Member-Led Forum

Past event

Bay Area Housing Revolution: The Future of Green and Affordable People-Centered Community

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Thu, Jun 12 2014 - 6:00pm

Bob MassaroCo-founder and CEO, Thriving Communities
James Schaffer, Partner, Schaffer&Combs Read more »

Upcoming event

Hollywood and the LGBT Journey

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Mon, Aug 4 2014 - 12:00pm

Donna Sachet, Media Personality; Actor; Community Activist
Jan Wahl, Film Critic, KRON 4

Donna Sachet has been a San Francisco performer and icon for decades, from being elected Empress of San Francisco to serving as Grand Marshal for the SF Pride parade. In 2009, Sachet became the first drag performer to sing the national anthem at a Major League Baseball game. Donna Sachet and film critic Jan Wahl "dish-cuss" the LGBT journey in Hollywood, past and present.

Past event

Empowering Girls through Sport: Giving Girls a Voice and a Choice!

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Thu, Jul 17 2014 - 6:00pm

Lorrie Fair, Member, U.S. Women’s 1999 World Cup Champion Team; Former Athlete Ambassador, Right to Play; Sports Envoy for the Secretary of State
Nick Gates, Founder and Global Strategist, Coaches Across Continents Read more »

Past event

Preserving China’s Traditional Folk Arts

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Mon, Jun 2 2014 - 6:00pm

Lisa Deng, Founder, GreatSeed Inc. Read more »

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Ultra Chocolate Tour of San Francisco

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Sat, Jun 28 2014 - 1:00pm

San Francisco is in the midst of an artisan chocolate renaissance! Join Gourmet Walks on a special Ultra Chocolate Tour of San Francisco. This walking and tasting tour will first head over to the Ferry Building and then visit gourmet chocolate and pastry shops throughout the downtown area. Participants will learn about chocolate history, health benefits, production and trends from a fun and knowledgeable tour guide. Read more »

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Breaking Bread: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers’ Stories of Sharing Lives and Cultures

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Mon, Jul 7 2014 - 6:00pm

Justina Wu, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Kenya 2005–2007 
Zach Matheson, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Mali 2011–2012 
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The Art of Collaboration

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Mon, Jul 14 2014 - 6:00pm

Stewart Levine, Author, Getting to Resolution: Turning Conflict Into Collaboration and The Book of Agreement Read more »

Past event

Healing Pain and Injury

Mon, Jul 21 2014 - 5:15pm

Maud Haimson Nerman, DO CSPOMM CCH CA, Author, Healing Pain and Injury Read more »

Upcoming event

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

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Mon, Sep 15 2014 - 6:15pm

Join fellow Club members with similar interests and brainstorm upcoming Science & Technology Member-Led Forum 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.

Upcoming event

What is the Arts Mainstream?

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Fri, Aug 8 2014 - 12:00pm

Brad Erickson, Playwright; Executive Director, Theatre Bay Area
Ed Decker, Founding Artistic Director, New Conservatory
Jewelle Gomez, Author; Poet; Activist
Lenore Chinn, Painter; Board Member, Queer Cultural Center Read more »

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