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Bay Area political events: Women’s Marches, voter suppression

Upcoming political events in the Bay Area. Events take place online unless otherwise noted:

SATURDAY

Women’s Marches: “March for Our Rights” social distance march. Hosted by Women’s March San Francisco, League of Women Voters San Francisco chapter, NARAL Pro-Choice California, Planned Parenthood Norther California, San Francisco Women’s Political Committee and the Women’s Building of San Francisco. 11 a.m., Civic Center Plaza, 335 McAllister St., San Francisco. More information is here. Numerous other Women’s Marches are being held in the Bay Area. A full list is here.

SUNDAY

ResistDance: An all-ages dance party to raise money for social justice causes. 10 a.m., Lucretia Edwards Shoreline Park, 1500 Marina Way South, Richmond. More information is here.

MONDAY

Rep. Ro Khanna: Fremont Democrat holds a town hall meeting. Noon. Submit a question in advance here; join the meeting here.

Who gets to vote? A forum on voter suppression and how to fight it. Panelists include California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 3 p.m. More information is here.

Fareed Zakaria: Host of CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” and Washington Post columnist on lessons for a post-pandemic world. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 6 p.m. More information is here.

TUESDAY

Gov. Andrew Cuomo: New York governor in conversation at the Commonwealth Club. Noon. More information is here.

Concentrated power: A discussion of monopoly power and how to combat it, with Barry Lynn, head of the Open Markets Institute and author or “Liberty from All Masters: The New American Autocracy vs. the Will of the People,” and Silicon Valley investor Roger McNamee, author of “Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.” Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 3:30 p.m. More information is here.

WEDNESDAY

Sean Spicer: Former White House press secretary under President Trump in conversation at the Commonwealth Club. 10 a.m. More information is here.

Campus color line: Eddie Cole, associate professor of higher education and organizational change at UCLA and author of “The Campus Color Line,” on how civil rights issues have been intertwined with universities. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 1 p.m. More information is here.

W. Kamau Bell: The comedian and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning CNN docu-series “United Shades of America,” in conversation with Chronicle senior political writer Joe Garofoli. Hosted by The Chronicle. 6 p.m. More information is here.

OCT. 24

March against extinction: A march with social distancing to support net-zero carbon emissions by 2025. Organized by XR America. Noon, gather at Union Square and march to City Hall, San Francisco. More information is here.

OCT. 27

Conservatism: Edmund Fawcett, former European and literary editor of the Economist and author of “Conservatism: The Fight for a Tradition,” discusses the history and internal battles and tensions of conservative ideology. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 10 a.m. More information is here.

Women in politics: Chronicle columnist Heather Knight and Washington correspondent Tal Kopan lead a discussion on women in politics, with Rep. Katie Porter, D-Irvine; Emerge President A’shanti Gholar; and state Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks, D-Oakland. Topics include Sen. Kamala Harris’ vice presidential run, the fight over the Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, and how the lack of child-care options during the coronavirus pandemic is driving many women out of the workforce. Hosted by The Chronicle. 6:30 p.m. More information is here.

Driving while Black: Gretchen Sorin, director of the Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University of New York, discusses her book, “Driving While Black, African American Travel & the Road to Civil Rights.” Hosted by Marcus Books and KPFA-FM. 7 p.m. More information is here.

NOV. 2

Jerry Brown: Former California governor offers insight into the presidential election, state ballot initiatives, efforts to address climate change and more, in conversation with Chronicle senior political writer Joe Garofoli. Hosted by The Chronicle. 6 p.m. More information is here.

NOV. 10

Chris Hedges: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges in discussion with Project Censored Director Mickey Huff on the culture of despair. Hosted by Project Censored and KPFA-FM. 7 p.m. More information is here.

To list an event, please email Chronicle politics editor Trapper Byrne at tbyrne@sfchronicle.com

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