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Diane Ravitch: The Paradox of Education Reform Today

Thu, Feb 24 2011 - 5:00pm

The Paradox of Education Reform Today

Diane Ravitch, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education; Research Professor of Education, New York University; Author, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

With the U.S. continuing to fall behind in reading, math and science, what can be done to save our schools? Are charter schools the answer? And what role do teacher unions play? Read more »

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Travers Ethics Conference 2011

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Fri, Feb 11 2011 - 9:00am

Annual Travers Conference on Ethics and Accountability in Government
Financing California: Strategies for Fiscal Housekeeping
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New Member Reception, Open House & Club Anniversary

Thu, Feb 3 2011 - 5:30pm

New Member Reception and 108th Birthday Party
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. See how our programs come together, discover volunteer opportunities and 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. Plus we will be celebrating the Club’s 108th birthday. Read more »

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SV Reads 2011: Michelle Richmond

Wed, Jan 26 2011 - 7:30pm

2011 Silicon Valley Reads: One Book. One Community Kick-Off Event

Michelle Richmond, Author, The Year of Fog

Local Silicon Valley author Richmond’s novel follows the journey of Abby, a young woman overwhelmed with guilt after her fiance’s six-year-old daughter disappears while in her care. The story continues as Abby tries to understand her memories and uncover the truth.

Location: Campbell Heritage Theatre, 1 West Campbell Ave., Campbell
Time: 7 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. program, 8:30 p.m. Read more »

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William Draper: The Start Up Game (SF)

Mon, Jan 10 2011 - 6:00pm

William Draper

This program is sold out

Entrepreneur; Author, The Startup Game

Ann Winblad, Co-founder and Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners - Moderator

For more than 40 years, Draper has worked with top entrepreneurs in fabled Silicon Valley, where today’s vision is made into tomorrow’s reality. This venture capitalist saw the value in Skype, Open Table and many other companies, and he will share his firsthand stories of success. Read more »

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The Art of Living Black: Artworks by Karin Turner and Dr. Ajuan Mance

Mon, Jan 10 2011 - 10:00am

The Art of Living Black: Artworks by Karin Turner and Ajuan Mance

This year, The Commonwealth Club celebrates Black History Month with an exhibition of paintings that address the issues of race and gender. Artist Turner and Ajuan Mance, artist, writer and professor, are both Bay Area women of African descent. Read more »

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"Crime and Punishment"

Mon, Jan 3 2011 - 5:30pm

"Crime and Punishment"

In our book discussion program, we will discuss Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic tale of guilt and redemption, Crime and Punishment.

MLF: San Francisco Book Discussion
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Program Organizer: Howard Crane

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"The Lacuna," by Barbara Kingsolver

Mon, Dec 6 2010 - 5:30pm

The Lacuna

Don't miss this fun and illuminating chance to discuss The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver's new historical novel that moves from the Mexico City of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky in the 1930s to the Washington, D.C., of FDR, J. Edgar Hoover and Richard Nixon in the 1940s. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group; the author will not be present.

MLF: Book Discussion
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Howard Crane

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Imaginary Countries: Photos by Alexis Papahadjopoulos

Fri, Nov 5 2010 - 10:00am

“Imaginary Countries”: Photos by Alexis Papahadjopoulos

His goal was to travel to the ends of the earth, then bring back a distillation of his experiences. Whether in a landscape or in a person’s face, Papahadjopoulos created a world as he wanted it to be, perfect in color, form and emotion. Come view his work on display at The Commonwealth Club.

MLF: The Arts
SF Club Office
Time: Regular Club business hours
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Lynn Curtis

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