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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.

March 7, 2019
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

Law & Story: Reframing the National Conversation about Immigration

Join us for a discussion about our laws and narratives, the way we interpret them, and how they are key to framing our understanding of ourselves and our communities.

Watch the video here.

 

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 levy

Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy of Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA.

A committed pastor, nationally recognized immigration leader, and a sought after speaker, Vásquez-Levy leads at the intersection of faith, higher education, and social change. Vásquez-Levy regularly contributes a faith perspective to the national conversation on immigration and is the author of various publications that explore migration stories in sacred texts and in people's lives.

belinda hernandez arriana

Belinda Hernandez Arriaga, EdD, LCSW, and founder of ALAS Ayudando Latinos A Soñar.

Belinda co-founded and is part of the Latino Advisory Council in Half Moon Bay. Belinda has done extensive work on the coast working with farmworker families and their children.


March 21, 2019
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

The Future of Independent Bookstores and Booksellers

A discussion with Oren Teicher from the American Booksellers Association about the importance of independent booksellers.

 

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

oren teicher

Oren Teicher, CEO of the not-for-profit American Booksellers Association.


April 4, 2019
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

Award-winning writer Erik Tarloff

Author Erik Tarloff will discuss his latest book The Woman in Black. Narratively inventive and always engaging, The Woman in Black spans America in the 1950s in its exploration of film, fame, and how well we ever really know each other.

 

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

erik tarloff

Erik Tarloff, award-winning writer, screenwriter and NAACP Image Award winner.


May 2, 2019
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

Ronald P. O’Hanley

A discussion with Ron P. O’Hanley. Ron’s philanthropic and civic interests include corporate governance, retirement/healthcare policy and funding, and market structure and operations. He has led several initiatives on gender equality.

 

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

ronald o'hanley

Ronald P. O'Hanley is president and chief operating officer of State Street Corporation, responsible for State Street’s Global Services and Global Markets businesses, Information Technology, Client Delivery, and Global Exchange.


June 6, 2019
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

Housing Challenges - What’s Next?

Please join Silicon Valley Community Foundation Chief Community Impact Officer Erica Wood and other guests discuss housing challenges and their impact on the region.

 

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

erica wood

Erica Wood serves as the chief community impact officer for Silicon Valley Community Foundation leading the institution’s efforts to identify and respond to the most challenging issues facing the San Francisco Bay Area region. In this role she oversees the institution’s discretionary grantmaking programs, strategic initiatives, research and convening activities as well as its public policy and advocacy work on board-prioritized issues. Erica serves on the board of the Destination Home in Santa Clara County and is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum – Silicon Valley Chapter


More info

Look for another Brews&Views in early 2019 addressing the housing crisis. Here is an article from McKinsey Global Institute about closing CA’s housing gap.