October 24, 2019
6-8pm
Mavericks Event Center
107 Broadway
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.

VIDEO

 

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.


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.


September 5, 2019
6-8pm
Mavericks Event Center
107 Broadway
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.

VIDEO

 

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.


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

Housing Challenges - What’s Next?

We are delighted to have CEO Nicole Taylor and Chief Community Impact Officer Erica Wood of Silicon Valley Community Foundation join us to discuss this important topic, as well as other issues affecting our region.

VIDEO

 

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

nicole taylor

Nicole Taylor is president and CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. She brings together a rich background in Bay Area philanthropy, nonprofit administration and fundraising with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors.

In joining SVCF in December 2018, Nicole returns to the Bay Area from Arizona, where she served as vice president of the ASU Foundation. Nicole also spent more than 15 years with the East Bay Community Foundation, eventually serving as its president and CEO for six years. Nicole received both her M.A. in Education and A.B. in Human Biology from Stanford University, and she began her career as an educator in Oakland public schools. She served on the board of the Federal Reserve of San Francisco for six years and is currently a board member for Common Sense Media.


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.

The "Promoting a Sustainable Future with Institutional Capital" presentation by Ronald O’Hanley can be found here. Or, 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

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.


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.

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

erik tarloff

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


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.

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

oren teicher

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


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.


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