Chef Yotam Ottolenghi and pastry Chef Helen Goh
Known for his vibrant, inventive savory and vegetarian dishes, as well as his eponymous London delis and fine-dining restaurant NOPI, Yotam found a sweet collaborator in Australian pastry chef Helen Goh, now his head of product development. In their new cookbook Sweet, they share their secrets, with 120 recipes for making the very best baked goods, desserts and confections.
We have a “new normal” in which income inequality is growing even during cycles of economic recovery. The San Francisco Living Wage Coalition is developing an analysis of the underpinnings of this new economy, the growing income inequality, and increasing wealth disparity. By understanding how our economy is constructed, we can begin to reform it.
We are holding our Seventh Annual San Francisco Living Wage Coalition's Awards Dinner next Friday, July 21, during the month-long Labor Fest that commemorates the 1934 General Strike. At 6 p.m., there will be a reception, and at 6:30 p.m. a dinner and program, with cultural andmusical performances.
We will be presenting the Labor Woman of the Year Award to Lita Blanc, President of United Educators of San Francisco, and the Labor Man of the Year Award to Michael Theriault, Secretary-Treasurer of the San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council.
Performers include Orquestra Adelante, Francisco Herrera, Alex and Harriet Bagwell, and Saul and Jean Bridges. Dinner is catered by Jordon's Culinary and the choice of entrees are BBQ Chicken, BBQ Brisket, Cedar Salmon or Sliced Portobello. They are served with grilled
vegetables, potato salad and sweet potato pie. Wine is from Justice Grace Vineyards.
Live Music, Arts & Crafts, Organic & BioDynamic Beer & Wine, Vendors, Kids Activities & More...
The Fairfax Ecofest, held alongside the traditional Fairfax Festival, is fun for all! Come up to the Pavilion and share your ideas with exhibitors, shop for organic goods and services, indulge in organic food, view art, explore our interactive activities…and there’s a whole field of fun for the kids, too!
Saturday and Sunday, don’t miss organic beer and wine tasting featuring a wide variety of local and international producers. New this year: an opportunity to sample cheese, olive oil and chocolate! The Ecofest Music Stage hosts local performers to keep you entertained from noon to 6:30pm.
Since its inception in 2004, Ecofest has showcased significant changes in public awareness and behavior. The Town of Fairfax has long been a leader in the sustainability movement. By passing a pesticide notification ordinance, forming the open space committee, limiting chain stores and adopting styrofoam-free and nuclear free ordinances, Fairfax is a model for communities wanting to make a difference at the local level. Fairfax has also been in the center of nationwide issues including the GMO-free campaign, efforts to “Stop the Spray” in Marin, the voter approved ban on plastic takeout bags and most recently, the moratorium on Smart Meters.
This June we are excited to honor our local workers building the labor movement in the North Bay, including the Superior Court Workers of SEIU 1021 and local community leader Gervacio Peña, Board President of the Graton Day Labor Center (El Centro Laboral de Graton). We are also excited to be bringing labor leader Maria Elena Durazo of UNITE HERE International and presenting our vision for the work ahead.
Please join us for an evening of celebration and camaraderie!
Our Keynote, Maria Elena Durazo:
Durazo got her start amongst farmworkers. As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, she spent summers in the Central Valley fields picking peaches, strawberries, and grapes. In 1985, she earned a law degree from the People's College of Law in Los Angeles, before beginning her involvement in the labor movement as an organizer for the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. In 1983, she joined the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) Local 11. In 1989 Durazo won the local presidency with 85% of the vote becoming one of the first Latinas to lead a major union. She was later elected to the executive board of HERE International Union in 1996, and in 2004 was elected Executive Vice President of UNITE-HERE International. On April 6, 2017, Durazo announced that she intends to run for the 24th district of the California State Senate in 2018, when the incumbent,
Capitol Weekly named Maria Elena the third most influential non-elected California official in its 2010 Top 100 List.
She was named Most Valuable Local Labor Leader by The Nation magazine in their 2014 Progressive Honor Roll.
Los Angeles Times’ featured stories reporter Joe Mozingo wrote that “Maria Elena Durazo is probably the single most influential individual in Los Angeles politics.”
With Michael Chabon, Dave Eggers, Fida Jiryis, Yehuda Shaul, and Ayelet Waldman
Moderated by Daniel Sokatch
In Kingdom of Olives and Ash, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have joined forces with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence – an organization of veteran soldiers who served in the occupied territories since the Second Intifada – and a host of illustrious writers to tell the stories of the people on the ground in the contested territories. Chabon and Waldman are joined onstage by contributors Dave Eggers and Fida Jiryis, as well as Yehuda Shaul of Breaking the Silence, for this discussion exploring the human cost of the conflict. Moderated by New Israel Fund’s Daniel Sokatch.
Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Moonglow and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, among many others.
Dave Eggers is the author of seven bestselling and award-winning books. He is also the founder and editor of McSweeney’s, and the cofounder of 826 Valencia
Fida Jiryis is a Palestinian writer and editor, and the author of Hayatuna Elsagheera (Our Small Life) and Al-Khawaja (The Gentleman), two collections of Arabic short stories on village life in the Galilee.
Yehuda Shaul was born and raised in Jerusalem in an ultra-Orthodox family and graduated from a Yeshiva high school in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. He served in the IDF as a commander and platoon sergeant in the 50th battalion of the Nahal Brigade from 2001 to 2004, in the West Bank towns of Bethlehem and Hebron. Yehuda founded Breaking the Silence in 2004 with a group of fellow veterans and he currently serves as the organization’s Co-Director.
Ayelet Waldman is the author of the memoir A Really Good Day and the novels Love & Treasure and Red Hook Road, among other books, and editor of the anthology Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons
Food Empowerment Project seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. We encourage choices that reflect a more compassionate society by spotlighting the abuse of animals on farms, the depletion of natural resources, unfair working conditions for produce workers, the unavailability of healthy foods in communities of color and low-income areas, and the importance of not purchasing chocolate that comes from the worst forms of child labor.
Come celebrate our 10 year anniversary!
Join us for an evening of celebration with delicious vegan food and drinks, beautiful music, inspirational speakers, silent auction, and special gift bags for the first 100 attendees.
An Event we look forward to every year. Please help support arts education, and join us alongside so many of our favorite & best Bay Area food/ drink friends...
Root Division is a visual arts non-profit that connects creativity and community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions, and studios.
Root Division's mission is to empower artists, promote community service, inspire youth, and enrich the Bay Area through engagement in the visual arts.
TASTE 2017 promises to be a night not to forget, as all of our cuisine and cocktails are generously donated and made on site by over 20 famed local chefs and mixologists in an evening of food-inspired art and art-inspired food. We're also featuring a silent auction of art, products, and gift certificates from over 50 local artists and businesses!
Please join us in supporting LIFT - a wonderful org and terrific team of thoughtful business leaders shaping a new vision for an economy that serves and benefits All.
LIFT's mission is to create, model, and share a locally self-reliant economy that works for the benefit of all life--one that meets the needs for all people everywhere while enhancing and regenerating the ecosystems within which we abide.
The LIFT Economy team would like to cordially invite you to an evening of fun, celebration, and networking on Wednesday, April 12 from 4pm-6pm at New Resource Bank. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.
Come meet fellow investors, board members, and most importantly--some of the amazing Force for Good Fund investees and prospective investees.
We will also be making a big announcement at the event.
The Force for Good Fund invests in women and people of color-owned,“Best for the World” B Corporations (i.e., companies that score in the top 10% of B Corps worldwide).
Bryan Stevenson is one of the country's most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates. A MacArthur fellow, he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a law practice dedicated to defending some of America’s most rejected and marginalized people. A founding leader of the movement against mass incarceration in the United States, he recently served on President Obama's task force on 21st-century policing. His memoir, Just Mercy, is the story of a young lawyer fighting on the frontlines of a country in thrall to extreme punishments and careless justice. It is an inspiring story of unbreakable humanity in the most desperate circumstances, and a powerful indictment of our broken justice system and the twisted values that allow it to continue.
Stevenson has received numerous awards including the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant and the NAACP Image Award for Best Non-Fiction, and was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People for 2015. He is a tenured law professor at New York University School of Law.
(Bryan Stevenson is) “America’s young Nelson Mandela.”
– Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu
An Evening of Spoken Word and Live Jazz
with Robert Pinsky and Laurence Hobgood
Robert Pinsky, arguably America’s greatest living poet and the only one in history to serve three terms as U.S. Poet Laureate, brings his verse to life in PoemJazz, an innovative dialogue between poetry and music with Grammy-winning jazz pianist Laurence Hobgood. Elegant and tough, vividly imaginative, Pinsky’s poems have earned praise for their wild musical energy and ambitious range. PoemJazz intertwines language and instrument, emphasizing the physical and melodic qualities of voice, as well as the way jazz improvisation can sometimes seem to speak. The result is an organic new whole of sound and sense.
"In their tremendous PoemJazz collaboration, Robert Pinsky and master musician Laurence Hobgood establish a wholly simpatico artistic partnership."
– Jazz Times
Three generations of successful Bay Area Jewish winemakers from vastly different backgrounds will share their winemaking journeys and tricks of the trade. Complimentary wine tasting to follow.
Alix Wall is a J. Weekly contributing editor and freelance food writer as well as founder of the Illuminoshi, the not-so-secret society of Bay Area Jewish Food Professionals. She is a certified natural foods chef and contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle, Berkeleyside, KQED’s “Bay Area Bites,” and The Forward.
A Life in Activism
Cleve Jones conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, which has become the world's largest piece of community folk art. He also co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, which has grown into one of the largest and most influential People with AIDS advocacy organizations in the United States. More recently, he fought to overturn California’s Proposition 8 and legalize same-sex marriage. Cleve’s memoir, When We Rise, details the nearly four decades that he has spent at the center of the movement to give voice to people who, for much of human history, have been made invisible. When We Rise is the partial inspiration for the forthcoming ABC miniseries of the same name. From Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and Executive Producer Gus Van Sant, the film features Guy Pearce (playing Jones), Mary-Louise Parker, Rachel Griffiths, Carrie Preston and Michael K. Williams.
Reinventing and Renewing Communities
Wildflowers Institute, in conjunction with Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is hosting a celebration of unsung heroes.
For more information on this Event, or to learn how to support the tremendous, innovative work by Wildflowers Institute, Please see:
We are proud to join in this heartfelt Thanksgiving Dinner/ Wine pairing at Berkeley's beloved Sanctuary Bistro, featuring a thoughtful and delicious vegan menu from Chef Barry Horton, with selections from our past wines (our 10 year old Sangiovese) and present. A particular focus on wines from our "Label Series of Compassion" will add to the warmth and gratitude shared by all.
Menu details coming - but Please RSVP with Jen Horton at Sanctuary Bistro
Join us to celebrate another year of victories for workers and communities in San Francisco and beyond. This year we will recognize outgoing SF Supervisors John Avalos, David Campos and Eric Mar for their leadership and partnership on many of our coalition’s biggest victories including the Retail Workers Bill of Rights, $15 Minimum Wage, Local Hire and Wage Theft Prevention Ordinances, saving City College of SF and CPMC community benefits agreement.
We will honor the former IMPEC contracted custodial workers who won their two-year campaign to be “insourced” as full-time, permanent University of California SF employees with union representation with support from AFSCME Local 3299, Chinese Progressive Association and community, labor and political allies.
The event will also feature new media journalist and stand up comic Francesca Fiorentini of AJ+, DJ Oscar Grande and appetizers, drinks and plenty of labor/community solidarity.
Thank you to our early event sponsors and supporters:
California Faculty Association, SF State University
AFSCME Local 3299
SEIU Local 1021
United Educators of San Francisco
National Union of Healthcare Workers
California Nurses Association
Unite Here Local 2
AFT Local 2121
California Teachers Association
San Francisco Labor Council
IFPTE Local 21
ESC Local 20 IFPTE
Young Workers United
Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
California Domestic Workers Coalition
Community Housing Partnership
California Federation of Teachers
South of Market Community Action Network
San Francisco Day Labor Program and Women’s Collective
Filipino American Development Foundation
Unite Here Local 2850
Mercy Housing California
Teamsters Local 856
Dennis and Hene Kelly
Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
Causa Justa::Just Cause
Veterans Equity Center
Bay Area Black Workers Center
Mujeres Unidas y Activas
UFCW Local 648
Ironworkers Local 377
Chinese for Affirmative Action
Labor Occupational Health Program
Chinese Progressive Association
San Mateo Labor Council
Mission Housing Development Corporation
San Francisco Rising
Senior and Disability Action
Wine Kitchen, "Best of 2016" Wine Bar in SF, SF Magazine
Please join us for this special Wine Tasting, dedicated to raising funds and supporting various Social Justice causes that Justice Grace Vineyards proudly supports.
We will feature a rare and unique selection of our wines from the past decade:
- 10 Year old, 2006 Sangiovese from Eagle Point Ranch, Mendocino
- Our "Label Series of Compassion", red wine, Petite Sirah based blends:
- "We Are: Palestinian"
- "We Are: Transgender"
- "We Are: Immigrants"
- our special 10 Year Anniversary Petite Sirah blend
50% of proceeds for the wine tasting, and a limited portion of Menu from the highly regarded Wine Kitchen will be Donated.
Please join us.
In 2016, Transgender Law Center will celebrate 14 years of igniting change to the law, policy, and cultural climate so that people of all gender identities can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination. For the last several years, we have held a widely popular anniversary celebration, called SPARK! This year, we anticipate over 400 of our most generous supporters, corporate partners, organizational allies, and elected officials will participate as we come together and recognize outstanding community leaders and businesses making huge strides in advancing transgender rights.
2nd Annual Oakland Wine Festival
Join us for a full day and night of wine education at the 2nd Annual Oakland Wine Festival on July 16, 2016. The event includes the first ever consumer Double Blind tasting along with a four-course gourmet luncheon, elegant dinners and exclusive access to internationally and highly acclaimed winemakers from the Napa Valley and Sonoma County, around the globe. Tickets are now on sale on Eventbrite. To learn more, please visit http://oaklandwinefestival.com/
Ticketing Options include:
Full Day Access
Afternoon and Evening Access
Double Blinding Tasting: The Judgment of Oakland TM
Intimate Winemaker Luncheon
Elegant Grand Tasting
Dinner with the Winemaker
Winemaker Supper Club and Tasting
Silent Auction and more!
100% of the net proceeds from this event will be donated to thoughtfully selected charities who contribute to the lives of Oakland and Bay Area residents.
Labor Fest Event
San Francisco Living Wage Coalition’s Sixth Annual Awards Dinner
Friday, July 15, 2016
6 p.m. reception
6:30 p.m. dinner and program
SEIU Local 1021 Hall
350 Rhode Island, San Francisco
(entrance on Kansas Street, between 16th and 17th Streets)
street parking available, wheel-chair accessible
Labor Woman of the Year Award
Roxanne Sanchez, President
Service Employees International Union Local 1021
Labor Man of the Year Award
Tim Killikelly, President
American Federation of Teachers Local 2121
Music Performed By
Dueto Arte – Artemisa Flores Torres and Manuel Trujillo
Alex and Harriet Bagwell
Una Flor, Un Canto y Una Poesia – Elizabeth Esteva, Nancy Esteva and Mario Esteva
Saul and Jean Bridges
Ticket prices are $40 per seat in advance or a group rate of $300 for eight seats in advance, or $50 per seat at the door. We also have special sponsorship levels and congratulations in the printed program.
Ecofest Organic Wine Tasting and Beer Tasting
Join us for an incredible lineup of Wines made with Organically and Biodynamically grown grapes. Featuring more than 20 Wineries/ 100 wines, it’s a fantastic tasting opportunity! Doors are open from 1-6PM… Come and go as you please so plan to enjoy the rest of the Festival opportunities as well!
Early Bird Special: Click and print: 2-for-1 coupon - Present before 3pm and receive two wine-tasting tickets for the price of one! Also includes food coupon for 1 on Saturday.
What the Movies Reveal About Jewish Sexuality
Film and television have become our most potent media for portraying sexuality, from gentle romance to erotic desire to full-throttle lust. But when it comes to Jewish characters on screen, the movies’ uninhibited love affair with sex gets complicated. In this fun and revealing clip-filled talk, film curator Peter L. Stein examines how Jewish sexuality and the Jewish body have been portrayed on screen. From tales of forbidden love in Orthodox settings (Yentl, Eyes Wide Open), to the neurotics and sexual overachievers of Woody Allen’s films, to the frontiers of queer sexuality in Sandra Bernhard’s characters and television’s Transparent, Jewish sex on screen has had to run a gauntlet of taboos, stereotypes and pigeonholes that make us wonder
Peter L. Stein is a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker and frequent film writer, programmer and presenter. A former Executive Director of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival for eight years, he currently serves as Senior Programmer of Frameline, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival.
Second Annual Talk and Taste with the California Artisan Cheese Guild
Moderated by Sunset Magazine food editor Margo True
Marin and Sonoma Counties are the epicenter of California's lively artisanal cheese movement, home to 22,000 acres used to produce almost 100 different handmade cow, sheep, goat and water buffalo milk cheeses. Join the JCCSF and the California Artisan Cheese Guild for our second annual cheese talk and tasting, featuring cheesemakers from Bohemian Creamery (a favorite of the Obamas) and Tomales Farmstead Creamery as well as the founder of Double 8 Dairy, one of the few water buffalo dairies in the US. They’ll discuss their craft, cultural heritage, animals and the bountiful land on which they depend.
Finish the evening with a tasting of their luscious handiwork, accompanied by cider from AppleGarden Farm, wine from Justice Grace Vineyards and Belden Barns, beer from Almanac Beer Company, and other nibbles from Canyon Market.
An Intimate Petite Sirah Educational Seminar
This EVENT has been Postponed. News of further date change TBA
6 Wineries devoted to CA's Heritage Varietal, Petite Sirah will be joining to share, celebrate, and discuss:
Host Gustafson Family Vineyards will join Diamond Ridge Vineyards, Justice Grace Vineyards, Merisi Wines, Mounts Family Winery, Vezer Family Vineyard
We will present all of our Petite Sirah to you in an intimate seminar setting. Fun, informative discussion/tasting followed by light appetizers at the end of the presentation, during the winemaker reception. A terrific, unique evening for those who have always wanted to explore this special varietal in greater depth -- and in such a beautiful winery setting -- a great gift idea. Limited amount of tickets available only....
Please Join us for this Special Celebration of this unique varietal and these small, handcrafted wines.
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It’s party time! Please join Food Empowerment Project on April 30th for an afternoon celebration at our 9th-anniversary benefit in San Francisco, CA.
Let’s celebrate all of our accomplishments together and raise money to grow F.E.P.!
The gathering will be fun, casual, and kid-friendly, featuring a silent auction with exciting prizes and delicious vegan food and drink. F.E.P. founder and Executive Director lauren Ornelas and other F.E.P. board members will be on hand to fill you in on our exciting plans for new work in 2016 and beyond.
There will also be a special performance by Azuah. Azuah is underway, making her debut in the music world as an alternative folk and blues artist with just the right touch of soul.
Tickets are a steal at only $25 (kids up to 18 years old get in free!). Once you look at pictures from last year’s celebration, you won’t want to miss this great party supporting Food Empowerment Project! Register now!
TASTE 2016 promises to be a night not to forget, as all of our cuisine and cocktails are generously donated and made on site by over 20 famed local chefs and mixologists in an evening of food-inspired art and art-inspired food. We're also featuring a silent auction of art, products, and gift certificates from over 50 local artists and businesses!
With Nicole Prause
There has been no quick fix to revolutionize female sexual response the way Viagra did for men. Neuroscientist Nicole Prause is trying to change that. She founded a company to address what she feels is the woefully inadequate state of research into women’s sexuality and conducts scientific studies on orgasm as a way to boost desire and alleviate depression.
With Joyce Goldstein
and Miriam Morgan, longtime San Francisco Chronicle Food Editor
For thousands of years, the people of the Jewish diaspora have carried their culinary traditions and kosher laws throughout the world. In the United States, this has resulted primarily in an Ashkenazic table of matzo ball soup and knishes, brisket and gefilte fish. But there are many other Jewish cultures whose delicious culinary stories are less well known here. Joyce Goldstein expands our menu with over four hundred recipes from the kitchens of three Mediterranean Jewish cultures – Sephardic, Maghrebi and Mizrahi – with The New Mediterranean Jewish Table, an authoritative guide to Jewish home cooking
Dan Savage’s graphic, pragmatic and witty advice changed the cultural conversation about monogamy, gay rights, religion and politics. He is an author, sex-advice columnist, podcaster, pundit and public speaker. "Savage Love," Dan's sex-advice column, first appeared in the Stranger, Seattle’s alternative weekly in 1991, and is now syndicated to more than 50 papers. Savage Lovecast is one of iTunes top 50 podcasts. In 2010, Dan and his husband Terry Miller founded the Emmy award-winning It Gets Better Project, which has gathered more than 50,000 videos from people around the world offering hope to LBGT kids. A regular contributor to This American Life who was also a frequent guest on The Colbert Report, Dan takes the stage for a conversation and Q&A about sex, love and relationships.
Live Podcast Taping
Call Your Girlfriend is a podcast for all the long-distance besties out there, brought to you by radio producer Gina Delvac, NYmag.com columnist Ann Friedman and Forbes “30 Under 30” recipient Aminatou Sow. Podcast topics include Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the beauty of caftans, menstruation news, Kimye, Pitbull, Hillary Rodham Clinton, casual racism, emoji, straight people, California, rom-coms, and so much more. Join us as these long-distance besties share a stage for this live podcast event!
Please join us in the heart of the Mission District at Galeria de la Raza to give thanks to our hard working staff and volunteers! Come view beautiful local latino art currently curated by Galeria while being serenated by acoustic guitar. Have some delicious bites and cocktails and talk to our clients, staff and board! We would love to tell you about some of our successes thus far but most of all we would look forward to enjoying a lovely evening with you, our family and friends!