second event features a panel of Bay Area women Activists. The panel will be moderated by GreenPeace USA Board President, Karen Topakian, arrested at the January inauguration for hanging the RESIST sign on the crane over the White House.

The evening will feature women in the Mission District documenting their dire living conditions, how citizens can get involved in the budget processa city supervisora human rights lawyer, and women aerialists who illuminate the struggles of women through dance. We hope you will come away with new ideas, re-energized about your own activism, and inspired by the many ways women are working to improve our communities around the world.

Our panelists include: 

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Supervisor Malia Cohen for State Board of Equalization
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Supervisor Malia Cohen for State Board of Equalization

Please join me on Friday, October 20th, for a party supporting my campaign for State Board of Equalization (see invitation below). We will be at the home of Carl Hackney at 5645 Bacon Road, in Oakland from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Click here to RSVP and make a contribution online. 

As a Supervisor for San Francisco County, I have fought to put the interests of our communities ahead of the special interests. When I am elected to the Board of Equalization I will fight for increased transparency and good government practices, and will promote access and understanding of our tax system for all Californians.

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16th Annual AI Gala with Gloria Steinem
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

16th Annual AI Gala with Gloria Steinem

On Friday, October 13 at the Asia Initiatives (AI) Gala, the Ban Ki Moon Award for Women’s Empowerment will be presented to Gloria Steinem. Just like AI, Gloria Steinem started her work in India, and has since become a powerful voice for women’s issues internationally. The gala will bring together leaders from the business, academic, and diplomatic communities who are passionate about eradicating poverty and improving social equity around the world. The Gala will include a presentation by AI President, Dr. Geeta Mehta, a live auction, entertainment and gourmet cuisine. 

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Alice Waters + Robert Scheer
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Alice Waters + Robert Scheer

ALICE WATERS + ROBERT SCHEER
In Conversation with Davia Nelson
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:30 pm

Alice Waters is a chef, author, food activist, and the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California. She has promoted local sustainable agriculture for over four decades, and in 1995 she founded The Edible Schoolyard Project, which promotes free school lunches and sustainable food curriculum in public schools. She is a leader in the slow food movement, and was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama in 2015. She is the author of many books, including The Art of Simple Food I & II and The Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea. Her memoir is entitled Coming to My Senses. 

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Chelsea Manning talks with Larissa MacFarquhar
Oct
8
11:00 AM11:00

Chelsea Manning talks with Larissa MacFarquhar

  • Land Rover Theatre at SIR Stage37 508 West 37th Street (map)
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Chelsea Manning is an activist and former U.S. Department of Defense analyst. She is an advocate for L.G.B.T. rights, civil liberties, and transparency, and has written for the Guardian and the Times. Manning, who served seven years in military prison, now speaks about collective survival and resistance under oppressive conditions. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama commuted her thirty-five-year sentence.

Larissa MacFarquhar has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998. Her Profile subjects have included Barack Obama, David Chang, and Aaron Swartz. She is the author of “Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help.” Her writing has appeared in the 2004 and 2009 editions of “The Best American Political Writing” and in the 2008 edition of “The Best American Food Writing.”

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Ava DuVernay talks with Jelani Cobb
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Ava DuVernay talks with Jelani Cobb

  • Land Rover Theatre at SIR Stage37 508 West 37th Street (map)
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Ava DuVernay is a writer, director, and producer. Her most recent film, “13th,” was nominated for the 2017 Academy Award for best documentary feature. Her previous film, “Selma,” was nominated for the 2015 Academy Award for best picture, and DuVernay was nominated for the Golden Globe for best director. Her other film work includes the drama “Middle of Nowhere,” which won an award at Sundance, and the critically acclaimed television series “Queen Sugar.” Her seventh film, “A Wrinkle in Time,” will be released worldwide in March, 2018.

Jelani Cobb has contributed to The New Yorker and newyorker.com since 2012, and became a staff writer in 2015. He writes frequently about race, politics, history, and culture. His most recent book is “The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress.” A professor at the Columbia Journalism School, he won the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize for opinion and analysis journalism, for his columns on race, the police, and injustice.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks with David Remnick
Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks with David Remnick

  • Land Rover Theatre at SIR Stage37 508 West 37th Street (map)
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her novels include “Purple Hibiscus,” which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best first book; “Half of a Yellow Sun,” which won the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction; and “Americanah,” which received the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has also published a story collection, “The Thing Around Your Neck,” parts of which originally ran in The New Yorker. She was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2008, and her work has been translated into more than thirty languages.

David Remnick was named the editor of The New Yorker in 1998. He joined the magazine in 1992, after ten years with the Washington Post, where he was the Moscow bureau chief. He is the author of several books, including “The Bridge,” “King of the World,” and “Lenin’s Tomb,” for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction. Under Remnick’s leadership, The New Yorker has become the country’s most honored magazine, winning forty-one National Magazine Awards and, in a first for a magazine, three Pulitzer Prizes.

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Hillary Clinton Book Tour
Sep
24
to Dec 13

Hillary Clinton Book Tour

GET YOUR TICKETS FOR HILLARY CLINTON LIVE

OCTOBER 9, 2017 DAVIS, CA

OCTOBER 23, 2017 MONTREAL, CANADA

OCTOBER 24, 2017 ANN ARBOR, MI

OCTOBER 30, 2017 CHICAGO, IL

NOVEMBER 1, 2017 NEW YORK, NY

NOVEMBER 9, 2017 MILWAUKEE, WI

NOVEMBER 13, 2017 ATLANTA, GA

NOVEMBER 28, 2017 BOSTON, MA

NOVEMBER 30, 2017 PHILADELPHIA, PA

DECEMBER 11, 2017 SEATTLE, WA

DECEMBER 12, 2017 PORTLAND, OR

DECEMBER 13, 2017 VANCOUVER, CANADA

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Politics, Advocacy and Political Careers for Girls NYC 2017
Sep
16
8:00 AM08:00

Politics, Advocacy and Political Careers for Girls NYC 2017

Politics, Advocacy & Political Careers for Girls begins with a lesson on the structure of the US political system at the federal and state levels. The session then examines the contributions of women political leaders beginning with Jeannette Rankin and moving through to present-day leaders. The advocacy portion of the session defines advocacy, the ways one can effectively advocate and the role of advocacy in political as well as social change. The program concludes with Political Careers for Girls as participants learn about the myriad professional opportunities for women in the political sector. Guest speakers for this portion of the program include a lobbyist, campaign manager, Chief of Staff, political fundraiser, political speech writer, PAC director and field organizer. This program is intended for girls ages 13 to 17. 

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Pussy Riot Founder Nadya Tolokno in Conversation
Sep
15
6:30 AM06:30

Pussy Riot Founder Nadya Tolokno in Conversation

Feminist, political prisoner, mother, activist, artist, radical. Nadya Tolokno is all of these, but she is best known as the founder of Pussy Riot, an all-female protest group intent on drawing attention to human rights violations in Vladimir Putin's Russia and throughout the world.

In August 2012, Nadya was arrested following Pussy Riot's anti-Putin performance known as "Punk Prayer" in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. This protest, along with Nadya's subsequent two years of imprisonment in a labor camp in Siberia, attracted vast international attention, outcry, and support.

Since her release, she has remained a vocal advocate for worldwide social justice, speaking against corruption and injustice through a wide variety of platforms from social media to congressional addresses. Most recently, she produced and starred in three new Pussy Riot music videos that portray the future of the USA under President Trump.

Moving forward after the 2016 election remains a daunting task for many Americans. We find ourselves seeking role models for inspiration to help refuel our resistance efforts, and Nadya Tolokno is certainly one of them. Join us for an evening of conversation and advice on how to triumph in the new political and social landscape.

Meet Nadya Tolokno! For just $30, add a Pre-Show Reception ticket to your order. Meet the artist from 6:00-7:00pm in the intimate CIIS gallery, located at 1453 Mission Street. Attendance very limited.

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VICE Media: Watch & Learn: Trans Youth
Aug
9
7:30 PM19:30

VICE Media: Watch & Learn: Trans Youth

As the debate about which bathroom transgender people should use continues, a more complex question is emerging about how early the medical transition begins for trans kids. Families and doctors are rewriting the rules as they decide when and how to start medical intervention before transgender youth hit puberty. VICE correspondent Gianna Toboni explores this emotionally charged and rapidly evolving issue with trans youth and their parents in the midst of this intense process.

VICE on HBO's Trans Youth hosted by Gianna Toboni

Moderator: Tim Clancy, Executive Producer, VICE on HBO

Panelists: Nicole Bozorgmir, Producer, VICE on HBO and Trans Youth; Hendrik Hinzel, Associate Producer, VICE on HBO and Trans Youth

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Laurie Penny: Bitch Doctrine
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Laurie Penny: Bitch Doctrine

Compiled and displayed as a manifesto for change, the essays here address issues of gender, feminism, and power – all inexorably a part of politics. As the inalienable rights of marginalized peoples are under siege by the rise of conservatism in the western world, Penny lends her voice to the resistance, battling social and political injustice with dark humor and cutting wit. Penny critiques the rise of the alt-right, the US presidential election, women’s gender roles, and tackles questions related to sex work, trigger warnings, rape culture, cyber-bullying, and much more.

Come join us in the rare book room as Laurie Penny launches her new book!

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League of Women Voters of San Francisco
Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

League of Women Voters of San Francisco

  • San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 USA (map)
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Lately it's become abundantly clear that we must all work to protect and defend our democratic process.

You can help make democracy work. To learn how, join the League of Women Voters of San Francisco for an inspiring (and free!) film screening and panel discussion.

The evening will feature a series of short films by We The Voters that help us understand what is happening in our world. The films showcase urgent civic issues such as being an engaged citizen, voting, and running for office. After the films, a panel of local experts will share specific ways YOU can take action in the democratic process.

PANELISTS
• Kate Maeder, Women Get It Done
• David Moren, Generation Citizen
• Melissa Santos, Mi Familia Vota

The San Francisco Department of Elections will be onsite to help people register to vote.

This event is FREE to attend, but registrations through Eventbrite are requested: https://shortfilms2017.eventbrite.com/

The League of Women Voters of San Francisco is a nonpartisan nonprofit that encourages the informed and active participation of people in government. http://lwvsf.org

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