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Date: November 9, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm  to  9:00 am In her new book, The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth, UK journalist Julie Bindel examines the arguments surrounding the controversial debate on prostitution and its legislation. Drawing on more than 250 interviews from people affected by, and involved with, prostitution around the […]

Overnight Nature-Writing Camp

Date: November 4, 2017 Time: 8:00 pm  to  8:00 pm “Interior Worlds and Outdoor Exploration: A Writers’ Camp Out and Workshop” is an overnight nature-writing camp hosted by Camp Fire Central Texas, featuring trained outdoor educators and creative writers. Attendees will contribute to and take home a commemorative zine of original work created over the […]

“The Return” Documentary Screening

Date: November 2, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm In 2012, California amended its “Three Strikes” law—one of the harshest criminal sentencing policies in the country. Within days, the reintegration of thousands of “lifers” was underway. “The Return” examines this reform through the eyes of those on the front lines—prisoners suddenly freed, families turned […]

Date: November 1, 2017 Time: 3:00 pm  to  5:00 pm Egyptian musician Ramy Essam and University of Texas professor Samy Ayoub will discuss Middle Eastern politics and the role of art in resistance. Essam was an aspiring singer from Mansoura, Egypt, when he went to Tahrir Square in Cairo during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. […]

Date: October 30, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm  to  9:00 pm A film screening and discussion on “Going In, Getting Out: Race and Incarceration in the U.S.” will examine the intersection of race and mass incarceration in the United States. The event begins with a screening of Ava DuVernay’s award-winning documentary “13th,” followed by a panel […]

Valeria Luiselli on Child Migrants

Date: October 26, 2017 Time: 5:30 pm  to  7:00 pm Mexican novelist and essayist Valeria Luiselli will discuss her book Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions, which recounts her experience working as an interpreter for child migrants seeking entry into the United States. Luiselli explains that work in an interview on […]

Date: October 24, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Tommy Curry is a professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies at Texas A&M University and author of The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood. Utilizing insights from social dominance theory and genocide studies, Curry will explain how the concept of The […]

Date: October 20, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Matthew Hoh and other members of the Veterans For Peace Palestine/Israel Delegation will speak about their work, which includes recent visits to Ferguson, Standing Rock, Jeju Island, and Okinawa as well as an upcoming trip to the U.S./Mexico border. Filmmaker Chris Smiley will also show clips from […]

Date: October 20, 2017 Time: 12:00 pm  to  1:30 pm Recent incidents on college campuses involving controversial speakers have sparked a surge in disruptive and sometimes violent protests by activists. How should college campuses respond to hate speech? What are the constitutional limits on restricting speech on college campuses? Panelists include: Brianna Davis, Educational Leadership […]

Date: October 19, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm In the fight for freedom and justice, people are turning to art, creativity, and humor. A follow-up to the popular Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution, Beautiful Rising: Creative Resistance from the Global South showcases innovative approaches from struggles against austerity and autocracy across the […]