October 2013

A Discussion of The Symposium, a Dialogue of Plato

Mon, Dec 2 2013 - 5:30pm

One prominent modern philosopher has said that all of Western philosophy is but a footnote to Plato. The genius of Plato's dialogues is how they raise and clarify deep issues in a conversational format which makes them entirely and brilliantly accessible, without specialized concepts or terminology. Human truth is derived from the common human experience. Read more »

Chronic Resilience: Changing the Way Patients Approach Healing

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Thu, Jan 23 2014 - 12:00pm

Danea Horn, Author, Chronic Resilience; Ambassador, Donate Life; Founder, Creative Affirmations  Read more »

LGBT MLF Organizing Meeting

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Tue, Jan 14 2014 - 5:30pm

In recent months the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California and declared DOMA unconstitutional. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first Supreme Court Justice to officiate at a same-sex marriage. Even President George H.W. Bush attended a lesbian wedding in Maine. The sea-change in public opinion towards LGBT people and issues has been astonishing. Read more »

Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 12/16/13

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Mon, Dec 16 2013 - 6:30pm

Melissa Griffin Caen, Political Analyst, "Mornings with Melissa," CBS SF; Political Writer, San Francisco Magazine; Attorney; Twitter @melgriffincaen
C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @cwnevius
Robin Wilkey, Editor, Huffington Post San Francisco; Twitter @HuffPostSF
John Zipperer, Vice President of Media & Editorial, Commonwealth Club - Host Read more »

Rita Moreno

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Thu, Nov 21 2013 - 6:30pm

Rita Moreno, Actress; Singer; Winner, Academy Award, Grammy, Emmy, Tony; Author, Rita Moreno: A Memoir

In conversation with Peter Crooks, Senior Editor/Senior Writer, Diablo magazine Read more »

Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 1/13/14

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Mon, Jan 13 2014 - 6:30pm

Melissa Griffin Caen, Contributor, KPIX-TV and San Francisco Magazine; Attorney; Twitter @melgriffincaen
Josh Richman, State and National Politics Reporter, Bay Area News Group, San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times; Twitter @Josh_Richman Read more »

Parched California

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Thu, Nov 14 2013 - 6:00pm

Heather Cooley, Water Program Co-director, The Pacific Institute Read more »

The Commonwealth Club Launches Programming in North Bay, “Marin Conversations”

Press Release from…

The Commonwealth Club of California

595 Market Street ¨   San Francisco, CA 94105

Contacts: 

Riki Rafner

415.597.6712

Rahel Crowley 

415.887.8681  

For Immediate Release

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Contact Information: 

Riki Rafner 

415.597.6712

Rahel Crowley 

415.887.8681