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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.

January 10, 2019
6-8pm
Mavericks Event Center
107 Broadway Ave
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.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company.

SPEAKERS

david levy

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

belinda hernandez arriana

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


January 16, 2019
6-8pm
Mavericks Event Center
107 Broadway Ave
Half Moon Bay

The State of the District

Join us for a discussion with Jane Yuster, Superintendent of Cabrillo Unified School District, about the school district’s highlights and the challenges it is facing. Spanish translation will be available.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company.

SPEAKERS

jane yuster

Jane Yuster is the Superintendent of Cabrillo Unified School District. She has previously served as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Assessment, and Student Services for Redwood City School District.

Additional Speakers: Joy Dardenelle, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, and Mr. Cesar Gaytan, the Principal of Farallone View Elementary School.


February 7, 2019
6-9pm
Mavericks Event Center
107 Broadway Ave
Half Moon Bay

Movie Screening Unlikely - West Coast Premiere

unlikelyJoin us for a special screening of Unlikely - set in the cities of Akron, Boston, and Los Angeles, five individuals hurt by America’s higher education system fight for a second chance at opportunity. A feature length documentary directed by Jaye & Adam Fenderson, Unlikely investigates the college dropout crisis and the systematic barriers students face in their pursuit of an education and a livable-wage career. Following the film there will be a discussion with Lande Ajose, Executive Director of California Competes, and Monica Lozano, President and CEO of College Futures Foundation.

Film screening is complimentary. Food & beverages will be available for purchase.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company.

SPEAKERS

lande ajose

Lande Ajose is the Executive Director of California Completes. An expert in urban labor markets and higher education policy, Dr. Ajose advocates for bold yet pragmatic policy improvements to equitably boost California’s post-secondary degree attainment while fueling the state’s economy.

monica lozano

Monica Lozano is the President and CEO of College Futures Foundation. Lozano works in partnership with organizations and leaders around the state to ensure education pathways are aligned seamlessly for college attainment. She is committed to California’s low-income students and students of color having equitable access to bachelor’s degrees and a better life.


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.