Free KQED "Night of Ideas" event - May 17 (6-10pm, 2601 Mariposa Street, SF)

I just rechecked the site, and you can now register online for this free event I mentioned at our LPSF meeting this past Saturday:

Night of Ideas: (Re)Building Together | KQED Events

They had one of these a couple years ago at the main library, but by the time I found out about it the free tickets were gone. I just registered for this one and plan to attend. Should be a fun opportunity to schmooze with other locals and bring some libertarian ideas into the dialogue. Especially of interest is the listed topic, "How do we fortify our democracies and stave off authoritarianism?” I imagine some of you may have some thoughts on that – I certainly do! Authoritarianism is a serious problem right here in San Francisco and the United States in general.

See description copied below, or click on the link to register.

Both Chris and Tim (our new chair and secretary) sounded interested as well – hope to see them and others from our group there! If you’re unable to be there in person, there’s also a live-streaming option.

Don’t wait though, or the tickets for this may be gone again!

Night of Ideas: (Re)Building Together | KQED Events

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From the website linked above:

Date and Time
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 7:00 PM
The Commons, KQED Headquarters - 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110View Map
In Person: Free / Livestream: Free
Night of Ideas is roaring back with another free celebration of critical thought and creative expression!

In partnership with the French Consulate’s Villa San Francisco, California Humanities, SFMOMA and the SF Public Library, KQED hosts the in-person return of Night of Ideas at our new community media center and studio headquarters in the Mission.

Exploring the theme “(Re)building Together: Where Are We Going?”, this unforgettable evening of talks, art, music and community invites us to consider a world that is still reeling from pandemic, global conflict, and climate disruptions, while daring us to find hope in the future. How do we heal ourselves and our communities from this collective trauma? How can we dismantle systems of oppression and (re)build our institutions to meet the pressing needs of our time? How do we fortify our democracies and stave off authoritarianism? What ideas will carry us forward to a brighter tomorrow?


Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director, Oakland Institute
Bay Area Theater Cypher
Bruce Cain, Senior Fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment & Political Science Professor, Stanford University
Deanna Van Buren, Design Director, Designing Justice
Debbie Lum, Filmmaker and Director of TRY HARDER! and Rachael Schmidt, documentary participant
Jacqueline Fabius, Chief Operating Officer, Quantitative Biosciences Institute – UCSF
Jeff Chang, Author & Senior Advisor, Race Forward
Julie Owono, Executive Director of Content Policy & Society Lab, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Lil Milagro Henriquez, Executive Director & Founder, Mycelium Youth Network
Mathieu de Fayet, Chief Innovation Officer, SUPERBLUE
San Francisco Community Music Center
San Francisco Girls Chorus
Sharaya Souza, Executive Director & Co-Founder, American Indian Cultural District

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The event will also feature a sampling of SFMOMA’s Soapbox Derby cars created by local artists and a bar in the station’s lobby for those who want to watch on the lobby media wall and imbibe at the same time. Before the main program, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., join Creativity Explored for tours of artwork installed at KQED featuring neurodiverse and disabled artists working in their San Francisco studios. Be sure to drop by the Creativity Explored table in the lobby to meet an artist, shop for art, and learn more about their life-changing programs.

This event is presented in partnership with