Humor, Health and Well-Being: Medical Clowning as Art and Medicine
Jeff Raz, Medical Clown; Former Cirque du Soleil Artist Ben Johnson, Medical Clown; Former Cirque du Soleil Artist Phil Weglarz, MFT, REAT, California Pacific Medical Center
Join former Cirque du Soleil artists Raz and Johnson and activities therapist Weglarz as they share how a medical clowning program helps patients hold on to joy in the face of illness and improve the mood of nurses, doctors and other health-care staff. 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 »
Most of us will never visit the vast wilderness of Alaska, so the phrase "Salmon in the trees" may seem a bit whimsical. But in the Tongass rainforest, there really are salmon in the trees. 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. program Cost: FREE Program Organizer: Chisako Ress
Vicki Abeles, Producer and Co-director, Race to Nowhere Dana Gorman, Founder, THRiiiVE Kimberly Danek Pinkson, Founder, Ecomom and Ecomom Alliance Judi Shils, Founder and Director, Teens Turning Green Christie Dames, Co-founder and CEO, TechTalk / Studio – Moderator
There’s a new movement afoot – and it’s not June Cleaver. Read more »
Join fellow Commonwealth Club members in discussing ideas for arts programs and exhibitions at The Commonwealth Club. Be part of the process to help shape programs of fine art, drama, music and dance in the coming year.
MLF: The Arts Location: Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. planning meeting Cost: FREE Program Organizer: Anne Smith
The New Leadership Mindset: Ten Misconceptions About Compromise at Work
Elizabeth Doty, Co-founder, WorkLore; Author, The Compromise Trap
As we recover from the economic crisis, many professionals are asking themselves: Can we avoid the widespread compromise and excess that marked the first decade of the 21st century? Based on conversations with more than 400 professionals in dozens of industries, Doty outlines 10 misconceptions that got us into trouble and the new leadership mindset necessary for organizations of true integrity Read more »
Farhad Sabetan, Ph.D. in Economics; Human Rights Defender Michael Pappas, Executive Director, SF Interfaith Council
Come learn about the history, tenets and values of the Baha'i faith, which upholds the unity of God and the oneness of the human race. The Faith was founded in 19th century Persia by the Prophet/Founder Baha'u'llah. It is the 2nd largest minority religion in Iran, but its adherents have been discriminated against in Iran and elsewhere. Its Holy Shrines and offices are in Israel. Read more »