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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 […]


Date: December 7, 2014 Time: 2:00 pm  to  5:00 pm Rootwork and Food for Black Thought are sponsoring a holistic workshop that includes an opening meditation and drum circle, yoga, a pop-up collaborative art studio, and an interactive panel with local community builders of color. The event marks the official launch of Black Gaia™, a […]

“Shield the People” Lakota Seminar


Date: November 23, 2014 Time: 11:00 am  to  6:00 pm Russell Eagle Bear (Lakota) and Ben Rhodd (Potawatomi) will lead an all-day Lakota Seminar benefitting the “Shield the People” Spiritual Camp. Both are Native activists involved in numerous energy related issues on the Northern Plains who work for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in the Cultural […]

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 21, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm Grassroots Leadership is sponsoring a screening of Austin filmmaker Matt Gossage’s new film about the return of family detention, “No Sanctuary: The Big Business of Family Detention.” There will be a discussion after the film. Seating is limited; register online. Location: Mexican American Cultural Center, […]


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: November 17, 2014 Time: 4:00 pm  to  6:00 pm Raj Patel, the author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and The Value of Nothing, will speak on “Nutrition, Gender and Food Security in Africa.” Patel is a Research Professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the […]

Co-existence with Nature, through Maya Worldview


Date: November 16, 2014 Time: 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm Enjoy an afternoon among the trees and the medicinal garden of Alma de Mujer for a Nature Walk guided by Efraín Lopez (Maya Poqomam) of Ajchowen Arte Maya en Madera and Komon Ajq’ijab’, a Guatemalan non-profit organization that facilitates political reflection circles among Maya spiritual […]


Date: November 16, 2014 Time: 12:00 pm  to  1:30 pm Challenging the conventional wisdom of many secular and religious folks, Robert Jensen argues that faith in the Cult of Capitalism is irrational and that a commitment to a reformulated Cult of Christianity (along with other religious traditions) is rational as we face up to the […]