Past Events

Aug. 11, 2017, 7 p.m. - Aug. 11, 2017, 10 p.m.

Join us for an evening of storytelling. This is a space to learn about and engage with members of your community in a deeper way.

If you are interested in telling a story, please email slacyprice@gmail.com.

Otherwise, come prepared to listen to others tell theirs.

BYOB, free

July 26, 2017, 6 p.m. - July 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a deep dive on California's history of incarceration with Jared Rudolph, the founder and director of Prisoner Reentry Network. Considered a model by some and a failure by many, California's prison system spends over $70,000 per prisoner per year. Learn about how and why the prison population has fluctuated, what rehabilitation techniques are used and which are working. The roughly hour long talk will be followed by Q&A and light refreshments.
6-7pm presentation
7-7:30pm refreshments
About Prisoner Reentry Network:
Prisoner Reentry Network (PRN) was founded in 2014 to encourage successful transitions from incarceration ...

July 15, 2017, 6 p.m. - July 15, 2017, 7 p.m.

John will be demoing his community decision making platform Ethelo! Here's more info:

Ethelo is an online platform that enables groups of any size to reach smart, well supported decisions quickly and fairly. Its unique, patented technology has been described as "an exceptional advance on the state of the art that is clearly ahead of competitors" by the Canadian government. Ethelo has earned $1m to date, serving governments as well as the health, telecom, finance and nonprofit sectors.

Here's a fun little video:

https://vimeo.com/225593470

July 14, 2017, 8 p.m. - July 14, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Degrowth – radical critiques and pleasurable pathways

Precipitous increases in the quantity of matter and energy used by human economies are leading to biodiversity loss, ocean acidification, fresh water depletion, climate change, and other planetary disruptions. Yet, governments and businesses around the world continue to promise and to prioritize further economic growth.

Degrowth movements respond to this paradox with a range of initiatives striving to shift efforts away from “better management” of human and natural resources toward radical transformation of socio-ecological worlds.

Join a collaborative exploration of how we humans change course. And how tiny efforts can lead to radical socio-environmental ...

July 14, 2017, 7 p.m. - July 14, 2017, 10 p.m.

Join us for an evening of storytelling. This is a space to learn about and engage with members of your community in a deeper way.

If you are interested in telling a story, please email slacyprice@gmail.com.

Otherwise, come prepared to listen to others tell theirs.

BYOB, free

June 14, 2017, 8 p.m. - June 14, 2017, 9:30 p.m.

http://www.artagainstassault.com/

June 9, 2017, 7 p.m. - June 9, 2017, 10 p.m.

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." --Maya Angelou

Join us for an evening of storytelling. This is a space to learn about and engage with members of your community in a deeper way. If you are interested in being a part of the official storyteller lineup, please see below. For this event, we also welcome anyone who would like to read a poem or short story that they have written.

If there is time available at the end, we will open the floor to spontaneous storytellers!

Join us at 7pm, please don't be ...

June 1, 2017, 8 p.m. - June 1, 2017, 10 p.m.

We're Building the Metaverse - Answer the Call

In the first decades of the 17th century, two new lenses opened our eyes to new frontiers and inspired 350 years of scientific exploration.
The telescope let us look up and out — it reconfigured our relationship with the infinite and divine. The microscope revealed our inner cosmos and shed light on the origins of life and DNA. VR is the 3rd Great Lens - a Telescope for the Mind — with it we will be able to magnify our own imaginations, dance within the creations of others, and explore galaxies unknown. What we discover ...

May 25, 2017, 8 p.m. - May 25, 2017, 10 p.m.

In Sept 2015, Chenyu returned to LA from Shenzhen and lived on Airbnb for 365 days, during which she knocked open 99 doors and shared a piece of their lives, from pilots to filmmakers. Chenyu “travelled” within the city of Los Angeles, explored 20 neighborhoods and experienced the full spectrum of humanity from empathy, conflict, help from strangers, and culture differences. This journey made her belong to LA, a mega-city that she used to feel distant to.
Her live blog and lifestyle has become a media phenomenon in China, and inspired hundreds of Chinese travelers to use Airbnb. Female travelers ...

May 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - May 19, 2017, 9:30 p.m.

A musician, researcher, and educator, Graham's investigation of sound and culture have taken him from the damp and verdant Pacific Northwest on a continent-spanning journey of aural exploration. As a guitarist he's most at home playing very new and very old notated musics; Graham's ethnomusicological bent orbits around how music serves as a portal to the human experience. Pedagogy meets somewhere in the middle and, likewise, somewhere in the middle of all of this Graham found himself living and musicking in Toronto, a place he is learning to call home.

The diverse aspects of his career have ...