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Earth Day Austin


Date: April 13, 2019 Time: 12:00 pm  to  6:00 pm Huston-Tillotson University will host Earth Day Austin for 2019, with a variety of educational and exploratory activities. For more information, go to the Earth Day Austin website or the Facebook event page. Location: Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St., Austin, 78702

New Story Festival


Date: March 29, 2019 Time: 9:00 am  to  6:00 pm The New Story Festival is a transformational experience of community, creativity, and the common good that will combine art and music, spirituality and social action, big ideas and playful connection. Information on tickets online. Location: Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St, Austin, 78702


Date: March 28, 2019 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Eco-theologian the Rev. Michael Dowd will speak on “Redeeming ‘Progress’—The Prodigal Species Comes Home,” offering a theology grounded in ecology to promote a just, healthy, and sustainably life-giving future. Location: Wildflower Church, shared campus with Faith Presbyterian, 1314 E. Oltorf St., Austin


Date: March 28, 2019 Time: 12:30 pm  to  1:30 pm Northwestern University history professor Daniel Immerwahr will speak about his new book, How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States. Immerwahr tells the story of U.S. colonialism in the Philippines and Puerto Rico, while after World War II, innovations in electronics, […]


Date: March 26, 2019 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm The film “Resilience—Vision for a New America” features Rev. angel Kyoda williams, the founder of Transformative Change, an organization that focuses on social justice issues at the intersection of racial, economic, and climate justice. Williams, the author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation, will lead […]


Date: March 26, 2019 Time: 4:00 pm  to  6:00 pm Pulitzer Prize winner and former New York Times reporter Isabel Wilkerson will read from her best-selling book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. Based on 1,200 interviews, the book tells the story of three unforgettable protagonists who made what […]

“Autonomy Is in Our Hearts” Book Talk


Date: March 23, 2019 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Dylan Fitzwater will discuss his book Autonomy Is in Our Hearts, which analyzes the Zapatista uprising’s call for freedom, justice, and democracy using the conceptual language of Tsotsil, a Mayan language indigenous to the highland communities of Chiapas. More information on the Facebook event page. […]


Date: March 21, 2019 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Historian Greg Grandin will read from his new book, The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America, which explores the meaning of the frontier throughout the full sweep of U.S. history—from the American Revolution to the […]

Edwidge Danticat at Black Studies Conference


Date: March 14, 2019 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:30 pm Author Edwidge Danticat will be a keynote speaker at the “Black Studies @ 50: 1968/1969” conference. The University of Texas established the Afro-American Studies and Research Center in 1969, five years after hiring its first black faculty member. The conference will explore this legacy from […]

Economic Models and Biophysical Principles


Date: March 14, 2019 Time: 5:15 pm  to  6:15 pm Carey King, a Research Scientist and Assistant Director of the University of Texas’s Energy Institute, will speak on “Economic models need biophysical principles: Otherwise we can’t explain the past or anticipate the future.” He will discuss data and concepts that provide a better understanding of […]