Monday, March 19, 2007

Commonwealth Club


CAMILLE EVANS, Army Sergeant
BRETT MILLER, National Guard Sergeant; Resident, Traumatic Brain Injury Center, VA Palo Alto Hospital
COLBY BUZZELL, Army Specialist; Author, My War
JOHN KOOPMAN, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle – Moderator


After four years at war in Iraq, more than 150,000 troops have been deployed and more than 3,000 American men and women have lost their lives. But the fallout of the war goes beyond casualties, touching returning soldiers, their families and fellow Americans. Hear young veterans share their experiences on the ground in Iraq and coming home. No news program or article can offer this amount of insight into the reality of being a soldier.

6:00 p.m., Check-in | 6:30 p.m., Program | 7:30 p.m., Reception | Club office, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, San Francisco | $12 for Members, $20 for Non-Members, $7 for Students (with valid ID; to reserve student tickets )

About The Commonwealth Club:

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing together its 16,000 members for over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.

Founded in 1903, The Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at The Club.

As a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization, The Commonwealth Club relies on the support of its membership, the Business Council and foundation grants to continue its role in fostering open public discussion in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the nation via radio, Internet and television.

The Club has offices in San Francisco and San Jose, with regular events in both cities, as well as programs in the East and North Bay.

For members outside the Bay Area, The Club's weekly radio broadcast - the oldest in the U.S., dating back to 1924 - is carried across the nation on public radio stations. Our web site archive features audio of our recent programs, as well as selected speeches from our long and distinguished history.

The mission of The Commonwealth Club of California is to be the leading national forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues important to the membership, community and nation.

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