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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 or (512) 288-4080 Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 […]

Date: November 4, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Robin Meyers, a leading national voice in progressive Christianity, will speak about “From Galilean Sage to Supernatural Savior: The Heresy of Orthodoxy.” Meyers’ new book Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance, in which he argues that the church is becoming irrelevant due to […]

“Education Reform as Class Warfare”

Date: November 4, 2016 Time: 3:00 pm  to  4:00 pm Orrin Shindell, a PhD candidate in physics at the University of Texas physics, will speak on “Education Reform as Class Warfare,” based on his research on the campaign by business and conservative political forces beginning in the 1980s to use “education reform” as a tool […]

Film Screening: “How to Let Go of the World”

Date: November 3, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm  to  9:00 pm UT’s student-led Climate Change Education and Action Task Force will host a screening of the new documentary from Josh Fox (director of Gasland I and II): “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change.” The screening is free. […]

Citizen Action on Climate

Date: October 30, 2016 Time: 12:00 pm  to  1:00 pm Anna Graybeal will discuss the work of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a nonpartisan nonprofit group working to pass federal legislation for a steadily-rising fee on carbon. She will give an overview of the policy and CCL’s work Congress, and outline how volunteers can help out […]

Date: October 28, 2016 Time: 12:00 pm  to  2:00 pm This University of Texas Opportunity Forum’s Lunch Series program will focus on criminal history as a barrier to housing access. The keynote speaker will be Washington attorney Sara Pratt, followed by a panel including Austin City Council member Greg Casar, David Mintz from the Texas […]

Date: October 24, 2016 Time: 12:15 pm  to  2:00 pm Silvia Federici, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of the classic Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation, will speak on “Globalization, the Destruction of the Commons and New Forms of Violence against Women” as part of the Global Policy Studies […]

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 […]

Screening of Documentary about Mining Safety

Date: October 17, 2016 Time: 5:30 pm  to  8:00 pm The documentary “Under the Stack” follows the stories of three different communities and their experience working with the American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO). The reception begins at 5:30 pm, followed by the screening at 6:30 pm and a panel including director Anne Fischel, two […]

Film screening: “On the Side of the Road”

Date: October 15, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Friends Meeting House will present “On the Side of the Road,” an Israeli documentary focused on public perception of the 1948 creation of the state of Israel and displacement of Palestinians. Israeli war veterans Tikva Honig-Parnass and Amnon Noiman are the focus of the film, […]