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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.

November 13, 2018
6-8pm
Half Moon Bay
Brewing Company

Maya Enista Smith

Join us for a discussion with Maya Enista Smith, Executive Director of Born This Way Foundation. The Foundation was founded by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta in 2012, and is committed to supporting the wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

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

SPEAKERS

maya enesta smith

Maya Smith, Executive Director of the Born This Way Foundation, has over a decade of experience in the youth empowerment, civic engagement, and community development fields. Maya proudly serves as the first Executive Director of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. During her tenure, Born This Way Foundation has engaged a diverse array of partners across sectors as well as young people themselves to conduct innovative research, build authentic youth-focused programming, and lead effective campaigns that foster kindness and advance the conversation around mental health.


November 20, 2018
5:45-8:30pm
Mavericks Event Center

Gourmet Snacks and Movie Screening of Dark Money

Join us for a special screening of Dark Money – a film that demonstrates not only how destructive unlimited secret money is to our democracy, but how it negatively impacts good people who are trying to make a difference.

Admission to the screening is free of charge. Advance tickets available for food and a guaranteed seat for $30. Following the film there will be a special discussion with Ann Ravel, former FEC Chair, on her appearance in the film.

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dark money

December 6, 2018
6-8pm
Half Moon Bay
Brewing Company

Angelo Siracusa

Join us for a discussion with Angelo Siracusa, Director Emeritus of BRIDGE Housing Corporation. Previously Angelo served as the President of the Bay Area Council, a non-profit public policy organization, which he headed for 24 years.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

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

SPEAKERS

Angelo Siracusa Siracusa served as President of Bay Area Council for 24 years. In 1981, the council under Angelo Siracusa reported that there was a 300,000-unit regional housing shortage, with housing starts falling behind need by over 5,000 units per year. Siracusa was an early opponent of the Bay Area-invented syndrome known as “Not In My Back Yard.” and attempted to counter it by forming the Bay Area Council’s Housing Action Task Force (HATF), and helped create Bridge Housing Corporation.


December 13, 2018
6-8pm
Half Moon Bay
Brewing Company

wounds of warVeterans Affairs

Join us for a discussion with author Suzanne Gordon who wrote “Wounds of War: How the VA Delivers Health, Healing and Hope to the Nation’s Veterans”.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

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

SPEAKERS

suzanne gordon

Suzanne Gordon is co-editor of a Cornell University Press series on The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work. She has written or co-authored many books, most recently The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare and Beyond The Checklist. For more information, visit SuzanneCGordon.com.


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.