GLAS Animation Festival

March 21, 2019 - March 24, 2019
$10 - $250 | Register
GLAS exhibits films from local and international artists and filmmakers across the animation spectrum, creating a community and space for industry veterans, historians, animation enthusiasts, and emerging talent from diverse backgrounds to come together, share, learn, and appreciate the animated art form in a critical context.

Shifting Tides: Rise, Resurgence, and Deep Histories from the Atlantic to the Pacific

March 25, 2019
6 - 10 pm
Free | RSVP
This lecture is the opening event to the symposium, "Entangling the Pacific and Atlantic Worlds. Past and Present.” Matt Matsuda (Rutgers University) will look at the presumed shift of power from Europe and the Atlantic to Asia and the Pacific in the context of centuries-long histories of these regions: from ancient voyaging and archipelagic cultures, to imperial and military struggles, to economic and environmental challenges.

Theoretically Speaking Series – What We Can Learn from AdNauseam About the Threat and Power of Data Obfuscation

March 27, 2019
6 - 7:30 pm
Free | Register
Data obfuscation, the creation of noisy data intended to foil data surveillance and behavioral profiling, offers a promising shield. My talk describes one such case, AdNauseam, a controversial browser add-on that obscures a user’s interests by automatically generating website clicks.

Albatross Adventures: Finding Wisdom on Midway Atoll

March 28, 2019
6:45 - 8:30 pm
Free | RSVP
Midway Atoll hosts the largest albatross colony on earth. International Bird Rescue’s Executive Director discusses his recent journey to Midway and what it means for seabirds going forward. In a changing global environment, birds are indicator species - changes in their habits may be signals for a change in the ecosystem.

FEM Talks Berkeley

April 8, 2019
6:30 - 9:30 pm
$24 Advance, $30 Door | Register
Network your heart open...reserve your place in this spiritually-oriented gathering of women healers, coaches, and speakers. Make it an inspiring, rejuvenating evening out with just yourself, or bring colleagues, clients, or your entire women's circle!

Spring Symposium: Learning from the Past; Navigating the Present; Shaping the Future

April 16, 2019
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
$100 - $550 | Register
Join the California Efficiency + Demand Management Council and guest speakers as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary with a one-day professional education symposium focused on what we have learned in the past decade, where we are today, and what the big issues are on the horizon. Topics include: Evolution of Demand Management, Decarbonization Initiatives, Increased Risk Profile Within Utility Sector, DR Evaluation, & Non-Wires Alternatives.

China’s Growing Sharp Power: Western, Asian, and African Perspectives

April 19, 2019
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Free | More Info
A group of leading experts on China and American foreign policy recently released “Chinese Influence and American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance,” a report documenting Chinese efforts to influence American society. The report examines China's efforts to influence American institutions, including state and local governments, universities, think tanks, media, corporations, and the Chinese-American community, and differentiates between legitimate efforts--like public diplomacy--and improper interference, which demands greater awareness and a calibrated response. Contributors to the report, including Larry Diamond and Orville Schell, will compare and discuss the forms and effects of Chinese “sharp power” across Western, Asian, and African countries.

A Conversation on “Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works”

April 26, 2019
11:30 am - 1 pm
Free | More Info
Please join us for a discussion of Rucker C. Johnson’s new book, Children of the Dream. Professor Johnson will be in conversation with Dean Prudence Carter and Berkeley Law’s Chris Edley, Jr. While we are frequently told that school integration was a social experiment doomed from the start, Johnson demonstrates in his book that it was, in fact, a spectacular achievement. Drawing on longitudinal studies going back to the 1960s, he shows that students who attended integrated and well-funded schools were more successful in life than those who did not—and this held true for children of all races. Contending that integrated, well-funded schools are the primary engine of social mobility, Children of the Dream offers a radical new take on social policy.

Teen Wisdom Panel 2.0 Inside the Lives of Teen Girls

April 26, 2019
7 - 9 pm
Free | Register
Spend a night inside the lives of teenage girls... Join us for a powerful discussion about what teens are doing, what they want, what they need, and how we can support them. Topics will include stress & anxiety, leadership, authenticity, sexism, resilience & more. Our panelists include teen girls who have spent the last 8 years growing up together, meeting every 2 weeks in a facilitated girls group, along with their guide. This evening will expose the wisdom within this age and stage of life, and how - with the right support - that wisdom is expressed. Especially for teens, parents, educators, therapists, caregivers, guides. Learn from teens themselves about what matters most - all are welcome!

Girl Power! Women working in the Music Industry Conference

April 27, 2019
10 am - 5 pm
$50 - $75 | Register
Recognized as the epicenter of the music business for women in the Bay Area for half a decade, the 2019 Girl Power! Conference is set to do something that it has not done before: focus on the success of female music artists. "Level Up: Helping Female Music Artists Get To The Next Level," is dedicated to empowering creative, driven, talented female music artists who have professional ambitions, with the information, tools, and resources they need to succeed in the modern music industry.