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Arlie and Adam Hochschild: Reflections on Activism, Ideals and Writing

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Two prolific writers—individually admired, respected and award-winning in their own areas of research—have been married to each other since 1965. Join us to discuss with Arlie and Adam Hochschild the global political and social issues they have investigated, and the major changes in American culture they have witnessed, as we roam through two lifetimes of caring and creative writing in their pursuit of understanding the patterns of history and culture more clearly—with the mutual goal of developing a more humane civilization.

MLF Organizer
George Hammond

This program has 2 types of tickets available: In-person and online-only. Please pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.

Safety Protocols for in-person attendance:

  • We follow best practices laid out by the CDC and state and local guidelines.
  • We strongly recommend vaccination for guests, staff, and volunteers.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged while indoors (if you do not have one and would like one, inquire at our front desk for a complimentary mask).
  • We reserve the right to require different rules for specific events as necessary.

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Mon, Mar 13 / 5:30 pm PDT

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Adam Hochschild

Historian; Co-Founder, Mother Jones; Lecturer, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley; Author, American Midnight, King Leopold's Ghost, To End All Wars, Spain in Our Hearts, Rebel Cinderella, and many more

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Arlie Hochschild

Professor Emerita of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley; Author, Strangers in Their Own Land, The Second Shift, The Managed Heart, The Time Bind, The Outsourced Self, and many more

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In Conversation with George Hammond

Author, Conversations With Socrates


5 p.m. doors open & check-in
5:30–6:30 p.m. program
(all times PDT)


$10 members
$20 nonmembers
free for members
$10 nonmembers