Upcoming political events in the Bay Area.
Women in politics: San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim, Close the Gap founder Mary Hughes, and Chronicle columnist Heather Knight join Oral History Center interviewer Amanda Tewes for a conversation about the challenges, successes, and history of women involved in local politics. Hosted by the Ruby. $10 for nonmembers. 6-8 p.m., 23rd and Bryant streets, San Francisco. More information is here.
Israel and U.S.: Avraham Burg, former interim president of Israel, speaks on “Israel’s complexities and the growing tension between American Jewry and Israel” at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center. $20. 7:30-9 p.m., 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. More information is here.
Climate zeroes: A discusssion on stabilizing the climate through a zero-carbon grid, zero-emission vehicles, zero net energy buildings and zero-waste manufacturing. Speakers include Kate Gordon, sustainability partner at Ridge-Lane LP; Hal Harvey, CEO of Energy Innovation; and Arun Majumdar, mechanical engineering professor and co-director of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University. $20 for Commonwealth Club members, $7 for students. 6:30-8 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.
Consumer protection: Discussion with David Vladeck, former director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection under President Barack Obama. Topics include the future of consumer protection and antitrust law, unfair and deceptive acts and practices, and privacy and data security. Hosted by Civil Justice Research Initiative. Free. 12:55-2 p.m., Boalt Hall, Room 110, UC Berkeley. More information is here.
Black lives in America: Black Lives Matter founder Alicia Garza and New Yorker staff writer Jelani Cobb discuss the state of black lives in America. $16. 7-8:30 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Digital government: Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka, California CIO Amy Tong and California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Michael Wilkening discuss the future of digital government in California. $15. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Code for America, 155 Ninth St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Higher education priorities: College Futures Foundation president Monica Lozano and Mark Baldassare, head of the Public Policy Institute of California, discuss the institute’s new higher education survey and priorities for the new governor. Free. 9-10 a.m., Bechtel Conference Center at PPIC, 500 Washington St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Roy Zimmerman: Singer-songwriter Roy Zimmerman performs his “ReZist” show, “bringing laughter and encouragement to progressive-minded people who need a lot of both in the Age of Trump.” $25. 8 p.m., Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lanem Walnut Creek. More information is here.
Case against Trump: Bill Press, radio-show host and former chair of California Democratic Party, discusses the case against Trump at the Commonwealth Club. $25 for nonmembers, $10 for students. Noon-1 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.
Ginsburg biographer: Jane Sherron De Hart discusses her book “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life.” $15. 7 p.m., Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St. More information is here.
“Fake news”: Alexander Sängerlaub, project director of Misinformation in Digital Media leads a panel discussion on the terminology of “fake news” in a transnational framework and ways to check the spread of misinformation. Free. 6:30-9 p.m. at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, 530 Bush St., No. 204. More information is here.
Palestinian rights: Benefit screening of “Imprisoning a Generation,” a documentary film that follows the stories of four young Palestinians who have been imprisoned under the Israeli military system. Film director Zelda Edmunds will give a presentation. Benefit for Middle East Children’s Alliance. Tickets are $15-$50. 7 p.m., Berkeley City College auditorium, 2050 Center St., Berkeley. More information is here.
Hillary Ronen: San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen is featured in a local leaders discussion ad question-and-answer series. Free. 6-8 p.m., Manny’s 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Homelessness: American Society for Public Administration hosts a discussion on homelessness, with panelists Eve Ahmed, homeless outreach coordinator for Berkeley Mental Health Services; John Caner of the Berkeley Downtown Association; and Cmdr. David Lazar of the San Francisco Police Department’s community engagement division. Free. 6-8 p.m., Golden Gate University, 536 Mission St., Room 4215, San Francisco. More information is here.
Palestinian holiday crafts bazaar: A crafts fair benefiting Palestinian children. Admission free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Dec. 9. Middle East Children’s Alliance, 1101 Eighth St., Berkeley. More information is here.
To list an event, email Politics Editor Trapper Byrne at firstname.lastname@example.org