April 2012

The Future of Tradition: Weavers of Oaxaca, Mexico Connect Their Future with Their Past

Thu, May 10 2012 - 12:00pm

The Future of Tradition: Weavers of Oaxaca, Mexico Connect Their Future with Their Past

Federico Chavez Sosa, Master Weaver in the Zapotec tradition
Eric Chavez Santiago, Coordinator of the Education Department, Textile Museum of Oaxaca
Janet Chavez Santiago, Coordinator of Education, San Pablo Center for Academics and Culture, Oaxaca.

The Chavez Santiago family of the famed weaving village of Teotitlan de Valle presents its story of this ancient art form, a family, a culture and preserving a way of life Read more »

Rachel Maddow (4/12/12)

Rachel Maddow, Host, "The Rachel Maddow Show"; Author, Drift
In Conversation with Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, Author; Screenwriter; Accordionist

Events at The Commonwealth Club 4/16-20/12

Apr 16, 2012 @ 2:03 PM

This week at The Commonwealth Club:

MONDAY:
• Aging Gracefully: Maintaining Dignity, Independence, & Quality of Life
• Van Jones: Rebuild the Dream (Silicon Valley)Van Jones
• A Conversation with the Mayors of San Jose Read more »

Dennis Prager: Why The World Needs American Values

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Wed, May 2 2012 - 6:00pm

Dennis Prager: Why The World Needs American Values

Dennis Prager, Radio Host; Author, Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph

Sally Pipes, President and CEO, Pacific Research Institute - Moderator

Prager makes a sweeping argument about the future of civilization and the need for American values to triumph. Read more »

Test Your Knowledge with Our News Quiz

Apr 13, 2012 @ 2:17 PM

Week to Week, the Commonwealth Club's just-launched program series offering lively commentary on current events, has partnered with Huffington Post San Francisco to provide you with a weekly news quiz, 10 questions to test your knowledge of current events.

Like the Week to Week program itself, the quiz aims to be smart and fun.

Take the test!

A Conversation with the Mayors of San Jose

Mon, Apr 16 2012 - 7:00pm

A Conversation with the Mayors of San Jose

Hon. Chuck Reed, Mayor of San Jose (2007-2014)
Hon. Ron Gonzales, Former Mayor of San Jose (1999-2006)
Hon. Susan Hammer, Former Mayor of San Jose (1991-1998)
Hon. Janet Gray Hayes, Former Mayor of San Jose (1975-1982)
Hon. Norman Mineta, Former Mayor of San Jose (1971-1975); Former US Secretary of Transportation
Dr. Read more »

ANALYSIS: The Education Questions, Part I

Apr 12, 2012 @ 1:19 PM

By Pria Whitehead Read more »