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"After I graduated from college, I wanted to get a job. The War on Poverty had jobs. Off I went to poverty areas, from Salinas, Gilroy, San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Rosa to the Oregon border. I was astonished by the poverty and poor health for workers and their families in fields and migrant areas. At the time (and still today), I remember thinking that a healthy and safe environment is a civil right for everyone—poor or rich.

"The Commonwealth Club was founded as a men's club. Male members would take me to The Commonwealth Club as their guests. The talks and luncheons were wonderful! I admired the Club and the talks very much. And I learned a lot! When the doors opened to women, I joined the Club as soon as possible and have been a member ever since. Also, importantly, I discovered the Environment & Natural Resources MLF—and the importance of diversity—that a healthy and safe environment is a civil right for everyone."
Forum Chair Name
Ann Clark