Upcoming political events in the Bay Area:

TUESDAY

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.

Oakland watch party: For the Democratic presidential debate. Co-hosted by Democracy Action East Bay. 4 p.m., Everett & Jones Barbecue, 126 Broadway, 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.

D.A. candidates debate: Candidates for San Francisco district attorney debate. 7:30 p.m. Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. 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. and 2 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. More information is here.

THURSDAY

S.F. ballot measures: A discussion of initiatives on San Francisco’s Nov. 5 ballot, hosted by the League of Women Voters. 5:30 p.m., Mission Hall 1400, 550 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.

TechEquity: October meet-up for TechEquity Collaborative members and prospective members. 6:30 p.m., Code for America, 972 Mission St., fifth floor, 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.

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FRIDAY

U.S.-Iran: Eyewitness report from ANSWER activist Frank Lara, who recently traveled to Iran and has a different take on that nation than the one presented by the U.S. government. Sponsored by the San Francisco Party for Socialism and Liberation. $3-$10. 7 p.m., 2969 Mission St., San Francisco. More information is here.

SUNDAY

Hong Kong protests: An expo on How the Hong Kong democracy movement began, the relationship between Hong Kong and China, and stories from Hong Kong activists. 1 p.m., Channel Church, 2114 Berkeley Way, Berkeley. More information is here.

MONDAY

Canadian election: Election results watch party. Hosted by UC Berkeley Canadian studies program. Free. 5:30 p.m., Institute of Governmental Studies Library, 109 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley. 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.

OCT. 22

S.F. ballot webinar: TechEquity Collaborative conducts a webinar on the measures on San Francisco’s Nov. 5 ballot. Noon. More information and registration for free access are 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.

OCT. 23

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.

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OCT. 24

“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.

OCT. 28

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.

D.A. candidates debate: Candidates for San Francisco district attorney debate, and ballot measures on the city’s Nov. 5 ballot are analyzed. Sponsored by San Francisco Public Press and Mission Local. 7 p.m., Kanbar Center, 44 Page St., Chorissima Room, first floor, San Francisco. More information is here.

OCT. 30

Racial injustice in Oakland: Darlene Flynn, director of Oakland’s Department of Race and Equity, is the guest speaker at Bay Area Community Benefit Organization’s clergy meeting. $15. 10 a.m., Lena’s Soul Food Restaurant, 6403 Foothill Blvd., Oakland. More information is here.

Rich people and taxes: UC Berkeley economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, authors of the book “The Triump of Injustice,” discuss how rich people dodge taxes and how to make them pay. Free. 5:10 p.m., Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley. More information is here.

D.A. candidates Q&A: A question-and-answer session with candidates for San Francisco district attorney, hosted by Bay Area Black Journalists Association. 6:30 p.m., Impact Hub, 1885 Mission St., San Francisco. More information is here.

Science and politics: Scientists and former candidates for office Elaine DiMasi and Michael Eisen discuss their advice on how to engage the public with science and the best ways to get lawmakers’ attention. $10. 7:30 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.

NOV. 4

Trump’s immigration policy: New York Times journalists Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael Shear, authors of the new book “Border Wars,” talk about the players behind President Trump’s anti-immigration policies. $25. 7:30 p.m., Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Building F), 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. More information is here.

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NOV. 5

Watch party: For election results in Virginia and elsewhere. Hosted by Sister District San Francisco. Free. 5 p.m., Standard Deviant Brewing, 280 14th St., San Francisco. More information is here.

NOV. 9

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.

NOV. 12

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.

NOV. 13

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.

NOV. 14

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.

NOV. 20

Daniel Ellsberg and Jeffrey Sterling: Pentagon Papers leaker 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

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.

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



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