Date: January 19, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm  to  10:00 pm

Activate Austin hosts a day of knowledge sharing and music, featuring Lisa Fithian, CommonSpark Collective, local folk band The Sparrowmakers, and singer songwriter, David Rovics.

Highlights of the day include “Deconstructing Empire, Building for the Long Haul’ with Lisa Fithian at 1 pm; “Decolonizing the Commons, The Rising of Collective Power” with Ellen Friedman, Megan Keith & Jim Casey of CommonSpark Collective at 4 pm; and dinner at 5:30 pm. Music begins at 7 pm with The Sparrowmakers, followed by David Rovics at 8 pm.

Full event tickets start at $25 (sliding scale) and concert only tickets start at $10.

Anyone interested in tabling, volunteering, sponsoring, or donating a raffle prize should contact

The Festival of the Commons is a benefit for CommonSpark Collective’s Commons Library Project and the Orun Center for Cultural Arts.

For more information, check online and at Facebook.

Location: Daytime events at Orun Center of Cultural Arts, 1720 East 12th St., Austin. Evening music at The Annex at 1808, 1808 East 12th St., Austin