CIIS Public Programs produces conversations, workshops, and a podcast for people who are curious about themselves and the world. Our programs further personal and social transformation by bringing together the diverse voices of visionaries, artists, change-makers, and scholars to share compelling experiences, offer new perspectives, and expand creative horizons. Public Programs enhances and reflects the university's academic mission.
CIIS Public Programs is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio-economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, and/or medical condition. Through our programming, we strive to amplify the voices of those who have historically been under-represented. We commit to use our in-person and online platforms to uplift the stories and teachings of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; those in the LGBTQIA+ community; and all those whose lives emerge from the intersections of multiple identities.
Land Acknowledgement Statement
As many of us are descendants of settlers, immigrants, or descendants of those forcefully brought to this continent, we, CIIS Public Programs, must recognize and never forget that our university’s building in San Francisco occupies traditional, unceded Ramaytush Ohlone lands. If you are interested in learning more about native lands, languages, and territories, the website native-land.ca is a helpful resource for you to learn about and acknowledge the indigenous land you reside on.
We Thank Our Community Partners
We have amazing community partners that support our work and share our talks, conversations, and workshops with a wide-array of diverse audiences.
California Historical Society (CHS)
City Arts & Lectures
Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM)
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF)
Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD)
Oakland Museum of California (OMCA)
San Francisco Psychedelic Society
Science & Nonduality (SAND)
The Mexican Museum
Questions for CIIS Public Programs?
We are open between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.