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Date: May 12, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm C.J. Alvarez will discuss the history of policing on the U.S.-Mexico border from the point of view of those most affected by it. From the 19th century to the present day, U.S. officials have explained that border policing operations are necessary for “security,” but border […]

People’s Climate March


Date: April 29, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm People’s Climate March events will be held around the country, including in Austin. Location: Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave., Austin

March for Science


Date: April 22, 2017 Time: 10:00 am  to  1:00 pm March for Science rallies will be held around the country, including in Austin and Georgetown. Location: Austin details TBA; and Historic Courthouse, 710 S. Main St., Georgetown, 78626

Screening of “An Insignificant Man”


Date: April 21, 2017 Time: 7:15 pm  to  9:00 pm The 2nd Indie Meme Film Festival kicks off with a screening of “An Insignificant Man.” The film follows Arwind Kejriwal and his Common Man’s Party, a new insurgent political party in India focused on issues such as water, electricity, and graft. Indie Meme showcases South […]


Date: April 14, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Corey Dolgon, professor of sociology at Stonehill College in Easton, MA, will discuss his new book, Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism’s Triumph over Democracy, which explores how American voters have been convinced to support public policies that only benefit those in […]


Date: April 13, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:30 pm Bhoomi Thakore, director of the Sociology Program at Elmhurst College, IL, will discuss her 2016 book South Asians on the U.S. Screen: Just Like Everyone Else? and ask how media representations of South Asians perpetuate stereotypes and position them in the U.S. racial hierarchy. Location: […]

Screening of “How to Change the World”


Date: April 6, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm Using never-before-seen archival footage, the documentary film “How to Change the World” is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement. A reception with light refreshments will be held at 6:30 pm with the screening at 7 pm, followed […]


Date: April 4, 2017 Time: 12:15 pm  to  1:30 pm On April 4, 1967, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” which confronted the deeply rooted racism, militarism, and materialism of the United States and described the United States as the greatest purveyor of violence […]

Panel on Gerrymandering


Date: April 1, 2017 Time: 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm On the heels of a federal court decision ruling that three of Texas’s congressional districts were drawn illegally, a panel will discuss “Should Politicians Choose their Voters, or the Other Way Around?” Panelists include Frances McIntyre, League of Women Voters, TX Redistricting Issues Chair; Harriet […]


Date: March 31, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm “Between Earth and Sky” examines the impacts of climate change in Alaska, especially on the native Inupiaq people and arctic soil/permafrost. The executive producer and director will be at the screening to answer questions, and a member of the nonpartisan Citizens’ Climate Lobby will briefly […]