Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Former Justice, U.S. Supreme Court

In conversation with Dr. Mary Bitterman, President, Bernard Osher Foundation; Past Chair, Commonwealth Club’s Board of Governors

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In a rare public appearance, Justice O'Connor will discuss the need for a better-informed citizenry as well as her life, career, and views on the role of the U.S. Supreme Court. O’Connor, the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court, strongly believes that America suffers from a lack of civic education, and that is hurting Americans’ capacity to solve 21st century challenges. To revitalize civic education, she founded iCivics, which uses innovative methods such as video games to engage young people in learning about government and civic participation. Since 2009, iCivics has reached over 1.5 million young people and sparked a national discussion about this important cornerstone of our democratic heritage.

Location: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.
Time: 11 a.m. box office opens, noon program
Cost: Regular: $30 standard, $15 members, $10 students (with valid ID). Premium (seating in first few rows) $65 standard, $45 members.