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Exploring & Addressing the Fundamental Challenges Society is Facing in 2019

  • San Francisco, CA United States (map)


At Shalon, we dive deep into specific issues that affect our families, our neighbors and our communities. For the past two years we’ve come together to share an amazing meal and to investigate topics including healthcare, homelessness, racial justice, identity and so many more.

This year, we’re kicking off with something new in order to make sure that our community has the power to be heard; to share the issues that YOU want to explore that affect our communities, cities, nation and world.

Our first discussion of 2019 will be around the fundamental challenges we see impacting our lives and the lives of others. We’ll share what keeps us up at night and how we can get involved in a positive way.

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Elisa Camahort Page

Known as the co-founder and COO of scrappy start-up-turned-pioneering-global-women’s-media-company BlogHer, Inc., Elisa is now focused on writing, speaking, and consulting with entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and organizations at the inflection points when they are contemplating pivots, diversifying and scaling their revenue streams, and looking for better ways to get their narrative out into the world. 

Her debut book, Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All was published by Ten Speed Press on September 18 and was an Amazon #1 New Release. A hands-on resource guide to activating around the causes you care most about, #RoadMap4Revs features contributions and/or endorsements from such diverse activists and advocates as Gloria Steinem, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Patrisse Cullors, Soledad O'Brien, Ricki Lake, Guy Kawasaki, Bobby Jones, and Carla Hall.

Elisa's mantra is that Innovation+Empathy>Innovation+Efficiency. Find her at: 

Manny Yekutiel

Manny was a  White House intern, an organizer on President Obama re-election campaign, Chief of staff of and on the finance team for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign. He is the Founder of Manny's - a civic social gathering space in San Francisco.


Brenden Darby


Casa Noble SF


Course 1: 

Sous Vide Deviled Duck Eggs, Root Vegetable Ash

Course 2: 

Braised Artichokes with Brown Butter Apples & Crab
Beet Tartare with Endive and Smoked Salts 
Delicata Squash Stuffed Pasta with Vegetable Broth

Course 3: 

Lucious Lemon Cakes with a Saffron Glaze

*food restrictions will be accommodated

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