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Date: March 5, 2018 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm University of Texas history professor Jacqueline Jones will discuss her new book, Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical. The book tells the story of the militant writer, orator, and agitator Lucy Parsons. Born to an enslaved woman in Virginia […]

Pop-Up Magazine at UT


Date: February 21, 2018 Time: 7:30 pm  to  9:00 pm The Austin “live magazine” performance of Pop-Up Magazine will present new multimedia stories for the stage, with film, photography, sound, and animation, and a live score by the house band, Magik*Magik Orchestra. Featured will be novelist Daniel Alarcón, novelist and host of the Spanish-language podcast […]

Alondra Nelson on “The Social Life of DNA”


Date: February 1, 2018 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Alondra Nelson, professor of sociology and dean of Social Science at Columbia University, is the author of The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome and Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination. Nelson is an expert […]

“Whose Streets?” Documentary Screening


Date: February 1, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:45 pm “Whose Streets?” is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising after the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. A reception begins at 6:30 pm with the screening at 7 pm, to be followed by a brief conversation. More information online. The screening is part […]


Date: January 30, 2018 Time: 3:30 pm  to  4:30 pm University of Texas history professor Jacqueline Jones will discuss her new book, Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical. The book tells the story of the militant writer, orator, and agitator Lucy Parsons. Born to an enslaved woman in Virginia […]

Teaser Screening of Trans Pecos Documentary


Date: January 18, 2018 Time: 7:00 pm  to  10:00 pm The upcoming documentary “Trans Pecos” uncovers the deception that runs through the controversial Trans Pecos pipeline and the impending industrialization of the West Texas region, shining a light on the unexpected alliances that form when ex-industry insiders, landowners, and citizens come together to fight corporate […]

An Evening with Dolores Huerta


Date: January 18, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Legendary civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta will speak about her work to improve social and economic conditions for farm workers and to fight discrimination. Huerta co-founded with César Chávez the National Farm Workers Association, which became the United Farm Workers. For more […]

Poverty and Social Justice: Then and Now


Date: January 16, 2018 Time: 12:15 pm  to  1:45 pm Members of Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities and will discuss MLK’s legacy and issues facing the Austin community. Panelists are Colette Pierce Burnette, president of Huston-Tillotson University; Eric Tang, professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and Center […]

Endorsed by God? Blending Religion and Politics


Date: January 6, 2018 Time: 2:00 pm  to  4:30 pm What does separation of church and state mean in today’s world? How should voters resolve conflicts between partisan interests and religious beliefs? Should church donations be tax-deductible? What does the 1954 Johnson Amendment to the U.S. Tax Code say, and what would be the consequences […]

Reading with Author of “Extreme Cities”


Date: December 28, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:30 pm CUNY English Professor Ashley Dawson will speak about his new book, Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change. The book explains how cities drive climate change while being on the frontlines of the coming climate crisis More […]