Community Forum & Information Fair on Homelessness. Sponsored by Northbrae, BOCA, and North Berkeley Public Library, and featuring Councilperson Sophie Hahn and Peter Buddenhagen, Dir. of Health, Housing, and Community Services, as well as over ten Bay Area non-profit and agencies serving the homeless. Informative and thoughtful forum held in Haver Hall. Thursday, March 9.
Isa Guicciardi, Founding Director of Sacred Stream, was a Northbrae to share and discuss key principles of Buddhist thought as they apply to and inform many aspects of our lives, and societal wellness. Dinner preceded the talk in our chapel. Follow-up conversations and events anticipated for 2017. Held Wednesday, March 1.
Rev. David Billings came to Northbrae to discuss racism in America and to introduce his book, DeepDenial. The audience had a lengthy, meaningful question and answer period, and books were signed! Sponsored by Northbrae, BOCA and the North Berkeley Public Library. Held Sunday, February 19.
Tikkun Magazine's "What Next Post-Election Strategy Conference was held at Northbrae last fall. The full conference agenda included meaningful discussions, and strategizing for action that fights for justice, advocacy and inclusion. Film-maker Oliver Stone was awarded the Tikkun Award in honor of Tikkun's 30th Anniversary Celebration in this live-streamed well-attended event. Held Nov.12-13.
Interfaith Ramadan Iftar Dinner: Northbrae co-sponsored and participated in an evening of interfaith prayer, discussion and dinner celebrating the Muslim month of Ramadan. The event was held at Congregation Netivot Shalom, and was attended by over 130 people from Netivot, Congregation Beth-El, Northbrae Church and Pacifica Institute. The evening was one in a series of Iftar dinners Pacifica held around the state in the month of June. Sponsors also included Oakland Sinai and the Jewish Community RelationsCouncil. A reflective and very festive evening of shared faith, ritual and community. Held June 19.
Understanding Aging and the End of Life Issues. Cindy Spring from theConscious Elders Network led this evening. CEN is an educational, non-profit fostering a movement of vital elders, and dedicated to growing in consciousness, and as advocates for justice. An informative, inspiring evening that successfully ended our series on good living and meaningful aging. Held Wednesday, June 15.