Bay Area political events that are happening online and at socially safe distances during the coronavirus pandemic:
Gun violence awareness: National Gun Violence Awareness Day, hosted by Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gunsafety. Event information is here.
Rep. Barbara Lee: Oakland Democrat holds town hall meeting focused on police brutality against African Americans. Guests include Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab, and Kyndra Simmons, Intervention Director at Youth ALIVE! 11:30 a.m. Meeting will be streamed here.
George Floyd solidarity ride: A Critical Mass-style ride to call for justice for George Floyd and end police brutality. Starts from Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco. 5:30 p.m. More information is here.
Action against gun violence: A California conversation on gun violence prevention, with online speakers and actions people can take. Hosted by Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gunsafety. 10 a.m. More information is here.
Police brutality protest: A protest against police violence and killings of black people. 3 p.m. Hayward City Hall, 777 B St. More information is here.
Pleasanton car caravan: A car caravan to support Black Lives Matter and George Floyd. 4 p.m. Gather at the post office, 4300 Black Ave., Pleasanton. More information is here.
George Packer: Journalist discusses his new book on longtime diplomat Richard Holbrooke, “Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century.” Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. More information is here.
Bakari Sellers: Former South Carolina state legislator discusses his new memoir, “My Vanishing Country,” about growing up in the rural South as an African American and about his father’s rise as a civil rights activist. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 3 p.m. More information is here.
Berkeley home cooking: A virtual rally to support legalizing the sale of home-cooked food. Organized by Foodnome. 7 p.m. More information and Zoom link here.
Edward Snowden and the surveillance state: Barton Gellman, journalist who chronicled Edward Snowden’s story, discusses that experience and the surveillance state. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 10 a.m. More information is here.
Surviving autocracy: New Yorker journalist Masha Gessen on getting through Donald Trump’s presidency. Hosted by the Commwealth Club. 12:30 p.m. More information is here.
Covering Pelosi: Political journalist Molly Ball in discussion with Politico’s Carla Marinucci on the life and times of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 3 p.m. More information is here.
Child care and the pandemic: A discussion on creating affordable, accessible child care during the coronavirus pandemic. Panelists include San Francisco Supervisor Norman Yee, Gina Fromer of the Children’s Council of San Francisco, early care educator Pat Sullivan and Graham Dobson of the city Office of Early Care and Education. Hosted by Manny’s. 5:30 p.m. More information is here.
LGBTQ asylum seekers: The challenges and hurdles facing LGBTQ+ immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers coming to the United States. Hosted by the Commowealth Club and San Francisco Pride. Noon. More information is here.
To list an event, please email Chronicle politics editor Trapper Byrne at [email protected]