Mourad Lahlou, Chef, Aziza, Author, Mourad: New Moroccan
Arriving in California from Marrakesh in 1985 to go to college, a homesick, young Lahlou began to channel memories of watching his mother and aunts as they prepared traditional Moroccan dishes at home. In 2001, he opened Michelin-starred Aziza in San Francisco, named after his mother, where he adopts traditional Moroccan dishes in stunningly creative ways. 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 »
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 »
Fair Trade: Harnessing the Power of the Market to Create Economic Opportunities
Paul Rice, President & CEO, Fair Trade USA Ahmed Rahim, CEO, Co-founder and Master Blender, Numi Organic Tea Elizabeth Carney, Executive Producer, Tribal Code - Moderator
Fair trade began modestly in the 1960s with a few committed individuals who believed that access to markets could transform the lives of those struggling under the crushing hand of poverty. Read more »
Standing less than five feet tall and weighing less than 100 pounds, Fukuda is one of only four Judo practitioners in the world (and the only woman) to currently hold 10th Dan, Judo’s highest degree black belt; she is also 99 years old and still teaches in San Francisco. She is the last surviving student of Dr. Kano, the founder of Judo. With excerpts from director Yuriko Gamo Romer's documentary, Mrs.Read more »
Nancy Novack, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist; Founder, Nancy’s List
Novack offered the Bay Area community an opportunity to serve and support the many who are living with cancer, and those who love and care for them. The mission of Nancy’s List is, “No one will ever go through cancer alone.” For children, Novak designs events and adventures for the youngsters to enjoy memorable experiences with family and friends. The children make healing connections, find strength, community, and courage. Read more »
The Future of Tradition: Weavers of Oaxaca, Mexico Connect Their Future with Their Past
Federico Chavez Sosa, Master Weaver in the Zapotec tradition Eric Chavez Santiago, Coordinator of the Education Department, Textile Museum of Oaxaca Janet Chavez Santiago, Coordinator of Education, San Pablo Center for Academics and Culture, Oaxaca.
The Chavez Santiago family of the famed weaving village of Teotitlan de Valle presents its story of this ancient art form, a family, a culture and preserving a way of life Read more »
Humanities West Book Discussion: The Last Days of Pompeii, by Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton
Join us to discuss the classic Victorian tale of the last days of Pompeii. Poets, flower-girls, gladiators and tribunes fill the Baron's tale of the lives, loves and tragic fate of Roman citizens living in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. The discussion will be led by Lynn Harris.
MLF: Humanities LocatIon: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m.