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An Evening with Dan Barber on “The Third Plate”


Date: December 8, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:30 pm Dan Barber will speak about his best-selling new book The Third Plate, which moves beyond farm-to-table to offer a revolutionary way of eating. Barber is co-owner and executive chef of Blue Hill in Manhattan and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY, also […]

11th annual Women and Fair Trade Festival


Date: November 23, 2014 Time: 10:00 am  to  6:00 pm Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera will host their 11th annual Women and Fair Trade Festival, an Austin marketplace with eight artisan producers from women’s cooperatives all over the world — two days of cultural exchange, solidarity, fair trade, live music and poetry with vendors […]

11th Annual Women and Fair Trade Festival


Date: November 22, 2014 Time: 10:00 am  to  6:00 pm Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera will host their 11th annual Women and Fair Trade Festival, an Austin marketplace with eight artisan producers from women’s cooperatives all over the world — two days of cultural exchange, solidarity, fair trade, live music and poetry with vendors […]


Date: November 19, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Award-winning journalist Farai Chideya will speak on the challenges of reporting race and place when the idea of a “post-racial” America is being shattered by the realities of Ferguson, the U.S./Mexico border, and more. Chideya has spent years doing journalism on the road, reporting from […]


Date: October 30, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Historian and activist Mike Davis will speak on “Texas vs. California: Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster/A California perspective on Texas-as-the Future.” Davis—a MacArthur Fellow in 1998 and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside—is the author of City […]

Cooperation Texas Anniversary Party


Date: October 18, 2014 Time: 6:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Cooperation Texas—the first organization in the state dedicated to creating dignified jobs through the development, support, and promotion of worker-owned cooperatives—will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a party. Keynote speaker will be Ed Whitfield, co-Managing Director of the Fund for Democratic Communities, and a longtime […]

El Salvador Sister Cities Speaking Tour


Date: October 13, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Catie Johnson, a U.S. El Salvador Sister Cities representative in El Salvador, and Edith Portillo, who works as the Coordinator of the Women’s Programs for the Association for the Development of El Salvador, will discuss significant developments in El Salvador, such as electoral transparency, youth […]


Date: October 8, 2014 Time: 7:30 pm  to  9:30 pm As’ad AbuKhalil, a professor of political science at California State University-Stanislaus and author of The Battle for Saudi Arabia: Royalty, Fundamentalism, and Global Power (2003), will speak about the historical context of the Palestinian struggle for human rights and self-determination. AbuKhalil writes the popular blog, […]

Forum on “Building Green Justice”


Date: September 25, 2014 Time: 8:30 am  to  4:30 pm Huston-Tillotson University is sponsoring a forum on environmental equality in our community, featuring: a panel of community organizations, including Austin Youth Riverwatch, Cooperation Texas, and the Texas Campaign for the Environment, moderated by Dominique Bowman of HT; a presentation on environmental justice and Austin’s demographic […]

“A Discussion of Porn Culture” Slide Show


Date: September 17, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm The group Decoding Porn is presenting “A Discussion of Porn Culture,” an interactive slide show about the increasing violence against women in mainstream pornography, the representation of women in the media, and how porn culture shapes the way both women and men are viewed and […]