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Bay Area political events: Supreme Court protest, antinuclear rally


Upcoming political events in the Bay Area..

WEDNESDAY

Supreme Court protest: Stand Up San Francisco leads a visit to Sen. Kamala Harris’ San Francisco office to show its opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. 3 p.m., 333 Bush St., Suite 3325, San Francisco. More information is here.

Antinuclear rally: Protest against Japan’s plans to reopen nuclear power plants. 3 p.m. outside the Japanese Consulate, 275 Battery St., San Francisco. More information is here.

Thomas Frank: Author of “What’s the Matter With Kansas” and “Rendezvous With Oblivion,” a collection of essays on “what a middle-class democracy looks like when it falls apart,” is interviewed by Kris Welch in a benefit for KPFA-FM. $12. 7:30 p.m., St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave., Berkeley. More information is here.

Texas AG candidate: Justin Nelson, a Democrat running for Texas attorney general, gives a talk on “What really happened at the border.” Free. 6-8 p.m., Hustle, 251 Kearny St., Suite 200, San Francisco. More information is here.

THURSDAY

U.S. aid to Egypt: Amr Kotb, advocacy director at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, discusses the politics of U.S. aid to Egypt at a World Affairs Council event. $20, $7 for students. 312 Sutter St., Suite 200, San Francisco. More information is here.

New citizen voting: Register new U.S. citizens to vote after they take oath of allegiance. Organized by Democracy Action. Two sessions, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m., Paramount Theater, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. More information is here.

FRIDAY

Resistance training: San Francisco resistance groups host a Resist-a-Thon to recruit, train and mobilize activists for the midterm elections. 6-8 p.m., Standard Deviant Brewing, 280 14th St., San Francisco. More information is here.

SATURDAY

Eric Swalwell events: Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Dublin, hosts a 2.5-mile walk through Livermore’s Sycamore Grove Park and takes questions. 8:30-10 a.m., 1051 Wetmore Road, Livermore. More infomation is here. From 11 a.m. to noon, Swalwell will host a “coffee and chat” at Inklings Coffee & Tea, 530 Main St., Pleasanton. More information is here.

SUNDAY

Postcard party: Indivisible East Bay hosts a political postcard-writing party, for everyone from veterans to first-timers. Potluck snacks. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St., Berkeley. More information is here.

MONDAY

George Shultz: A discussion with the former secretary of state, interviewed by Salesforce head of strategy Peter Schwartz. Sponsored by the Long Now Foundation and Asia Society of Northern California. $25. 6-7 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., San Francisco. More information is here.

TUESDAY

Supervisor debate: Candidates for San Francisco supervisorial District 10 debate. Confirmed participants are Gloria Berry, Theodore Ellington, Tony Kelly, Uzuri Pease-Greene and Shamann Walton. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Southeast Community Facility, 1800 Oakdale Ave., San Francisco. More information is here.

Andrew Yang: Talk and Q&A with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, presented by San Francisco Global Shapers. RSVP required here. 6-8:30 p.m., 414 Brannan St., San Francisco.

JULY 21

Naked bike ride: World Naked Bike Ride to protest big oil and advocate for more renewable energy development. Meet at 11 a.m. near the Ferry Building in San Francisco. More information is here.

JULY 22

Chinese exclusion laws and Muslims: A discussion of how anti-immigrant violence led to the the Chinese exclusion laws of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and on the experience of Muslims in the U.S. after 9/11, with authors Beth Lew-Williams and Sylvia Chan-Malik. Free/ 3-5 p.m., Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth St., Suite 290, Oakland. More information is here.

Police practices: League of Women Voters summit on improving police practices in San Francisco. Opportunities for public involvement in observation corps and writing education materials. Free. 555 Mission Rock St., San Francisco. Registration and more information here.

JULY 25

Food politics: A discussion of how food “can be a lever to create political change in our communities and our country,” sponsored by Kitchentown. $15. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Archery, 470 Alabama St., San Francisco. More information is here.

David Gergen: CNN senior political analyst speaks at the Commonwealth Club. $35 for nonmembers, $10 for students. Noon-1 p.m. 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.

JULY 29

Indivisible East Bay meeting: Updates on strategies and actions for resisting President Trump’s agenda. Sports Basement upstairs, 2727 Milvia St., Berkeley. More information is here.

AUG. 5

Paint Congress Blue: An art and action festival to rally support for flipping control of Congress. Free. 3-7 p.m., Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th St., Oakland. More information is here.

AUG. 6

Antinuclear march: Rally and “the opportunity to peaceably risk arrest” at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Organized by the Livermore Conversion Project. 8 a.m.-noon outside the lab, Vasco and Patterson Pass roads, Livermore. More information is here.

AUG. 9

New citizen voting: Register new U.S. citizens to vote after they take oath of allegiance. Organized by Democracy Action. Two sessions, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m., Paramount Theater, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. More information is here.

AUG. 14

Greg Gutfeld: Fox News host speaks at the Commonwealth Club. $30 for nonmembers, $10 for students. Noon-1 p.m. 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.

AUG. 15

Jason Kander: President of Let America Vote and mayoral candidate in Kansas City, Mo., gives a talk at the Commonwealth Club. $35 for nonmembers, $10 for students. 6:30-7:45 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.

SEPT. 30

Preventing nuclear war: Free forum marking 50th anniversary of Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty features ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern and anti-nuclear activists Jacqueline Cabasso and Marylia Kelley. Sponsored by San Francisco Public Library and Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament. 1 p.m., Main Public Library’s Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco. More information is here.

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

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