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Bay Area political events: Politics 101, SF measures



Rev. Guy Camp wears American flag socks while working the polls at Grace United Church of Christ in Greencastle, Pa., on May 18. Photo: Colleen McGrath / Associated Press


Photo: Colleen McGrath / Associated Press


Rev. Guy Camp wears American flag socks while working the polls at Grace United Church of Christ in Greencastle, Pa., on May 18.

Upcoming political events in the Bay Area.

MONDAY

S.F. Politics 101: United Democratic Club hosts a primer on local politics. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m., 55 Fillmore St., San Francisco. Registration and more information are here.

Politics roundtable: Commonwealth Club hosts a politics roundtable and social hour. Speakers are Carson Bruno, assistant dean at Pepperdine University School of Public Policy and Dan Schnur, professor at USC Annenberg School of Communications and the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies. $8-$20. 6:30-7:35 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.


THURSDAY

SF measures: San Francisco Progressive Democrats of America presents a free forum with advocates for Proposition C, which would raise taxes on commercial landlords for child care and education, and Proposition D, which would raise such levies for housing and homelessness programs. Mayoral candidate Amy Farah Weiss will also discuss “a to-do list for San Francisco’s next mayor.” Also, PDA San Francisco’s Shirley Golub talks about progressive reforms in Barcelona. 7-9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Center chapel, 1187 Franklin St., San Francisco. More information is here.

JUNE 1

Confronting transphobia: A conversation on how to end transphobia, hosted by the Freedom Socialist Party. $2-$5 donation. 6:30 p.m., New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., San Francisco. More information is here.

JUNE 3

Women in politics: Women’s March sponsors a forum on strategies for increasing women’s participation in electoral politics and activism, and for boosting women’s turnout in the June 5 elections. 2-4 p.m. at the Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., San Francisco. More information is here.

JUNE 4

Policy and racism: Commonwealth Club hosts a forum on the question, does the Bay Area have policies that affirm racism? Speakers include San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza. $7 to $31.50. 6:30-7:45 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.

JUNE 7

Medea Benjamin on Iran: Code Pink and Global Exchange co-founder on “Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” Benefit for KPFA-FM. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 7:30 p.m., Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley. More information is here.

JUNE 9

World Naked Bike Ride: Event focuses on the need to promote renewable energy and move away from big oil. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., starts at Ferry Building Plaza in San Francisco. More information is here.

JUNE 13

Doomsday Clock: Rachel Bronson, president of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, asks, “Can we turn back the Doomsday Clock?” The group’s clock, an indication of how close it believes the world is to nuclear war, is now set at two minutes to midnight. Tickets are $10 and less. Noon-1 p.m. at the Commonwealth Club, 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.

JUNE 22-24

Pink Triangle: Volunteers needed to put together the Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks for Pride Weekend. Outline is installed from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Friday. Installation ceremonies begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, with installation itself starting at 10 a.m. Take-down from 4:30-8 p.m. Sunday. More information is here.

To list an event, email tbyrne@sfchronicle.com

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