Want to Be Updated with the Latest Diplomatic News? Here Are Several of the Bay Area’s Upcoming Political Events

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Do you wish to become updated on the latest happenings regarding the state’s diplomatic affairs? This article lists several of the upcoming political events in the Bay Area that people could anticipate to watch or hear. Take note that the majority of the scheduled proceedings would take place online, while a few others have decided to broadcast through other mediums.

December 9, 2020 (Wednesday)

Wednesday holds a jam-packed schedule filled with multiple political events all happening on the same day at different time slots. First off from the list is Commonwealth Club’s interview with David Kennedy at noontime. The conversation would focus on America’s future democracy and how the country would thrive under President Biden’s administration set to begin its official term next year. Kennedy came from Stanford University and is famous for being a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian.

By 4 p.m., the American Civil Liberties Union Northern California and Othering and Belonging Institute of UC Berkeley would host the “Rise for Justice” live stream. The said webinar would cover different topics about building power, the surveillance state, and social safety. Shortly after, by 5 p.m., Manny would supervise the “Obama Book Club” event. Throughout the entire broadcast, former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett would conduct a reading and discussion session to talk about former President Barack Obama’s book titled, “A Promised Land.”

On Wednesday at 7 p.m., climate activist Greta Thunberg’s “I Am Greta” documentary would become broadcast statewide. The said screening would then hold a forum to discuss the life and accomplishments of Thunberg as a liberating climate figure. The Mothers Out Front Silicon Valley would host the event.

Any time on the same day, the San Francisco Human Rights Commission would lead the live stream telecast of “Systemic Racism.” The session would first play the film “Systemic Racism in America.” The upcoming forum panellists include Rev. Amos Brown, Japanese Community Youth Council’s director Jon Osaki, and San Francisco’s school board member Jenny Lam. 

December 10, 2020 (Thursday)

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Cabinet Secretary Ana Matosantos would lead a conversation concerning the country’s current economic situation and discuss possible strategies to help the state recover from the damages caused by COVID-19. The Public Policy Institute of California is the event’s central host, and the session would commence by 10:30 a.m. on December 10.

December 11, 2020 (Friday)

The Commonwealth Club would host the live stream of the “Surviving Silence” documentary screening beginning at 12:30 p.m. The said movie presentation aims to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the nullification of the military policy. The display would also supervise a panel discussion with Cindy Abel, the show’s filmmaker.

By 6 p.m., the Commonwealth Club would host a conversation together with Delaware state senator-elect Sarah McBride. She is the very first transwoman to join California’s roster of senators. Throughout the discussion, McBride would talk about her victory in the elections, past experiences, and government plans.

December 12, 2020 (Saturday)

Since December 12 is Human Rights Day, activists, researchers, and advocates would gather together to talk about how racial justice-related problems get affected by digital technologies. The United Nations Association’s San Francisco chapter would host the event that would start on Saturday at 10 a.m.

December 15, 2020 (Tuesday)

On Tuesday, the Commonwealth Club will once again supervise a live stream regarding the state’s equity in health care. Scheduled to air its broadcast by noon, the session would discuss inequity and systematic racism’s economic, social, physical, and psychological impacts amid the epidemic. Meanwhile, by 12:30 p.m., Fremont Democrat Rep. Ro Khanna would lead a town hall meeting to talk about the region’s coronavirus updates and address other diplomatic issues.