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Shane Claiborne speaking on “Executing Grace”


Date: September 29, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Shane Claiborne, a leading figure in the New Monasticism movement and a founding member of the Simple Way intentional community in Philadelphia, will speak about life as a radical non-conformist. Claiborne is the author of The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical; Jesus for […]


Date: September 27, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Public-interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson will speak about his work on the injustice of the U.S. criminal system. Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based group that has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent […]

Support Workers Rights and Safety


Date: September 1, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm  to  9:30 pm The City of Austin is considering a fast-track permit process, and the City Council will vote on including worker protections. That would mean developers who want to use fast-track permitting would have to live up to Better Builder standards for workers—living wage, workers compensation, basic […]


Date: August 31, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:30 pm Urban Roots is sponsoring a screening of “Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective,” which explains how this design method offers an ecological lens for solving problems in agriculture. The movie will be followed by a panel to explore the differences between people-centered agriculture and industrial agriculture, and […]


Date: August 23, 2016 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm Vincent Harding, Chair of the Travis County Democratic Party, will moderate the panel featuring Margaret Haule, founder of Black Lives Matter Austin chapter; Yannis Banks, Texas NAACP, Kazique Prince, Mayor’s office; and Sareta Davis, Chair of the City of Austin Human Rights Commission and President […]

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 26, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:00 pm Mini Kahlon, Vice Dean of the Dell Medical School, will address how a medical school can focus on the health of a community rather than just treating the sick, discussing lessons from international models of healthcare and the role of entrepreneurial projects in creating new […]


Date: July 23, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm This 70-minute documentary chronicles the daily joys and struggles of Palestinian fair trade farmers and the American ultra-marathoners who ran across the West Bank planting olive trees and bridging cultures long the way. Palestinian olive oil will be available for sampling and purchase. More information […]