Upcoming political events in the Bay Area:

FRIDAY

Breaking up Facebook: A conversation with Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and Democratic strategist Christine Pelosi. $12. Noon, Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.

Impeachment: A socialist analysis of what’s behind congressional Democrats’ move to impeach President Trump. Sponsored by the San Francisco Party for Socialism and Liberation. $3-$10. 7 p.m., 2969 Mission St., San Francisco. More information is here.

SATURDAY

Talking to conservatives: A workshop for liberals who want to have respectful conversations with conservatives. Sponsored by the Better Angels Alliance of San Francisco. Free. 10 a.m., 101 Lombard St., San Francisco. More information is here.

Need for socialism: Party for Socialism and Liberation hosts workshops highlighting the contradictions of capitalism and the need for socialism. 11 a.m., Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. More information 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.

Future of Israel: Ruth Calderon, Israeli thought leader and former member of Knesset, discusses the future of Israel’s Jewish identity. $18. 5:30 p.m., Freidenrich Conference Center, Building F, fourth floor, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. More information is here.

SUNDAY

Trump, Turkey and the Kurds: What President Trump’s Syrian policy means for the region, with journalist Reese Ehrlich. 9:30 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin St., San Francisco. More information is here.

TUESDAY

Living with fire: Politics and practicalities of hardening homes against fire, zoning in high-fire areas and related issues. Panelists include state Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa; Rebecca Miller, Ph.D candidate at Stanford University’s Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources; Steve Nielsen, homeowner and wildfire survivor; and Dave Winnacker, chief of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District. Sponsored by Public Policy Institute of California and CalMatters. Free. 11:30 a.m., 500 Washington St., Bechtel Conference Center, first floor, 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.

Small business in S.F.: A discussion with Ben Bleiman, president of the San Francisco Entertainment Commission. Hosted by YIMBY Neoliberal and the Neoliberal Project. Free. 6:30 p.m., 1260 Mission St., San Francisco. More information is here.

Noura Erakat: Human rights attorney and assistant professor at Rutgers University discusses her new book, “Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine.” $15 and up. 7 p.m., Berkeley City College, 2050 Center St., Berkeley. More information is here.

African American, Latinx history: Social historian Paul Ortiz on his new book, “An African American and Latinx History of the United States.” $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Benefits KPFA-FM. 7:30 p.m., St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley. More information is here.

WEDNESDAY

New citizen voting: Volunteers organized by Democracy Action register new U.S. citizens to vote after naturalization ceremonies at 10 a.m. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. More information is here.

Climate action town hall: Oakland Climate Action Coalition and the city of Oakland host an equitable climate action town hall meeting toward shaping an Oakland 2020 plan. 6 p.m., Lincoln Square Recreation Center, 250 10th St., Oakland. More information is here.

Climate crisis in Oakland: A community round table on “Climate Crisis in Oakland: What We Can Do.” Hosted by the League of Women Voters. 6 p.m., Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, 1188 12th St., Oakland. 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.

Immigration 101: A discussion of the U.S. immigration system. Panelists include Emma Heiken, immigration advocate and former Fulbright scholar in Colombia; Nima Rahimi, immigrant rights commissioner; Gladys Soto, naturalized U.S. citizen; and Kimberly Gomez, DACA recipient and immigrant leader. Hosted by United Democratic Club. 6 p.m., Mission Neighborhood Centers, 362 Capp St., San Francisco. More information is here.

Karine Jean-Pierre: Former Obama White House staffer and current MoveOn.org chief public affairs officer for MoveOn.org discusses her memoir, “Moving Forward,” on her political awakening. Free. 6 p.m., Book Passage in the Ferry Building, San Francisco. More information is here.

Japanese military power: Sheila Smith, Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow for Japan studies, discusses how a nuclear North Korea and an increasingly assertive China have made Japan rethink its constitutional commitment to renounce the use of offensive military force—and its reliance on U.S. security. $20 for non-World Affairs Council members, $7 for students. 6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., Suite 200, San Francisco. More information is here.

THURSDAY

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.

Legal case against Trump: A discussion and question-and-answer session with UC Hastings law Professor Hadar Aviram. $5. Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.

NOV. 15

Cuba anti-imperialist conference: A report from Gloria La Riva, who attended the recent Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Conference for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism in Havana. $3-$10. 7 p.m., 2969 Mission St., San Francisco. More information is here.

NOV. 20

Politics of housing: A discussion of how state and local politics shape the housing crisis. Panelists include Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Oakland City Councilman Rigel Robinson, Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks, D-Oakland. and state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco. 5 p.m., Artthaus Studios, 2744 East 11th St., Oakland. More information is here.

S.F. debate watch party: For the Democratic presidential candidates debate. Free. 4:30 p.m., Bond Bar, 3079 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.

S.F. debate watch party: For the Democratic presidential candidates debate. $10. 5 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.

S.F. debate watch party: For the Democratic presidential candidates debate. $0-$20 donation. 6 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., San Francisco. More information is here.

Oakland debate watch party: For the Democratic presidential candidates debate. Hosted by Bay Area for Warren. Free. 5 p.m., Oakland Public Library’s Melrose Branch, 4805 Foothill Blvd., Oakland. More information is here.

Oakland debate watch party: For the Democratic presidential candidates debate. Hosted by Bay Resistance, Seed the Vote and Bay Rising Action. Free. 5:30 p.m., Club BNB, 2120 Broadway, Oakland. More information is here.

Oakland debate watch party: For the Democratic presidential candidates debate. Hosted by Black Women Organized for Political Action. Free. 6 p.m., Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, 410 14th St., Oakland. More information is here.

Oakland debate watch party: For the Democratic presidential candidates debate. Hosted by TechEquity Collaborative. Free. 6 p.m., Starline Social Club, 2236 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland. More information is here.

San Bruno debate watch party: For the Democratic presidential candidates debate. Hosted by the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center. Free. 4:30 p.m., 458 San Mateo Ave., San Bruno. More information is here.

Daniel Ellsberg and Jeffrey Sterling: Pentagon Papers whistleblower and antiwar activist Daniel Ellsberg and CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling in conversation. $12, benefits KPFA-FM. 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley. More information is here.

NOV. 21

C-Dubb podcast: A live taping of “The C-Dubb Show,” on Facebook and social media racial bias. Free. Noon, the Commonwealth Club, 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information 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.

DEC. 2

Christine Pelosi: Democratic strategist discusses her new biography of her mother, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at the Commonwealth Club. $30 for nonmembers, $10 for students. 6:30 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.

DEC. 4

Queenmakers: A discussion with women power brokers in the Bay Area. Panelists include Aimee Allison, founder of She the People; Gretchen Sisson, UCSF sociologist and donor; Johanna Silva Waki, local director of Emily’s List; Anna Nti-Asare-Tubbs, intersectionalist and first lady of Stockton; Julie Abrams Castro, chair of How Women Lead; and Alida Garcia of FWD.us. $30 for non-Commonwealth Club members, $10 for students. 6:30 p.m.., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.

DEC. 5

Dan Pfeiffer: Co-host of “Pod Save America” in discussion. $32. 8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley. More information is here.

DEC. 10

Politics of impeachment: What voters are thinking about the possible impeachment of President Trump. Panelists include Katie Merrill, Democratic strategist and president of the Merrill Group consulting firm; politics author Eric Schickler; and Mark DiCamillo, director of the Berkeley IGS Poll. Free. 4 p.m., Institute of Governmental Studies, 109 Moses Hall, IGS Library, UC Berkeley. More information is here.

DEC. 11

Big tech and political speech: A debate on, “Resolved: New regulations are not necessary to address Big Tech’s political bias.” In the affirmative, Mike Godwin of R Street Institute and Berin Szóka, president of TechFreedom. In the negative, Republican Party official Harmeet Dhillon and Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe. Sponsored by the Lincoln Network. Free. 7 p.m., Galvanize-San Francisco, 44 Tehama St., fifth floor, San Francisco. More information is here.

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



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