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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 […]

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 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 […]

“Imagining an Indigenous Future” Symposium


Date: May 1, 2015 Time: 2:00 pm  to  5:00 pm The annual symposium of the Native American Indigenous Collective and Native American Indigenous Peoples Association will focus on “Imagining an Indigenous Future,” addressing the futures of indigenous peoples within settler colonial spaces. More information online and on Facebook. Location: University of Texas, Benson Latin American […]

“Imagining an Indigenous Future” Symposium


Date: April 30, 2015 Time: 5:00 pm  to  8:00 pm The annual symposium of the Native American Indigenous Collective and Native American Indigenous Peoples Association will focus on “Imagining an Indigenous Future,” addressing the futures of indigenous peoples within settler colonial spaces. More information online and on Facebook. Location: University of Texas, Benson Latin American […]


Date: April 26, 2015 Time: 4:00 pm  to  6:00 pm “The Mask You Live In” examines contemporary masculinity. What messages do boys and men receive from popular culture, sports, and the media? What happens to kids when the traits that have been feminized are devalued over and over again? In this film, men from various […]


Date: April 19, 2015 Time: 12:15 pm  to  2:00 pm Arun Gandhi has many stories to tell of his grandfather, the Mahatma, and how his lessons set Arun on a path of teaching nonviolence. One of those stories, told in 2001 at the spiritual center Unity of New York, led Bethany Hegedus to work with […]


Date: April 16, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:30 pm Austin’s Decoding Porn group will screen author Gail Dines’ documentary “Pornland: How the Porn Industry had Hijacked our Sexuality” and lead a discussion of the film’s argument that modern pornography is not about sexual liberation and expression, but instead encourages sexism and aggression. The film […]