Speaker Date Topic
Aly Geller & Steve Bingham, Walk SF Jan 26, 2021 8:00 AM
Confronting Traffic Violence: A Movement to Change our Streets
Confronting Traffic Violence: A Movement to Change our Streets

Nearly 40,000 people are killed and 3,000,000 severely injured each year in traffic crashes in the United States. San Francisco and the Bay Area are not immune, with an average of 30 fatalities and nearly 600 severe injuries to pedestrians and cyclists in San Francisco alone each year. Unlike so many other public health epidemics, this one is completely preventable.

Stephen Bingham lost his daughter, Sylvia, to a drug-impaired truck driver in 2009. He is a leading member of Families for Safe Streets, a group of advocates working to support policies and engineering changes to make our streets safe for all. Aly Geller oversees Families for Safe Streets as part of her role as Vision Zero Engagement Manager at Walk San Francisco, the city's only pedestrian advocacy organization. Aly and Steve will discuss Walk SF's and Families for Safe Streets' ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in San Francisco.

S. O'Dell and R. Iriartborde, Entrepreneurs Feb 02, 2021 8:00 AM
Finding Your Passion and Purpose in Midlife and Beyond
Finding Your Passion and Purpose in Midlife and Beyond

Have you always felt you were meant to do something but never had the time or nerve to figure it out? Hear Stephanie O'Dell, founder of Celebrate the Gray, and Robert Iriartborde, co-founder of Brand Fifty, tell how getting out of their own way led them to living a purposeful life in their middle years..

After 10 years of fashion styling, Stephanie O'Dell began a blog called Celebrate the Gray. After speaking to thousands of women aged 50+ she realized that the visuals and stories that women are given as they age are messages of anti-aging and not pro-aging. Stephanie converted www.celebratethegray.com to a full-service agency for and about the 50+ woman. She represents more than 40 gray-haired models and works with companies to use real faces and authentic stories of aging with power.

Robert Iriartborde is a professional audio engineer and has participated in productions for recording studios, live shows and corporate events. He and a friend started www.brandfifty.com, an internet company that provides resources and inspirational content through podcasts, videos and blogs to help people start their own business or side hustle later in their lives. Most people interviewed started new business in their late 40s and beyond.

Richard Breyer,Film Professor, Syracuse University Feb 09, 2021 8:00 AM
300 Miles to Freedom
300 Miles to Freedom

Richard  Breyer will describe his process of non-fiction filmmaking and how he and his team took on the story of John W. Jones, a fugitive slave who was befriended by Mark Twain’s Family in Elmira, New York. The film’s website is http://300milestofreedom.com/reviews.html.

Richard Breyer has been making documentaries for more than thirty years. His website, http://wandbproductions.com, offers trailers of many of his films. Breyer is also on the faculty of the Newhouse School, Syracuse University and  has worked and taught in India, twice as a Fulbright Scholar.

Patrick Gannon, PhD, Clinical Psychologist Feb 16, 2021 8:00 AM
Building Resistance in the Face of COVID-19
Building Resistance in the Face of COVID-19

 

Resilience is a key component of mental coping during an extended period of stress. The pandemic, now approaching one year in duration, has stretched our capacity to adapt and stay grounded while responding to the changes and uncertainty. Resilience is a skill that can be learned and deployed to raise one's mental game. The talk will highlight the seven ways to build resilience.

Patrick Gannon, PhD, is a clinical and performance psychologist in private practice in San Francisco, San Rafael and nationally via Zoom. He works with adult men, women, couples as well as musicians, athletes and other performers who suffer from performance anxiety. 

Andrew Barclay, Public Information Officer, CHP Feb 23, 2021 8:00 AM
A Day in the Life of a CHP Officer
A Day in the Life of a CHP Officer

Andrew Barclay will provide an overview of the activities of the California Highway Patrol and its officers.

He has been an officer with the CHP for eleven years, all in Marin. He is now in charge of all community outreach and media relations. He has worked every shift the CHP runs. He is a trained crisis coordinator and regularly works at the Golden Gate Bridge with the goal of preventing people from harming themselves. He has been recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving three times as a leader in DUI arrests.

Sally LaMont, ND, LAc Mar 02, 2021 8:00 AM
Ten Tips to Building a Healthy Immune Response
Ten Tips to Building a Healthy Immune Response

Cultivating a healthy immune response has never been more essential than during this pandemic. Yet most Americans struggle with a range of low-grade health problems that hinder their ability to fight infection. In this talk, Dr. Sally will introduce us to our immune systems and share Ten Tips To Building a Healthy Immune Response.

Dr. LaMont is a licensed naturopathic doctor (ND), acupuncturist (LAc), and educator, with a practice at the Marin Natural Medicine Clinic in Larkspur, California. http://www.marinnaturalmedicine.com.  Dr. Sally has created http://www.drsallyskitchen.com to share recipes and strategies to beat chronic disease, using food as medicine. She hosts the Healthy Immune Reset and other digital courses to empower people to take charge of their health and master the lifestyle changes that prevent and reverse chronic disease so they can feel better, get stronger and live longer.

Firefighters Without Borders (TBA) Mar 09, 2021 8:00 AM
Kitty Whitaker Mar 16, 2021 8:00 AM
CEO, Hospice by the Bay

TBA

Luis Luciano, Marin Cnty, Youth Working for Change Mar 23, 2021 8:00 AM
Internships for At-Risk Youth
Internships for At-Risk Youth

Luis Luciano is in the Juvenile Services Department, part of the County of Marin Probation Department, where he serves as Senior Program Coordinator for two programs, Youth Working for Change and Career Explorer Internships. These programs offer paid internships and employment opportunities for at-risk youth in Marin County. Referrals come from County of Marin probation officers and community partners that serve youth in Marin. Luis will discuss the operations and successes of these vital County programs.

Wendy Dreskin, Naturalist Mar 30, 2021 8:00 AM
A Year in Nature in Marin
A Year in Nature in Marin

Join Wendy Dreskin for a whirlwind tour of a year in nature in Marin from Footsteps-of-Spring blooming in January to migrating gray whales passing by in December. Stunning photos show what you look for in different habitats every season of the year.

Wendy Dreskin has been teaching the popular class, "Meandering in Marin," at College of Marin since 1998. In recognition of her work inspiring both children and adults, she was awarded the Terwilliger Environmenal Award, and she was inducted into the Marin Women's Hall of Fame. To learn more about Wendy, visit her website at www.wendydreskin.com. 

Kate Johnston, Retired California State Attorney May 11, 2021 8:00 AM
Characters from the Early Days of San Quentin

Kate represented the condemned on California's death row as a Deputy State Public Defender.She will talk about how San Quentin Prison came about, its early history, and some of the colorful characters from those early years. She is also a docent at Jack London State Historic Park, serves on the Novato Historical Guild Board, and, in non-Covid times, leads free historical walks around Hamilton, Novato, Taylor Park, Sebastopol and elsewhere.