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“It Happened Here” Documentary Screening

Date: September 7, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm   “It Happened Here” explores sexual assault on campuses through the personal testimonials of five survivors who transform their experiences into a springboard for change. In raw and intimate interviews, the students describe surviving sexual assault only to be met with apathy, disbelief, blame and […]

“The Divide” Documentary Screening

Date: August 3, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm “The Divide” tells the story of seven individuals striving for a better life in the US and UK, where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. The film shows how virtually every aspect of our lives is controlled by the gap […]

March for Healthcare

Date: July 29, 2017 Time: 10:00 am  to  12:00 pm A local march as part of the “Our Lives On the Line: National Day of Health Care Action” is sponsored by Children’s Defense Fund-Texas, ADAPT OF TEXAS, Our Revolution Central TX, Indivisible Austin, Austin DSA, TARA Austin, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, Young Invincibles, Personal Attendant […]

Citizenship Drive 

Date: July 29, 2017 Time: 8:00 am  to  4:30 pm A Citizenship Drive will help permanent residents fill out naturalization applications. Volunteers will translate and help with various tasks, and pro-bono lawyers will review the applications. Anyone interested in volunteering must attend a mandatory training that will be available twice, July 24 and July 27 […]

A Tale of Two Rebel Cities

Date: July 27, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm This discussion focuses on how Richmond, CA, and Seattle, WA, have become models for progressive municipal action. Speakers will be Richmond Progressive Alliance member Steve Early, author of Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money; and the Remaking of an American City; and former Seattle City […]

Date: July 26, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm “Starving the Beast,” which premiered in March at SXSW, looks at the politics of higher education, analyzing 35 years of systematic defunding and a well-financed market-oriented “reform” effort. Director and screenwriter Steve Mims will answer questions after the film. Location: University United Methodist Church, 2409 […]

“Tower”: Summer Movie Series at UUMC

Date: July 12, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm “Tower,” an animated documentary film directed by Keith Maitland, focuses on the events surrounding the shootings at the University of Texas on August 1, 1966, when a sniper opened fire from the top of the UT tower. Gary Walker, one of the animators for the […]

Date: July 6, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm “Above All Else” is a firsthand account of activists on the front line of the climate fight. Shot in the forests, pastures, and living rooms of rural East Texas, the film follows David Daniel, a retired stunt man and high-wire artist, as he rallies neighbors […]

Date: June 23, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, a Palestinian Christian biologist, argues that movements towards uniformity, for corporate profit or political power, are threatening social and natural diversity. He believes restoring balance requires challenging ideas of dominance and hegemony. Dr. Qumsiyeh will offer some ideas for faithful stewardship to defend the planet and protect its inhabitants. […]

“Dialogues on Activism”: Community

Date: June 23, 2017 Time: 8:30 am  to  12:15 pm Activists, scholars, and community leaders will explore education, justice, and community in three Friday morning “Dialogues on Activism.” The first session on June 9 on education will focus on public education and the school-to-prison pipeline. The second session on June 16 will focus on restorative […]