Upcoming political events in the Bay Area. Events take place online unless otherwise noted:
LGBTQIA+ community and the Equal Rights Amendment: A town hall meeting featuring Andrea Shorter of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women; Nevada state Sen. Pat Spearman; Washington Post journalist Charlotte Clymer; ERA activist Kate Kelly; and Victoria Kirby York, acting director of the Advocacy and Action Department at the National LGBTQ Task Force. Hosted by the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality. 3 p.m. More information is here.
Election car caravan: A car caravan around Lake Merritt in Oakland as a nonpartisan way to encourage people to vote and to share coronavirus-safe ways of casting ballots. Organized by Election Defenders Bay Area. Meet at 4 p.m. at the Henry J. Kaiser Center parking lot, 10 10th St.
Conservatism: Edmund Fawcett, former European and literary editor of the Economist and author of “Conservatism: The Fight for a Tradition,” discusses the history and internal battles and tensions of conservative ideology. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 10 a.m. More information is here.
Visualizing Abolition: A discussion with Bryan Stevenson, a public interest lawyer who works to challenge the racial and economic injustices of mass incarceration. Stevenson has helped create the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and will discuss how those relate to his social justice initiatives. Hosted by the UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences. 4 p.m. More information is here.
Women in politics: Chronicle columnist Heather Knight and Washington correspondent Tal Kopan lead a discussion on women in politics, with Rep. Katie Porter, D-Irvine; Emerge President A’shanti Gholar; and state Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks, D-Oakland. Topics include Sen. Kamala Harris’ vice presidential run, the fight over the Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, and how the lack of child-care options during the coronavirus pandemic is driving many women out of the workforce. Hosted by The Chronicle. 6:30 p.m. More information is here.
Driving while Black: Gretchen Sorin, director of the Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University of New York, discusses her book, “Driving While Black, African American Travel & the Road to Civil Rights.” Hosted by Marcus Books and KPFA-FM. 7 p.m. More information is here.
Reviving America’s economy: Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo and James Freeman, assistant editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page, argue for a strategy of slashing business tax rates and reducing regulation to spur the economy. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 1 p.m. More information is here.
Finding Latinx: Paola Ramos, Vice News host and correspondent and MSNBC and Telemundo contributor, discusses her book “Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 3:30 p.m. More information is here.
Kamala Harris chief of staff: A conversation with Karine Jean-Pierre, chief of staff to Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris. Hosted by Manny’s. 2 p.m. More information is here.
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier: Concord Democrat holds a town hall meeting with Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md. 11 a.m. Submit a question in advance here; join meeting here.
Voter parade: Voters of all party affiliations are invited to parade at socially safe distances to deliver their ballots at a ballot box. Organized by #walkthevote. Gather at noon at 2621 Harrison St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Jerry Brown: Former California governor offers insight into the presidential election, state ballot initiatives, efforts to address climate change and more, in conversation with Chronicle senior political writer Joe Garofoli. Hosted by The Chronicle. 6 p.m. More information is here.
Voter parade: Voters of all party affiliations are invited to parade at socially safe distances to deliver their ballots at a ballot box. Organized by #walkthevote. Gather at noon at 2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco. More information is here
Election day analysis: San Francisco State University political science professors analyze the election returns as they come in. Starts at 4 p.m. More information is here.
Chris Hedges: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges in discussion with Project Censored Director Mickey Huff on the culture of despair. Hosted by Project Censored and KPFA-FM. 7 p.m. More information is here.
Nagorno-Karabakh: the history of the conflicts between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, a territory in Azerbaijan mainly populated by Armenians. Panelists include Jason Rezaian, journalist and author of “My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison,” and Zaur Shiriyev, South Caucasus analyst at the International Crisis Group. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 10 a.m. More information is here.
To list an event, please email Chronicle politics editor Trapper Byrne at firstname.lastname@example.org