Past Events

Aug. 16, 2018, 7 p.m. - Aug. 16, 2018, 9 p.m.

Artificial Intelligence Safety (AIS or AI Safety) is a small field, partly because it is very new, and is mostly talent-constrained. Given the high stakes of an uncontrolled intelligence explosion, increasing the amount of AIS researchers is crucial for the long-term future of humanity.

This salon is meant to discuss the creation of an all level and multidisciplinary AI safety working group that will meet regularly and work on prerequisites acquisition to be able to read and understand AI safety research papers (following Road to AI Safety Excellence curriculum). No technical background is required at all, but yes, learning it ...

Aug. 14, 2018, 7 p.m. - Aug. 14, 2018, 9 p.m.

This is a working group to work on dealing with harms done in our homes. Sexual and domestic violence happen in community, and we owe it to ourselves and loved ones to work on both prevention and also process for when this happens.

Alt J is a collaborative community-based project that offers alternative systems for addressing harm in our communities. It is a decentralized collective that believes in consent culture, prison abolition and transformative justice.

For this meeting, the goal would be to support each house to develop and outline its values around dealing with harm prevention, harm reduction and ...

Aug. 13, 2018, 7 p.m. - Aug. 13, 2018, 9 p.m.

This is a monthly support circle for people practising or wishing to practice RA. Living out anarchist principles in a world full of rules and privatization is tough and and relationship anarchists face different sets of struggles and issues. This is a place for us to support each other, share our stories and learnings.

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Anarchism is the rejection of the idea that others should govern us. Specifically that there is a ruling state that controls and governs it’s citizens. As Noam Chomsky puts it:

“That is what I have always understood to be the essence of anarchism: the conviction ...

Aug. 9, 2018, 7 p.m. - Aug. 9, 2018, 9 p.m.

What are the essential parameters we need to tweak in order to shape the society to come?
Come help us build the future we want.

We are excited to announce the Embassy's new round of salons for the year to come: The Future of ... series. In order to create the change we want to see in the world, let's break down our possible futures into sub-categories and examine for each one possible paths for transformation.

This inaugural salon will focus on uncovering the essential parameters to get in order to revolutionize our future. Come debate with us, work ...

Aug. 8, 2018, 7 p.m. - Aug. 8, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Please join us for our monthly storytelling evening. The theme this month is 'Transformation.' In the midst of festival season, where everything seems to be 'transformational,' we'll hear stories of what transformation really looks like, and how it's found.

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, you can read more about the event and fill out the interest form here: https://tinyurl.com/y9j98ha7

Otherwise, come prepared to listen to others tell theirs.

BYOB, free

As always, we provide ...

Aug. 4, 2018, noon - Aug. 4, 2018, 3 p.m.

A workshop on the craft of true & personal storytelling. We'll work on coming up with story ideas, best practices for crafting stories, and performance.

This will be a low-pressure space to work on creating narratives out of your life and learning to share them with the world.

There will be potential to tell your story at the Stories from the city & sea event on Wednesday, August 8th.

Suggested donation $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Venmo: @Stephanie-Lacy-Price

Please only RSVP if you are committed to attending!

June 28, 2018, 7 p.m. - June 28, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Please join us for our monthly storytelling evening. This month's theme is Becoming. Who are you becoming? How have you become who you are?

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, you can read more about the event and fill out the interest form here: https://tinyurl.com/y9j98ha7

Otherwise, come prepared to listen to others tell theirs.

BYOB, free

As always, we provide free childcare. Get in touch if you'd like to use this ♥

June 14, 2018, 7 p.m. - June 14, 2018, 9 p.m.

From Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s turn to authoritarianism in Turkey to Viktor Orban’s landslide victory in Hungary to Brexit and most recently to the nationalist sentiment in the US targeting China, nationalism is on the rise worldwide. We’re accustomed to think about problems in US centric or nation centric terms, but here we see a global phenomenon. Come talk with Ben Levenson, organizer with the Justice is Global campaign to talk about why and how we can save our interconnected cosmopolitan world from the forces that threaten to destroy us.

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June 10, 2018, 5 p.m. - June 10, 2018, 9 p.m.

Come one! Come all! Come as you are for an evening of Kinetic Hip-Hop, Psychedelic Surf Rock, and Funky Pop Anthems at The Embassy, SF! We got a baller line-up in store for y'all at an even lovelier venue so don't miss out on what should prove to be a promising opportunity to get diggity diggity down.

Echo + Incooperative:
A bomb-ass hip-hop duo out of Chinatown, Oakland. Combines trap, boom-bap, and dark kinetic energies to produce a combustible rap experience. Their debut duo record 'Black Moon Lilith' will be on deck this evening so come on out for ...

May 29, 2018, 7 p.m. - May 29, 2018, 9 p.m.

As we navigate the first decades of the 21st century, humanity struggles to cope with the inertia of the past, given its rapidly accelerating present. While 20th century innovations addressed many of our species’ most pressing problems–curing diseases, alleviating starvation, and connecting the world in ways previously unimaginable–their side effects also radically transformed our technological, cultural, and political landscapes in ways that feel increasingly unsustainable. The speed of change and growing complexity of our technologically augmented lives sets before us new challenges: political polarization and fragmentation, ideological bubbles across which no information flows, and a general erosion of ...