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Bay Area political events: Racial justice, SF mayoral forums

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Upcoming political events in the Bay Area.

THURSDAY

S.F. mayoral town halls: Dignity Fund Coalition mayoral town hall. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. More information is here. Also, the Westside mayoral forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Golden Gate Park Hall of Flowers, Lincoln Way at Ninth Avenue. More information is here.

Women in politics: A panel discussion on Bay Area women in politics. Part of the second annual 50/50 day. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute. fourth-floor meeting room, 57 Post St., San Francisco. More information is here.

FRIDAY

Immigrant rights: Party for Socialism and Liberation holds an International Workers Day planning event to campaign for immigrant rights. 7 p.m., 2969 Mission St., San Francisco. More information is here.

SATURDAY

Drone warfare: SF Bay Area Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare. Speakers include Rep. Barbara Lee, former National Lawyers Guild President Marjorie Cohn, former Air Force technical Sgt. Lisa Ling and Maryann Cusimano Love, professor of international relations at Catholic University. Free. 10 a.m-4 p.m., Pacific School of Religion chapel, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley. More information is here.

APRIL 30

S.F. mayoral forum: Southeast mayoral forum, hosted by the San Francisco Neighborhood Network. 6:30-8 p.m., Southeast Community Facility, 1800 Oakdale Ave. To register and for more information, go here.

MAY 1

May Day rallies: Rally for union and immigrant rights in San Francisco, noon-1 p.m., City Hall steps. More information is here. Music, speeches and march in Santa Rosa, 2-3:30 p.m., 777 Sebastopol Road. March and rally in San Jose, 4-7 p.m., Roosevelt Park, 901 E. Santa Clara St. Immigration-themed march and rally in Mountain View, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Rengstorff Park Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave.

MAY 2

Voter information: The League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo holds a voter information session. The first part of the program will provide an overview of where, when, and how to vote in the county, which is implementing a new system giving residents more ways and more days to vote. The second part is a nonpartisan analysis of the five initiatives on the state ballot and Regional Measure 3, which would raise bridge tolls to pay for transportation projects. 7 p.m. at the Foster City Public Library, 1000 E. Hillsdale Blvd. More information is here.

MAY 5

Addressing racism: Alyson Reimer, attorney and special assistant to the director of UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, speaks on “Building the Beloved Community: Addressing Racism Inside the Classroom and Out.” Part of Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center’s Addressing Racism in Our Community series. $10 in advance, $15 at the door, free for students. 7-8:30 p.m., Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway. More information is here.

MAY 7

S.F. mayoral forum: Northeast mayoral forum, hosted by the San Francisco Neighborhood Network. 5:30-8 p.m., Broadway Studios, 435 Broadway. To register and for more information, go here.

Voter information: The League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo holds a voter information session. The first part of the program will provide an overview of where, when, and how to vote in the county, which is implementing a new system giving residents more ways an d more days to vote. The second part is a nonpartisan analysis of the five initiatives on the state ballot and Regional Measure 3, which would raise bridge tolls to pay for transportation projects. 7 p.m. at the San Mateo Public Library, 55 W. Third Ave. More information is here.

MAY 8

Walk for peace: March and rally on Golden Gate Bridge, organized by Codepink. Start from either end on the eastern walkway and converge at midspan. 6:12-9:12 p.m. More information is here.

MAY 9

Disabled rights: Forum on disability access and rights. Sponsors include Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission’s Subcommittee on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the Commission on Disability. 3-5 p.m., Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley. More information is here.

MAY 12

Health rights march: Coalition protesting cuts in the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid, and lobbying for Medicare for all, holds a march in downtown Oakland. 11 a.m., Frank Ogawa Plaza. More information is here.

MAY 14

Voter information: The League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo holds a voter information session. The first part of the program will provide an overview of where, when, and how to vote in the county, which is implementing a new system giving residents more ways and more days to vote. The second part is a nonpartisan analysis of the five initiatives on the state ballot and Regional Measure 3, which would raise bridge tolls to pay for transportation projects. 7 p.m. at the San Carlos Public Library, 610 Elm St. More information is here.

MAY 21

S.F. Politics 101: United Democratic Club hosts a primer on local politics. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m., 55 Fillmore St., San Francisco. Registration and more information are here.

To list an event, email tbyrne@sfchronicle.com

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