Pull out your calendars and save the date for Wednesday March 17. The International Development Working Group will be holding its monthly potluck, discussing, among other issues, Ending Violence Against Women. Please sign up here for this exciting meeting and bring something yummy to share with the group!
Jimmie Briggs will be speaking at the event. He is the founder of ManUp, an international campaign to activate boys and young men in a movement to stop violence against women and girls. Over the last decade, Briggs has established his reputation as one of the most respected human rights advocates in journalism. His work has appeared in countless publications including The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and Life. He is a National Magazine Award finalist and recipient of honors from the Open Society Institute. His work has also been recognized by the National Association of Black Journalist, the Alicia Patterson Foundation and Carter Center.
We have some great food centric events this week. Come by the Hub and discuss awesome social topics over healthy, rejuvenating food!
Tomorrow we are having our weekly Sexy Salad Day(members and invited guests only) at the Hub. Bring your favorite salad ingredient or side and join fellow members in the Hubble for an update on the new Hub opening in San Francisco, Hub SoMa.
Is your New Year’s Resolution to eat and cook healthier? If so, you should attend the New Year/New Body Lunch at The Hub with Jonis Sare. Joni is a Healthy Eating Coach, and Personal Therapeutic Chef. Her talk will include a bit of physiology and biochemistry of the body. Please RSVP to email@example.com with one question (a short one, pertaining to the topic, please) that you’d like to have addressed during the meeting. This will be a participatory luncheon: each participant will make a dish to share with the group. During the luncheon we’ll talk through everyone’s process of making the dishes and what benefits they serve. Please click “Keep Reading” below for a list of dishes you can make.
Thursday 1-2 p.m.
The Food Working Group will be meeting to discuss, among other things, issues relating to sustainable food, urban farming, and food justice. The group will also be taking a look at survey results studying what the needs of Food organizations are and how the Hub can collaborate and/or facilitate their needs ((Non-members are welcome to check out one meeting; members only for ongoing involvement).
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Thursday’s the big day! After analyzing the data collected from the recent “Bay Area Hub – International Development Survey,” our hypothesis is confirmed- there are numerous members who are already involved in International Development, or eager to become so, and are interested in engaging with others in this field. We hope to unite these local, innovative minds to move forward in addressing their vision.
The Hub provides a space that supports innovation, optimizes productivity, and supplies an abundance of tools for working, learning, and connecting. To this end, we’ve identified an opportunity to bolster resources for those especially interested in international development. We are creating an International Development Working Group (IDWG) to help brainstorm and plan events and activities that would benefit our ID focused members.
Should you wish to share your thoughts and participate in this group, please join us this Thursday, December 17 from 1:00-2:00pm in the 2nd floor conference room at the Brower Center. (2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704).
Alright enought from us… time to go celebrate and feast at the Hub Members Holiday Potluck! Hope to see you all tomorrow.