Enjoy a Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Visit a Taoist temple, an herbal store, the site of the first public school in the state, and the famous Fortune Cookie Factory.
Erik Rice, Supervisor, College and Career Readiness, San Francisco Unified School District Vanessa Varko-Fontana, Community Health Outreach Worker, John O'Connell High School Ninth Grade Students from John O'Connell High School Laura Page, Arts and Education Program Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission - Moderator
In association with San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Judy Mikovits, Ph.D., Former Director, Antiviral Drug Mechanisms Laboratory, National Cancer Institute; Co-author, Plague: One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth Kent Heckenlively, Attorney; Science Teacher; Founding Editor, Age of Autism; Co-Author, Plague: One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth Brian Hooker, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor of Biology and Chair of the Science and Mathematics Division, Simpson University Read more »
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 first-hand how The Commonwealth Club has become the nation’s leading public forum. Bring a friend and explore the Club together!
Join Rick Evans for his new walking tour exploring the historic sites of the waterfront neighborhood that surrounds the location of the future Commonwealth Club headquarters. Hear the dynamic stories of the entrepreneurs, controversial artists and labor organizers who created this recently revitalized neighborhood. This two-hour tour will give you a lively overview of the historic significance of this neighborhood and a close look at the ongoing development.
Adam Rogers, Articles Editor, Wired; Author, Proof: The Science of Booze
In a spirited tour across continents and cultures, Rogers puts our alcoholic history under the microscope. From our ancestors’ accidental discovery of fermented drinks to the cutting-edge laboratory research, Rogers offers a unique glimpse inside the barrels, stills, tanks and casks that produce some of our most iconic beverages. He uncovers alcohol’s deepest mysteries and the subtle mixture of psychology and neurobiology that fuels our taste for such drinks. Read more »
Malya Villard-Appolon, Founder of KOFAVIV Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis, Ph.D., Former Prime Minister of Haiti Nicole Phillips, Esq., Attorney for the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti Megan Coffee, M.D., Ph.D., Founder of Ti Kay Haiti Anne-Christine d'Adesky, Journalist & Activist – Moderator
“Gason konn bouke, men pa fanm.”—in Kreyòl
“Women’s work never ends.” Read more »