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Past Event

Willie Brown: Annual Commonwealth Club Lecture

The pandemic stopped this event last year, but we're pleased to say that former San Francisco Mayor Brown will return to give his first virtual annual lecture on national and regional political trends in 2021.

A two-term mayor of San Francisco, legendary speaker of the California State Assembly and widely regarded as one of the most influential African-American politicians of the late 20th century. Mayor Brown has been at the center of California politics, government and civic life for more than five decades.

Come hear his unabashed thoughts on where we're headed.


This is a free-for-members program. Members: Click on the "Buy Tickets" button above to order your tickets, and select the members link on the left side of the page. Your username is the email you used to sign up as a member. You can also request a password reset if needed. Discount will automatically be applied at checkout.

Post-event video will be available at no cost after the event for ticket purchasers and Commonwealth Club members.

This is an online-only program; you must pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream video.

March 24, 2021

United States

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Willie Brown

Former Mayor, San Francisco; Former Speaker, California State Assembly

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Melissa Caen

Attorney; Author; Political Analyst


6–7 p.m. (Pacific Time) program