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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.

September 5, 2019
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

Saving our Oceans

Join us for a special roundtable discussion with Sea Hugger, SMC Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, and Heirs To Our Oceans.

heirs to our ocean
sea hugger
surfrider foundation
 

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

shell cleave

Shell Cleave is the founder of Sea Hugger, whose mission is to educate the public to reduce our plastic dependency, while focusing on protecting the marine environment, ensuring the intrinsic rights of aquatic life, and helping create sustainable coastal communities that are no longer affected by plastic pollution.

john claussen

John Claussen, Chair of the San Mateo County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a powerful activist network dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches.

seth weinfield

Seth Weinfield, 15 years old and a proud member of Heirs to our Oceans. Heirs to our Oceans is a group of young leaders and activists who have started a global ocean- and water-protecting movement from the ground up and are making a feature length documentary film chronicling their journey.


October 3, 2019
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

A Mother’s Story About Raising Her Transgender Son

We welcome Janna Barkin, author of He’s Always Been My Son, the inspiring and moving story, told from the heart of an extraordinary family, recounting the emotional and uplifting journey of raising a transgender son.

 

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

janna barkin

Janna Barkin is an author, educator, and mother who currently supports transgender youth and their families as facilitator of parent support groups, workshop presenter, speaker, and parent coach. Janna is a frequent blogger on Huffington Post and a support group advisor and facilitator for parents and caregivers of transgender and gender expansive and questioning youth at the Spahr Center in San Rafael, CA.


October 24, 2019
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

CA Rural Issues - From Education to Wildfires

We welcome Tim Taylor, Executive Director of Small Schools in CA, Butte Sheriff Kory Honea, and Jesse Lovejoy, Director of Education with the San Francisco 49ers to discuss raising kids in safe communities and the impact of disasters such as the Camp fire.

 

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

Speaker information coming soon...We'll welcome Tim Taylor, Executive Director of Small Schools in CA, Butte Sheriff Kory Honea, and Jesse Lovejoy, Director of Education with the San Francisco 49ers to discuss raising kids in safe communities and the impact of disasters such as the Camp fire.


November 14, 2019
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

How Rejection Can Make You Grow – A Venture Capitalist Personal Story

We welcome Nuno Gonçalves Pedro to discuss his personal and professional growth as a Venure Capitalist and how rejection an 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.


December 5, 2019
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

Veterans Issues and PTSD

We welcome Vietnam veteran Howard Hibbard to discuss his novel, "Curse of the Coloring Book". One of the themes in his novel is about PTSD and getting help.

 

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

howard hibbard

Howard Hibbard is a Vietnam veteran and author of "Curse of the Coloring Book".


Brews & Views Archives

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