Calendar Events Listing

MAY 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.

Sunday May 3rd

On Your Feet Foundation presents...
The Birth Mother's Journey

On Your Feet Foundation will host a screening of the documentary A Girl Like Her by Ann Fessler. The film is based on the book The Girls Who Went and depicts the stories of women from the 1950's and 60's who were sent to maternity homes and had their children removed without their consent. The film will be followed by a panel discussion that will address how adoption has evolved and will feature the perspective of each member of the adoption triad
Audre Lorde | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
For more info visit: www.onyourfeetca.org

 

Wednesday May 6th

Japan Society of Northern California presents...
Big in Japan Series

In this presentation, James Freeman, Blue Bottle Founder, will share the company's story of its Japan market entry, including what adjustments they made to Japanese culture (and what they didn't change) and what's been the most interesting and surprising in the company's experience so far. James will also share what he loves about Tokyo, the inspiration he draws from Japan's kissaten culture, and how he embraces the Japanese concept of kodawari.
Auditorium | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more info visit: www.usajapan.org

 

Wednesday May 6th

Daylight Books presents...
Almond Garden

Gabriela travelled throughout Afghanistan and gained access to numerous women's prisons facilities where she interviewed and photographed over a hundred individuals for her new book," Almond Garden, Portraits from the Women's Prisons in Afghanistan" published by Daylight books. The project aims to bring awareness about the gender equality and women's rights issues that are at the heart of this subject matter as well us the human rights violations that are part of a justice system in which many women continue to be unjustly incarcerated.
Join us for a presentation by the author about the project and a book signing.
Room A | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Thursday May 7th + Wednesday May 13th + Thursday May 21st

You're Crafty! Craft and DIY Classes present...
Wine and DIY

Crafting is playtime for adults! It's your chance to learn some new skills, be creative, and get a little messy. Come join us to drink wine, meet new people, and create something way cooler than macaroni art. My beginner-friendly classes will get you in touch with your inner DIY goddess. Tickets are available exclusively on Sosh.com
Room A | 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Friday May 15th

Generation Citizen present...
Generation Citizen Spring Civics Day

Generation Citizen (GC) works to ensure that every student in the United States receives an effective action civics education, which provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in our democracy as active citizens. We envision a country of young people working as active and effective citizens to collectively rebuild our American democracy.
Audre Lorde | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
For more info visit: www.generationcitizen.org

 

Wednesday May 27th

New Presidio Parklands presents...
Conceptual Design Meeting

Thirteen acres of amazing new national parklands are being built out over Highway 101, reconnecting the waterfront with the heart of the historic Presidio. The new site will showcase spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and Alcatraz, and will serve as a starting point for visitors to explore the entire Presidio.
What should the site look like and what would you like to do there? Join us at FREE community roundtable discussions to talk directly with the project team, share your ideas, give feedback, review designs, and more.
Auditorium | 6 – 8 pm
For more information visit: www.presidio.gov or call (415) 561-2122

 

Thursday May 28th + Friday May 29th

One Circle Foundation presents...
The Council for Boys and Young Men Facilitator Training

The workshop provides a comprehensive course on The Council for Boys and Young Men model that sets the foundation for implementing a dynamic strength-based group approach to promote boys and young mens safe and healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years. Using creative techniques, the training builds a respectful and engaging environment that mirrors that of The Council Program. Workshop facilitators use an experiential model of learning to include lecture, demonstration, group discussion, case studies, simulation, small group interaction, and brainstorming to stimulate participants learning.
Auditorium | 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
For more info visit: www.onecirclefoundation.org

 

 

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