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Defining gender health as the ability to live authentically in one's affirmed gender, The Psychotherapy Institute will explore a new model for working with transgender clients. Increasingly, individuals are expressing gender identity in ways that are contrary to the cultural norms in which they live. As our conception of gender continues to evolve, psychotherapists will need to deepen their...

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How can you do your part to help our Earth? Discover the design science of “Permanent Culture”! Permaculture is a whole systems design process based in observation and pattern thinking, where interconnected and symbiotic relationships are our models and teachers! It empowers people to create ecologically sustainable and socially-just human settlements based in natural patterns and...

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Permaculturist and Herbalist Maria del Carmen Cortez (Carmen) will give a presentation on growing medicinal herbs and teas. After the presentation we’ll move outside to the garden planters in Dimond Park and plant herbs using seeds from the Dimond Branch Seed Library. This program is a collaboration between the Dimond Branch Library and the Dimond Recreation Center. For more information...

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Speaker: Eric Horvitz (Microsoft)Artificial intelligence is at an inflection point, powered by a confluence of several factors, including leaps in computational capabilities, growth in data resources, and advances in algorithms. After sharing reflections about the long-term pursuit of artificial intelligence, I will focus on recent developments in AI and on opportunities and hard challenges...

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From the nation's origins in slavery and colonization to today's right wing "gun lobby," Loaded presents a U.S. history of firearms that will be invaluable for anyone interested in understanding the interconnected histories of racism and gun violence in the United States. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is the author of many books, including the recent, widely acclaimed An Indigenous People's History of...

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Interfaith gathering on the dangers and realities of drone warfare. Action suggestions for followup. Presenters: Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law is editor and contributor to Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues. Lisa Hajjar, is a professor of sociology at the University of California - Santa Barbara is a contributor to Life in the...

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