Upcoming political events in the Bay Area. Events take place online unless otherwise noted:
Latino health: Latino health experts discuss how Proposition 16, which would restore preferential considerations for people of color and women in public university admissions and government contracting and hiring, could lessen disparities in public health that leave the Latino community more vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. 5 p.m. More information is here.
Election meetup: A Zoom meetup for supporting green candidates and issues in the November elections. Hosted by GreenChange.net. 6 p.m. More information is here.
Sunny Hostin, Don Lemon: Sunny Hostin, co-host of “The View” and author of “I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living Between Worlds,” in conversation with CNN anchor Don Lemon. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 12:30 p.m. More information is here.
Sen. Jon Tester: Montana Democrat on how Democrats can win rural America. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 2:30 p.m. More information is here.
Debate watch party: A Zoom watch party for the debate between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, hosted by Manny’s. 6 p.m. More information is here.
Juan Felipe Herrera, Naomi Shihab Nye: Former U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, author of the new book “Every Day We Get More Illegal,” and poet, songwriter and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye read and discuss each other’s work.. Hosted by KPFA-FM and City Lights Books. 7 p.m. More information is here.
Police, race and gun politics: Jennifer Carlson, author of “Policing the Second Amendment: Guns, Law Enforcement, and the Politics of Race,” discusses how racial politics influence police attitudes toward gun access and gun control. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 3:30 p.m. More information is here.
Prop. 16 rally: An online rally in favor of Proposition 16, which would restore preferential considerations for people of color and women in public university admissions and government contracting and hiring. 5 p.m. More information is here.
Democrats and ballot propositions: California Democratic Party hosts a webinar on Proposition 14, to re-fund the California Stem Cell Research Institute; Proposition 18, to give 17-year-olds the vote in primaries if they will turn 18 before the general election; and Proposition 19, which would allow older homeowners to transfer Proposition 13-level assessments when they move and would reassess inherited homes valued at more than $1 million if the late owner’s children or grandchildren do not intend to live there. 6 p.m. More information and register here.
Environmental justice: A forum on threats posed by radioactive and other toxic contamination and climate change in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood, and the actions being taken by Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice’s “We Can’t Breathe” campaign. Hosted by the Climate Reality Bay Area Project and the Commonwealth Club. Noon. More information is here.
Prop. 15 rally: An online rally in favor of Proposition 15, which would revise the 1978 property tax measure Proposition 13 by more frequent reassessments of large commercial properties. Hosted by Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland. 5 p.m. Register here.
S.F. D11 candidates: Candidates for District 11 supervisor take part in a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. 7 p.m. Register here.
Road to Election 2020: Voter Guide Live: A live-stream discussion, featuring Chronicle political insiders who will unpack the latest news surrounding local races and state propositions on the 2020 ballot. The virtual event will include a Q&A and the latest updates on how to vote safely. Panelists include Chronicle writers Heather Knight, Joe Garofoli, Trisha Thadani and Dustin Gardiner. 7 p.m. More information is here.
John F. Kennedy: Fredrik Logevall, international affairs and history professor at Harvard University, discusses his book “JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956,” at the Commonwealth Club. 10 a.m. More information is here.
Pandemic responses: The problems that leaders face, medically and economically, in dealing with pandemics and possible strategies for responding to them. Panelists include John Micklethwait, editor in chief of Bloomberg, and Adrian Wooldridge, political editor of the Economist. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 2:30 p.m. More information is here.
S.F. D5 candidates: Candidates for District Five supervisor take part in a debate hosted by D5 Action and the D5 Neighborhoods Coalition. 6 p.m. More information is here.
Scott Wiener-Jackie Fielder debate: San Francisco state senator and his election challenger in a debate hosted by Manny’s. 1 p.m. More information is here.
W. Kamau Bell, Steve Kerr: Comedian and Golden State Warriors coach discuss race, power, dissent, sports and activism, and comedy as a vehicle for truth telling. Hosted by the Bay Area Book Festival. 7 p.m. More information is here.
Berkeley Unbound: A series of discussions with thinkers, writers, academics and trailblazers from Berkeley on visions for the future of California and the nation. Hosted by the Bay Area Book Festival. Full schedule and more information here.
Pandemic voting: A town hall meeting on how to cast ballots during the coronavirus pandemic, with the registrars of Alameda and Santa Clara counties and elected officials. 1:30 p.m. More information is here.
Election preview: A look at the issues and the pandemic-stricken nation’s preparedness for the voting. Panelists include Perry Bacon Jr., senior political writer at FiveThirtyEight; Mark Baldassare, president and CEO of the Public Policy Institute of California; Priya David Clemens, host of “KQED Newsroom”; Tamara Keith, White House correspondent for National Public Radio; Carla Marinucci, California Playbook reporter for Politico; and Jennifer Medina, national politics reporter for the New York Times. Hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California. 11 a.m. Register here.
Student summit: Student leaders discuss steps they’re taking to change their schools and communities and ways to empower young people in civic action. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 3 p.m. More information is here.
Pete Buttigieg: Former Democratic presidential candidate and former mayor of South Bend, Ind., in conversation at the Commonwealth Club. Noon. More information is here.
To list an event, please email Chronicle politics editor Trapper Byrne at [email protected]