This Guardian-sponsored mayoral forum caps a series of five events this summer in which community members, policy experts, and progressive groups have created an agenda that serves all San Franciscans (see "A new progressive agenda, 9/13/11). All the major mayoral candidates have been asked to review that agenda and they'll publicly weigh in with where they stand on the issues and solutions it addresses.Read more »
The California Biosafety Alliance hosts a two-day conference bringing together farmers, activists, and experts to discuss the threats of genetically modified foods. Speakers will discuss the corporate food model, how it impacts our lives and environment, and what people can do to change it. Dr. Vandana Shiva, activist and environmental justice leader, will be the keynote speaker.Read more »
"Gavin Newsom: The Man, The Issues and the State of California"
In a conversation with Scott Shafer, host of KQED's California Report, Gavin Newsom will discuss his work as Lieutenant Governor. Newsom, who recently moved from his mayoral post in San Francisco to Sacramento, will voice his positions on California's most prevalent issues and his methods of getting California back on track. A reception will follow the conversation.Read more »
San Francisco district attorney candidates Sharmin Bock, David Onek and George Gascón will discuss civil rights and criminal justice reform in this public debate. Topics will include immigration, police misconduct, impact of justice system on communities of color, and alternatives to incarceration. Criminal justice evolution under AB 109, a bill that authorizes the relocation of state prisoners into local jails, will also be discussed.