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Screening of “Pay 2 Play”


Date: May 3, 2015 Time: 5:00 pm  to  6:03 pm How can we change an electoral system in which politicians reward their big donors, large corporations and special interests, with legislation, public money and special favors? In “Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes,” filmmaker John Ennis offers a layman’s guide to taking control of the […]


Date: April 26, 2015 Time: 4:00 pm  to  6:00 pm “The Mask You Live In” examines contemporary masculinity. What messages do boys and men receive from popular culture, sports, and the media? What happens to kids when the traits that have been feminized are devalued over and over again? In this film, men from various […]


Date: April 19, 2015 Time: 12:15 pm  to  2:00 pm Arun Gandhi has many stories to tell of his grandfather, the Mahatma, and how his lessons set Arun on a path of teaching nonviolence. One of those stories, told in 2001 at the spiritual center Unity of New York, led Bethany Hegedus to work with […]


Date: April 16, 2015 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm After a long career as one of India’s leading newspaper reporters, P. Sainath is building an online archive of the diversity of rural India. In this talk, Sainath will explain how the recently launched People’s Archive of Rural India is documenting the culture and politics […]

Austin Co-op Summit


Date: April 11, 2015 Time: 8:00 am  to  5:00 pm The 3rd Annual Austin Co-op Summit will focus on “Cooperation among Coops” and “Local Government Support of Cooperative Businesses.” The keynote speaker will be Brian Donovan, the outgoing director of the Austin Cooperative Business Association. Educational sessions will include presentations and discussions about: women in […]


Date: April 6, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Hilary Klein will discuss her book “Compañeras,” the story of women’s involvement in the Zapatista movement, the indigenous rebellion that has inspired grassroots activists around the world for over two decades. The book collects the stories of grandmothers, mothers, and daughters who became guerrilla insurgents […]


Date: April 1, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Video and social media are now being used around the world to advocate for human rights and document abuses. WITNESS Engagement Coordinator Jackie Zammuto will talk about her organization’s work in Brazil, Hong Kong, Venezuela, and Ferguson and lead a workshop on video activism — […]

Town Hall Meeting with Bernie Sanders


Date: March 31, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont will discuss wealth inequality and its effects on politics in a town hall meeting. Sanders, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats in the Senate, is the only member of Congress who identifies as a socialist. Jim Hightower and […]


Date: March 30, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Former Austinite Andrew Maraniss will discuss his book “Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South.” Wallace, now a professor of law at American University in Washington, DC, was the first African American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference, […]


Date: March 29, 2015 Time: 9:30 am  to  10:30 am St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is hosting a screening of Austin filmmaker Matt Gossage’s film about the return of family detention, “No Sanctuary: The Big Business of Family Detention.” There will be a discussion after the film lead by Bob Libal of Grassroots Leadership. Location: St. […]