Upcoming political events in the Bay Area. Events take place online unless otherwise noted:
MLK going forward: A four-day webinar and film festival marking the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, on the theme, “Where do we go from here?” Hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. Full schedule is here.
MLK event in San Jose: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and dealing with his question, “Where do we go from here?” Hosted by the San Jose Public Library and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Committee. 7 p.m. More information is here.
Reclaiming King’s radical legacy: Several events are held Saturday and Sunday around the theme of reimagining and remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream. Full schedule is here.
Virtual inaugural ball: A salute to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, hosted by the Oakland Symphony. 3 p.m. More information is here.
MLK Day online celebration: Virtual celebration hosted by the Museum of African Diaspora San Francisco. 11:30 a.m. More information is here.
MLK Day in Oakland: Groups organizing under the banner of Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Day of Action mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a car caravan starting at the Port of Oakland. Noon. More information is here.
Insurrection: New York Democratic Rep. Ritchie Torres on the pro-Trump insurrection and how it’s changed the country. Hosted by Manny’s. Noon. More information is here.
Trump impeachment: Hadar Aviram, UC Hastings College of the Law professor, holds an impeachment Q&A hosted by Manny’s. 4:30 p.m. More information is here.
Trump and social media: Tech journalist Casey Newton on what the social media ban on President Trump means for the future of tech and the far right. Hosted by Manny’s. 5 p.m. More information is here.
Insurrection: An analysis of whether President Trump committed sedition in connection with his supporters’ attack on the U.S. Capitol, with constitutional law expert Cody Harris. Hosted by Manny’s. 6 p.m. More information is here.
Insurrection: Former Barack Obama communications director Dan Pfeifer on the pro-Trump insurrection and how it’s changed the country. Hosted by Manny’s. Noon. More information is here.
Climate change: The future of climate change action and politics under the Joe Biden administration, with Michael Mann, director, Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, and Leah Stokes, assistant professor of political science at UC Santa Barbara. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. Noon. More information is here.
Obama book club: Reading and discussion of former President Barack Obama’s book “A Promised Land,” with Brian Bond, LGBT liaison to Obama. Hosted by Manny’s. 5 p.m. More information is here.
Inauguration watch party: A virtual watch party of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Hosted by Manny’s. 8:30 a.m. More information is here.
Socially responsible corporations: Can corporations put social responsibility in front of profits? Panelists include filmmakers Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan, whose works include “The New Corporation”; Elizabeth Davis, dean of the School of Economics and Business Administration at St. Mary’s College; Kevin McGarry, St. Mary’s College assistant professor of accounting and director of the Elfenworks Center for Responsible Business; and Elizabeth Carney, chair of the Commonwealth Club’s Business and Leadership Forum. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 6 p.m. More information is here.
Biometrics: Journalist Annie Jacobsen talks about her new book, “First Platoon,” on the government’s use of biometric personal recognition technology. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 3 p.m. More information is here.
Rep. Eric Swalwell: East Bay Democrat on the siege of the Capitol and impeachment of President Trump. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 6 p.m. More information is here.
Dolores Huerta and Luis Valdez: A conversation with United Farm Workers civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, and playwright, Luis Valdez, on the history, land and people of Santa Clara Valley and greater California. Hosted by the Peninsula Open Space Trust. 7 p.m. More information is here.
“How to Make a Slave”: Jerald Walker on his new book about being a Black man in America, “How to Make a Slave and Other Essays.” Hosted by KPFA-FM. 7 p.m. More information is here.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom: California’s first partner and filmmaker discusses the documentary “The Great American Lie” with student filmmakers whose work looks at social justice and gender equity issues. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 3 p.m. More information is here.
Black women’s history: Historians Daina Ramey Berry of the University of Texas and Kali Nicole Gross of Rutgers University discuss their new book, “A Black Women’s History of the United States.” Hosted by KPFA-FM. 7 p.m. More information is here.
To list an event, please email Chronicle politics editor Trapper Byrne at [email protected]
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