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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

Gallery Opening - Out of Place: Creativity Meets Detritus of Land + Sea

Gallery Opening - Out of Place: Creativity Meets Detritus of Land + Sea

February 18, 2016, 5:00pm - February 18, 2016, 7:00pm

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

An exhibit that examines humans' impact on environment, including both ocean pollution and industrial decay. Featuring work from four artists: Scott Haefner, owner of Scott Haefner Photography, is captivated by photographing abandoned buildings and other forgotten or hidden places, often under the cover of darkness. His work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, BBC news, and the History Channel. Janis Selby Jones documents the juxtaposition between the man-made waste washing up on our beaches against the natural backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. She reimagines the refuse into objects of interest and beauty in order to bring attention to the problem of plastic pollution. She is a teacher in Oceanside, CA, and most recently exhibited at the Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito. Bill Miller salvages and recycles vintage linoleum floors as his medium. His material and compositions combine to address the impact of decaying industrial infrastructure on surrounding communities. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, National Geographic Channel, and the Woodstock Film Festival, and Bill had the honor of designing the cover of Frank Zappa’s “Congress Shall Make No Law” album. More of his work can be found at Bill Miller-Vintage Linoleum Artwork. Marcus Eriksen, cofounder of 5 Gyres, will be building a wall of bricks from melted plastic trash to represent the metaphorical wall that exists between conservation and industry over how to solve the plastic pollution problem, with the role of policy creating a surmountable stalemate to be overcome.... See MoreSee Less

China Brotsky Art Gallery: Journey to a (Patented) Discovery

China Brotsky Art Gallery: Journey to a (Patented) Discovery

November 12, 2015, 5:00pm - November 12, 2015, 7:30pm

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

Join us for an exhibit of Susan Dunlap's work over twenty years and a comprehensive recent overview of butterfly-attracting plants. Collaborators include Nature in the City, Jim Musselman, and BayNatives Nursery.... See MoreSee Less

China Brotsky Gallery Opening: Currents I Visible + Invisible Forces that Move Us

China Brotsky Gallery Opening: Currents I Visible + Invisible Forces that Move Us

October 15, 2015, 5:00pm - October 15, 2015, 7:00pm

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

Currents: Visible + Invisible Forces that Move Us Artwork by Jennifer Ewing, Reddy Leib, & Leo Germano Opening: Thursday, October 15, 5PM to 7PM Exhibition Run: September 17 through November 6 In this exhibit, three long-time San Francisco artists examine ideas around the underlying theme of currents. Through the use of various media (photography, text, audio, paint, and recycled materials), they investigate the ongoing story arriving on the shifting tides around us. Addressing what is happening in their shared environment and within the larger context of our world, they are inspired by a variety of subjects that reflect the complexity of our times.... See MoreSee Less