O'Connor House Announces
New Board of Directors Members
Joseph P. Anderson Tracy Bame Richard Silverman
Former Chairman & CEO President Former GM
Schaller Anderson, Inc. Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Salt River Project
To read their biographies click HERE
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and O'Connor House Welcomed CONSTITUTION USA Executive Producer Catherine Allan For a Special Screening of CONSTITUTION USA
Executive Producer Catherine Allan & Justice O'Connor
Catherine Allan & former U.S. Marines the Leathernecks MC
The four-part CONSTITUTION USA series premiers May 7 and will air every Tuesday in the month of May at 8 pm on KAET PBS Channel 8.
Distinguished Speakers Series
General Colin Powell, Former U.S. Secretary of State, Comes to Phoenix In Support of O'Connor House
A sold-out crowd of 1,200 heard General Powell's remarks on leadership at the Phoenix Convention Center. General Powell was personally invited by Justice O'Connor to participate in our Distinguished Speakers Series in collaboration with the
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. General Powell spoke on "Leadership: Taking Charge" and also participated in an on-stage conversation with Justice O'Connor.
General Powell inspired everyone in attendance. His remarks on the topics of leadership, civil discourse and the mission of O'Connor House had enormous impact on everyone present.
To listen to Justice O'Connor and General Powell's interview on KJZZ, please click HERE.
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O'Connor House Conversation Series Now Available
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The Arizona Centennial Series features:
- U.S. Senator John McCain
- U.S. Senator John Kyl
- Governor Rose Mofford
- Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
- Senator Dennis Deconcini
- Representative John Shadegg
- Senator Jeff Flake
- Vice President Dan Quayle
- Congressman Ed Pastor
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With so few people exercising their right to vote, is it really a surprise that less than 10% of Arizonans think their elected officials represent their interests and views? The O'Connor House Civic Engagement and Education Committee has taken on a daunting challenge: Elevate Arizona from the bottom 10% to the top 10%. How...
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The Avon Program for Women and Justice at O'Connor House was created with a $250,000 grant from the Avon Foundation. In partnership with Vital Voices in Washington D.C. and the Diane Halle Family Advocacy Center at ASU, O'Connor House hosted 10 international leaders from countries including Egypt, Liberia, Turkey, Mexico and Russia for the first Avon Global Partnership NGO Mentoring Program. These international leaders met in the U.S. for training, mentoring and to create a global network of advocates seeking to end violence against women around the world.
"My hope is to
re-create a place that will be a center for problem-solving and for bringing together groups with divergent views."
Society, at all levels, has a need to work together to solve the many challenges facing our state and nation.
In the 25 years that John and I lived in our adobe house, we hosted many events – for friends, colleagues, foreign visitors, legislators , members of Congress, and other distinguished individuals. We brought people together from both sides of the aisle (R-D) and from other perspectives to share a home-cooked meal and good conversation, which resulted in a better chance of reaching consensus.
We all know that it's easier to reach agreement with friends—and we make friends through social contacts and shared experiences. When you become better acquainted and enjoy each other's company, you're less apt to be partisan and at odds when you are back at work [in Washington, in the state legislature, in town council meeting or in other venues where people come together to participate in democracy].
I know that it is possible for people to sit down together and engage in cooperative problem solving. This is what I want the O'Connor House to stand for. We can do it. The possibilities are endless."
- Justice Sandra Day O'Connor