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SV Reads 2012: Sumbul Ali Karamali and G. Willow Wilson

Wed, Jan 25 2012 - 7:30pm

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 »

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Bishop Robert McElroy: Catholicism, Conscience, and American Politics

Wed, Jan 18 2012 - 12:00pm

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 »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Ming China 1368-1649: A Concise History of a Resilient Empire

Wed, Jan 11 2012 - 5:30pm

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 »

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Occupy: What Now, What Next

Thu, Dec 15 2011 - 7:00pm

Occupy: What Now, What Next?

All registration is closed for this event, we are at capacity.
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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Dec 12 2011 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

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 »

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Holiday New Member Reception

Thu, Dec 8 2011 - 5:30pm
Holiday New Member Reception and Open House
 
Are you new to The Club?  Just want to explore and check it out?  Come take a peek, meet other members and staff and learn about all The 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!  Existing Club members are welcome to attend to help us meet and greet and celebrate new members.
 
Location: SF Club Office

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"In Patagonia" by Bruce Chatwin

Mon, Dec 5 2011 - 5:30pm

In Patagonia

This event is SOLD OUT

Join fellow book lovers to discuss In Patagonia, by the late Bruce Chatwin, both a captivating travel narrative and an extraordinary literary meditation on the southern tip of South America, one of the most remote and exotic locations on the planet. Originally published in 1977, Chatwin's book continues to be seen as one of the great works of travel writing of the 20th century. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Nov 28 2011 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

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 »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: An Intimate History of the Black Death, by John Kelly

Wed, Nov 16 2011 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague in All the World by John Kelly

A book that chronicles one of the worst human disasters in recorded history shouldn't be so entertaining, but Kelly effectively illuminates the unwashed details of medieval life that contributed to so many of our underlying cultural fears. Lynn Harris will moderate the discussion. The author will not be present.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. Read more »

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"The Finkler Question" by Howard Jacobson

Mon, Nov 7 2011 - 5:30pm

The Finkler Question

This program is sold out

Please join us as we discuss the 2010 Man Booker Prize winner, The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson. Set in modern-day London, the novel is described by The Washington Post as "a tragicomic meditation" on the nature of anti-Semitism. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group. The author will NOT be present.

MLF: SF Book Discussion
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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