What It’s Like to Be the Muslim Next Door in Silicon Valley
Muhammed Chaudhry, President & CEO, Silicon Valley Education Foundation Sumbul ali-Karamali, Lawyer; Author, The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and that Veil Thing Raaina Mohsen, Executive Director, Cities Association of Santa Clara County Barbara Marshman, Opinion Pages Editor, San Jose Mercury News – Moderator
A panel of five leading Silicon Valley executives, educators and entrepreneurs wil Read more »
Join fellow Club members with similar interests and brainstorm upcoming Science & Technology programs. All Commonwealth Club members are welcome. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. Discuss current issues and share your insights with fellow Club members to shape and plan programs for the months ahead.
MLF: Science & Technology Location: SF Club Office Time: 6:15 p.m.Read more »
Are you new to the Club? Just want to explore and check it out? Come take a peek, meet other new members and staff, and learn all about what The Commonwealth Club has to offer. Explore how our programs come together, volunteer opportunities, travel destinations and enjoy scrumptious light hors d’oeuvres. Bring a friend and explore the Club together! Plus we will be celebrating the Club’s 109th birthday, so come and have a slice of birthday cake to fete the Club! Read more »
Humanities West Book Discussion: The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Join us to discuss Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, with one eye on the Jungian archetypes on display in this Russian classic. The discussion will be moderated by Denise Schickel. Needless to say, the author will not be present.
MLF: Humanities Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. discussion Cost: FREE Program Organizer: George Hammond
Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. Read more »
Please join us and other arts enthusiasts for a discussion of programming ideas for the coming year. The Arts Member-Led Forum oversees Club programs in the fine arts, theater, dance, and music and hosts Club exhibitions.
MLF: The Arts Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30-7 p.m. planning meeting Cost: FREE Program Organizer: Lynn Curtis
2012 Silicon Valley Reads: One Book. One Community.
Sumbul Ali-Karamali, Author, The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and that Veil Thing G. Willow Wilson, Author, The Butterfly Mosque Mike Cassidy, Columnist, San Jose Mercury News – Moderator
Ali-Karamali and Wilson use their personal stories as jumping-off points to shed light on the Islamic faith, cultural traditions and misperceptions about one of the fastest growing religions in America. Read more »
Catholicism, Conscience and American Politics: Reflections by a Catholic Bishop
Bishop Robert McElroy, Archdiocese of San Francisco
Are there clear Catholic positions on issues in American politics? What is the role of Catholic Church authorities, and what is the role of the conscience of the individual Catholic in assessing and voting on these issues? Bishop McElroy, one of the auxiliary bishops of the San Francisco Archdiocese, will offer his reflections on these crucial matters. Read more »
Humanities West Book Discussion- Ming China 1368-1649: A Concise History of a Resilient Empire
Come chat with fellow Humanities lovers about John Dardess’ engaging exploration of how the Ming dynasty was able to endure for 276 years. Focusing on the dynasty’s foreign relations, the lives of its 16 emperors, its system of governance, the literati who served it, and the mass outlawry that allowed the Manchu invasions to succeed, Dardess presents a fascinating study. Lynn Harris will moderate the discussion. Read more »