Bay Area political events: Supervisor forum, get out the vote


Upcoming political events in the Bay Area.

SATURDAY

Red to Blue phone bank: Swing Left SF and Democracy Action hold a phone bank to support Democratic candidates in California congressional districts 10 and 21. 1-5 p.m., 2390 Market St., San Francisco. More information is here.

SUNDAY

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.

Postcarding and text-banking: A postcarding, text-banking and letter-writing event for progressive candidates, sponsored by Indivisible SF. 4-7 p.m., Standard Deviant Brewing, 280 14th St., San Francisco. More information is here.

MONDAY

S.F. school board forum: Candidates for San Francisco school board take part in an election forum. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, 555 Portola Drive, San Francisco. More information is here.

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.

TUESDAY

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.

Winning Richmond: Former Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin discusses her new memoir, “Winning Richmond: How a Progressive Alliance Won City Hall.” Free. 7-8:30 p.m., the Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., San Francisco. More information is here.

WEDNESDAY

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.

THURSDAY

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.

FRIDAY

Socialists and the midterms: A socialist analysis and discussion of the midterm elections, including a report on organizing for state Proposition 10 for rent control. 7 p.m., 2969 Mission St., San Francisco. 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.

Red to Blue phone bank: Swing Left SF and Democracy Action hold a phone bank to support Democratic candidates in California congressional districts 10 and 21. 1-5 p.m., 2390 Market St., San Francisco. 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.

Mark DeSaulnier: Town hall meeting hosted by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord. 6:30-8 p.m., Lovonya DeJean Middle School multipurpose room, 3400 Macdonald Ave., Richmond. 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.

OCT. 30

Chronicle on the midterms: The propositions, the battles, the blue wave? Chronicle columnists Heather Knight and Phil Matier and senior political writer Joe Garofoli discuss the midterm elections. Moderated by Editor-in-Chief Audrey Cooper. $15, $5 for students. 6:30-8 p.m., Grand Theater, 2665 Mission St., San Francisco. More information is here.

OCT. 31

Effective progressive politics: Tom Temprano, a City College of San Francisco trustee and legislative aide to Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, on how to become an effective progressive politician. Free. 2-3:15 p.m., Room 304, Humanities Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. More information is here.

NOV. 1

Teaching about homelessness and gentrification: Poverty scholars Leroy Moore and Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia of Poor Magazine present strategies for how to educate children, youth and adults about poverty, homelessness, racism, disability and displacement. Free. 7 p.m., Humanities Building Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. More information is here.

Latinx: Author and journalist Ed Morales discusses the political and cultural challenges for the growing Latinx population in the U.S. Free. Mechanics Institute, fourth-floor meeting room, 57 Post St., 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.com

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