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Date: February 21, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm ­Historian David Roediger will speak on “Reconsidering Race and Class,” drawing on his forthcoming book Race, Class, and Marxism to think about how we can productively write, think, and organize at the intersections of race and class in the United States, past and present. Roediger currently teaches history and African […]


Date: January 20, 2017 Time: 10:00 am  to  9:00 pm Planning has begun for a rally on Inauguration Day. More information on Facebook. Location: Congress Ave, Austin


Date: December 14, 2016 Time: 5:30 pm  to  8:30 pm The “Activate Austin” activism fair will link people with community organizations that offer opportunities to get involved. More information on the Facebook event page. Location: Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave St., Austin, 78702


Date: December 13, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:00 pm University of Texas professors Ben Carrington (sociology) and Cherise Smith (art history), Steven Thrasher from the Guardian US, and KUT host/producer Rebecca McInroy will discuss the life and legacy of the legendary UK cultural theorist Stuart Hall in a “Views and Brews” conversation. The panelists […]


Date: November 30, 2016 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm This event to say “Yes to Life!” and “No to the Death Penalty!” will be part of a mobilization around the country and the world to renounce the death penalty. More information about the event—which is sponsored by Pax Christi Austin, Friends Meeting of Austin […]

ACLU-TX Volunteer Meetup


Date: November 30, 2016 Time: 5:30 pm  to  7:00 pm The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is hosting a gathering with ACLU staff from the policy, advocacy, legal, development, and communications departments to discuss the upcoming session of the state Legislature and other political issues. For more information, contact Statewide Advocacy Manager Victor Cornell, […]


Date: November 21, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Monday, November 21, 7 pm   In Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era, Texas Christian University historian Max Kromchal tells the story starting in the 1930s of the decades-long struggle for democracy in Texas. In this reading […]


Date: November 18, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm The First Unitarian Universalist Church’s Green Sanctuary Committee will screen the documentary “The Burden,” which details why fossil-fuel dependence is a long-term national security threat. A discussion group will follow the film. For more information, contact green@austinuu.org or (512) 288-4080 Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 […]


Date: November 17, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Carlos Anderson, author of Just a Little Bit More: The Culture of Excess and the Fate of the Common Good, will discuss faith and inequality with Lilia Martínez, former community organizer with Austin Interfaith. The presentation and subsequent conversation will be in Spanish. The presentation […]

Texas Jail Project 10th Anniversary Celebration


Date: November 17, 2016 Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm The Texas Jail Project, an effort to reform Texas county jails  and provide support to families of inmates, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with drinks, food, speakers, and music. TJP co-founder Diane Wilson and state House Rep. Celia Israel will speak and singer/songwriter Eric Hisaw […]