Bay Area political events: Immigration rally, World Refugee Day

Upcoming political events in the Bay Area.


Immigration rally: Protest against Trump administration’s separation of migrant children from their parents at the southern border. Noon-1:30 p.m., Market Street at Post and Montgomery streets, San Francisco. More information is here.

Pro-Assange rally: Rally outside the British Consulate to support Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is detained at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. 4-6 p.m., 1 Sansome 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.


Refugee rights: A panel discussion on the rights of refugees under international law, on World Refugee Day. Sponsored by the Refugee Transitions, Center for Empowering Refugees & Immigrants. Free. 6:30-8 p.m., Veterans War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., 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: District 10 supervisor candidates 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.

Mexican election: Socialists Ana Castaño and Berta Hernandez discuss the candidates for president in Mexico. 4-7 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., San Francisco. More information is 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.


Supervisor candidate forum: District Six supervisor candidates Matt Haney, Christine Johnson and Sonja Trauss take part in a forum, sponsored by the East Cut Community Benefit District. 6:30-8 p.m., 101 Second St., San Francisco. More information is here.

Berkeley’s State of the City: Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin delivers his State of the City address. 6:30-8 p.m., 2050 Center 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.


African American roundtable: Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley leads a panel discussion on African American issues in the East Bay. 6:30-8 p.m., Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, 410 14th St., Oakland. More information is here.


Honoring Ellsberg: Daniel Ellsberg will be given the Fred Cody Award for Lifetime Achievement and Service at the 37th annual Northern California Book Awards. 1 p.m., San Francisco Main Library’s Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. More information is here.

Laborfest: 25th annual monthlong festival of labor-themed events, forums and cultural performances begins. Complete schedule 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.


Chiu Q&A: Indivisible hosts a question-and-answer session with Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco. 2:30-4 p.m., St. Mark’s Church Auditorium, 1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco. More information is here.


New citizen voting: Register new U.S. citizens to vote after they take oath of allegiance. Organized by Democracy Action. 10 a.m.-noon, Paramount Theater, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. More information is here.


Chinese exclusion laws and Muslims: A discussion of how anti-immigrant violence led to the the Chinese exclusion laws of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and on the experience of Muslims in the U.S. after 9/11, with authors Beth Lew-Williams and Sylvia Chan-Malik. Free/ 3-5 p.m., Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth St., Suite 290, Oakland. More information is here.

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