PRESS ROOM

The office of Media and Public Relations provides notification of ongoing Commonwealth Club events to the public and the press and handles media relations. Please find below press releases and articles regarding program developments and significant events, forums, and lectures at the Club.

Founded in 1903, The Commonwealth Club has played host to a broad and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Nancy Pelosi in 2010. Just a sampling of other noteworthy guests includes Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Walter Cronkite, Ted Turner, Jane Goodall, Tom Brokaw, Bill Gates, David Brooks, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Alec Baldwin, and Reza Aslan, all of whom have delivered landmark speeches here.

For information and for media credentials, contact:
Riki Rafner, Director of Media and Public Relations
rrafner@commonwealthclub.org
415-597-6712

Press Releases

Apr 09, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases: The Works of Bay Area Photographer Sharon Beals

Apr 03, 2019: 

Finalists for the 88th Annual California Book Awards Competition Announced

Mar 14, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases Work of Local Artsts at New Home

Feb 20, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Celebrates 31st Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala

Jan 24, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases: The Works of Bay Area Artist Ryan Farley

Dec 17, 2018: 

Evelyn Dilsaver Named Commonwealth Club Board Chair

Sep 04, 2018: 

Commonwealth Club Accepting Submissions for Upcoming California Book Awards Competition September 15 through December 15

Jun 27, 2018: 

Crisis in Our Country Moving from Civic Conflict to Civil Conversation

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Age of Perpetual Light and The Color of Law Lead California Book Awards Gold Medalists

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Of California Celebrates 30th Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala: "Views from 110"

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Presents: Alicia Garza, Darnell Moore, Tam O'Shaunessey & Katie Sowers in Honor of LGBT Pride Month

Jun 20, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases "The Incarceration Effect"

Jun 20, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases Work of Local Artists at New Home

Jun 20, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases “The Incarceration Effect”

May 16, 2018: 

The Age of Perptual Light and The Color of Law Lead California Book Awards Gold Medalists Awards Ceremony: Monday, June 11, 2018 at 6 p.m.

In the News

Jun 25, 2019: 

Pride 2019: Book sheds light on gay closeted Eisenhower aide (Bay Area Reporter)

Jun 24, 2019: 

'They are going to get steamrolled': California's governor warns Facebook, YouTube, and other social media giants that government regulation is coming (mySanAntonio)

Jun 24, 2019: 

'They are going to get steamrolled': California's governor warns Facebook, YouTube, and other social media giants that government regulation is coming (Business Insider)

Jun 24, 2019: 

Could Elizabeth Warren Become the New FDR? (Arc Digital)

Jun 24, 2019: 

Mayor Pete Buttigieg branded a 'traitor' and heckled during town hall meeting after South Bend police shooting (Meaww)

Jun 22, 2019: 

Fed’s Daly: personal stories ‘valuable’ for policymakers (Copenaghen House)

Jun 18, 2019: 

'America This Week': Navarro talks trade; Trump campaign official addresses 2020 polls (KRCR News)

Jun 17, 2019: 

San Francisco boasts a hot lineup of food and drink events this week (Hoodline)

Jun 15, 2019: 

Rep. Eric Swalwell calls for Trump impeachment, gun reforms at San Francisco rally (KTVU News)

Jun 14, 2019: 

Bay Area political events: Impeachment rallies, racial justice (SF Chronicle)

Jun 14, 2019: 

Eric Swalwell says White House bid is aimed at mending ‘a broken promise’ (SF Chronicle)

Jun 12, 2019: 

Госсекретарь США выразил надежду, что в Грузии построят порт Анаклия (Кавказ Online)

Jun 11, 2019: 

Elizabeth Warren's Jobs Plans and U.S. Public Opinion (Gallup)

Jun 11, 2019: 

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg reached out to Nancy Pelosi over doctored video (San Francisco Chronicle)

Jun 11, 2019: 

La Cocina Releases a Cookbook (East Bay Express)