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Date: April 21, 2016 Time: 5:15 pm  to  6:15 pm The University of Texas Energy Symposium will host journalist Mason Inman for a discussion about the long record of predictions of peak oil, based on his new book, The Oracle of Oil (W.W. Norton), the first biography of M. King Hubbert, the maverick geologist known for the “Hubbert curve” as “the father of […]

Mason Inman on The Oracle of Oil


Date: April 20, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Journalist Mason Inman will speak about his new book, The Oracle of Oil (W.W. Norton), the first biography of M. King Hubbert, the maverick geologist most known for the “Hubbert curve” and as “the father of peak oil” for his predictions of oil shortages. Joining Inman in the conversation will be […]

Iraq Veterans Against the War Art Exhibition


Date: March 19, 2016 Time: 1:00 pm  to  4:00 pm Local members of Iraq Veterans Against the War and the Civilian-Soldier Alliance at Howson Hall will host an exhibition of the War Is Trauma poster portfolio on the thirteenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. This event will also be a release party for the […]


Date: March 9, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:30 pm University of Texas Professor Robert Jensen will speak on “We Are All Apocalyptic Now: Moral Responsibilities in Crisis Times.” Jensen will discuss the need for a “calm apocalypticism” that takes seriously the social and ecological crises we face. Rather than search for magical solutions, he […]


Date: February 28, 2016 Time: 4:00 pm  to  6:00 pm Dawn Paley—a freelance journalist who has reported from South America, Central America, and Mexico for more than a decade—will discuss her book Drug War Capitalism. Combining on-the-ground reporting with extensive research, Paley follows the drug war story throughout Latin America and back to U.S. boardrooms […]


Date: February 28, 2016 Time: 1:30 pm  to  3:00 pm Austin Jewish Voice for Peace and the Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights (ICPR) are cosponsoring a talk and discussion with Rabbi Cantor Michael Davis, a founding member of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council. Davis grew up in a traditional Jewish community, immigrated to […]

Play on Solitary Confinement


Date: February 25, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm The Prison Justice League will host two performances of the play “Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, A Play through Letters.” In 2012, Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca was sentenced to 15 months in solitary confinement. Through letters with longtime friend and current collaborator, Julia Steele […]


Date: February 21, 2016 Time: 12:15 pm  to  2:00 pm David Cobb is outreach director for Move to Amend, a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people. The coalition calls for a constitutional amendment that makes […]

Deepa Iyer on “Our Multiracial Future”


Date: February 20, 2016 Time: 1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm Racial justice activist Deepa Iyer and will discuss her book We Too Sing America: South Asians, Muslims, Arabs, and Sikh Immigrants Shape our Multiracial Future. Iyer asks whether hate crimes should be considered domestic terrorism and explores the role of the state in perpetuating racism […]

“Dear White People” Film Screening


Date: February 19, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm The Austin Chapter of Allies for Racial Equality is sponsoring a screening of “Dear White People,” followed by a discussion led by Scott Butki. More information online. Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Ave., Austin 78756