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Melissa del Bosque Reads from “Bloodlines”


Date: September 18, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm   Texas Observer reporter Melissa del Bosque will read from her new book, Bloodlines:  The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty, which tells the story of how drug cartel leader Miguel Treviño laundered money through American […]


Date: September 15, 2017 Time: 5:30 pm  to  7:00 pm Rutgers University professor Juan González will discuss his new book, Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and Movement to End America’s Tale of Two Cities (New Press), which chronicles the rise of progressive mayors and city council members in major cities around the country in the years after […]


Date: September 12, 2017 Time: 4:30 pm  to  6:00 pm Stephanie Elizondo Griest will discuss her new book, All the Agents and Saints, in which she weaves seven years of stories from the southern and northern U.S. borders into a meditation on the impact of international borderlines. The book examines the legacy of having a […]


Date: September 8, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Stephanie Elizondo Griest will read from her new book, All the Agents and Saints, in which she weaves seven years of stories from the southern and northern U.S. borders into a meditation on the impact of international borderlines. The book examines the legacy of having […]

“It Happened Here” Documentary Screening


Date: September 7, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm   “It Happened Here” explores sexual assault on campuses through the personal testimonials of five survivors who transform their experiences into a springboard for change. In raw and intimate interviews, the students describe surviving sexual assault only to be met with apathy, disbelief, blame and […]

Screening of “I Am Here”


Date: September 5, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm “I Am Here,” a feature-length film inspired by the stories of Youth Rise members and produced in collaboration with the Creative Action Youth Cinema Collective, tells the story of an aspiring poet navigating young adulthood and the political realities of being part of a family […]

Screening of “Where Should the Birds Fly?”


Date: August 29, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  10:00 pm   “Where Should The Birds Fly?” is the story of two young women, survivors of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead. The film visually tells the story of the efforts of Gazans to live and work under conditions of siege, and documents the horrific Israeli military attack. […]

Our Revolution Central Texas Regional Meeting


Date: August 27, 2017 Time: 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm Our Revolution Central Texas is holding its second regional membership meeting for Austin and surrounding counties. Agenda items include supporting Medicare for All, endorsements of progressive candidates, and organizing Our Revolution local chapters. Our Revolution is a progressive political action organization that emerged out of […]

Rally for Carbon Free by 2030 Austin Energy Resolution


Date: August 10, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm Austin City Council is scheduled to vote on a proposal for Austin Energy to join 29 other US cities in adopting a goal of being 100% Carbon Free by 2030. People are also encouraged to call their Councilmember (512-974-2000) as well as Mayor Adler (512-978-2100). The full city council […]

Save Our Springs 25th Anniversary Screening


Date: August 8, 2017 Time: 8:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Living Springs, in conjunction with Splash!, the Save Our Springs Alliance, and the Save Barton Creek Association, will screen “Common Ground: The Battle for Barton Springs.” The half-hour 1993 documentary, which chronicles the 18 month-long process that led to the citizen-led petition drive to enhance […]