Calendar Events Listing

JULY 2015

The Women’s Building supports the free and non-violent exchange of ideas and differing viewpoints, yet we remain non-partisan and do not endorse any political candidates.

Tuesday July 7th

Young Women Social Entrepreneurs presents...
Spirit of Youth Yoga: A Social Enterprise to Empower Youth

YWSE-SF is proud to host an incredible social entrepreneur for our July gathering. Spirit of Youth Yoga is an inspiring company born out of desire to empower youth. After founder Pam Lozoff shares the story of her company, we will jump in as a community to help Pam with her business development including marketing, growth and client focus. Your expertise is needed and we hope to see you there!
Room A | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Saturday July 11th

Bay Area Humanist presents...
Worker/Owner Co-ops: A More Human Way

In our current economic system, dominated by corporations, we see a widening gap between the income and wealth in the US.  Many employees feel disempowered since decisions that affect the workplace are made without consulting them even though they are in a unique position to add value to these decisions.  Worker/owner co-ops are an alternative system that values those that actually do the work.  James Haddow, worker/owner, of the Arizmendi Cooperative Bakery in Oakland.   James will give us a brief history of this co-op that was inspired by the Mondragon Cooperative in Spain and founded with help from The Cheeseboard Collective in Berkeley.  James will review the bakery's structure, strengths and weaknesses.  He will focus on the human/interpersonal aspect of the bakery.  The individual worker/owners of the bakery are of prime importance to each other, the collective decision making process, and the ultimate success of the bakery.  Instead of a purely profit driven business model, their mission is to provide reasonably priced and healthy food for their community.  They offer mix of simple, traditional pastries and breads and only one kind of vegetarian pizza a day.  Food made by people who care and the co-op culture have made this neighborhood bakery a local institution.
James Haddow is a currently a Worker/Owner at Arizmendi Cooperative Bakery in Oakland.  He has worked at several east bay restaurants, most recently baking wood fired bread and pizza at Boot and Shoe Service.  James holds degrees in the fine arts from Arizona State University and has attended several professional courses focused on baking/patisserie.  His upcoming project is a mobile pizzeria using a modified outdoor grill capable of baking a pizza in less than two minutes.
After the discussion we will go to a nearby restaurant for dinner.
Room A | 3:30 pm – 5 pm
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Wednesday July 15th

Doctors without Borders presents...
Put Your Ideals into Practice: Doctors without Borders Recruitment Info Session

All Prospective medical and non-medical aid workers are invited to join us for a presentation and question & answer session to learn more about how you can become part of Doctors without Borders field work. A human resources officer will be on hand to discuss requirements and the recruitment process and a Doctor without Borders aid worker from the local area will share their stories of life in the field.
Audre Lorde | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Friday July 17th

Consensuality presents...
Consensuality Book Launch

Please join us on July 17th to celebrate the launch of Consensuality! In the book Consensuality, Helen Wildfell and her co-adventures detail the process for creating healthy relationships by navigating through common issues, such as sexual boundaries, power struggles, and emotional dysfunction. The event will include a poetry reading and short introduction to Consensuality. Hope to see you there!
Room A | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Friday July 17th

Julie Santiago Inc. presents...
Women’s Moon Gathering

As we approach a New Moon, the purpose of this Women's Gathering is to get you clear on what you'd like to call into your life during the next 30 days.
We'll be focusing on the specifics of what you want to create this moon cycle and how to bring that forward.
You will leave with a plan for the next 30 days on how bring your vision to life.
You will walk away feeling inspired, uplifted, elevated and totally excited about life.
Auditorium | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Sunday July 26th

iHeartMambo presents...
iHeart Mambo Vinyl Sunday

iHeartMambo Vinyl Sundays, held on the 4th Sunday of the month. Class salsa tunes are played on vinyl by renowned DJ Mayimbe of LA. Beginning at 7pm, a one hour lesson is taught by resident instructor Anthony Umina, followed by social dancing form 8 pm to 11 pm.
Auditorium | 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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