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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: October 21, 2016 Time: 4:00 pm  to  6:00 pm Princeton University professor Rob Nixon, author of Dreambirds: the Natural History of a Fantasy and the award-winning Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor, will speak on “Environmental Justice and the Anthropocene.” The event is co-sponsored by Environmental Humanities, Department of English, and the […]

Rag Reunion


Date: October 13, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Former staffers and followers of The Rag, Austin’s iconic underground newspaper of the 1960s and ‘70s, will host a reunion and public celebration on the paper’s 50th anniversary. The weekend will include educational events, exhibits, and workshops, along with music and social gatherings. The book […]

Historian Speaking on Austin in the 1960s


Date: October 13, 2016 Time: 3:30 pm  to  5:00 pm Doug Rossinow will speak on “Bringing It All Back Home: Austin in the Sixties, 50 Years Later” as part of the Rag Reunion. Rossinow, a professor of history at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN, is the author of The Politics of Authenticity: Liberalism, […]


Date: October 13, 2016 Time: 8:30 am  to  4:00 pm Huston-Tillotson University will host the third annual Building Green Justice Forum, this year focusing on “Race, Health, and the Environment” from scientific, sociological, political, and historical perspectives. Keynote speakers will include Mario Sims, social epidemiologist with the Jackson Heart Study and a professor in the […]


Date: October 11, 2016 Time: 7:15 pm  to  9:00 pm T. Carlos “Tim” Anderson, pastor of St. John’s/San Juan Lutheran Church in Austin, will speak on common good in the light of increasing social and economic inequalities in American society. Anderson is the author of Just a Little Bit More: The Culture of Excess and […]

“Night in Gaza: A Doctor’s Journey”


Date: October 7, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Dr. Mads Gilbert, a specialist in emergency medicine in Norway, will speak about his books Eyes in Gaza and Night in Gaza, which chronicle the suffering from the 2009 and 2014 wars. The event, sponsored by the Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights, is a fundraiser […]

Sexual Violence: Women’s Issue, Men’s Problem


Date: October 6, 2016 Time: 12:30 pm  to  2:00 pm Recent attention to the problem of sexual violence on college campuses raises inevitable questions about how men and women are trained to understand gender, sex, and power. While enacting and enforcing policies that can help ensure the safety of students is crucial, it is also […]

US-El Salvador Sister Cities Speaking Tour


Date: October 3, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm The US-El Salvador Sister Cities Network is creating conversations about social justice, development, community organizing, the environment, and immigration on a U.S. tour. The network’s Zulma Tobar, whose family was displaced during the civil war, will be speaking, along with U.S. volunteer Carly Roach. The […]

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 […]