Bay Area political events: Healthcare and media on tap

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Political events in the Bay Area

Health care: HCA-Contra Costa is sponsoring free film showings of “Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everyone,” followed by a Q&A about SB562, the Healthy CA Act. Screen times are 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Pittsburg Library; 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Antioch Public Library; and 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Walnut Creek Public Library.

Politics and media: Longtime San Francisco journalist Tim Redmond discusses media coverage and the Trump administration. Event begins at 2 p.m. in the Richmond Meeting Room of the Sen. Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., San Francisco. http://bit.ly/2wJub72

Single-payer: Peter S. Arno, senior fellow and director of health policy studies at the Political Economy Research Institute, U Mass, Amherst, will speak on single-payer health coverage for the state and how to pay for universal coverage. The event will be at 1333 Pine St. in Martinez from 3-5 p.m.

Democracy, explained: Learn how to run a campaign and get appointed to a commission from the Lamorinda Democratic Club, from 7-9 p.m. The event will be at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, featuring elected officials, campaign managers and consultants. http://bit.ly/2hGwXnJ


Limits of Whiteness: Neda Maghbouleh, assistant professor of sociology at University of Toronto, will lecture on how Iranian Americans move across a white not-white color line, discussing race in North America today. The lecture runs from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m at the Humanities Auditorium at the San Francisco State University. http://bit.ly/2fHvtFF

Black Panther history: Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin Jr., authors of “Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party,” discuss their book at the San Francisco Main Library’s Koret Auditorium. 1 p.m. Oct. 29. Information about this event and others noting the book’s selection in the One City One Book program: http://bit.ly/2eTr1mz

To list an event, email Annie Ma at ama@sfchronicle.com.

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Bay Area political events: Healthcare and media on tap

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