Upcoming political events in the Bay Area:
Fisheries management: North Bay Democratic Rep. Jared Huffman hosts a roundtable talk on federal fisheries management. 1 p.m., Aquarium of the Bay, Farallon Room, Pier 39 at Embarcadero and Beach Street, San Francisco. More information is here.
Canadian debate: Watch party for the Canadian federal leaders English-language debate. Hosted by UC Berkeley Canadian studies program. Free, open to people 21 and older. 4 p.m., Mel-O-Dee Cocktails, 240 El Cerrito Plaza. El Cerrito. More information is here.
Act locally: East Bay Democrats Sen. Nancy Skinner and Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks on “how to save the world with local politics.” Sponsored by South Berkeley Now and North Berkeley Now. Free. 6 p.m., Berkeley City College, 2050 Center St., Berkeley. More information is here.
West Oakland air quaity: Community meeting about “Owning Our Air:The West Oakland Community Action Plan.” Ask questions, engage in discussions and learn more about the plan. Hosted by the The California Air Resources Board, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. 6 p.m., West Oakland Senior Center, 1724 Adeline St., Oakland. More information is here.
LGBTQ town hall: Viewing of CNN town hall forum on LGBTQ issues with Democratic presidential candidates. $5. 6 p.m., Manny’s 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
D5 candidates forum: Candidates for San Francisco supervisor in District Five take part in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters. 6:30 p.m., Issei Memorial Hall, Japantown Cultural and Community Center, 1840 Sutter St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Rep. Jared Huffman: North Bay Democrat holds a town hall meeting. 4 p.m., San Rafael Community Center, 618 B St., San Rafael. More information is here.
Climate solutions: “Climate sessions beyond capitalism,” hosted by the San Francisco Party for Socialism and Liberation. $3-$10. 7 p.m., 2969 Mission St., San Francisco. More information is here.
S.F. watch party: For the Democratic presidential debate. $10. 5 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Oakland watch party: For the Democratic presidential debate. Sponsored by Black Women Organized for Political Action Oakland /Berkeley chapter. Free. 5 p.m., Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, 410 14th St., Oakland. More information is here.
Oakland watch party: For the Democratic presidential debate. Sponsored by TechEquity Collaborative. Free. 5 p.m., Starline Social Club, 2236 Martin Luther King Junior Way, Oakland. More information is here.
Susan Rice: Former national security adviser and U.S. ambassador to the U.N. in conversation with “Pod Save America” co-host Dan Pfeiffer at the Commonwealth Club. $35 for nonmembers, $10 for students. 6:30 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., San Francisco. More information is here.
DA candidates debate: Candidates for San Francisco district attorney debate. 7:30 p.m. Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
New citizen voting: Volunteers organized by Democracy Action register new U.S. citizens to vote after naturalization ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. More information is here.
S.F. ballot measures: A discussion of initiatives on San Francisco’s November ballot, hosted by the League of Women Voters. 5:30 p.m., Mission Hall 1400, 550 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Andrew Marantz: New Yorker staff writer discussses technology and the rise of a new traditional media. $15 and up. 6:30 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Value of the vote: A roundtable discussion on the value of voting to preserve democracy, sponsored by Stanford University’s African and African American Studies, Department of Communication, Graduate School of Education, Haas Center for Public Service, School of Humanities and Sciences, and Stanford in Government. Free. 7 p.m., CEMEX Auditorium, 655 Knight Way, Stanford University. More information is here.
D.A. candidates debate: The candidates for San Francisco district attorney debate. Sponsored by Science Policy Group at UCSF. 6 p.m., Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall, 250 Campus Way, San Francisco. More information is here.
China and Silicon Valley: How Washington’s stance toward China is affecting Silicon Valley. Panelists include John Demers, assistant attorney general for national security, and Brent McIntosh, Treasury undersecretary for international affairs. Hosted by Reuters Breakingviews and the Asia Society. Free. 4:30 p.m., Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Simon Tam: Co-founder of the Asian American band the Slants talks about his battle to trademark the name, which reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Free. 5:30 p.m., Cafe Stritch, 374 South First St., San Jose. More information is here.
Facebook and 2020: Verge senior editor Casey Newton and misinformation researcher Renee DiResta discuss whether Facebook is prepared to fend off attacks in next year’s election. $5 and up. 6 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Emeryville census town hall: A discussion on the importance of the 2020 census with Emeryville officials and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson. 5:30 p.m., Emeryville Center of Community Life, Building A, 4727 San Pablo Ave. More information is here.
Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan: East Bay Democrat holds a town hall meeting. 7:30 p.m., Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton. More information is here.
“Dark Money” screening: Director Kimberly Reed and Ann Ravel, former chair of the Federal Election Commission, appear at a screening of a film about the effects of untraceable corporate money on elections. Sponsored by Swing Left. Free. 6:30 p.m., the Women’s Building, 52 Prosper St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Abolishing ICE: Francisco Ugarte of the San Francisco’s public defender’s office discusses the inception, history, and current status of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. $6, free for Mission District residents. 6 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More infomation is here.
Brexit: The Irish perspective: Irish Consul General Robert O’Driscoll, Irish native Matt Regan of the Bay Area Council and Irish journalist and historian Myles Dungan discuss Brexit and its implications for Ireland. $15. 2:15 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, fourth floor meeting room, 57 Post St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Case for nationalism: Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, makes the case for nationalism as the core of conservative ideology. $30 for non-Commonwealth Club members, $10 for students. Noon, 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.
Abolishing life sentences: A discussion with Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis of the Sentencing Project; Keith Wattley, founder and executive director of UnCommon Law; and Miguel Quezada, former life-sentenced UnCommon Law client. Free. 6:30 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More infomation is here.
Dolores Huerta: A conversation on activism and the future of America. $25 and up. 7:30 p.m., Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. More information is here.
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