The Dreyfus Affair & Anti-Semitism in France
On a cold Paris morning in January 1895, as 20,000 people shouted, "Death to the traitor, death to the Jew," French Army Captain Alfred Dreyfus was publicly stripped of his rank for committing high treason. That the evidence against him was flimsy and fabricated did not matter; he was Jewish, and that alone was enough to sustain a gross miscarriage of justice that unraveled over a dozen years before his name was finally cleared.
Join Oak Dowling to examine the trials of Captain Dreyfus and his eventual exoneration by viewing excerpts from 3 films: “Prisoner of Honor” with Richard Dreyfuss, “The Life of Emile Zola” the Academy Award winner with Paul Muni and “In Search of History-Infamous Dreyfus Affair.” In addition, investigate contemporary French Anti-Semitism with reference to the Dreyfus Affair.
Alison Herman will talk to us about the wild animals of Wildcarebayarea.org
Half this meeting will be dedicated to presentations by our Rotarian Jim Wycoff who will give you an opportunity to get to know him better!
The second half will be a presentation by Jeff Kingston & Jeff Rahman. This summer Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District will be starting a $28 million upgrade project to their wastewater treatment plant located at 1 East Road, Sausalito and GM, Jeff Kingston, and Engineer, Kevin Rahman, will make the presentation.
David Kunhardt – President and Co-Founder, SolEd Benefit Corp
David has a BA in Political Science from Middlebury College, and completed the Master of Urban & Regional Planning program at George Washington Univ. After two dozen years in real estate and community development, including a decade as Sr. VP of Community Investment for the Transamerica and AEGON USA companies, he made the switch to solar energy in 2007. He currently is the president and CEO of SolEd Benefit Corp, a developer of solar energy projects for schools and municipalities, among others. David is deeply concerned about climate change and its effect on all aspects of the environment.
Please join us for fellowship in a social setting at the Sausalito Cruising Club, 300 Napa Street. $10 at the door, no-host bar. Guests encouraged!
Mill Valley Rotary President Kent Campbell’s presentation is entitled "Engineering Influence Online: The War Beyond Your Browser." Kent will discuss how online opinion can be quietly manipulated by leveraging human nature, the realities of online commerce, and technology. In an age when people make decisions based on what they learned on the internet from strangers, various interests alter public opinion by finding traction in negativity bias, tribalism, fear, lust, self-interest, or by simply alleviating boredom. This is possible because the structure of the modern internet is perfectly suited for mass engineering of opinion.
Kent is the Chief Strategist for Reputation X, an online reputation management firm based in Sausalito. His company's clients include businesses, politicians, celebrities, executives, and others who are often perfectly innocent and mostly just misunderstood.
Please join us Wednesday, March 29, 5:30 pm for fellowship in a social setting at the Sausalito Cruising Club, 300 Napa Street.
$10 at the door, no-host bar. Guests encouraged!