Bay Area Events


List of events in the Bay Area of interest to those who seek to 1) have a political impact, 2) learn more about an issue, 3) support libertarian principles of individual rights and responsibilities, 4) meet people of like mind:



"How Did Rents Get So High?", February 2, 2015

The Political Situation: How did rents get so high?

When: Monday, February 2nd. 6:30pm to 8:30 pm

Where: The Lab, 2948 16th Street (16th and Capp Streets)


Hosted by SF Bay Area Renters’ Federation (BARF)

Three panelists will talk about the political landscape with respect to housing in their respective cities:

Seattle - Roger Valdez, Smart Growth Seattle


Palo Alto - Kate Downing, Palo Alto Forward


San Francisco - Michael Cohen, currently of Strata Investment Group, former head
   of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development

For information: www.sfbarf

David Friedman at February's Free Exchange, February 7, 2015

MachineryofFreedomJames Elwood is pleased to announce that David Friedman will be a guest speaker at the next meeting of Free Exchange.

When:   February 7, 2015  7:00 pm to Midnight -  Speaker, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm approximately

Topic:   Market Failure:  The Case for and Against Government.

Where: Jim’s residence in Parkmerced, San Francisco, CA 94132

RSVP:   For information and RSVP

Jim Elwood is the host of Free Exchange and Executive Director of the International Society for Individual Liberty.  Free Exchange is a monthly open house, low-key social get-together.  There is no charge, but pot luck, BYOB, and donations are welcome. 

Guest speaker David Friedman teaches law and economics at Santa Clara State University.  A prolific author, he has published numerous well-recognized books, among which are The Machinery of Freedom, Law’s Order, Hidden Order, Future Imperfect, Harald, and Salamander.  His personal website lists his books as well as articles on a variety of subjects of interest to libertarians



LPSF's Starchild at San Diego LP Convention, January 31, 2015

The San Diego County Libertarian Party Convention


January 31, 2015

Boll Weevil Restaurant, 9330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego.

Registration 10:30 am.  First speaker 11:00 am.  Annual business meeting 2:30 pm




Angela Keaton, development director of, will speak about diversity in political party memberships and how the LP can improve its own.

Richard Rider, chair of the San Diego Tax Fighters, will give his perspectives on the November 4 election results and what they mean for liberty in the future.

Starchild, Outreach Director of the Libertarian Party of San Francisci, will talk about what it is like being a member of the Libertarian National Committee.


Admission tickets $25 at the door and include $15 credit toward your lunch at the Boll Weevil.

East Bay LP Annual Ski Trip, March 13-15, 2015

East Bay Libertarian Parties Annual Ski Trip

Mount Ross in North Lake Tahoe

March 13-15, 2015

Cost of lodging for two nights $125 per person (Food, transportation, lift tickets, snowmobilling charges are extra)

For information:  Peter Schoewe  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Free Exchange Montly Meetings

Free Exchange is an open house, low-key social getogether hosted by Jim Elwood, Executive Director, International Society for Individual Liberty. This event is free of charge; however, pot luck, BYOB and/or donations are welcome.


When:    First Saturday of each month, 7:00 pm

Where:   6 Gonzalez Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132

Information and RSVP:  Jim Elwood 415 859-5174


Next Free Exchange:

Saturday, February 7, 2015