Upcoming Events

Wed
Apr 08
2015

Annual Member Meeting

Keynote address by Gibor Basri, Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion at UC Berkeley: "Diversity and Inclusion in a Lifelong Learning Community

Wed
Apr 15
2015

Fixing California's Tax System: How to Reform Proposition 13 and Other Policies for a Better Future

The application of Proposition 13 to commercial property has created a large hole in a tax system which fails to support city and county services and schools. And the fix which has helped the state budget--raising taxes on the rich--is due to expire.

Wed
Apr 22
2015

Biomimicry: How Nature is Inspiring Radical Innovation

The wave of the future has been around since the beginning of time: it’s called Nature. Now an interdisciplinary and international group of scientists, inventors, and engineers is turning to Nature to innovate.

Highlighted Courses

Wed
Apr 01
2015

Turn, Turn, Turn: A chronological and musical road trip through the golden era of American rock ‘n’ roll, 1955-75 (Part One)

This six-week course will cover the golden age of American rock n’ roll, 1955-75. It is the first of two parts, and will be taught chronologically and geographically (“a road trip”) across six regions where key American musical movements sprang up...

Wed
Apr 01
2015

Climate Change: Civilizational Crisis and Political Challenge

This course will examine the mounting crisis posed by climate change and the failure of the world’s polities and governments to respond effectively. We will discuss the limits and problems of existing environmental debates...

Fri
Apr 03
2015

Feminism in the Bay Area Arts

While women are increasingly visible in many realms, they still strive for equality in earning power and leadership opportunities. We’ll hear from invited artists including younger generations of women...