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Naomi Klein on Climate and Capitalism

Date: November 11, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, and author of several books, including her 2007 New York Times bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Her most recent book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, won the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers’ […]

Robert Jensen Reading from Plain Radical

Date: October 29, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm University of Texas professor Robert Jensen will read from his new book, Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully. The book sketches the comprehensive radical politics of Jensen’s late friend and comrade Jim Koplin. Drawing on first-hand stories and the nearly […]

Date: October 22, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Journalist Mark Danner, author of Stripping Bare the Body: Politics, Violence, War and Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror, will speak on human rights in an age of endless war. Danner’s lecture will be the inaugural Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold […]

Informal Class on Religion and Politics

Date: October 20, 2015 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm Tuesdays, October 20, 27 and November 3, 6:30-8 pm University of Texas professor Robert Jensen will teach a three-session course on “Religion and Politics: Critical Thinking and Constructive Talking.” Rejecting the common advice to not talk about religion or politics, this course argues that religion […]

Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery Fifth Anniversary

Date: October 17, 2015 Time: 2:00 pm  to  6:00 pm Five years ago, Black Star opened its doors as the world’s first cooperatively owned and worker self-managed brewpub. To celebrate, the workers and board of directors is throwing an anniversary party in the spirit of their old beer socials. There will be music and member-only […]

Urban Roots Annual “Seed to Harvest Kickoff”

Date: September 29, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:30 pm Urban Roots will mark its ninth year of work with Austin youth with an event featuring music, food, beer, and cocktails. The group uses food and farming to transform the lives of young people, providing paid internships for youth age 14 to 17 to work […]

Date: September 28, 2015 Time: 4:00 am  to  6:00 pm The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice is sponsoring a Colloquium on Inequality and Human Rights that will focus on the Greek economic crisis. The panel includes University of Texas professor James Galbraith, and professors Alvaro Santos and Philomila Tsoukala from […]

Date: September 24, 2015 Time: 8:03 am  to  4:00 pm Huston-Tillotson University will host the Second Annual Building Green Justice Forum, this year focusing on food justice. Activists, community members, students, and researchers will explore food access, local and global food systems, community-based solutions, nutrition, and health impacts. Registration and coffee begins at 8:30 am, […]

Robert Jensen Speaking on White Privilege

Date: September 10, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm University of Texas professor Robert Jensen will speak on racism and white privilege to the Rio Texas chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action. Jensen is the author of the 2005 book The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege and the […]

Date: September 10, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:30 pm Dana Pedersen from Cooperation Texas will lead a discussion after screening the new documentary from the Swedish media cooperative Fria Tidningar. “Can We Do It Ourselves?” confronts some common criticisms of cooperative enterprises—that they must be inefficient, inflexible, or otherwise inferior to capitalist enterprises—drawing on […]