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An Evening with Dan Barber on “The Third Plate”


Date: December 8, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:30 pm Dan Barber will speak about his best-selling new book The Third Plate, which moves beyond farm-to-table to offer a revolutionary way of eating. Barber is co-owner and executive chef of Blue Hill in Manhattan and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY, also […]

11th annual Women and Fair Trade Festival


Date: November 23, 2014 Time: 10:00 am  to  6:00 pm Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera will host their 11th annual Women and Fair Trade Festival, an Austin marketplace with eight artisan producers from women’s cooperatives all over the world — two days of cultural exchange, solidarity, fair trade, live music and poetry with vendors […]

11th Annual Women and Fair Trade Festival


Date: November 22, 2014 Time: 10:00 am  to  6:00 pm Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera will host their 11th annual Women and Fair Trade Festival, an Austin marketplace with eight artisan producers from women’s cooperatives all over the world — two days of cultural exchange, solidarity, fair trade, live music and poetry with vendors […]


Date: November 19, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Award-winning journalist Farai Chideya will speak on the challenges of reporting race and place when the idea of a “post-racial” America is being shattered by the realities of Ferguson, the U.S./Mexico border, and more. Chideya has spent years doing journalism on the road, reporting from […]


Date: November 16, 2014 Time: 12:00 pm  to  1:30 pm Challenging the conventional wisdom of many secular and religious folks, Robert Jensen argues that faith in the Cult of Capitalism is irrational and that a commitment to a reformulated Cult of Christianity (along with other religious traditions) is rational as we face up to the […]

Screening: “Which Way Home”


Date: November 7, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm  to  10:00 pm “Which Way Home” is a film that shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States. After the film there will be a Q&A with […]


Date: October 30, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Historian and activist Mike Davis will speak on “Texas vs. California: Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster/A California perspective on Texas-as-the Future.” Davis—a MacArthur Fellow in 1998 and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside—is the author of City […]

Jewish Voice for Peace Organizational Meeting


Date: October 26, 2014 Time: 5:00 pm  to  7:00 pm Folks interested in forming an Austin chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace are invited to attend this founding meeting intended to provide Austin’s Jewish communities a space to work with other organizations to secure justice and equality for the Palestinian people. For more information email […]


Date: October 24, 2014 Time: 6:00 pm  to  9:00 pm The local chapter of Amnesty International will celebrate 20 years in Austin with food, drinks, and music and talk from: Rev. Jim Rigby (St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church), Ralph White (Bad Livers), Dicky Grigg (an Attorney who will speak about Guantanamo and Human Rights), and singer/songwriter […]

Screening of “Growing Cities”


Date: October 24, 2014 Time: 6:00 pm  to  9:00 pm The 5604 Manor Community Garden, Festival Beach Community Garden, and Urban Roots are co-hosting a free screening of Growing Cities, a film that examines the role and potential impact of urban farming in America to revitalize cities and change the way we eat. The film […]