Artist Orlonda Uffre will be present to meet and discuss her paintings and her Caribbean heritage that inspired them. Please join us for casual conversation, refreshments and a chance to understand Orlonda's work in greater depth. This exhibition is in conjunction with The Art of Living Black (TAOLB), a Bay Area wide celebration of artists of African descent.
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 Commonwealth Club offers. Experience firsthand how The Commonwealth Club has become the nation’s leading public forum. Bring a friend and explore the Club together!
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. This month topics will include Afghanistan and Iraq.
Join us for a one-hour planning meeting for the Personal Growth Member-Led Forum. Be a part of the rebirth of this very important forum, which will focus on a broad curriculum covering human development, relationships, moral and ethical issues, and general self-help topics. We will be discussing the future of this Member-Led Forum and ideas for possible programs in 2014. Read more »
Nicholas Carr, Author, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains Robin Sloan, Author, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel
In conversation with Mike Cassidy, Columnist, San Jose Mercury NewsRead more »
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 »
All interested Club members are welcome to attend bimonthly one-hour planning meetings of the International Relations Member-Led Forum. We focus on Europe, Latin America, Africa and worldwide topics. Join us to discuss current international issues and plan programs for 2014.Read more »
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. There will also be a brief planning session. Read more »