Upcoming political events in the Bay Area. Events take place online unless otherwise noted:
Dr. Anthony Fauci: Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in conversation with Gloria Duffy, president and CEO of the Commonwealth Club. 11 a.m. More information is here.
Local elections: The power of local elections — a discussion with A’Shanti Gholar, president of Emerge, and Eitan Hersh, associate professor of political science at Tufts University. Hosted by sf.citi. 5 p.m. More information is here.
Social media and digital democracy: Alex Stamos, director of the Stanford Internet Observatory and former chief security officer of Facebook, on the rapid shift in media consumption and how it affects elections and other elements of democracy. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 6:30 p.m. More information is here.
Unbreaking government: Can the U.S. fix its political and economic systems? A discussion with the authors of “Presidents, Populism, and the Crisis of Democracy,” University of Chicago political science department chair William Howell and Terry Moe, Stanford University political science professor and Hoover Institution fellow. Hosted by Kepler’s Books. 7 p.m. More information is here.
Gen Z: How to ensure Generation Z is engaged in civic life during political upheaval and the pandemic. Speakers include Sara Guillermo, chief program officer of IGNITE National; Amanda Little, executive director of Kidizenship; Generation Citizen CEO Scott Warren; and Amber Coleman-Mortley, social engagement director at iCivics. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 10 a.m. More information is here.
S.F. D1 candidates: Candidates for San Francisco supervisor in District One — Andrew Majalya, Connie Chan, David Lee, Marjan Philhour and Veronica Shinzato — in a debate hosted by sf.citi. 5 p.m. More information is here.
March for the Dead, Fight for the Living: A protest and march across the Golden Gate Bridge honoring people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic and calling for systemic reform to further social and economic justice. Organized by Vigil for Democracy and Wall of Many Bay Area. 5:30 p.m. Meet at Crissy Field Warming Hut, 983 Marine Drive, San Francisco. More information is here.
Shirley Chisholm documentary: A screening and discussion of Rep. Shirley Chisholm’s 1972 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, “Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed.” Hosted by the Mechanics’ Institute. 6 p.m. More information is here.
Pandemic response: A look at how the nation’s economic response to the coronavirus pandemic has skewed toward maximizing profits. Speakers include St. Mary’s College economics Professor Jack Rasmus. Hosted by Speak Out Now. 4 p.m. More information is here.
Reagan’s legacy: Rick Perlstein, author of “Reaganland,” on how Ronald Reagan won the presidency and why the conservative strategy for gaining power works to this day. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. Noon. More information is here.
Corruption in America: Sarah Chayes, former Paris reporter for NPR and author of “On Corruption In America And What Is at Stake,” in a conversation hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 3:30 p.m. More information is here.
Race and equity: A discussion on systemic racism and ways to create a more just and equitable community. Panelists include William Armaline of the SJSU Human Rights Collaborative; LaToya Fernandez of YouthHype; Chava Bustamante of Latinos Unidos for a New America; and Zahra Billoo of the Council on American Islamic Relations. Hosted by San Jose Spotlight. 4 p.m. More information is here.
Women’s suffrage centennial: Perspectives on how women can lead the country and further democratic values. Speakers include Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, She the People founder Aimee Allison, League of Women Voters of San Francisco president Alison Goh, suffrage historian Jennifer Helton and journalists Marisa Lagos of KQED and Elaine Elinson. Hosted by the League of Women Voters. 5 p.m. More information is here.
Katie Hill: Former congresswoman and author of the new book “She Will Rise: Becoming a Warrior in the Battle for True Equality,” on her story. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 6 p.m. More information is here.
S.F.’s first suffrage march: The story of the first known San Francisco march for women’s right to vote, and the women who led it. Presented by Evelyn Rose, director of the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project. Hosted by the San Francisco Public Library. 6 p.m. More information is here.
Silicon Valley Pride: Day One of a virtual Pride celebration, beginning at 9 a.m. More information and events are here.
Silicon Valley Pride: Day Two of a virtual Pride celebration, beginning at 10 a.m. More information and events are here.
S.F. D7 candidates: Candidates for San Francisco supervisor in District Seven — Emily Murase, Joel Engardio, Myrna Melgar and Vilaska Nguyen — in a debate hosted by sf.citi. 5 p.m. More information is here.
To list an event, please email Chronicle politics editor Trapper Byrne at [email protected]