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Comedian Brian Copeland in Piedmont Sunday September 7th

Posted by Len Gilbert on August 30, 2008

Brian Copeland

Brian Copeland

Join us Sunday September 7th from 3:00-5:00 pm for a funny and thought provoking afternoon with Brian Copeland, star of the award winning show “Not a Genuine Black Man”, at the Alan Harvey Theater , 800 Magnolia Avenue in Piedmont . Brian grew up black in San Leandro in the 60’s and 70’s, when the city was 99% white. His show deals with his experiences growing up as a young black man in an all white community, and with the depression he has struggled with as an adult. His show got rave reviews and was the longest running solo show in San Francisco history.

The event is a joint fundraiser for the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee (PADC) and the PHS/MHS Wellness Center.

PADC promotes global awareness, inclusiveness and an appreciation of differences by providing grants to teachers and supporting diversity programming for all students in the Piedmont Unified School District . PADC also organizes community-wide events like the Appreciating Diversity FilmSeries, Speakers Forums and Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.

The Wellness Center — now just a year old — provides services to promote emotional, physical and social well-being for Piedmont and Millenium High Schools . It’s joining similar centers all over California to offer teens the range of support they need in high school.

Tickets range from $50-$200.

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW AT: https://enrollment.piedmont.k12.ca.us/BrianCopeland

Please note, the show is recommended for persons 14 and up.

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A Slow Food Nation – Staycation Idea

Posted by Len Gilbert on August 29, 2008

Looking for something LOCAL to do this weekend? Try a “staycation” and avoid the Friday afternoon and Monday return traffic by checking out the Slow Food Nation events this weekend in SF. Very BART and bike accessible, the description below gives you the basic idea, but there are so many events that you should take a look at the full schedule. Questions? see the FAQs.

Slow Food Nation

Slow Food Nation SF

Slow Food Nation SF

The inaugural edition of Slow Food Nation will celebrate, explore, and educate about food that is delicious, ecologically sustainable and socially just. Held in San Franciso over the Labor weekend, it is expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors.

The event is designed to show how food and agriculture are interwoven with the larger issues of the environment, health, education, creating community, the global economy and long-term sustainability. It will include tastings, forums, workshops, films, exhibits, music and talks by such luminaries as Eric Schlosser, Marion Nestle, Michael Pollan, Wendell Berry, Alice Waters, Vandana Shiva, and Carlo Petrini, as well as hundreds of the most respected farmers and food artisans from across the country.

For further information: www.slowfoodnation.org

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