Upcoming political events in the Bay Area.
Election debriefing: An evening with consultants who ran San Francisco campaigns in this month’s election. $5-$10. 6-8 p.m., 540 Howard St., San Francisco. More information is here.
George Marshall and China: A look at the year after World War II when Gen. George Marshall was in China, trying to help the country build a democracy. Speaker will be Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, executive editor of Foreign Affairs. $7-$20. 6:30-8 p.m., World Affairs Council, 320 Sutter St., Suite 200. More information is here.
High-rent walking tour: Explores “the role community plays in producing the sky-high rents of San Francisco. The walk turns the anti-community effect of those stratospheric rents on its head by asserting that the whole of land values belong to the community as property tax revenue.” Led by David Giesen. 9 a.m.-noon, starting from the American Youth Hostel, 312 Mason St., San Francisco. More information is here.
McCaskill campaign: Democracy Action will do a phone bank with Missouri Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign to identify and mobilize November voters for Sen. Claire McCaskill. 1-4 p.m., 2624 Third St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Women’s political leadership: A forum on “Power and Parity: Women’s Political Leadership.” Speakers include state Controller Betty Yee, state Democratic Party Women’s Caucus chair Christine Pelosi and Debbie Mesloh, president of San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women. 6:30-8 p.m., Cambria Gallery, 1045 Bryant St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Youth leaders: Young Bay Area activists describe their strategies to try to change policies and attract support in a Commonwealth Club event. Tickets $0-$10. 6:30-7:30 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.
World Refugee Day: The nonprofit 1951 Coffee hosts an event with art, activities and refreshments provided by people who have come to the U.S. through the refugee resettlement program. 6-9 p.m., 2410 Channing Way, Berkeley. More information is here.
Cannabis growers: Updates for cannabis growers on proposed San Francisco tax legislation and cannabis commission, and on labor law. $0-$20. 6-8:30 p.m., 1190 Bryant St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Pink Triangle: Volunteers needed to put together the Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks for Pride Weekend. Outline is installed from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Friday. Installation ceremonies begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, with installation itself starting at 10 a.m. Take-down from 4:30-8 p.m. Sunday. More information is here.
Supervisor candidate forum: Candidates in San Francisco District 10 — Theo Ellington, Tony Kelly and Shamann Walton — appear in a forum. 10-11:30 a.m., 1275 Minnesota St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Pride town hall: Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Fremont, hosts a town hall on LGBTQ community issues. 1:30-2:30 p.m., UC Santa Cruz’s Silicon Valley Campus, Room 2110, 3175 Bowsers Ave., Santa Clara. RSVP and more information here.
Pride Sunday service: Vocal activist Melanie DeMore leads a Pride Sunday service at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists. Collection plate proceeds will be given to the Oakland LGBTQ Center. 10:30 a.m.-noon, 1924 Cedar St., Berkeley. More information is here.
Politics and soccer: “How is soccer connected to global politics and what can we learn from this year’s World Cup (being held in Russia)?” World Affairs Council discussion with Martha Saavedra, associate director at the Center for African Studies at UC Berkeley and an expert in the relationship between sport and development. $7-$20. 6:30-8 p.m., 312 Sutter St., Suite 200, San Francisco. More information is here.
Bay Area strikers: Local union members who have gone on strike discuss their experiences and lessons. Hosted by the Freedom Socialist Party. $2-$5. 6:30 p.m., New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., San Francisco. More information is here.
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