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Date: June 23, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, a Palestinian Christian biologist, argues that movements towards uniformity, for corporate profit or political power, are threatening social and natural diversity. He believes restoring balance requires challenging ideas of dominance and hegemony. Dr. Qumsiyeh will offer some ideas for faithful stewardship to defend the planet and protect its inhabitants. […]

“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 […]

“Dancing Away Detention” Fundraiser


Date: June 22, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  10:00 pm Grassroots Leadership presents “Dancing Away Detention,” its annual fundraiser to support the Hutto Visitation Program and Family Detention Programs. The funds support volunteer orientations, train community volunteers, monitor the human rights conditions in the facility, and build advocates for closing the detention systems as a […]


Date: June 21, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn will speak about Ayers’ book — Demand the Impossible: A Radical Manifesto — and a discussion will follow. The event is open to the public. There will be free snacks, and drinks can be purchased at the High Road’s full bar. The talk is […]

“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 […]

Film: “Awake – A Dream from Standing Rock”


Date: June 4, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm “Awake – A Dream from Standing Rock” is a collaboration between indigenous filmmakers, Director Myron Dewey, Executive Producer Dough Good Feather, and environmental Oscar Nominated filmmakers Josh Fox (Gasland, How to Let go of the World and Learn to Love Everything Climate Can’t Change) and […]

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

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