Upcoming political events in the Bay Area:
Redwood trees: The group Raging Grannies of the Peninsula will hold a picnic-protest under seven redwood trees that the Menlo Park City Council is considering cutting down. 10 a.m., 1000 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. More information is here.
Green New Deal town hall: Strategies for building support for the Green New Deal. Sponsored by Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ social justice committee. 7 p.m., 1924 Cedar St., Berkeley. More information is here.
Bike tour for social justice: PODER leads bike tour of Mission and Excelsior sites of where the community is transforming urban places into community spaces and affordable homes. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Starts at Geneva Avenue entrance to the Balboa BART station. More information is here.
Indivisible S.F.: Dolores Park outing. 1 p.m., 18th and Church streets, San Francisco. More information is here.
Potential affordable housing sites: Architecture students from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo host a session to gather input on maximizing affordable housing on large transit-oriented sites, such as Market and Church streets. The group will incorporate input into concept design studies for the site. 5 p.m., St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Indivisible S.F. movie night: Screening of “Knock Down the House,” a documentary that follows four working-class women who mount insurgent campaigns. Free. 6 p.m., the Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., No. 8, San Francisco. More information is here.
Criminal justice: Emily Bazelon, author of “Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration,” discusses the power of prosecutors. $25 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.
Israel and Jewish identity: Israeli political figure Avraham Burg discusses his new book, “In Days to Come,” a reflection on Israel’s history, Zionism and Jewish identity in the modern world. $20. 7 p.m., Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. More information is here.
Tech IPOs: Ted Egan, San Francisco’s chief economist, discusses how the wave of tech IPOs may change the city. $6-$10. 6 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Oakland Privacy: Meeting of group formed to combat surveillance state, police militarization and ICE. 6:30 p.m., Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. More information is here.
Commemorating the Nakba: Movement building for collective liberation: Indigenous, Palestinian and Black Liberation. Speakers include Red Nation co-founder Nick Estes, Black for Palestine co-founder Kristian Davis Bailey and Lara Kiswani, executive director of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center. $15-$50. 7 p.m., Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center St., Berkeley. More information is here.
Emily Bazelon: Author of “Charged: The New Movement to Transform Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration in America,” discusses her book with Brendon Woods, Alameda County chief public defender. Free. 12:30 p.m., Morrison & Foerster law firm, 425 Market St., 31st floor, San Francisco. More information is here.
Infill housing: A forum on potential for affordable housing growth in San Francisco’s lower-density western neighborhoods. Sponsored by SPUR and the Council of Community Housing Organizations. $10 for non-SPUR members. 12:30 p.m., SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Treatment on demand and housing: Community Housing Partnership hosts a participatory panel discussion and workshop on the intersection between access to treatment and access to affordable housing. 6 p.m., Richardson Apartments, 365 Fulton St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Housing crisis: A discussion about strategies to fight gentrification and how a socialist system makes housing a right for all. Sponsored by the S.F. Party for Socialism and Liberation. $3-$10. 7 p.m., 2969 Mission St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Oakland budget: Oakland City Councilman Loren Taylor holds a meeting with District Six constituents to discuss the city’s proposed two-year budget. 10 a.m., Rainbow Recreation Center, 5800 International Blvd., Oakland. More information is here.
Japanese American incarceration: A daylong event featuring detention camp survivors, activists and scholars of resistance to the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans by the U.S. in World War II. Sponsored by National Japanese American Historical Society and J-Sei. Free; bento lunch available for $15 with RSVP. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,100 Montgomery St., in the Presidio (not in the Financial District), San Francisco. More information is here.
Indivisible East Bay: Postcard party aimed at California’s 21st Congressional District, now held by Democratic Rep. TJ Cox. 10 a.m., Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St., Berkeley. More information is here.
Secure the vote: State Sen. Scott Wiener and Assemblyman David Chiu lead a campaign kickoff for AB1784, to develop a secure and transparent vote-counting system for California. 1:30 p.m., the Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
“The Arsonist”: Mai Senaar’s theatrical storytelling combines movement, visual projections, trap music and a live cello score to explore the personal implications of social and political theories surrounding justice and safety. $10, $5 for students. 2 p.m., Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., San Francisco. 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.
Understanding the Mueller report: UC Hastings Professor Hadar Aviram leads the explanation. $8. 4 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Rep. Sharice Davids: First-term Democratic congresswoman from Kansas, the first lesbian Native American elected to the House, discusses her career and goals in Washington. Free. 6 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Defeating hate: Nicholas Rasmussen, senior director for national security and counterterrorism programs at the McCain Institute for International Leadership, talks about what communities can do to combat violence extremism. $20, $7 for students. 6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., Suite 200, San Francisco. More information is here.
Jacobin magazine editor: Bhaskar Sunkara, editor of Jacobin magazine, makes the case for radical politics in an era of extreme inequality. Benefit for KPFA-FM. $12 advance, $15 at the door. 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley. More information is here.
Changing Prop. 13: Ben Grieff, campaign director of Evolve California, leads a discussion on a possible 2020 ballot measure that would increase commercial property taxes to fund education and health services. Sponsored by by Peralta Racial Justice Group and Peralta Parent Teacher Group. Free. 6:30 p.m., Peralta Elementary School multipurpose room, 460 63rd St., Oakland. More information is here.
Andrew Klavan: Author speaks on “Why America is a Judeo-Christian Nation.” Sponsored by Stanford College Republicans. Free, registration required. 7 p.m., Building 320, 416 Escondido Road, Stanford University. More information and registration here.
Local government trivia contest: Teams of up to six people can compete. Sponsored by City Fellows. Free. 8 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St., 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.
Homelessness and justice summit: An event focused on making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Sponsored by the United Nations Association of San Francisco and the American Legion. 2 p.m., War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave. Room 210, San Francisco. More information is here.
Indivisible S.F.: General meeting. 1 p.m., the Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., San Francisco More information is here.
Israeli politics and the media: A discussion with Anat Balint, an Israeli scholar who writes about political and economic pressures brought on the Israeli media and questions of journalism ethics and freedom of the press. $15. 3 p.m., Congregation Beth Sholom, 301 14th Ave., San Francisco. More information is here.
Anne Lamott: Author reads from her book “Almost Everything” and talks with the Rev. John Dear “On Peace and Nonviolence.” Benefit for Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service and its project Campaign Nonviolence. $25. 7 p.m., Grace Cathederal, 1100 California St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Dennis Herrera: San Francisco city attorney in conversation with Judge Vince Chhabria. Free. 6 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St. San Francisco. More information is here.
Green New Deal: A town hall to discuss what’s at stake in the Green New Deal. $6. 11:30 a.m., the Women’s Club, 46 Park Road, Fairfax. More information is here.
Japanese American incarceration: KALW-FM’s public affairs show “Your Call” tapes a live show exploring the connections between Japanese American incarceration during World War II and modern threats to civil liberties. Free. 6 p.m., David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley. 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.
Life after release: A panel discussion on removing barriers facing formerly incarcerated people, sponsored by TechEquity Collaborative. $10. 6:30 p.m., 344 Thomas L. Berkley Way, Oakland. More information is here.
Rep. Adam Schiff: House Intelligence Committee chairman speaks in a Commonwealth Club event. $35 for nonmembers, $15 for students. 7 p.m., Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St., San Francisco. More information is here.
George Shultz: Former secretary of state in conversation with Commonwealth Club President Gloria Duffy. $40 for nonmembers. $15 for students. Noon, Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Rep. Eric Swalwell: Democratic presidential candidate in conversation at the Commonwealth Club. $30 nonmembers, $10 students. 6:30 p.m. 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.
Lateefah Simon and Michael Tubbs: Racial justice advocate Lateefah Simon and Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs in a conversation to discuss politics, spirituality, justice and the future. $6-$12. 7 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Women in leadership: Second annual Celebrate Women in Leadership networking mixer, sponsored by the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women. An opportunity to connect with and celebrate local women in leadership. Free. 6 p.m., Zocalo Coffeehouse, 645 Bancroft Ave., San Leandro. More information is here.
To list an event, email Politics Editor Trapper Byrne at [email protected]