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Nerd Nite East Bay: Impossible Food, Women in the Black Panthers, & Regional Design | Oakland

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door

Club 21 | 2111 Franklin St, Oakland, CA



Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple hundred tipsy nerds.

Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy.

Nerd Nite East Bay
Every last Monday | 7 pm
Club 21, 2111 Franklin St, Oakland
$8 in advance; $10 at the door | 21+

Photo | Via Rebecca Cohen

Start your night when the doors open at 7 pm with games by Ann-Marie Benz, beats by Rubberband Girl AKA and eats by Miss Arepita, then grab a drink and a seat as talks begin at 8 pm. Tonight’s guests are:

  • Women and the Black Panther Party – Oakland shaped the evolution of the Black Panther Party, and the city served as the launching point for the BPP’s nationwide expansion and critical social programs for communities of color. Learn about the history of strong women in the Bay Area Black Panther Party, the fight against the FBI’s counterintelligence program, and the sometimes forgotten stories of Panthers’ progressive political alliances, alternative community schooling and focus on LGBTQ rights that continue to shape California’s culture today.
  • Regional Design Wonders of the World – Learn how 99% Invisible creates episodes and discover region-specific design solutions from around the world. From German’s tilt-and-turn windows and heated Japanese kotatsu tables to Calgary street signs, Finnish dish-drying cabinets and rotary clotheslines in Australia, see how objects designed in response to a region’s unique cultural and physical conditions can teach us about a place and the people who live there. Also, peek behind the curtain at how 99% Invisible finds topics and creates their famous podcast episodes and multi media articles about design.
  • Manufacturing Meat with Math – Science, and math are turning plants directly into meat in Oakland, with no cows as highly inefficient meat machine middle men required. Discover how combinatorial chemistry, gas chromatography, algorithms, and veggies can create the next great burger and sustainably feed the world’s growing population.

Links: Event details

Cost: $8*

*$8 in advance; $10 at the door

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Categories: Club / DJ, East Bay, Geek Event, Lectures & Workshops
Venue: Club 21
Address: 2111 Franklin St, Oakland, CA
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