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March 14, 2017 Speaker Luncheon

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March 14 Luncheon Meeting Program

"Freedom of Thought at Colleges Today - A Report from the Frontline"

Claire Chiara,Chiara

UC Berkeley Economics & Political Science Student &

Former Candidate, State Assembly District 15 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017  |  11:30 - 1:30

Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Drive

Members and their guests $28 | Non-members $33

Please reserve by March 10 at:


A liberal arts education develops critical thinking skills and reasoning. Beyond the safety of ivory towers, our Constitution protects people’s right to free speech, however popular or unpopular the thoughts conveyed may be. We have seen these concepts attacked, even violently, in the place which proudly refers to itself as the home of the free speech movement.

We will hear from an emerging leader from the Generation Y (aka Echo Boomers) about what it is like to offer a differing viewpoint on campus today. Now in her fourth year at Cal, Claire Chiara is double majoring in economics and political science. She is the Finance Director of the statewide Young Republicans and is a past president of the UC Berkeley College Republicans as well as a former news reporter for The Daily Californian. Widely cited as a voice for Young Republicans, she has spoken at California Republican Party conventions, campaign fundraisers and campus debates. Claire has appeared on Fox News' Fox & Friends multiple times and has been profiled by the Los Angeles Times, the San Jose Mercury News, and ABC7. Claire ran for State Assembly in District 15, and was the youngest Delegate from California to the RNC 2016 Convention.

Claire will share her experiences as a young, female Republican at UC Berkeley and as a college student who ran for state office. She will touch on media bias, how social media and technology are influencing politics today and how Millennials, potentially 85 million voters, may see politics and issues from a different perspective.