Brews & Views
May 7th, 6pm - 8pm: An evening with Dave Regan
Dave Regan is president of SEIU United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW), a union that represents more than 150,000 healthcare workers in California. He also is a vice president of the two million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
May 21st, 6pm - 8pm: Changing Boundaries
A special movie screening of "Changing Boundaries: The History of San Jose", a cohesive history of San Jose from the Ohlone Indians until the dawn of the 21st century. In conversation will be Norm Kline, founder of Norman Kline Productions, Inc., the film production studio that created this documentary about Silicon Valley. View the trailer here.
June 4th, 6pm – 8pm: A special movie screening of "Small Steps"
"Small Steps" is an exploration of the lives of low-income young mothers and their young children, and opportunities for design. A joint partnership of the Institute for Child Success, a research and policy organization focused on the success of young children, and design firm Ferebee Lane + Co. the film documents their attempts to thoughtfully apply design to improving outcomes for some of the South's poorest and most vulnerable citizens. Following the short screening, there will be a roundtable discussion with Children Now’s President Ted Lempert, Big Lift Board Member Jane Gardner, Vice President of the Institute for Child Success Joe Waters, and Matt Ferebee, principal and Creative Director the award-winning boutique branding and design firm, Ferebee Lane +. Leading the discussion will be Greg Galle the co-founder of Future, a firm that unlocks the ingenuity of individuals, teams, and organizations to accelerate positive change around the world.
June 18th, Dinner and a Movie, 6pm-9pm: Mavericks Event Center
Our final Brews&Views for the summer welcomes acclaimed documentary filmmaker Joe Gantz screening his award-winning film American Winter. This documentary feature film that follows the personal stories of families struggling in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Filmed over the course of one winter in one American city, the film presents an intimate snapshot of the state of the nation's economy as it is playing out in millions of American families, and highlights the human consequences of the decline of the middle class and the fracturing of the American Dream. Joe and his brother, Harry, are the Emmy Award-winning producers/directors of Taxicab Confessions, the long-running HBO documentary series featuring real-life interactions between cab drivers and their passengers that has been broadcast for more than fifteen years.
July and August: Brews and Views is on Summer Sabbatical - see you in September!