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5K Run for Palestine

Date: August 13, 2016 Time: 9:00 pm  to  12:00 pm The Reach Education Fund and Austin’s Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights are sponsoring a family-friendly community 5K walk/run benefiting college students in Palestine. Reach Education Fund, a Houston-based nonprofit, provided university scholarships to 100 students in Palestine last year. The event starts at 9 am, with […]

Date: July 29, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm  to  9:00 pm The Women Ministers’ Empowerment Network (WMEN), a progressive ministerial alliance in the Austin area, is planning the “Coming to Voice” Conference in collaboration with WomanPreach!, a national group that nurtures female preachers and promotes Womanist/Feminist concerns for justice. In plenary sessions, workshops, and small group […]

Worker Cooperative National Conference

Date: July 29, 2016 Time: 8:00 am  to  6:00 pm The US Federation of Worker Cooperatives and the Democracy at Work Institute will co-sponsor the Worker Cooperative National Conference in Austin this summer. Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American, an organization that uses the power of stories to transcend politics and shift the conversation around […]

Date: July 26, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:00 pm Mini Kahlon, Vice Dean of the Dell Medical School, will address how a medical school can focus on the health of a community rather than just treating the sick, discussing lessons from international models of healthcare and the role of entrepreneurial projects in creating new […]

Date: July 23, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm This 70-minute documentary chronicles the daily joys and struggles of Palestinian fair trade farmers and the American ultra-marathoners who ran across the West Bank planting olive trees and bridging cultures long the way. Palestinian olive oil will be available for sampling and purchase. More information […]

Date: July 22, 2016 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:30 pm It’s time for a fresh story. In Austin and in cities across the United States, Black youth and their families face gentrification, outmigration, displacement, and rebuilding. But their food experiences are often represented without this context and without young Black voices. RSVP for an opening […]

Date: July 11, 2016 Time: 6:30 am  to  8:00 pm KLRU-TV, in collaboration with KUT Radio, is producing a live community conversation on “ATX Together: Community Solutions for Civil Rights Issues,” moderated by Judy Maggio and Ron Oliveria. The sponsors say that they hope that in the unscripted conversation “ideas will emerge that can guide […]

Screening of “The Seer”

Date: July 9, 2016 Time: 7:30 pm  to  11:00 pm Austin filmmaker Laura Dunn explores the work of Wendell Berry in her new documentary “The Seer.” The film revolves around the stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky, who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and their […]

Screening of “Trapped”

Date: July 7, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:45 pm “Trapped” the follows the efforts by abortion clinic workers and lawyers to fight increasingly stringent TRAP (Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers) laws in the years leading up to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The 5-3 decision overturned Texas’s […]

Date: July 6, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:30 pm Emily Northrop, an economics professor at Southwestern University and member of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, will speak about how 900 citizen lobbyists visited more than 500 Congressional offices on June 19 to build a path forward for climate policy.  This presentation will explain the “carbon […]