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Date: May 4, 2019 Time: 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm “A House Divided: How Do We Get the Political System We Want?” is an audience-based deliberative forum, based on the work of the National Issues Forums Institute. The process involves small, moderated groups that explore diverse perspectives about how to revive our ability to work […]

“Dark Money” Documentary Screening


Date: May 2, 2019 Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm “Dark Money” examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy, the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The screening will be followed by a discussion. The event is part of the “Controversy & Conversation” series, a collaboration between […]


Date: April 28, 2019 Time: 1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm “Beyond the Frontlines: Tales of Resistance and Resilience from Palestine” follows the work of Dr. Samah Jabr, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who is head of the Palestine Ministry of Health’s Mental Health Unit. A discussion with Dr. Jabr and the filmmaker, Alexandra Dols, will follow the film. The […]


Date: April 25, 2019 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm This discussion will address Travis County’s plans to create an adult Public Defender Office. Members of Ice Fuera de Austin, Texas Advocates for Justice, and Grassroots Leadership have been active participants in these conversations to ensure that a PD Office will serve the full needs […]


Date: April 24, 2019 Time: 3:00 pm  to  4:00 pm University of California-Berkeley history professor Stephanie E. Jones Rogers will speak about the role of white women in American slavery. She is the author of the new book They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South. The event is sponsored […]


Date: April 18, 2019 Time: 11:30 am  to  1:00 pm A conversation about Grassroots Leadership’s work fighting for decarceration, including immigration detention, will feature Bob Libal, Executive Director; Claudia Muñoz, Director of Immigration Programs; and Annette Price, Texas Advocates for Justice Statewide Coordinator. Barbara Hines, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors and the founder of […]


Date: April 16, 2019 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:30 pm Ali Abunimah, founder of the website electronicintifada.net and the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse, will speak about the current state of the Palestine movement. The event is sponsored by the Palestine Solidarity Committee at the University of Texas. More information on the […]

A Conversation with Maria Hinojosa


Date: April 16, 2019 Time: 3:30 pm  to  5:00 pm Maria Hinojosa, anchor and executive producer of NPR’s “Latino USA,” will talk onstage with Professor Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas. The conversation will be followed by a reception hosted by KUT Radio. More information online. Location: University of […]

Earth Day Austin


Date: April 13, 2019 Time: 12:00 pm  to  6:00 pm Huston-Tillotson University will host Earth Day Austin for 2019, with a variety of educational and exploratory activities. For more information, go to the Earth Day Austin website or the Facebook event page. Location: Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St., Austin, 78702


Date: April 9, 2019 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Octavio Solis, one of the most prominent Latino playwrights in the United States, will read from Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border, a memoir about growing up brown at the U.S./Mexico border. Location: Malvern Books, 613 West 29th St., Austin

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