Upcoming political events in the Bay Area. Events take place online unless otherwise noted:
Eviction protest: A rally on wheels in opposition to evictions during the pandemic. Sponsors include the JDW Tenants Union and SMC Tenants Council. 10:30 a.m. starting from the Lake Merritt amphitheater in Oakland. More information is here.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: San Francisco Democrat discusses plans for the next Congress with Commonwealth Club President and CEO Gloria Duffy. Noon. More information is here.
Misinformation and the pandemic: UC Berkeley faculty members discuss the spread of coronavirus pandemic misinformation and present online tools for determining the trustworthiness of news sources. Hosted by the UC Berkeley Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science. 10:30 a.m. More information is here.
COVID-19 and refugees: The struggles of nonprofits to help refugees and aid workers in the Middle East and elsewhere during the coronavirus pandemic. Panelists include Amanda Lane, CEO of the Collateral Repair Project, and Niveen Rizkalla, research associate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 10 a.m. More information is here.
Future of democracy in America: A conversation with David Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian at Stanford University. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. Noon. More information is here.
Ana Matosantos: Cabinet secretary to Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses California’s economic situation and strategies for recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. Hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California. 10:30 a.m. More information is here.
Sarah McBride: Delaware state senator-elect, who will be the nation’s first transgender state senator, in a conversation hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 6 p.m. More information is here.
Racial justice and human rights: For Human Rights Day, the United Nations Association’s San Francisco chapter hosts a discussion among researchers, activists and advocates on how digital technologies affect racial justice-related issues. 10 a.m. More information is here.
Equity in health care: A discussion on addressing the physical, psychological, economic and social impacts of inequity and systematic racism during the coronavirus pandemic. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. Noon. More information is here.
To list an event, please email Chronicle politics editor Trapper Byrne at email@example.com