What we're about

Progressives of the SF Bay Area is a group for progressives to find kindred spirits. “Progressive” spans the entire spectrum of philosophy on the left for folks who care about the world, value diversity, and want to make a difference. If you are interested in politics, issues of peace and social justice, sustainable living and energy, the environment, animal advocacy, and other issues, this group can be a home for you. We are about living our beliefs while having fun and spending time with interesting people.

Our activities range from purely political to purely social and every combination in between. Each month, the group holds Progressive Talk meetings to discuss the latest political issues and news stories. There are also meetups to explore and learn about progressive issues (through activities like lectures and film screenings), to do some political activism (with specific issues or elections), and to enjoy life (with things such as concerts, hikes, and many more).

All members are welcome to suggest events for this group, which can become official meetups once at least three people RSVP for the event. We only ask that the event has a specific date, time, and location; identifies a host for the event (yourself or another member of this group); and not involve any business or commercial activity benefiting the event host.

Whether you're at the center, moderately left of center, or even far left on the political spectrum, Progressives of the SF Bay Area is a group that provides a mix of intellectual stimulation and exciting fun for the liberal and progressive mind.

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Progressive Talk

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Progressive Talk is a monthly meetup to discuss the important political and social issues of the day. This meeting, which lasts for no more than two-and-a-half hours, combines dinner with stimulating conversation, covering topics brought forth by the Organizer and club members.

Within a month before the meeting, the Organizer will decide the two to four topics that will be the main discussion topics for the meeting (even with that, topic suggestions for the Organizer are welcome). The Organizer will then announce the meeting via e-mail, mentioning the major discussion topics within the meeting title (e.g., "Progressive Talk: Presidential Candidates, Gun Control, and More").

During the meeting, attendees will talk about the main topics one by one. Afterward, the last part of the meeting is a round robin segment where everyone other than the Organizer can bring up quick comments about miscellaneous news and topics. (This is what the 'More" in the meeting title refers to.)

If you love good food and conversation about current affairs, please join us for a fun evening of progressive talk!

Progressive Talk

Location visible to members

Progressive Talk is a monthly meetup to discuss the important political and social issues of the day. This meeting, which lasts for no more than two-and-a-half hours, combines dinner with stimulating conversation, covering topics brought forth by the Organizer and club members.

Within a month before the meeting, the Organizer will decide the two to four topics that will be the main discussion topics for the meeting (even with that, topic suggestions for the Organizer are welcome). The Organizer will then announce the meeting via e-mail, mentioning the major discussion topics within the meeting title (e.g., "Progressive Talk: Presidential Candidates, Gun Control, and More").

During the meeting, attendees will talk about the main topics one by one. Afterward, the last part of the meeting is a round robin segment where everyone other than the Organizer can bring up quick comments about miscellaneous news and topics. (This is what the 'More" in the meeting title refers to.)

If you love good food and conversation about current affairs, please join us for a fun evening of progressive talk!

Progressive Talk

Location visible to members

Progressive Talk is a monthly meetup to discuss the important political and social issues of the day. This meeting, which lasts for no more than two-and-a-half hours, combines dinner with stimulating conversation, covering topics brought forth by the Organizer and club members.

Within a month before the meeting, the Organizer will decide the two to four topics that will be the main discussion topics for the meeting (even with that, topic suggestions for the Organizer are welcome). The Organizer will then announce the meeting via e-mail, mentioning the major discussion topics within the meeting title (e.g., "Progressive Talk: Presidential Candidates, Gun Control, and More").

During the meeting, attendees will talk about the main topics one by one. Afterward, the last part of the meeting is a round robin segment where everyone other than the Organizer can bring up quick comments about miscellaneous news and topics. (This is what the 'More" in the meeting title refers to.)

If you love good food and conversation about current affairs, please join us for a fun evening of progressive talk!

Progressive Talk

Location visible to members

Progressive Talk is a monthly meetup to discuss the important political and social issues of the day. This meeting, which lasts for no more than two-and-a-half hours, combines dinner with stimulating conversation, covering topics brought forth by the Organizer and club members.

Within a month before the meeting, the Organizer will decide the two to four topics that will be the main discussion topics for the meeting (even with that, topic suggestions for the Organizer are welcome). The Organizer will then announce the meeting via e-mail, mentioning the major discussion topics within the meeting title (e.g., "Progressive Talk: Presidential Candidates, Gun Control, and More").

During the meeting, attendees will talk about the main topics one by one. Afterward, the last part of the meeting is a round robin segment where everyone other than the Organizer can bring up quick comments about miscellaneous news and topics. (This is what the 'More" in the meeting title refers to.)

If you love good food and conversation about current affairs, please join us for a fun evening of progressive talk!

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