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Screening of “At the Death House Door”


Date: July 2, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm This documentary investigates Texas’ 1989 execution of Carlos DeLuna, after prosecutors ignored evidence about another man who bragged to friends about committing the crimes of which DeLuna was convicted. The screening is part of the “Controversy & Conversation” series, a collaboration between the Austin Public […]


Date: June 24, 2015 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm The unsustainable agriculture that produces most of the world’s food depends on inputs derived from fossil fuels that are at the heart of catastrophic climate change. Robert Jensen, a professor in the UT School of Journalism, will discuss how the mainstream institutions of the dominant […]

Screening of “Forks over Knives”


Date: June 4, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm This documentary examines the claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The screening is part of the “Controversy & Conversation” series, a collaboration […]


Date: May 30, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Protests in Ferguson sparked a national rebellion against police brutality. The Houston-based group Out of the Flames of Ferguson is one example of what is possible beyond demos and marches, and organizers will report on the struggle to fight police violence and white supremacy. Location: […]

Smadar Lavie on Israeli Politics and Society


Date: May 24, 2015 Time: 4:00 pm  to  6:00 pm The Austin chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace will host a talk by Israeli anthropologist and author Smadar Lavie. Professor Lavie will discuss the political circumstance of the Mizrahi Jewish population in Israel, the recent Israeli elections, and Operation Protective Edge — the 2014 assault […]

#BlackPoetsSpeakOut


Date: May 15, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Café Libro Open Mike hosts the second #BlackPoetsSpeakOut event in Austin. Black poets and allies are invited to read a work by a black poet in response to police violence. A panel on art and activism will follow, including Amanda Johnston (Black Poets Speak Out), […]

Jane’s Walk: East Austin History Tour


Date: May 9, 2015 Time: 10:00 am  to  1:00 pm Because of gentrification and increased transit access, East Central Austin, a vibrant area at the heart of Austin’s African American community, is in transition. This tour celebrating that history is part of Jane’s Walk USA, a series of free neighborhood walking tours aimed at bridging […]


Date: May 7, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm This documentary exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it, if anything. The screening is part of the “Controversy & Conversation” series, a collaboration between the Austin Public Library and the Humanities […]

Texas Social Justice Series: Education


Date: May 7, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm The third of a four-part series on the fight for social justice in Texas will focus on education. Panelists will discuss legal cases leading up to the Brown v. Board of Education decision and Texas’ role in shaping Supreme Court decisions of the era, along […]

Screening of “Pay 2 Play”


Date: May 3, 2015 Time: 5:00 pm  to  6:03 pm How can we change an electoral system in which politicians reward their big donors, large corporations and special interests, with legislation, public money and special favors? In “Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes,” filmmaker John Ennis offers a layman’s guide to taking control of the […]