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Date: February 22, 2017 Time: 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm Wednesday-Friday, February 22–24 The 2017 Lozano Long Conference will examine the broken global food system, with a focus on Latin America. Traditionally, Latin American agriculture has grown by focusing on exports at the expense of fresh food for local communities. But an emerging global food […]

Date: February 21, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm ­Historian David Roediger will speak on “Reconsidering Race and Class,” drawing on his forthcoming book Race, Class, and Marxism to think about how we can productively write, think, and organize at the intersections of race and class in the United States, past and present. Roediger currently teaches history and African […]

Cities Leading Climate Action

Date: February 19, 2017 Time: 12:00 pm  to  1:00 pm Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Brandi Clark Burton will discuss the Mayors Summit 2016 in Mexico City, which advanced urban responses to climate change. The event is part of the First Unitarian Universalist Church’s Public Affairs Forum series and the church’s Green Sanctuary Committee. More […]

Date: February 10, 2017 Time: 12:00 pm  to  1:30 pm This University of Texas Opportunity Forum Lunch Series program will focus on the latest research on charter schools followed by a critical dialogue. Government funding and other support for charter schools is controversial. Opponents express concerns about accountability and reallocating resources from traditional public schools. […]

Date: February 3, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe will address some of today’s key ecological and social questions: What risks does climate change pose? Is a safe and sustainable future possible, given our energy and economic interests, and widespread political rejection of these risks? And why are evangelicals so […]

Green Movie Night: “Sand Wars”

Date: February 3, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm The First Unitarian Universalist Church’s Green Sanctuary Committee will screen the documentary “Sand Wars,” which details how the worldwide construction boom fueled by emerging economies and increasing urbanization has led to intensive sand extraction on land and in the oceans, with damaging environmental impacts. A […]

Date: January 31, 2017 Time: 12:00 pm  to  1:00 pm A panel will discuss the Texas Law Civil Rights Clinic’s new report, “Preventable Tragedies: How to Reduce Mental Health-Related Deaths in Texas Jails,” which tells the stories of 10 tragic and preventable deaths in Texas jails and offers recommendations to improve diversion and treatment of […]

5604 Manor “Not-Really-that-Happy” Happy Hour

Date: January 27, 2017 Time: 4:30 pm  to  6:30 am The Workers Defense Project and Third Coast Activist Resource Center will host a “Not-Really-that-Happy” Happy Hour for progressive Austin residents to share concerns and strategize for the coming four years, and beyond. The new administration in Washington and the Texas Lege will keep us busy […]

Austin Sanctuary Network Benefit

Date: January 26, 2017 Time: 8:30 pm  to  10:00 pm The Austin Sanctuary Network, a group of 20 faith communities and organizations that supports asylum-seekers fleeing violence, will host a benefit concert featuring singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer and pianist Gary Walters Tickets are $22 and can be purchased online. Childcare available. For more information, see the […]

Date: January 23, 2017 Time: 12:00 pm  to  1:00 pm Raj Patel will discuss the introductory chapter of his forthcoming book, Seven Cheap Things, co-authored with sociologist Jason W. Moore. Patel, a research professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, is the author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden […]