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Date: March 31, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm “Between Earth and Sky” examines the impacts of climate change in Alaska, especially on the native Inupiaq people and arctic soil/permafrost. The executive producer and director will be at the screening to answer questions, and a member of the nonpartisan Citizens’ Climate Lobby will briefly […]

Date: March 8, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Evan Osnos, staff writer at The New Yorker and a Fellow at the Brookings Institution, will speak on “Age of Ambition: Truth, Faith and Fortune in China.” Osnos won the 2014 National Book Award for Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the […]

Date: March 5, 2017 Time: 12:00 pm  to  1:00 pm University of Texas professor Robert Jensen will speak on “The Politics of Patriarchy and the Corrosive Culture of Male Dominance,” analyzing the long history of institutionalized male dominance in U.S. politics and culture. In his new book, The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men, […]

Green Movie Night: “Sand Wars”

Date: March 3, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm The First Unitarian Universalist Church’s Green Sanctuary Committee will screen the documentary “Sand Wars,” which details how the worldwide construction boom fueled by emerging economies and increasing urbanization has led to intensive sand extraction on land and in the oceans, with damaging environmental impacts. A […]

“Day of the Fallen” March and Lobby Day

Date: March 1, 2017 Time: 10:00 am  to  5:00 pm The “Day of the Fallen” March and Lobby Day promotes justice for workers in the construction industry, in which a worker dies every three days. The activities, organized by the Workers Defense Project, include lobbying at the Texas Legislature from 10 am to 3 pm, […]

Date: February 28, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm Eric Tang and Bisola Faleti of the University of Texas Social Justice Institute will provide an overview of their research on gentrification in East Austin. Location: Agard-Lovinggood Auditorium, Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St., Austin, 78702

Jim Rigby on Activism and Spirituality

Date: February 26, 2017 Time: 1:15 pm  to  3:00 pm The Rev. Jim Rigby, pastor of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, will talk about balancing activism and our inner lives during distressing political times, followed by a discussion. Location: Wildflower Church Community Room, 1314 E. Oltorf St., Austin

“No Ban, No Wall” Rally

Date: February 25, 2017 Time: 2:00 pm  to  5:00 pm The goal of the “No Ban, No Wall” Rally is to bring awareness of the shared struggles of the immigrant and refugee communities in Texas that are confronting antagonistic federal and state policies. Speakers include Samer Khalaf, national president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee; Texas […]

Date: February 23, 2017 Time: 4:00 pm  to  6:00 pm “Sunú” is a documentary film that knits together different stories from a threatened rural world, viewing corn through the eyes of small, midsize, and large Mexican producers. After the screening there will be a talkback with director Teresa Camou. The screening is sponsored by UT’s LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and […]

Date: February 22, 2017 Time: 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm Wednesday-Friday, February 22–24 The 2017 Lozano Long Conference will examine the broken global food system, with a focus on Latin America. Traditionally, Latin American agriculture has grown by focusing on exports at the expense of fresh food for local communities. But an emerging global food […]