January 2012

Ralph Richard Banks: Is Marriage for White People?

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Wed, Feb 8 2012 - 6:30pm

Ralph Richard Banks: Is Marriage for White People?

Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Author, Is Marriage for White People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone
Steve Falk, Lafayette City Manager-Moderator Read more »

Thomas Donohue, CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce: The State of American Business 2012

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Wed, Feb 22 2012 - 6:00pm

Thomas Donohue, CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce: The State of American Business 2012

Thomas Donohue, president and CEO of the world's largest business federation, will address the most serious challenges facing the U.S. economy and identify specific ideas for creating jobs in California and the United States. He will offer a business perspective on the 2012 elections and discuss the role his organization plans to play in the national dialogue.

Location: SF Club Office
Times:5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. Read more »

Power Plays: Media Roundtable

Fri, Feb 3 2012 - 12:00pm

Power Plays: Media Roundtable

David Baker
, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Dana Hull, Reporter, San Jose Mercury News
Cassandra Sweet, Reporter, Dow Jones
Additional Panelists TBD

Is California on track to reach Governor Jerry Brown’s goal of having a third of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2020? Many projects have received federal financing and a green light from regulators, but will they ever really get built? Read more »

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Wed, Feb 1 2012 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky


Join us to discuss Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, with one eye on the Jungian archetypes on display in this Russian classic. The discussion will be moderated by Denise Schickel. Needless to say, the author will not be present.

MLF: Humanities
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. discussion
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
George Hammond   

Wyming P. Sun: The Elements of Classic Feng Shui

Wed, Feb 22 2012 - 6:00pm

The Elements of Classic Feng Shui

Wyming P. Sun, Feng Shui Master

Traced to 1100 B.C., when it meant "to read the land," feng shui can be thought of as “the path of healing energy through a human's surroundings,” says Wyming Sun. Classical feng shui is about the circulation of "chi," in addition to the surroundings of a dwelling and the body types of those using the space. True feng shui is not about good luck, mirrors, or relationship corners, but involves mathematics, physics and many years of study. Read more »

Flights of Fancy-INFORUM happy hour

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Mon, Jan 30 2012 - 6:00pm

Flights of Fancy: INFORUM Happy Hour

The new year has officially been rung in, and while new year's resolutions might still be in their perilously early days, we'd like to help you make one easier to accomplish: exploring intriguingly fascinating new places with interesting people. For this month's INFO...RUM happy hour, we've teamed up with the amazing people at the very underground wine bar, the Barrel Room, to put together a very intimate flight of fancy (read: not the usual stodgy wine bar). Read more »

Chinatown Walking Tour #6

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Thu, Feb 2 2012 - 2:00pm

Chinatown Walking Tour


Enjoy another 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 and the famous Fortune Cookie Factory. There is a short break for a tea sample during the tour. Read more »