Brews & Views
April 2nd, 6pm - 8pm: An evening with Steve Westly
Founder & Managing Partner of The Westly Group, and former Controller and Chief Fiscal Officer of the state of California. The Westly Group is dedicated to building companies that will solve the world’s most pressing problems.
April 16th, 6pm - 8pm: An evening with Michael W. Kirst.
Michael W. Kirst is the current President of the State Board of Education, Professor Emeritus of Education and Business Administration at Stanford University. He has been on the Stanford faculty since 1969. In 2011, Kirst became the President of the California State Board Of Education for the second time. Professor Kirst was a member of the California State Board of Education (1975/1982) and its president from 1977 to 1981. Dr. Kirst received his Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard. Before joining the Stanford University faculty, Dr. Kirst held several positions with the federal government, including Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Manpower, Employment and Poverty, and Director of Program Planning for the Elementary and Secondary Education of the US Office of Education. His book From High School to College with Andrea Venezia was published by Jossey Bass in 2004, and Political Dynamics Of American Education in 2009.
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.
July and August: Brews and Views is on Summer Sabbatical - see you in September!