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Date: June 3, 2014 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm Robert Jensen, a professor in the UT School of Journalism and author of Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialog, will speak on “Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World” in the University of Texas Informal Classes Odyssey lecture series. With […]

Austin Beloved Community May Day Celebration


Date: May 1, 2014 Time: 5:30 pm  to  10:00 pm Austin Beloved Community is planning a May Day celebration with music, poetry, speeches, literature, food, and its official web launch. Musicians and poets interested in performing should contact austinbelovedcommunity.info@gmail.com. Location: Resistencia Book Store, 4926 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin


Date: April 24, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Former guerrilla commander Salvador Sanchez Ceren won a close run-off election in March to became president-elect of El Salvador. While the election was declared the most open and transparent in its history, right-wing forces in El Salvador and the United States are trying to de-legitimize […]

Workshop on Dynamics of Sexual Violence


Date: April 24, 2014 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:30 pm The Women’s Community Center of Central Texas and SafePlace are sponsoring a public workshop on “The Dynamics of Sexual Violence.” The interactive workshop will cover the definition of sexual assault, common myths and misinformation, consent, and support for survivors. A vegetarian dinner will be provided […]


Date: April 22, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm At a time where the controversial Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, is running to be India’s next prime minister, “Even the Crows” explores the way his politics and Hindu nationalist ideology have polarized Gujarat along religious lines. Since the 2002 anti-Muslim riots, the Muslim […]

Emily Yates at MonkeyWrench Books


Date: April 19, 2014 Time: 5:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Emily Yates, who spent six years in the U.S. Army, is also a writer and a ukelele and banjo player. Her songs include “Try Not To Be A Dick,” which was a finalist in the 2012 International Songwriting Competition, and “Smoke Break,”a reflection on her […]


Date: April 17, 2014 Time: 7:15 pm  to  9:00 pm This evening of live music featuring Kiko Villamizar and Queer Qumbia will benefit the Hutto Visitation Program. There will also be a silent auction and presentations. The T. Don Hutto detention facility is a for-profit private prison filled with immigrant women, most of whom are […]

Galbraith debates Ayn Rand follower


Date: April 17, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm University of Texas economist James Galbraith and Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute will debate the question “Inequality: Should We Care?” moderated by Yanis Varoufakis. More information online. Location: University of Texas, Burdine Room 106 (BUR 106), Austin


Date: April 15, 2014 Time: 4:00 pm  to  6:00 pm The 4th Global Day of Action against Military Spending offers alternatives to the bloated military budget. For more information on the budget and how income taxes are distributed see this chart. This action is organized by CodePINK Austin, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, SOAW Austin, and […]

MonkeyWrench Books Anniversary Party


Date: April 13, 2014 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm This year’s festivities will include music, a vegan potluck, craft beer donated by Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery, and more. More information online. Location: MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, Austin, 78751