Upcoming political events in the Bay Area.
Israeli elections: Professor Eran Kaplan, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman chair of Israel studies at San Francisco State University, discusses the upcoming Israeli elections. $15 advance, $20 at the door. 3 p.m., Congregation Beth Sholom, 301 14th Ave., San Francisco. More information is here.
Paying for affordable housing: Fay Darmawi, who has been helping finance community development projects for over 20 years, talks with Bay City Beacon writer Mike Ege about how affordable housing projects can be funded. $5. SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Climate change and health: The health and social consequences of climate change and how new technologies can mitigate their effects. Panelists include Milana Boukhman Trounce, Stanford emergency medicine department and director of Stanford biosecurity and infectious disease disaster response; Kari Nadeau, professor of pediatrics at Stanford and director of the Sean Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research; aned Stephen Quake, professor of bioengineering and of applied physics at Stanford and co-president of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub. Free. 4 p.m., Hauck Auditorium, David and Joan Traitel Building at the Hoover Institution, 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University. More information is here.
Covering refugee crises: How politics complicates journalists’ job of covering migrant refugee crises. A discussion with Giovanna Dell’Orto, associate professor at the University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication and affiliated faculty at the Center for German and European Studies and department of political science. $20 for non-World Affairs Council members, $7 for students. 6:30 p.m., 312 Sutter St., Suite 200, San Francisco. More information is here.
Valerie Jarrett: Former adviser to President Barack Obama discusses her book “Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward,” in a Commonwealth Club event. $35 for nommembers, $10 for students. Noon, Marines Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Women’s equality in California: Authors of “Paving the Way: Women’s Struggle for Political Equality in California” talk about their work. Free. 4 p.m., Institute of Governmental Studies library, 109 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley. More information is here.
Women at the Supreme Court: Panel discussion with women litigators who have made more than 50 appearances combined before the U.S. Supreme Court. Free. 6 p.m., UC Berkeley School of Law, Warren Room, 295 Simon Hall, 2745 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. More information is here.
Trump-Russia hoax: A socialist analysis of the Mueller report and the need to build a movement for social justice. $3-$10. 7 p.m., 2969 Mission St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Eric Swalwell: East Bay Democratic congressman holds a constituent catch-up meeting. 2 p.m., Dublin High School, 8151 Village Pkwy., Dublin.
Young women in politics: Political and Proud CA celebrates young women who are leaders in the greater Alameda community. Discussion panels on Effective Organizing and Leadership, moderated “Rad Women” series author Kate Schatz, and on Young Women Paving the Way in Male-Dominated Fields, moderated by Alameda school board President Mia Bonta. Free, registration encouraged. 6:30 p.m., Encinal Junior and Senior High School Student Center, 210 Central Ave., Alameda. More information is here.
Tech’s effect on S.F.: “Silicon City” author Cary McClelland and journalist Kim-Mai Cutler in a conversation about the changes the digital economy has brought to San Francisco. $15. 6 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Sean Spicer: Former press secretary for President Trump talks about media bias and the threat it poses to the U.S. Sponsored by Berkeley College Republicans. Free. 7 p.m., Evans Hall, UC Berkeley. More information is here.
William Burns: Former deputy secretary of state and former ambassador to Russia in conversation at the Commonwealth Club with ex-Rep. Ellen Tauscher. $25 for members, $10 for students. 6:30 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.
New citizen voting: Democracy Action volunteers will register new citizens to vote following swearing-in ceremonies. Two sessions, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. More information is here.
Russia’s re-emergence: A discussion about Russia’s re-emergence as a global power, with Angela Stent, director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University. $20 for nonmembers of the World Affairs Council, $7 for students. 6:30 p.m. World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., Suite 200, San Francisco. More information is here.
Lawrence Lessig: Harvard legal scholar gives a TED+Salon talk on the future of democracy. Comedian Will Durst opens. $32.50 and up. 7:30 p.m., Angelico Hall, Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. More information is here.
Journalism in peril: Roman Anin, a Russian journalist who was on the Panama Papers reporting team and is now at Stanford University as a Knight Fellow, discusses how autocrats try to discredit the news media. $6-$12. 6:30 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Immigration issues: A discussion of immigration issues threatening vulnerable communities. Panelists include Catherine Tactaquin, executive director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; Martha Ockenfels-Martinez of Human Impact Partners; and Lara Kiswani, executive director of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center. Free. 6:30 p.m., Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth St., Suite 290. More information is here.
Conversation about race: Reps. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, and Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles, appear at a town hall meeting about racial issues. 6:30 p.m., Diablo Valley College cafeteria, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. More information is here.
Legal marijuana: Is legalization of recreational use of marijuana a good idea? Panelists talk about the controversies, risks, and challenges surrounding legalization. Free. Noon, online and at Golden Gate University, 536 Mission St., Room 2201, San Francisco. More information is here.
Animal issues: State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, speaks about humane issues to the East Bay Animal PAC. 5:30 p.m., Temescal Works, 490 43rd St., Oakland. RSVP and more information here.
Gun violence prevention: A community forum with Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, and members of Congregation Shomrei Torah’s Social Action Committee. Free, RSVP encouraged. 7 p.m., 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. More information is here.
Housing crisis: A discussion about the struggle to build enough affordable housing in California. Panelists include state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco; Kate Hartley of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development; Matt Schwarz of the California Housing Partnership; Ramon Kochavi of Marcus and Millichap Commercial Real Estate Investment; Chris Martin of Housing California; and Zack Olmstead of the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Free. 4 p.m., online and at Golden Gate University, 536 Mission St., Room 2201, San Francisco. More information is here.
Max Blumenthal: Journalist and author of “The Management of Savagery” analyzes how extremist forces that threaten peace across the globe are the end products of U.S. inevitable imperial designs. Benefit for KPFA-FM. $12 advance, $15 at the door. 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley. More information is here.
Josh Harder/TJ Cox: Newly elected Central Valley Democratic House members hold a thank-you event with Bay Area campaign volunteers. Free, RSVP required. 6 p.m., Covo, 981 Mission St., San Francisco. More information and registration here.
Right-wing studies: UC Berkeley’s Center for Right-Wing Studies holds a three-day conference hosting scholars whose work deals with the right as a social, political andintellectual phenomenon from the 19th century to the present day. $25, $20 for students. Full agenda and more information are here.
Conversation about race: Reps. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, and Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, appear at a town hall meeting about racial issues. Noon, Black Repertory Group Theater, 3201 Adeline St., Berkeley. More information is here.
Brett McGurk: Former U.S. special envoy in the campaign against ISIS under President Trump and former President Barack Obama talks about his experiences and the direction of American foreign policy. $30 for non-Commonwealth Club members, $10 for students. 6:30 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.
Green New Deal: A town hall on the congressional climate-change resolution, sponsored by the Sunrise Movement. Free. 6:30 p.m., Rinconada library, 1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto. More information is here.
Newsom chief of staff: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s chief of staff, Ann O’Leary, discusses her job and goals. $15. 7:30 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Food system equity: A conversation about access, affordability and equity in the food system. Speakers include Danielle Nierenberg of Food Tank, Chronicle food writer Justin Phillips, Tom Philpott of Mother Jones, Leigh Gaymon-Jones of the Castanea Fellowship and Chez Panisse founder Alice Waters. $25. 7 p.m., SFJAZZ, 201 Franklin St., San Francisco. More information is here.
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