San Francisco Chronicle Debuts “Chronicle Chats” Series With Panel on Political Climate

Distinguished Panelists Include Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza and Former Senior Advisor to Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign Becky Bond

SAN FRANCISCO--()--To address topics important to Bay Area residents, the San Francisco Chronicle, Northern California’s largest media company, will kick off Chronicle Chats - an ongoing series of events featuring thought leaders, influencers, newsmakers, and trendsetters. The first event, to be held on Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. in San Francisco’s historic Herbst Theater, will include a panel discussion about the current political landscape and how it affects the Bay Area.

“The Future of the Left: Can the Trump Resistance Grow Beyond Protest?”

The panel, “The Future of the Left: Can the Trump Resistance Grow Beyond Protest?” will be moderated by New York Times best-selling author and Chronicle columnist David Talbot. Panelists will include Alicia Garza, a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement; Becky Bond, a Bernie Sanders campaign official and longtime liberal activist; Dan Schnur, a professor at University of Southern California and UC Berkeley as well as a former conservative political consultant; and Laura Guzmán, a longtime Latina organizer focused on poverty and immigrant rights.

Tickets for the April 19th event can be purchased for $45 at; Discounted tickets are available for Chronicle subscribers. Portions of the event will be streamed live on and the Chronicle’s Facebook page.

“We are thrilled to bring these longtime community organizers together to discuss one of the most pressing questions about the state of national politics,” said Audrey Cooper, The Chronicle’s editor in chief. “The Chronicle’s role in Northern California is as a convener of facts and thought leaders in order to stimulate and inspire civic discussion about what’s happening in our world.”

This event is the first of many civic discussions planned for 2017. To keep up to date on future events and other subscriber benefits, visit

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