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Everyone Deserves A Home Portrait Exhibit Reception

Everyone Deserves A Home Portrait Exhibit Reception

May 10, 2017, 5:00pm - May 10, 2017, 7:00pm

Tides Thoreau Center SF
1012 Torney Ave
San Francisco, CA  94129 Map

Join us for the second reception of our "Everyone Deserves A Home" exhibit, now on display in the Tides Thoreau Center (www.thoreau.org). Drinks and refreshments provided by Tides will begin at 5pm. Opening comments at 5:30pm. **** More on the exhibit **** "You can't judge a book by its cover. I'll be at a bus stop and there will be some people waiting for the bus and they see some homeless people sitting on the ground and they get to thinking about them and I be like, well I was homeless too." - Patricia This exhibition tells the story through photos and oral histories of the journey for Californians living in permanent supportive housing in San Francisco. The exhibition explores the question of what drew people to San Francisco, what led them to their current home and what their community means to them. It provides an opportunity for the audience to reflect on their own experience of coming to San Francisco and the value they place on their home and community. The goal of the project is to highlight the gap in understanding between public perception of San Francisco’s homeless population and the actual rich and compelling history of our fellow San Franciscans. This exhibit is sponsored by the California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities (calhum.org) and Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing (bit.ly/dishexhibit). Photography by Audra Miller of Miller Studies (millerstudios.net). Interviews conducted by Elizabeth Gjelten and Lillianna Torres with content support from Christine Young. Audio recordings led by Colin Peden of KALW (kalw.org/people/colin-peden) and Elliott Peltzman of The Complex Recording Studio (thecomplex-sf.com).... See MoreSee Less

Women at Work: An Evening with Alison Wright

Women at Work: An Evening with Alison Wright

May 3, 2017, 5:00pm - May 3, 2017, 7:30pm

Tides Thoreau Center SF
1012 Torney Ave
San Francisco, CA  94129 Map

Join us for an evening of art and discussion with award-winning photographer Alison Wright, BRAC USA President & CEO Donella Rapier, and Tides CEO Kriss Deiglmeier. With the backdrop of a powerful photographic showcase, Alison Wright will talk about her travels to Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda to document the lives of people empowered by BRAC. Donella Rapier will examine trends in international development and the progress being made to achieve gender equity worldwide – as well as the challenges ahead. Kriss Deiglmeier will highlight the role of philanthropic organizations in ensuring effective programming worldwide. Drinks and opening from 5pm. Discussion will begin at 6pm.... See MoreSee Less

Women at Work: A Photography Showcase (3/9 - 6/2)

Women at Work: A Photography Showcase (3/9 - 6/2)

March 9, 2017, 5:00pm - March 9, 2017, 8:00pm

Tides Thoreau Center SF
1012 Torney Ave
San Francisco, CA  94129 Map

BRAC, the world's largest international development organization, will showcase the remarkable stories of magnetic women in sub-Saharan Africa whose perseverance is often overlooked. The images were taken by award-winning photographer Alison Wright, who traveled to five African countries to document the communities in which BRAC works. This exhibition is the west coast debut of this traveling showcase. From South Sudan to Sierra Leone, these documentary portraits, of women and girls living in post-conflict or hard-to-reach areas, illuminate a shared determination to create better futures for their families through their creativity, ingenuity, and drive. Alison Wright, an award-winning photographer, traveled to Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda to document the communities in which BRAC works. This exhibition is the west coast debut of this traveling showcase. Opening reception Thursday, March 9th from 5pm-8pm. Free admission & all welcome. Exhibit free + open to the public March 9 - June 2 (weekdays 8:30am to 5pm).... See MoreSee Less

Presidio Dialogues - TIDES: Accelerating Social Change with Film

Presidio Dialogues - TIDES: Accelerating Social Change with Film

October 13, 2016, 6:00pm - October 13, 2016, 7:00pm

Presidio Officer's Club
50 Moraga Avenue
San Francisco, CA  94129 Map

PRESIDIO DIALOGUES – Thursday Evenings at 6 pm In Presidio Dialogues, notable authors, artists, and conversation starters explore themes from ancient history to current events through interactive dialogues, stimulating talks, panels, performances, and films. One captivating film or TV series can change the hearts and minds of people around the globe, and can accelerate social and environmental change. Tides, one of the very first organizations to locate in the Presidio, has been partnering with filmmakers, non-profit leaders, and donors for decades to bring to life ground-breaking and critically-acclaimed projects like The Story of Stuff and the Emmy-award winning climate change series Years of Living Dangerously. At this event, join Tides’ CEO Kriss Deiglmeier and Tides’ partners to talk about fueling change through the art of filmmaking alongside donors, activists, and artists. The filming of Hollow, the Emmy-nominated and Peabody-winning interactive documentary that explores life in the Appalachian coalfields. Photo Credit: Elaine McMillion Sheldon This event is free but due to space constraints registration is required. Please complete the registration process below. Please note that registering does not guarantee admission. Registered guests will be offered priority admission that will be honored until 15 minutes before the start of the event. Read more about our event registration policy >> www.presidio.gov/officers-club/events/event-registration-policy... See MoreSee Less

The Peaceful World Experience Gallery Exhibit: Honoring the Life and Times of Sami Sunchild

The Peaceful World Experience Gallery Exhibit: Honoring the Life and Times of Sami Sunchild

August 4, 2016, 5:00pm - August 4, 2016, 7:00pm

Tides Thoreau Center SF
1012 Torney Ave
San Francisco, CA  94129 Map

Join Tides and Thoreau Center tenant Peaceful World Foundation to honor San Francisco artist and activist entrepreneur Sami Sunchild. Sami's life mission was to foster a culture of global peace through the promotion of hosted conversations, the arts, and mindful education. In 1977, Sami purchased The Red Victorian on Haight Street and created The Red Victorian Bed and Breakfast Peace Center, an international peace hub attracting people from around the world to connect over breakfast conversations. In 2006, Sami founded the Peaceful World Foundation, which continues to carry on the late founder's vision of mindful conversations while financially supporting organizations in their peace building efforts. Opening with acoustic guitar set and other special guests. Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be served.... See MoreSee Less

From People-Powered Movements to Fortune 500: Achieving a 100% Renewable Future

From People-Powered Movements to Fortune 500: Achieving a 100% Renewable Future

April 22, 2016, 3:00pm - April 22, 2016, 5:00pm

Futures Without Violence
100 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA  94129 Map

What do grassroots organizers, national policy advocates, and corporate sustainability directors have in common? They will only thrive in a future where our planet is fully powered by renewable resources, and fossil fuels are kept in the ground. Join cross-sector leaders from Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Salesforce, Sierra Club, and The Solutions Project for this unprecedented conversation, and then raise a glass with us in support of this planet we call home. 2:30pm-3:00pm - Registration 3:00pm-4:00pm - Panel 4:00pm-5:00pm - Reception Panelists (for full bios, check out our tickets page!): Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club Patrick Flynn, Director of Sustainability, Salesforce Miya Yoshitani, Executive Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network Moderated by: Sarah Shanley Hope, Executive Director, The Solutions Project... See MoreSee Less

Years of Living Dangerously Lunchtime Screenings

Years of Living Dangerously Lunchtime Screenings

April 11, 2016, 12:00pm - April 21, 2016, 1:00pm

Tides Thoreau Center SF
1012 Torney Ave
San Francisco, CA  94129 Map

Celebrate the lead-up to Earth Day with daily screenings of Years of Living Dangerously, a Showtime series partially funded by Tides as a Mission Related Investment! We’ll get through all nine episodes from Season 1 in the nine days leading up to Earth Day! Every weekday from 4/11-4/21 from 12pm to 1pm Join for one, or join for all! BYOL (Bring your own lunch)... See MoreSee Less