July 2012

70 Years On: The Japanese American Curfew, Exclusion and Detention Orders and Civil Rights Today

Tue, Sep 25 2012 - 6:00pm

70 Years On: The Japanese-American Curfew, Exclusion and Detention Orders and Civil Rights Today

Karen Korematsu, Co-founder, The Korematsu Institute, Civil Rights Activist
Dale Minami, Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP
Don Tamaki, Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP

In 1942, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, and as a result, 120,000 Japanese Americans, more than half of whom were U.S.-born citizens, were uprooted from their homes, businesses and friends and held in camps. Read more »

Einar Enevoldson: The Perlan Project - Climate Science and Altitude Record

Tue, Oct 23 2012 - 6:00pm

The Perlan Project: Climate Science and Altitude Record

Einar Enevoldson, Founder and Chairman, Perlan Project

The Perlan Project is dedicated to building and flying a manned research glider to 90,000 feet in altitude, or “near space”, to study what role the strong stratospheric winds called the “polar vortex,” play in ozone depletion and how they influence global weather patterns.

The Perlan Project has a three-part mission of science, engineering, and education. Read more »

Thea Bellos: Timeless Explorations - A Creative Odyssey

Mon, Sep 24 2012 - 6:00pm

Timeless Explorations: A Creative Odyssey

Thea Bellos, Artist; Photographer; Global Marketing and Management Consultant; Educator; Mentor; President, Global Stewards Institute

Berkeley photographer and professor Bellos will be speaking about her exhibit, "Timeless Explorations: Views from Cuba, Chile, Vietnam, Cambodia and Turkey," currently on view at the Club office. Read more »

Chris Dodd: Creative Content and the Cloud

Tue, Oct 2 2012 - 6:00pm

Chris Dodd: Creative Content and the Cloud

Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO, Motion Picture Association of America; Former Senator, Connecticut

In conversation with Gavin Newsom, Lt. Governor, California; Host, The Gavin Newsom Show Read more »

The Arts as a Medium for Exploring Racial Issues: Past, Present, Future

Mon, Jul 30 2012 - 6:00pm

The Arts As a Medium for Exploring Racial Issues: Past, Present, Future

Sherri Young, Executive Director, African American Shakespeare Company
Joyce Jordan, Founder and Director, Joyce Jordan Gallery, Oakland
Sean San Jose, Co-founder, Campo Santo; Program Director, Intersection for the Arts
Marcus Shelby, Jazz Bassist; Composer; Director, Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra

The Arts Forum hosts a lively panel discussion in association with AfroSolo Arts Festival 19. Read more »

George Lakoff: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic

Wed, Sep 12 2012 - 6:00pm

George Lakoff

Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics, UC Berkeley; Co-author, The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic

Language matters – especially when it comes to politics. With the 2012 election season upon us, linguistics expert Lakoff dissects the way we vote on important issues and presents his progressive, in-depth guide to changing political rhetoric and ideology Read more »

North Beach Walking Tour #8

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Thu, Jul 26 2012 - 2:00pm

North Beach Walking Tour

This tour is sold out.

Join another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Read more »

The Illusion of Building Green: How our Fight for Responsible Building Design is Falling Short

Tue, Aug 28 2012 - 6:00pm

The Illusion of Building Green: How Our Fight for Environmentally Responsible Building Design Is Falling Short

Rick Chitwood, BSME, HVAC: Insulation Contractor, Field Researcher; Code Writer; Author
Frank Bergamaschi, California Registered Architect, LEED Accredited Professional

The way we approach the marketing of environmental design and technology rarely includes practical, cost saving methods. Often the marketing message is: more money = best energy practices. Read more »

Bastille Day Celebration with the Bay Gourmet Forum

Fri, Jul 13 2012 - 12:00pm

Bastille Day Celebration with the Bay Gourmet Forum

Cara Black, Author, Murder at the Lanterne Rouge - the 12 Aimee Leduc Mystery
in conversation with Leonard Pitt, Physical Theatre Actor and Teacher, Author, Walks Through Lost Paris: Paris, A Journey Through Time

And Yigit Pura, Winner, "Top Chef: Just Desserts"; Owner, Tout Sweet, in conversation with Cathy Curtis, Chair, Bay Gourmet Forum

San Francisco resident Black frequents a Paris little known outside the Read more »

Book Discussion: "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson

Tue, Sep 4 2012 - 5:30pm

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

This event is sold out Read more »