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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 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 […]

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 […]

Date: June 30, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm The Excellence and Advancement Foundation and Texas Appleseed are sponsoring a teach-in on the school-to-prison pipeline and practices in AISD schools. Texas elementary schoolchildren are suspended, sent to alternative schools, and expelled at alarming rates, often for minor Student Code of Conduct violations such as […]

Date: June 25, 2016 Time: 4:00 pm  to  6:00 pm “Challenger: Voices from the Street” is a documentary about The Challenger Street Newspaper in Austin, a newspaper written, produced, and distributed by a group of Austin’s homeless as a way to get off the streets and have a voice in the community. Location: Monkeywrench Books, […]

Date: June 25, 2016 Time: 12:30 pm  to  8:00 pm The most recent installment of KLRU’s Austin Revealed series, “Chicano Civil Rights,” explores the struggle of the Chicano movement of the ‘60s and ‘70s and shows how the Mexican-American community of Austin united to fight for quality education, equal representation, and respect for their diverse […]

Documentary: “Anne Braden: Southern Patriot”

Date: June 24, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm  to  10:00 pm White Allies of Racial Equity is hosting a screening and discussion of a documentary about Anne Braden. Charged with sedition for attempting to desegregate a Louisville, Kentucky neighborhood in 1954, Anne Braden used the attacks to turn herself “inside out” and embrace a lifetime of […]