Events

Workshop on Dynamics of Sexual Violence

Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:30 pm

The Women’s Community Center of Central Texas and SafePlace are sponsoring a public workshop on “The Dynamics of Sexual Violence.” The interactive workshop will cover the definition of sexual assault, common myths and misinformation, consent, and support for survivors.

A vegetarian dinner will be provided and child care is available. The workshop is free but space is limited. Register oneline . More information online.

Location: Women’s Community Center, 1704 San Antonio St., Austin 78701

El Salvador elections: A report back on recent elections and solidarity movements

Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Former guerrilla commander Salvador Sanchez Ceren won a close run-off election in March to became president-elect of El Salvador. While the election was declared the most open and transparent in its history, right-wing forces in El Salvador and the United States are trying to de-legitimize the election.

Three election observers from Austin—Jennifer Long, Vic Hinterlang, and Matt Gossage—will give a multi-media report on their experience and facilitate a discussion on the history and current politics of El Salvador, and the ongoing calls for solidarity with El Salvador.

For more information, contact Matt at (512) 669-9968(512) 669-9968 or matthewgossage@hotmail.com.

Location: 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Road, Austin, 78723

Robert Jensen on “Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World”

Date: June 3, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm

Robert Jensen, a professor in the UT School of Journalism and author of Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialog, will speak on “Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World” in the University of Texas Informal Classes Odyssey lecture series.

With economic and ecological crises deepening, more people are facing the harsh reality that modern high-energy/high-technology ways of living—along with the economic system out of which they emerged—have to change if the Earth is to sustain a large-scale human presence in the future. If the American “way of life” is incompatible with a sustainable future, how do we start to talk about, and create, a new way of being in the world? In this talk, Robert Jensen will tell the story of a “plain radical,” a person whose political and personal choices offer a painfully honest but hopeful example.

There is a fee for the lecture. Information and registration online.

Location: Thompson Conference Center, University of Texas, Austin