Bay Area political events: Oakland election forums, text banking



Upcoming political events in the Bay Area.

FRIDAY


Oakland mayoral forum: Ten candidates for Oakland mayor take part in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters. 7-8:30 p.m. in the City Council chambers, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland. More information is here.

Barbara Lee: Forum with Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, celebrating her 20th anniversary in Congress. Sponsored by the Commonwealth Club. $30 for nonmembers, $10 for students. 6:30-7:30 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.

Families and voting: Parent Voices Oakland holds a voter education forum focusing on families with young children. Free. 6-9 p.m. at Bananas, 5232 Claremont Ave., Oakland. More information is here.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

Women and Spirit of the New Deal: Authors, scholars, historians and activists gather at UC Berkeley to examine women’s contributions to the New Deal and their growing role in political leadership today. Full conference schedule is here. Registration and more information is here.


SATURDAY

Election forum: Candidates or their representatives for Oakland mayor, Assembly District 15 and state Proposition 10 are among those slated to attend an election forum sponsored by the Peace and Freedom Party. 2-4:30 p.m., Starry Plough Pub, 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. More information is here.

SUNDAY

Civic engagement: A forum on getting involved in local activist issues, with presentations from political and community groups. Sponsored by the Women’s March San Francisco, League of Women Voters and the Women’s Building. Free. The Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., San Francisco. More information is here.

Text banking: Indivisible Marin hosts training session for text banking for Democratic candidates in California House race and Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke. 4-6 p.m. in Ross; RSVP here for location.

Berkeley’s revolution: A conversation on the political revolution that Berkeley underwent in the mid-20th century between Carole Davis Kennerly, the first African American woman to be elected to the City Council, and Betty Reid Soskin, a veteran of Berkeley activism and, at 96, the country’s oldest National Park Service ranger. Presented by Berkeley Historical Society. Free. 2-4 p.m., South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St., Berkeley. More information is here.


TUESDAY

Emeryville candidates: League of Women Voters hosts a forum for Emeryville City Council and school board candidates. 7-9 p.m., City Council chambers, 1333 Park Ave. More information is here.

WEDNESDAY

Pussy Riot: Nadya Tolokonnikova, founder of the Russian art collective Pussy Riot, discusses her new book “Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism.” $12.50. 7 p.m., Kanbar Hall, Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., San Francisco. More information is here.

Danica Roem: Virginia House of Delegates member Danica Roem, the first openly transgender member of a state legislature, discusses her career and life story. Sponsored by Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. $10. 7 p.m., 3200 California St., San Francisco. More information is here.

Left, Right and Center: A “rollicking examination” of national issues, with panelists Ana Marie Cox, host of “With Friends Like These”; Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle; and Business Insider senior editor Josh Barro. Sponsored by Inforum and NPR member station KCRW. $35, $10 for students. 7-8 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.

Postcarding: A postcarding event encourage voters to turn out for progressive legislative candidates. 6-8 p.m., Richmond Republic Draught House, 642 Clement St., San Francisco. More information is here.

THURSDAY

Progressives in Latin America: Giorgio Jackson, member of Chile’s Congress and founder of the Democratic Revolution Party, discusses the challenge for progressives in Latin America. Free. 6-7:30 p.m., Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 250, UC Berkeley. More information is here.

OCT. 12

East Bay candidates forum: Candidates for Oakland City Council District Two, BART Board of Directors District Four and Alameda County assessor take part in a forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters. 6-8 p.m., Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza. More information is here.

Kavanaugh and women: A socialist analysis of the role of the Supreme Court under capitalism and the legacy of women’s oppression. Sponsored by San Francisco Party for Socialism and Liberation. 7 p.m., 2969 Mission St., San Francisco. More information is here.

OCT. 14

D4 supervisor forum: Candidates for supervisor in San Francisco District Four take part in a forum sponsored by the Outer Sunset/Parkside Residents Association. 6-8:30 p.m., Lawton Alternative School, Lawton Street between 30th and 31st avenues, San Francisco. More information is here.

Getting out the vote: Discussion and networking session on getting out the midterm vote. Speakers include Kimberly Ellis, former executive director of Emerge CA; Amy Everitt, state director for NARAL Pro-Choice America; and Scott Forman, founder of Vote Forward.$10. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., AnswerLab, 575 Market St., Suite 2600, San Francisco. More information is here.

OCT. 15

Constitutional democracy: Aziz Huq, law professor at the University of Chicago, discusses his book “How to Save a Constitutional Democracy” at the Commonwealth Club. $15 for nonmembers, $10 for students. Noon-1 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.

Kevin Powell: Activist and writer discusses his new collection of essays, “My Mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. And the Last Stand of the Angry White Man.” $15. 7-9 p.m., California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission St., San Francisco. More information is here.

OCT. 16

D4 supervisor forum: Candidates for San Francisco supervisorial District Four participate in a forum sponsored by the Outer Sunset/Parkside Residents Association. 6-8:30 p.m., Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., San Francisco. More information is here.

New radical majority: D.D. Guttenplan, editor at large for the Nation, and Rabbi Michael Lerner lead a discussion on “the rise of a radical new majority” in the U.S. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 7:30 p.m., St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave., Berkeley. More information is here.

OCT. 17

Youth vote: New voters and organizers discuss the Nov. 6 election, in an event sponsored by Youth Radio. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Youth Radio arts venue, 1719 Broadway, Oakland. Free. More information is here.

Nicaragua: James Quesada, anthropology professor at San Francisco State University, discusses the violence in Nicaragua in response to the April 19 uprising. Free. 1-2 p.m., Room 525, Fine Arts Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. More information is here.

New citizens: Volunteer to help new citizens to register to vote after morning and afternoon ceremonies. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Paramount Theater, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. More information is here.

OCT. 18

Hacking politics: Keynote address for weekend conference on how the political system is being “hacked.” Sponsored by UC Berkeley Center for New Media, SFMOMA’s Public Knowledge Initiative, the UC Berkeley School of Journalism and Boalt School of Law. Free. 6 p.m., Phyllis Wattis Theater, SFMOMA, 151 Third St., San Francisco. More information is here. Symposium runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19 at 310 Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley. More information is here.

Berkeley voter information: UC Berkeley’s Science Policy Group hosts a voter information night, focuses on state ballot initiatives. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Anthony Hall, UC Berkeley. More information is here.

OCT. 20

Race and politics: Panel discussion on the impact of race in politics. Sponsored by the African American Community Health Advisory Committee and the African American Library Advisory Committee. 2-4 p.m., San Mateo Public Library, 55 West Third Ave. More information is here.

OCT. 23

Women in leadership: Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and University of California President Janet Napolitano discuss opportunities and challenges for women in leadership. Moderated by Politico California Playbook senior writer Carla Marinucci. Free. 4-5:30 p.m., Banatao Auditorium, UC Berkeley. Registration and more information are here.

Rick Wilson: Republican strategist and Daily Beast columnist discusses dark politics in the age of Trump. Sponsored by the Commonwealth Club. $30 for nonmembers, $10 for students. Noon-1 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.

OCT. 25

Max Boot: Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow and Washington Post columnist discusses his book “The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right” at the Commonwealth Club. $25 for nonmembers, $10 for students. Noon-1 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.

OCT. 26

Julián Castro: Former Housing and Urban Development secretary and former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, speaks at the Commonwealth Club. $30 for nonmembers, $10 for students. Noon-1 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.

NOV. 7

Jeffrey Rosen: Scholar and author examines constitutional questions and the post-Anthony Kennedy Supreme Court. Sponsored by Commonwealth Club. $25 for nonmembers, $10 for students. 6:30-7:30 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.

NOV. 8

Susan Rice: Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser and U.N. ambassador discusses U.S. foreign policy priorities and national security interests. Sponsored by the World Affairs Council. $40 for nonmembers, $10 for students. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Marines Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter St., San Francisco. More information is here.


To list an event, email Politics Editor Trapper Byrne at tbyrne@sfchronicle

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