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US Human Rights Network National Conference

Date: December 10, 2015 Time: 8:00 am  to  5:00 pm The biannual conference of the US Human Right Network will be held in Austin December 10-13, with a focus on economic, social and cultural rights. This national network of organizations and individuals works to build and strengthen a people-centered human rights movement in the United […]

Documentary and Discussion: “Walking the Walk”

Date: December 9, 2015 Time: 7:15 pm  to  9:00 pm Indie Meme will host a screening of “Walking the Walk,” a 32 minute documentary that follows the participants in a queer pride march in Hyderabad, India. Participants discuss their struggle for human rights and efforts to raise awareness of violence against people who are gay, […]

Date: December 9, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Jessica Gordon Nembhard, a professor at John Jay College of the City University of New York and author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Thought and Practice will speak about her vision for a sustainable economy in which Black lives matter. In […]

Date: December 9, 2015 Time: 6:45 am  to  9:00 pm The City of Austin’s Imagine Austin speaker series will host Antwi Akom, Associate Professor of Environmental Sociology, Public Health, and STEM Education at San Francisco State University and a co-founder of the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design (I-SEEED). He is an expert […]

Date: December 4, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Joseph Massad, professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University, writes about theories of nationalism, sexuality, race and religion. His most recent book is Islam in Liberalism (2015), and he is also the author of Desiring Arabs (2007); The Persistence of the […]

African American Cooperatives: Film Shorts

Date: December 2, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Two mini-documentaries featuring Cooperative Home Care Associates and Mandela Foods provide a look at worker-owned cooperatives in Black communities. Worker-owner Adrionna from Oakland will talk about working at Mandela Foods. More information online. Location: Dickey-Lawless Auditorium, Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St., Austin, 78702

Date: December 2, 2015 Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm On the 31st anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster, AID Austin will screen “Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain,” which tells the story of the disaster through the eyes of a rickshaw puller, a journalist, and the chief executive of one of the world’s largest corporations. […]

Date: December 2, 2015 Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm “The Wanted 18” explores the power of mass mobilization and nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation during the First Intifada. The film tells the story of 18 dairy cows being brought to the West Bank town of Beit Sahour, as part of a self-sufficiency movement, […]

Date: November 30, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm A coalition of faith-based peace and justice groups will hold a vigil as part of a global mobilization against the death penalty. The event is sponsored by Pax Christi Austin, Friends Meeting of Austin (Quaker), and the Episcopal Peace Fellowship. Location: Austin City Hall plaza, […]

An Evening with “The Fabulous Beekman Boys”

Date: November 29, 2015 Time: 7:15 pm  to  9:00 pm “The Fabulous Beekman Boys,” the hit reality show on the Cooking Channel, is an amusing look at a couple who moved from New York City to an upstate farm. Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge left their urban lifestyles behind to buy the Beekman farm, where […]