Bay Area political events: candidate fundraiser, health care film


Political events

in the Bay Area


Saturday

Town hall: Hosted by Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Foothill Community College’s Smithwick Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road in Los Altos. For information: http://eshoo.house.gov.

Syria documentary: The Syrian American Council, the International Rescue Committee and National Geographic premiere “Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS” at 3 p.m. at the AMC Metreon 16, 135 Fourth St. in San Francisco. The film will be followed by a discussion with the director. RSVP by Friday: http://bit.ly/2snzF2q.

Candidate fundraiser: The Sister District Project holds a fundraiser with drinks and music to support Cheryl Turpin, Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 85th District (Virginia Beach). The Sister District Project consists of volunteers who support Democratic state and congressional campaigns in historically red states. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. at Spats Berkeley, 1974 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. For information: http://bit.ly/2ssaHOC.

Health care film: A showing of the 30-minute film “Now Is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody,” with speaker Sue Bergman, a nurse and supporter of the Healthy California Act, the proposal before the Legislature to create a single-payer health care system. The free event is at 7 p.m. at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 6250 Village Parkway in Dublin. For information: (925) 462-3459 or flickknight@gmail.com.


Sunday

Sierra Club recruitment: The Sierra Club is seeking volunteers to recruit new members and educate people on environmental issues at Sunday Streets, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Golden Gate Park. The Sierra Club booth will be located in Golden Gate Park on John F. Kennedy Drive, near Spreckels Lake (36th Avenue). For information, contact Katherine Howard at sfoceanedge@earthlink.net.

Equality march: Marchers to mobilize and call for the protection of rights for “those targeted due to immigration status, ethnicity, religion, skin color, gender and disability.” The event begins at 11 a.m. at San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St. A rally will begin at 1 p.m. at the Plaza de César Chávez Park, 1 Paseo De San Antonio in San Jose. For information:http://equalitymarchsj.domoreproject.org.

June 17

Nuclear weapons march: “Women’s March to Ban the Bomb,” in support of U.N. negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Demonstrators will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of El Camino Real and Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto. For information: wilpf.peninsula.paloalto@gmail.com. In San Francisco, marchers are planning to meet at noon at UN Plaza. For information: bln.sf.ca@gmail.com.

Nuclear weapons film: A screening and discussion of “The Nuclear Requiem,” on the challenges of controlling nuclear weapons. The free, two-hour event starts at 3:30 p.m. at the Los Altos Public Library’s Orchard Room, 13 South San Antonio Road. For information: wilpf.peninsula.paloalto@gmail.com.

June 21

Electoral system presentation: Californians for Electoral Reform and FairVote California will present an overview of local election systems and discuss possible reforms. The event is free and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Richmond Progressive Alliance, 2540 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond. For information: (510) 412-2260.

June 22

Coal film: A free screening of “From the Ashes,” a National Geographic documentary about coal, followed by a discussion on the environment and climate. The film begins at 7 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. For information: www.nocoalinoakland.info.

To list an event, email Sarah Ravani at sravani@sfchronicle.com.

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