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An Evening with Dan Barber on “The Third Plate”


Date: December 8, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:30 pm Dan Barber will speak about his best-selling new book The Third Plate, which moves beyond farm-to-table to offer a revolutionary way of eating. Barber is co-owner and executive chef of Blue Hill in Manhattan and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY, also […]

Cooperation Texas Anniversary Party


Date: October 18, 2014 Time: 6:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Cooperation Texas—the first organization in the state dedicated to creating dignified jobs through the development, support, and promotion of worker-owned cooperatives—will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a party. Keynote speaker will be Ed Whitfield, co-Managing Director of the Fund for Democratic Communities, and a longtime […]

El Salvador Sister Cities Speaking Tour


Date: October 13, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Catie Johnson, a U.S. El Salvador Sister Cities representative in El Salvador, and Edith Portillo, who works as the Coordinator of the Women’s Programs for the Association for the Development of El Salvador, will discuss significant developments in El Salvador, such as electoral transparency, youth […]

Forum on “Building Green Justice”


Date: September 25, 2014 Time: 8:30 am  to  4:30 pm Huston-Tillotson University is sponsoring a forum on environmental equality in our community, featuring: a panel of community organizations, including Austin Youth Riverwatch, Cooperation Texas, and the Texas Campaign for the Environment, moderated by Dominique Bowman of HT; a presentation on environmental justice and Austin’s demographic […]

“A Discussion of Porn Culture” Slide Show


Date: September 17, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm The group Decoding Porn is presenting “A Discussion of Porn Culture,” an interactive slide show about the increasing violence against women in mainstream pornography, the representation of women in the media, and how porn culture shapes the way both women and men are viewed and […]

Panel: The Secret Life of Trade Agreements


Date: September 16, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Representatives from Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera, Women on the Border, and Texas Fair Trade Coalition will discuss the relationship between the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) and humanitarian crises in Mexico and Central America. […]


Date: September 16, 2014 Time: 3:30 pm  to  5:30 pm Historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will be doing three readings from her new book, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, which challenges the way in which the centuries-long genocidal program of the U.S. settler-colonial regime has largely been omitted from history. The book […]


Date: September 15, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will be doing three readings from her new book, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, which challenges the way in which the centuries-long genocidal program of the U.S. settler-colonial regime has largely been omitted from history. The book […]

5604 Manor Community Garden Fall Planting Party


Date: September 6, 2014 Time: 9:00 am  to  12:00 pm The 5604 Manor Community Garden is having its annual Fall Planting Party — a fun filled morning of preparing the soil, planting fall veggies, herbs and native plants, and community building. All are welcome to share in a free and delicious lunch around 11:30 am. […]


Date: September 4, 2014 Time: 5:00 pm  to  8:00 pm The event on the border crisis will begin with a panel on “Understanding the Causes and the Consequences of the Crisis” moderated by NPR reporter John Burnett. Panelists include: Padre Ismael Moreno, Director, Radio Progreso and E.R.I.C, (Team for Reflection, Research and Communication); Alfonso Gonzales, […]