Stacey Abrams in conversation with Alexis Madrigal
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Stacey Abrams in conversation with Alexis Madrigal

Stacey Abrams

In 2018, Stacey Abrams became the Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia. Abrams won more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history, and was the first black woman gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States.  Over the course of her career, Abrams has founded multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at both the state and national levels. She is the author of Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change, a guidebook on making real change, as well as eight romantic suspense novels under the pen name Salena Montgomery. 

Sunday, May 19 at 7:30PM
Sydney Goldstein Theater 

Tickets HERE 
or call 415-392-4400

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WOMEN’S HEALTH: TRUTH AND MISINFORMATION WITH DR. JEN GUNTER
May
21
7:30 PM19:30

WOMEN’S HEALTH: TRUTH AND MISINFORMATION WITH DR. JEN GUNTER

WOMEN’S HEALTH: TRUTH AND MISINFORMATION WITH DR. JEN GUNTER

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“Dr. Jen Gunter is OB/GYN and a pain medicine physician, writing on topics of sex, science, and social media. A fierce advocate for women’s health, Gunter is devoted to correcting the myths and misinformation perpetuated by the internet around women’s well-being and reproductive health. She is the author of The Preemie Primer, a guide for parents of premature babies. Her forthcoming book The Vagina (and Vulva) Bible, seeks to correct the falsehoods about women’s health and reproductive systems commonly disseminated and accepted by men and women alike. Hailed as Twitter’s resident gynecologist, Gunter has also written for The New York Times, The Cut, USA Today, and more.”

In Conversation with Ayelet Waldman

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7:30 pm

Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater

Series: Conversations on Science

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Source: https://www.cityarts.net/event/womens-health-truth-and-misinformation-with-dr-jen-gunter/

 


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Opening Reception: Women|Omen, A Solo Show with Melanie Alves
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Reception: Women|Omen, A Solo Show with Melanie Alves

Melanie Alves

Inspired by the 2017 Women’s March in Washington DC, Melanie Pereira Alves began a new body of work focusing on women’s stories. This ongoing project has branched out onto the sub series, Permanent lives in a Female body and Pillow Talk. Both of which will be on display as part of her solo show Women|Omen.

In Permanent lives in a Female body Alves interviews, photographs and engages with different women. Through these intimate documentary experiences, Alves creates deeply personal and layered portraits in various mediums. The series continues Alves’ exploration of current social and cultural issues, such as inequality, racism, xenophobia and violence.

In Pillow Talk, the artist makes a physical and spiritual connection between the audience and the women interviewed by hand-crafting quilted seats in the form of female bodies. For these “women pillows,” as Alves calls them, she first outlines the body of each woman resting in a comfortable position. These are then used to create simplified, quilted, life-size versions of the interviewed women which are exhibited as an interactive installation. Pillow Talk comes with a notebook and a pen for visitors to share their own stories (about themselves or others).

With this body of work, Melanie Alves aims to connect strangers through their stories; bonding them through shared experiences and acknowledging that every story is worth sharing.

Source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-reception-womenomen-a-solo-show-with-melanie-alves-tickets-60215852235

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Alpha Girls: Women Upstarts in Silicon Valley
May
14
6:30 PM18:30

Alpha Girls: Women Upstarts in Silicon Valley

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Julian GuthrieNew York Times Best-Selling Author, Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon Valley’s Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime (Forthcoming)
Meaghan Rose, CEO and Founder, Rocksbox
Magdalena Yesil, Founding Investor and Board Member, Salesforce; Board of Directors, Informed, SoFi, Smartsheet and Zuora
William Randolph Hearst III, Editor and Publisher, Journal of Alta California; Chairman of the Board, Hearst Corp.—Moderator

In her new book, Alpha Girls, award-winning journalist Julian Guthrie tells the unforgettable story of four different women who, through grit and ingenuity, became stars in the cutthroat, high-stakes, male-dominated world of venture capital in Silicon Valley, and helped build some of the foremost companies of our time.

Guthrie takes readers behind the closed doors of venture capital, an industry that transforms economies and shapes how we live. Through their experiences juggling work and family, the featured leaders and others continued to shape the tech landscape we know today while overcoming unequal pay, actual punches, betrayals, and the sexist attitudes prevalent in Silicon Valley and in male-dominated industries everywhere. Despite the setbacks, they would rise again to rewrite the rules for an industry they love, paving the way for the next generation of women along the way.

Join Guthrie for a powerful live conversation featuring Magdalena Yesil, one of the “alpha girls” in the book, and Meaghan Rose, a rising startup founder. The discussion will be led by Will Hearst of Journal of Alta California. They’ll explore the world of tech, startups, venture capital and work culture—and how it has and hasn’t changed.

Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Taube Family Auditorium, San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. reception supported by Journal of Alta California (open to all), 6:30 p.m. program followed by book signing
Notes: Thank you to our media partner, Journal of Alta California, for their generous support and partnership

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8th Annual Art Live Lounge
Apr
11
9:00 AM09:00

8th Annual Art Live Lounge

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“Please join us for our 8th Annual Art Live Lounge! This exciting cocktail event will feature live artists, music, and a unique opportunity to bring together passionate people, like you, through art and activism- all in support of gender equality around the world.

Now more than ever, it is important to stand up and take action. Women all around the world are facing threats to their fundamental rights, ranging from access to health care to racial justice and environmental rights. Global Fund for Women's partners are standing up against these rollbacks, blocking dangerous anti-women policies, and fearlessly defending women's rights amid conflicts and political crises. Join us at Art Live Lounge to support these strong Champions for Equality fight the roll backs on women's rights.”

Source: https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/

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Celebrating Maya Angelou
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrating Maya Angelou

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‘Poet, singer, dancer, memoirist, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou was a San Francisco original. In honor of National Poetry Month, San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck will host a program celebrating Maya Angelou's life and poetry. Come hear local poets read their own work, writings about Maya Angelou, and Angelou's own poems. Please join us in celebrating one of the unique voices of our literary city!’

Source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-maya-angelou-tickets-58812606088?aff=erellivmlt

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WOMEN SOUND OFF FESTIVAL 2019
Apr
5
to Apr 7

WOMEN SOUND OFF FESTIVAL 2019

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“ Women Sound Off Festival 2019 is an electrifying weekend for womxn creatives, entrepreneurs and allies to network, celebrate, and flourish in Oakland, CA. From ground-breaking conversations and expertly curated panels to inclusive parties and markets, WSO fest is the ultimate link-up for women.

This isn’t your average festival. Across various locations in downtown Oakland, we’ll hold interactive discussions & events about brand-building, climbing the ranks, wellness, representation, chasing dream(s) and just about anything else the modern business woman can think of. Paired with music, performances, cocktails, and special experiences, this is a weekend you’ll never forget (seriously). Join the WSO squad below.”

Source: https://womensoundoff.com/

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Black Futures Lab and the Black Census Project
Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

Black Futures Lab and the Black Census Project

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“The issues facing black communities are often complicated, nuanced and heavily weighted by centuries of historical injustice. Black Futures Lab, founded by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, works to make black people powerful in politics by transforming black communities into constituencies that build power in cities and states.

The Black Futures Lab recently completed the largest survey of black people since Reconstruction, with nearly 40,000 respondents from diverse communities across the nation. The survey included questions regarding many defining characteristics, including gender, sexuality, age and other categories, and it dug into several key issues rooted in inequality and to understand better what black communities desire for their futures. Join Garza and other cultural leaders, scholars and experts for a conversation about the inaugural data results and how to use this data to create solutions with lasting impact.”

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