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“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 […]

“Dialogues on Activism: Justice


Date: June 16, 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 […]

Taking Away the Power of Criminal Charges


Date: June 9, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm   The Tilted Scales Collective will present ideas from their book, A Tilted Guide to Being a Defendant, which can help people facing criminal charges figure out how to understand and handle their legal cases. More information on the Facebook event page. Location: MonkeyWrench Books, […]

“Dialogues on Activism”: Education


Date: June 9, 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 […]

85th Texas Legislature: What Happened?


Date: June 3, 2017 Time: 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm Several bills in the Texas Legislature, such as SB4 on “sanctuary cities” and SB6 on transgender bathroom access received a lot of coverage, but what about the budget, public education, and other pressing issues? John Reynolds, newsletters editor for the Texas Tribune, will be on […]


Date: May 23, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm Using images and archival records, environmental historian and educator Katherine Pace will discuss the important role that flash floods played in shaping Austin’s Jim Crow geography. More information on the Facebook event page. Location: MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, Austin, 78751

Book Talk on Medical System’s Failures


Date: May 20, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:00 pm Writer and physician Rachel Pearson will read from her new memoir, No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine, and engage in a conversation led by Texas Observer editor Forrest Wilder. The book is a brutally frank memoir about doctors […]


Date: May 12, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm C.J. Alvarez will discuss the history of policing on the U.S.-Mexico border from the point of view of those most affected by it. From the 19th century to the present day, U.S. officials have explained that border policing operations are necessary for “security,” but border […]


Date: May 10, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:30 pm Central American migration to the U.S. and to Mexico presents unique challenges in the current political environment. Mexican and U.S. migration experts will discuss the obstacles facing Central Americans who are fleeing violence and seeking protection. Panelists include Jorge Ríos, Legal Director for Asylum, Sin […]


Date: May 6, 2017 Time: 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm   Texas doesn’t like to be told what to do by Congress, yet Texas is willing to exert its power over counties and cities. Where do residents of our state fit in this power struggle? The panel to discuss these questions will include Gina Hinojosa, […]