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One Thousand Texans for Transit

Date: June 6, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm  to  7:00 pm As part of a comprehensive push for better mass transit planning and more transit funding statewide, Farm&City is coordinating a statewide network of transit advocates to shape legislation, beginning with the #TXLege in 2019. Speakers at this event will address opportunities for improving public transportation […]

Date: May 20, 2018 Time: 4:30 pm  to  6:00 pm Sunday, May 20, 4:30-6 pm   Woody Tasch, founder of the Slow Money Institute, will speak about his new book, SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital, and provide an update on Slow Money’s progress, including the $60 million invested in more […]

Date: May 15, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:00 pm KUT’s Rebecca McInroy and Mother Jones writer Tom Philpott join restaurateurs Adam Orman from L’Oca d’Oro, Jodi Odim from Black Star Co-op, and Jam from Thai Fresh to talk about why they have eliminated tipping at their restaurants, how they make it work, and why […]

Date: May 5, 2018 Time: 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm Bail reform and the school-to-prison pipeline will be featured in this discussion. Panelists include Lindsey Linder, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition; Lauren Johnson, ACLU-Texas; Meagan Harding, Texas Civil Rights Project; and moderator Mike Ignatowski. More information on the Facebook event page. The event is sponsored by […]

Update on Gaza and BDS with Rebecca Vilkomerson

Date: May 3, 2018 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace National, will present an update on the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and on current realities on the ground in Gaza. The event is sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace Austin. More information on the Facebook […]

“Private Violence” Documentary Screening

Date: May 3, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm “Private Violence” explores the reality that the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. The film features two survivors – Deanna Walters, a mother who seeks justice for the crimes committed against her at the hands of her estranged husband, […]

Ann Wright: The 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla

Date: May 1, 2018 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Col. Ann Wright, a retired US Army colonel and diplomat who resigned from the State Department in 2003 in opposition to the war in Iraq, was a co-founder in 2010 of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition. Her presentation will focus on the deteriorating conditions in Gaza caused by […]

“America: A Racist Country Without Racists?”

Date: April 30, 2018 Time: 5:00 pm  to  7:00 pm Austin Community College instructors Shannon Sinegal, Frank Reid, Sam Osemene, and Roy Casagranda will be joined by Southwestern University student Donte Houston for a conversation about racism in the United States. More information on the Facebook event page. Location: ACC Eastview Campus Auditorium (Room 8500), […]

Earth Day Austin

Date: April 29, 2018 Time: 12:00 pm  to  7:00 pm RESCHEDULED–Now Sunday, April 29 Huston-Tillotson University will host Earth Day Austin for 2018. There will be a variety of educational and exploratory activities. Among the events will be: “Policy Power: Insights On Influence In Local Decision Making” panel discussion; screening of “Age of Consequences” followed […]

“Migration: Discipline and Displacement” Conference

Date: April 27, 2018 Time: 9:00 am  to  3:15 pm This conference explores how the regulation of migration has often served complex political and economic agendas by reinforcing inequalities through imposed legal categories. Through immigration restrictions, governments have acted to exclude, control, and derive gain from groups of men and women who, driven by poverty, environmental degradation, violence, and […]