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Date: May 16, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm Using images and archival records, environmental historian and educator Katherine Pace will discuss the important role that flash floods played in shaping Austin’s Jim Crow geography. More information on the Facebook event page. Location: MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, Austin, 78751


Date: May 12, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm C.J. Alvarez will discuss the history of policing on the U.S.-Mexico border from the point of view of those most affected by it. From the 19th century to the present day, U.S. officials have explained that border policing operations are necessary for “security,” but border […]


Date: May 6, 2017 Time: 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm   Texas doesn’t like to be told what to do by Congress, yet Texas is willing to exert its power over counties and cities. Where do residents of our state fit in this power struggle? The panel to discuss these questions will include Gina Hinojosa, […]

People’s Climate March


Date: April 29, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm People’s Climate March events will be held around the country, including in Austin. Location: Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave., Austin

The First Decade of the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall


Date: April 28, 2017 Time: 8:30 am  to  6:00 pm This symposium marking the 10-year anniversary of the implementation of the Secure Fence Act features national and local speakers who will address the potential expansion and hardening of the physical and political reality of the U.S. border The symposium opens at 6 pm on Thursday […]


Date: April 27, 2017 Time: 4:00 pm  to  6:00 pm Activists and academics from the United States and Mexico will discuss political and economic issues on the boarder. Panelists include Julia Quiñonez (Comité Fronterizo de Obrer@s, Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico); Atanacio Martinez Luis (Comité Fronterizo de Obrer@s, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico); Laura Carlsen (Americas Program, Center […]


Date: April 24, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:30 pm   David Billings will discuss his book Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life, which explains why race is still with us and what the Civil Rights Movement can tell us about today. Billings, an ordained United Methodist minister, […]

Screening of “Open Bethlehem”


Date: April 22, 2017 Time: 4:00 pm  to  6:30 pm The documentary “Open Bethlehem” explores the contrasts of old and modern Bethlehem; rising tensions between Christians and Jews, Israelis and Palestinians; and filmmaker Leila Sansour’s efforts to promote awareness and tourism in a war-torn nation. Sansour will be at the event for questions and discussion. […]

Earth Day Austin


Date: April 22, 2017 Time: 12:00 pm  to  7:00 pm Huston-Tillotson University will host Earth Day Austin for 2017. There will be a variety of educational and exploratory activities. For more information, go to the Earth Day Austin website or the Facebook event page. Location: Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St., Austin, 78702

March for Science


Date: April 22, 2017 Time: 10:00 am  to  1:00 pm March for Science rallies will be held around the country, including in Austin and Georgetown. Location: Texas State Capitol, Austin; and Historic Courthouse, 710 S. Main St., Georgetown, 78626