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Date: August 12, 2015 Time: 7:30 pm  to  9:03 pm How does a 16-year-old evolve into a criminal? This documentary explores race, class, education, and the prison system by examining a bank robbery committed by Texas high-school students. Director Darius Clark Monroe’s film interweaves suspenseful reenactment footage with candid interviews from people involved in every […]


Date: August 10, 2015 Time: 11:30 am  to  1:00 pm Panelists at the “Shades of Green” lunch will discuss their experience as people of color practicing environmentalism and conservation, and offer insight into how Austin’s predominantly white environmental movement can become more collaborative. David Buggs (Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the Texas Parks & […]

“Austin While Black” Screening


Date: July 23, 2015 Time: 7:30 pm  to  9:00 pm The creators of the web series “Austin While Black,” Evelyn Ngugi and Doyin Oyeniyi, will screen the four episodes of the show that have been released and lead a discussion after each one. Ngugi and Oyeniyi earned journalism degrees at the University of Texas at […]


Date: July 14, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Bill Fletcher Jr. is a racial justice, labor, and international activist. Formerly president of TransAfrica Forum, a nonprofit advocacy center focused on a just U.S. foreign policy for Africa and Africans in the Diaspora, Fletcher was a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, and is currently an […]

“Collective Courage” Reading Group


Date: July 8, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Cooperation Texas is sponsoring a reading group for Jessica Gordon Nembhard’s book “Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice.” No prior reading required for this first meeting. For more information, contact Dana Pedersen, dana@cooperationtexas.coop. Location: Carver Library, 1165 Angelina St., […]

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 30, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm With racist violence and symbols dominating the news, it’s more important than ever to talk about the various forms of white supremacy. KUT Radio’s Rebecca McInroy will moderate a discussion of racial justice with University of Texas educators in the “Views and Brews” series. Rich […]


Date: June 28, 2015 Time: 1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm The YWCA Greater Austin is sponsoring a screening of “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” which resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. The panel will be led by the YWCA’s Laura Gomez-Horton. Location: […]

Book Discussion of “Justice While Black”


Date: June 27, 2015 Time: 2:30 pm  to  4:00 pm Texas NAACP president Gary Bledsoe will lead a discussion of “Justice While Black: Helping African American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System” by Robbin Shipp and Nick Chiles. Panelists include Timothy Walker, Joyce James, and LaKiza Fowler. Location: George Washington Carver Museum and […]

Screening of “Food Chains”


Date: June 25, 2015 Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm “Food Chains” examines how exploited tomato pickers in Immokalee, Florida, fought big ag for better wages, highlighting the hidden costs of cheap food in the United States. Kandace Vallejo and Jordan Buckley from Fair Food Austin will lead a discussion after the film. Location: MonkeyWrench […]