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Aaron Belkin on The Michelle Meow Show 5/17/18

Join us as Michelle Meow brings her long-running daily radio show to The Commonwealth Club one day each week. Meet fascinating—and often controversial—people discussing important issues of interest to the LGBTQ community, and have your questions ready.

Our in-studio guest this week: Dr. Aaron Belkin.

Dr. Aaron Belkin is a scholar and advocate who, since 1999, has served as founding director of the Palm Center, which the Advocate named as one of the most effective LGBT rights organizations in the United States. He designed and implemented much of the public education campaign responsible for helping end the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in 2011. Aaron summarized the keys to successful advocacy in the book How We Won: Progressive Lessons from the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell", which Arianna Huffington praised as a “best practices guide for civil rights fights.” Research by Aaron and the Palm Center has been covered by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press and others, as well as by television and radio stations across the world. Aaron has written and edited more than 30 scholarly articles, chapters and books, the most recent of which is a study of military masculinity published by Oxford University Press.

See more upcoming Michelle Meow Shows at The Commonwealth Club here.

May 17, 2018

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Max Thelen Boardroom
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Michelle Meow
Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" (Radio and TV); President, SFPride; Twitter @msmichellemeow
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John Zipperer
Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable, The Commonwealth Club—Co-host

11:30 a.m. check-in
noon program