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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: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm After a long career as one of India’s leading newspaper reporters, P. Sainath is building an online archive of the diversity of rural India. In this talk, Sainath will explain how the recently launched People’s Archive of Rural India is documenting the culture and politics […]


Date: March 13, 2015 Time: 12:00 pm  to  2:00 pm Journalist Dave Zirin and Professor Jules Boykoff will discuss “The Politics and Potential of Sport” in a conversation moderated by British TV journalist Keme Nzerem. For more information, contact UT Professor Ben Carrington, bcarrington@austin.utexas.edu. Location: Liberal Arts Building, CLA 1.302B, University of Texas, Austin

Screening of Documentary “Shadows of Liberty”


Date: March 5, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:30 pm “Shadows of Liberty” explores the failures of U.S. corporate journalism to provide the scope and depth of information needed for a functioning democracy. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay relies on journalists, activists and academics for insider accounts of a broken media system in which a handful of […]


Date: February 27, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Social Action movie night at Frist UU Church will feature a Texas documentary examining the plight of immigrant women and children incarcerated in for-profit detention centers while seeking political asylum. A trailer is here. After the 40-minute documentary, the filmmaker and immigrant rights organizers will […]


Date: February 26, 2015 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm The Texas Ahmadiyya Muslim Students Organization at the University of Texas is sponsoring a discussion titled “#StoptheCrISIS.” Featured speakers Harris Zafar, author of Demystifying Islam, and UT Journalism Professor Robert Jensen will discuss religion and politics in the contemporary world. More information online. Location: University […]

Screening of Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X”


Date: February 22, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Spike Lee’s film dramatizes Malcolm X’s journey from street criminal to intellectual and political activist, including his time in prison, conversion to Islam, ministry with the Nation of Islam and falling out with the organization, pilgrimage to Mecca, reevaluation of his views concerning whites, and […]


Date: February 22, 2015 Time: 12:00 pm  to  1:00 pm First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin’s Sunday Forum will feature Cristina Parker, immigration projects director at Grassroots Leadership, and Paul Pfeifer, co-chair of the visitation program at the Karnes Detention Center. Location: First UU Church of Austin, 4700 Grover Ave. 78756

Screening of Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X”


Date: February 21, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Spike Lee’s film dramatizes Malcolm X’s journey from street criminal to intellectual and political activist, including his time in prison, conversion to Islam, ministry with the Nation of Islam and falling out with the organization, pilgrimage to Mecca, reevaluation of his views concerning whites, and […]