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Date: October 19, 2017 Time: 5:30 pm  to  7:00 pm Ai-jen Poo will discuss the role of immigrant women in the American care economy, featuring the stories and solutions of immigrant women for a more caring economy and democracy. Poo is Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Co-director of Caring Across Generations. […]

Panel on Equity in the 2017 Austin School Bond Package

Date: October 11, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm This summer the Austin school board called for a $1.05 billion bond package for voters’ approval in November. Panelists will discuss whether enough equity was built into the package and how equity is shaping the future of education in Austin. Panelists include: Ted Gordon, Austin […]

Date: October 6, 2017 Time: 12:00 pm  to  1:30 pm This University of Texas Opportunity Forum’s Lunch Series program will focus on the rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey. What needs to be done to help the most vulnerable survivors rebuild their lives? How can we protect all residents from future flooding and exposure to other hazards? […]

Children of Abraham/Ibrahim Film Series: “Wanted 18″

Date: September 28, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm  to  9:30 pm This 2014 award-winning film offers a fictionalized narrative based on an actual set of events, when the community of the small West Bank town of Beit Sahour finds their legally purchased cows to be designated a “threat to national security” of the Israeli state. Through an elegant integration of claymation, animation, and […]

Date: September 28, 2017 Time: 8:30 am  to  4:00 pm Huston-Tillotson University will host the fourth annual Building Green Justice Forum, this year focusing on “Organic Activistology.” Presenters and participants will reflect on their roles as organic activists – thinkers and doers who reflect their community’s history, values, and knowledge and who engage to direct the community as leaders and organizers. This exploration […]

Screening of Documentary on Child Labor Trafficking

Date: September 27, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:30 pm Cecilia” tells the story of struggle for justice of Cecilia Hasda, a tribal woman from West Bengal India, whose daughter is trafficked and found dead in New Delhi. After the screening, filmmaker Pankaj Johar will discuss the film and answer questions via Skype. More information […]

Book Talk: “The Price for Their Pound of Flesh”

Date: September 27, 2017 Time: 3:00 pm  to  4:00 pm The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave in the Building of a Nation is the first book to explore the economic value of enslaved people through every phase of their lives—preconception, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, the […]

Date: September 23, 2017 Time: 12:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Black Rose/Rosa Negra-Austin hosts the Austin premier of “No Borders: Social Struggles Across the U.S.A.,” with the first two of an 11-episode web series created by a Chilean media team that spent months traveling in the United States to learn about social movements and the […]

Children of Abraham/Ibrahim Film Series: “Tikkun”

Date: September 21, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm  to  9:30 pm Haim-Aaron (Aharon Traitel) is an intensely devout Orthodox yeshiva student engaged in a quiet struggle between his religious Orthodoxy and the human body. Brought to life after having been dead for 40 minutes, Haim-Aaron is beholden to uncanny forces, pulling him toward nocturnal explorations of the unknown. Part psychological horror film,part art-cinema, TIKKUN […]

Screening of “A Strike and An Uprising (in Texas)”

Date: September 19, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Austin filmmaker Anne Lewis will screen “A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas),” an experimental documentary based on the telling of two events—the 1938 San Antonio pecan shellers’ strike led by Emma Tenayuca and the 1987 organizing campaign of black workers at Stephen F. Austin […]