Wed March 25 - Thu March 26, 2020

Super Civic Cyber Conversations - online gathering of civic leaders all month long

To continue our mission, Manny's is excited to announce that we'll be hosting over one hundred live civic conversations over video for the public. We'll be providing opportunities for the public to continue to be civically engaged all at the convenience of their home for free or with a suggested donation. With an expected reach of 15,000 - 20,000 viewers with many news outlets also tuning in and participating.

Guests speakers will include Secretary Madeleine Albright, Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts, District Attorney Chesa Boudin, Author Michael Pollan, SF Giants CEO Larry Baer, Tom Steyer, a majority of the SF Board of Supervisors, City Administrator Naomi Kelly, SFMTA Director Jeff Tumlin, BART Board President Lateefah Simon, State Controller Betty Yee, Former Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe, Twitch CEO Emmett Shear, Congressional Representatives Eric Swalwell, Seth Moulton, Joe Kennedy and Max Rose, Chair of the PG&E Board Ambassador Jeff Bleich, California Democratic Party Chair Rusty Rueff, State Senator Scott Wiener, San Francisco City Economist Ted Egan, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, SF City Controller Ben Rosenfield, SF Chamber of Commerce CEO Rodney Fong, San Francisco's Director of the Office of Workforce and Economic Development Joaquin Torres, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama's speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz and folks on the front lines of our public health system from ER Doctors to Epidemiologists.

We'll be using Zoom to broadcast all of the Manny's Super Civic Cyber Conversations. Folks can register at and

Manny Quote:
Manny's was opened with a crystal clear purpose: civically engage the public in person. It's imperative that we rise to the occasion and continue to bring hope and inspiration to the public given the times in which we find ourselves. I'm humbled and excited at how quickly our team put together the "Manny's Super Civic Cyber Conversations," and I look forward to continuing to put in the work.

Heklina (3/23) 1 p.m. - Heklina has been entertaining the SF nightlife for over two decades. Being half Icelandic, she named herself after the Icelandic volcano Hekla

LT. Eleni Kounalakis (3/23) 3 p.m. - Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis was sworn in as the first woman elected Lieutenant Governor of California by Governor Gavin Newsom

Laurie Thomas (3/23) 5 p.m. - Laurie owns and operates local restaurants Rose's Cafe and Terzo and is a board member of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association

Tom Temprano (3/23) 7 p.m. - Member Board Of Trustees at City College of San Francisco & Legislative Aide, Office of Supervisor Rafael Mandelman

Eric Swalwell (3/24) 1 p.m. - Eric Swalwell in 2012 was elected to represent California's Fifteenth Congressional District, which includes a large part of the East Bay

Myrna Melgar (3/24) 3 p.m. - Myrna Melgar is the Executive Director of the Jamestown Community Center

Gregory Ferenstein (3/24) 5 p.m. - Gregory Ferenstein is the editor of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated publication on tech, health, and politics

Max Patinkin (3/24) 7 p.m.- Max is a lawyer and second generation family farmer. He's passionate about civic and community engagement, including chairing a recent red-to-blue congressional campaign and assisting in the launch of Manny's.

Audrey Cooper (3/25) 1 p.m. - Audrey Cooper is the editor in chief of the San Francisco Chronicle, the first woman to fill the role in the company's 153-year history

Aram Fischer (3/25) 3 p.m. - Aram escalated his action substantially in response to the 2016 election, taking on a leadership role with Indivisible San Francisco

Jeff Kositsky (3/25) 5 p.m. - Jeff Kositsky is a recognized leader in innovative solutions to homelessness and poverty in the United States and internationally

Broke-Ass Stuart (3/25) 7 p.m. - Travel Writer. TV Host. Poet. Motherf*cking Hustler. San Francisco is THAT city. How do we continue to honor the greatness of it? The funk. The weirdness. The all of it.

Eliza Nemser (3/26) 1 p.m. - Eliza Nemser is an earth scientist, environmental advocate, and organizer with over 15 years of technical, research, and consulting experience.

Hadar Aviram (3/26) 3 p.m. - Professor Hadar Aviram specializes in criminal justice, civil rights, law and politics, and social movements, and her research employs socio-legal perspectives and methodologies

Tyler MacNiven (3/26) 5 p.m. - Tyler MacNiven is a producer and director, known for Kintaro Walks Japan (2005), Jonny Ramada (2017) and Big in Bollywood (2011)

Cody Harris (3/26) 7 p.m.- Mr. Harris also developed a first-hand understanding of a prosecutor's mindset by spending a year trying and resolving cases at the Santa Clara District Attorney's Office

DA Chesa Boudin (3/27) 3 p.m. - Chesa Boudin is the District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco

Leah Culver (3/27) 5 p.m. -- Computer programmer and startup founder Leah Culver is a 2006 computer science graduate of the University of Minnesota

Levi Maxwell (3/27) 7 p.m. - Let's talk about the ideal queer dance scene with our dearest friend Levi Maxwell! Grab yourself a drink and let's kiki!

Del Seymour (3/28) 1 p.m. - Del Seymour founded Code Tenderloin in 2015

Mark G DeVito (3/28) 3 p.m.- Mark has owned a portfolio of bars in SF for a decade and is well-networked in the field

David Plouffe (3/28) 5 p.m. - David Plouffe is an American political strategist best known as the campaign manager for Barack Obama's successful 2008 presidential campaign

Lateefah Simon (3/28) 7 p.m. - Lateefah Simon was elected to serve District 7 on the BART Board of Directors on November 8, 2016

Larry Baer (3/29) 1 p.m. - Laurence M. Baer is the Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball

David Perry (3/29) 3 p.m. - David Perry is a crisis communications specialist and a member of the SF Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Andrea Dew Steele (3/29) 5 p.m. - Andrea Dew Steele is the Founder of Emerge America and the Co-Founder of our first affiliate, Emerge California

Abbie Dillen (3/30) 1 p.m. - Abigail Dillen is the President of Earthjustice, leading the organization's staff, board and supporters to advance our mission of using the courts to protect our environment and people's health

Stacy Mason (3/30) 3 p.m. - Stacy is a co-founder of Electing Women San Francisco, a giving circle that is part of a new national network

Jane Kim (3/30) 5 p.m. - Once SF's most prominent supervisors, now Jane Kim heads the Bay Area campaign operations for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders

Betty Yee (3/30) 7 p.m. - State Controller Betty T. Yee was elected in November 2014, following two terms of service on the California Board of Equalization

Heather Knight (3/31) 1 p.m. - San Francisco Chronicle columnist; host of SF City Insider podcast; co-founder of #TotalSF and #49MileMakeover; cable car bell ringing judge; public transit fan

Morgan Bailey (3/31) 3 p.m. - Morgan Bailey's curiosity led me to pursue a PhD in Engineering, a Masters in Public Health, and a certificate in Co-Active Coaching

Sam Moss (3/31) 5 p.m. - Sam Moss oversees the administration of all Mission Housing assets, programs and services

Kevin Roose (3/31) 7 p.m. - Kevin Roose is a columnist for Business Day and a writer-at-large for The New York Times Magazine

Catherine Bracy (4/01) 1 p.m. - Co-Founder and Executive Director of the TechEquity Collaborative. Bracy also founded Code for All, the global network of Code-for organizations with partners on six continents.

Seth Moulton (4/01) 3 p.m. - Seth Wilbur Moulton is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 6th congressional district

Jeff Bleich (4/01) 5 p.m. - Ambassador Jeffrey Laurence Bleichis an American lawyer and diplomat from California, currently the chair of Pacific Gas and Electric Company and of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Scott Wiener (4/01) 7 p.m. - Scott Wiener is an American politician and a member of the California State Senate. He represents San Francisco and parts of San Mateo County.

Regulating through Crisis (4/02) 1 p.m. - Comedian and playwright Luna Malbroux and Trauma Expert Sarah Buffie explore ways to help ground ourselves and our friends during tough times

Rebecca Lozano (4/02) 3 p.m. - Rebecca is an ER Doctor at UCSF who recently contracted Coronavirus.

Sarah Hurwitz (4/02) 5 p.m. - Sarah Hurwitz was senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. She is recent author of the book Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life -- in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There).

Rebecca Rolfe (4/02) 7 p.m. - Rebecca Rolfe is a community activist who has worked on issues of social justice for over twenty-eight years

Emmett Shear (4/03) 1 p.m. - Emmett Shear is an American internet entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder of live video platforms and TwitchTV with and is the Chief executive officer of Twitch.

Deborah Cullinan (4/03) 3 p.m. - Deborah Cullinan is the Chief Executive Officer for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Michael Pollan (4/03) 5 p.m. - Michael Aaron Pollan is an American author, journalist, activist, and the Lewis K. Chan Arts Lecturer and Professor of Practice of Non-Fiction at Harvard University. Pollan is also professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Debra Walker (4/03) 7 p.m. - Artist and housing policy advisor Debra Walker serves on the San Francisco Arts Commission, appointed by Mayor London Breed

Terry Beswick (4/6) 1 p.m. - Executive Director at GLBT Historical Society

Jose Espinosa (4/06) 3 p.m. Jose Espinosa is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and an actor in New York City.

Rob Avruch (4/07) 5 p.m. - Advocacy Associate, Housing Affordability at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Robert Graham (4/08) 1 p.m. - Software Engineer at Apple / Campus Pastor @ VIVE Church

Dr. Judy Kuriansky (4/08) 5 p.m. - Dr. Judy Kuriansky is a world renowned radio advice host, clinical psychologist and certified sex therapist, popular lecturer, newspaper columnist, and author of many books

Evan Gelfand (4/08) 7 p.m. - GTM Chief of Staff & Program Manager @ Youtube

Catherine Stefani (4/09) 1 p.m. - Catherine Michele Stefani is an American politician from San Francisco. A member of the Democratic Party, Stefani has served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors since 2018, representing District 2.

Tom Steyer (4/09) 5 p.m. - Tom Steyer is a former United States presidential candidate and philanthropist.

Rick Welts (4/14) 5 p.m. - Rick Welts is the President and CEO of the Golden State Warriors. He is the first openly gay NBA Sports Executive and is a member of the NBA Hall of Fame.

Jeffrey Tumlin (4/15) 7 p.m. - Jeffrey Tumlin is the former director of strategy at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, a San Francisco-based transportation planning and engineering firm that focuses on sustainable mobility

Ted Egan (4/17) 1 p.m. - Ted Egan is San Francisco's Chief Economist

Madeleine Albright (4/22) 1 p.m. - In 1997, Dr. Albright was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government.

Ben Rosenfield (4/22) 7 p.m. - Ben Rosenfield serves as the City Controller. Mr. Rosenfield was initially appointed to a 10-year term as Controller by Mayor Gavin Newsom in Spring 2008 and re-appointed to a second term by Mayor Mark Farrell in Spring 2018

Lex Sloan (4/24) 3 p.m. - Manager of the movie theart The Roxie, Alexis 'Lex' Sloan is an American, Jewish, middle-class feminist filmmaker

Tal Klement (4/27) 7 p.m. - Tal Klement is a Deputy Public Defender in the San Francisco Public Defender's Office
To continue our mission, Manny's is excited to announce that we'll be hosting over one hundred live civic conversations over video for the public. We'll be providing opportunities for the public to continue to be civically engaged all at the convenience of their home for free or...
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