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Our monthly, or bi-monthly, free speakers series that tackles everything from environmental issues and economic development to social change and politics. Started by Lenny Mendonca, the founder and owner of the Brewing Company, Brews and Views serves as both a free public forum and philanthropy; part of the evening dining proceeds benefit the Cabrillo Education Foundation. Check out the Brews & Views Archive page for information, video links, and presentations from previous events.

February 20, 2020
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

A Bold New Plan For Multiparty Democracy

We welcome Lee Drutman, author of Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop - The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America, a bold new plan for multiparty democracy that offers solutions for the current American democracy in crisis.

Local bookseller Ink Spell Books will have the book available for purchase and signed by the author.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

lee drutman

Lee Drutman is a senior fellow in the Political Reform program at New America. Drutman also teaches in the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at The Johns Hopkins University. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from Brown University.


March 5, 2020
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

Coastside Preparedness For the Next Big Fire Or Emergency

We welcome David Cosgrave, Battalion Chief of Coastside Fire Protection District, and members of Coastside CERT to discuss the Coastside preparedness in the event of a fire, and how the community can come together to protect ourselves, our property and our community.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

David Cosgrave, Battalion Chief of Coastside Fire Protection District. The Coastside Fire Protection District works to protect lives, the environment, and property through fire protection, suppression, emergency medical and rescue actions, and public education.


April 9, 2020
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

How Rejection & Adversity Can Make You Grow – A Venture Capitalist’s Personal Story

We welcome Nuno Gonçalves Pedro to discuss his personal and professional growth as a Venture Capitalist and how rejection and adversity can help you grow.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

nuno goncalves

Nuno Goncalves is the Managing Partner & Founder of Strive Capital, the San Francisco Bay Area's first quant micro-VC firm, focused on the Consumer Software and SaaS space, with investments in companies like AppAnnie, KeepSafe, Enish (IPOed), Gusto and Rubrik.


April 23, 2020
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

Cabrillo Unified School District - What's Next?

We welcome Superintendent of Cabrillo Unified School District Seth McPhetridge. The district is facing challenges of financial security during a time of limited resources-how do they provide basic crucial needs of students, maintain fiscal health and retain local district control?

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

seth mcphetridge

Dr. McPhetridge earned his doctorate in education from Harvard University, his administrative credential from California State University at Sacramento, his master’s degree from Claremont Graduate University, and his bachelor’s degree from University of California at Los Angeles. Prior to joining CUSD he served as Superintendent of Alameda Unified School District (AUSD).


May 14, 2020
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

Hip Hop For Change

We welcome Hip Hop For Change, Inc. a Oakland-based non-profit organization that uses Hip-Hop to address social justice issues surrounding historically marginalized and oppressed communities.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

hip hop for change

Hear Hip Hop For Change education department explain THE MC: Theory of Hip hop Evolution, Music and Culture; an experiential curriculum that details the history, culture, societal impact and power of Hip Hop through engaging and interactive presentations. Find out how Hip Hop For Change is teaching K-12 children all over the Bay Area the power of self-expression and a better understanding of a culture rooted in Peace, Love, Unity, and Having Fun.


Brews & Views Archives

Check out the Brews & Views Archive page for information, video links, and presentations from previous events.