Speaker Date Topic
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Nov 23, 2017
No meeting this week
Anna Pletcher, Candidate for District Attorney, Ma Nov 29, 2017 5:30 PM
Bail Reform & Juvenile Justice in Marin, followed by Q&A
Bail Reform & Juvenile Justice in Marin, followed by Q&A

Anna serves on the Board of the Marin County Bar Association.  She is a member of Marin County Women Lawyers, Association of Latino Marin Attorneys (ALMA), American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the American Constitution Society.  She also serves on the steering committee of the Marin Coalition to End Human Trafficking.

Anna has represented District 3 (Southern Marin) on the Marin Women’s Commission for five years.  She served two years as Chair and one year as Vice-Chair.  Under her leadership, MWC engaged in a year-long effort to combat human trafficking.  MWC’s work resulted in the creation of the Marin Coalition to End Human Trafficking.  In addition, MWC organizes the successful Marin Teen Girl Conference, an annual event of empowering workshops for teen girls.

Anna also serves as a volunteer judge on Youth Court.  Youth Court is a restorative justice program.  It aims to end the school-to-prison pipeline by keeping kids in school and out of the traditional criminal justice system.

 

More about Anna Pletcher: http://annapletcher.com/

Rob Devincenzi Dec 07, 2017 12:15 PM
President and Publisher, Marin Independent Journal
President and Publisher, Marin Independent Journal

Our speaker Rob Devincenzi, President and Publisher, Marin Independent Journal will speak to us about the latest issues facing the publishing industry and Marin specifically. Rob was named Publisher of the Marin IJ in September 2015.

 

An article about Rob: http://www.marinij.com/article/NO/20150917/NEWS/150919825

John J Geoghegan Dec 14, 2017 12:15 PM
WEST COAST SUB ATTACKS DURING WWII
WEST COAST SUB ATTACKS DURING WWII

John's presentation is entitled "WEST COAST SUB ATTACKS DURING WWII."  The California coast was SWARMING with Japanese submarines in the weeks immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Between December 10, 1941 and October 1942, nine Japanese submarines sunk a dozen merchant ships between Vancouver and San Diego as well as shelling the California coast on more than one occasion--episodes little remembered today. His talk is based on interviews he conducted with the Japanese naval officers who participated in the attacks. These interviews form the backbone of his non-fiction book, OPERATION STORM, which "The Wall Street Journal" called, "a fascinating, meticulously researched, and deft account."