Events

Film Screening & Discussion: “Documenting our Presence: Multicultural Experiences of Mental Illness”

Date: July 26, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

The Women’s Community Center of Central Texas is hosting a screening and discussion of “Documenting Our Presence: Multicultural Experiences of Mental Illness,” a documentary that takes a compassionate, hopeful look at the experiences of people of diverse backgrounds, affected by serious mental illness.

There will be free snacks and childcare is available if requested in advance. Please RSVP online.

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

Film Screening & Discussion: “Which Way Home”

Date: July 26, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

This screening of the film “Which Way Home” is hosted by Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) and the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES). After the documentary, attorneys from both organizations will speak on the crisis of unaccompanied minors at the border.

The event is free, but please RSVP.

Location: Servant Church, 1605 E. 38 ½ St., Austin 78722

State of Denial: Where Marriage Equality Stands in Texas

Date: July 29, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

Legally married in other states, many same-sex couples in Texas face an uncertain future at home. Jo Ann Santangelo visited six couples whose legal marriages are not recognized in Texas to see what life is like for them and their families for her photo essay in The Texas Observer’s July issue.

A reception and panel discussion on this issue will feature Santangelo, Cleopatra De Leon and Nicole Dimetman from the photo essay, Lauren Zurbrugg of Equality Texas Foundation, and Elizabeth Brenner of the LGBT Bar Association.

Location: JClark Gallery, 1500 W 6th St., Austin 78703

Screening of Documentary “Food for Change”

Date: July 29, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:30 pm

Wheatsville Food Co-op’s south store will screen “Food for Change.” This feature-length documentary focuses on food co-ops as a force for social and economic change in American culture, using interviews, rare archival footage, and commentary by the filmmaker and social historians.

More information and RSVP online.

Location: Wheatsville Food Co-op, 4001 S. Lamar, Austin, 78704

Third Coast Activist Social Hour and Movie Night – “Omar”

Date: August 22, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

The final Third Coast Activist Summer Movie Night of 2014 will feature the Academy Award nominated film “Omar.” Come at 6pm for snacks, Topo Chico, and a special treat – beer from 4th Tap Brewery, a worker owned cooperative. The film will start at 7.

“Omar” is a fast-paced thriller set in the occupied West Bank. There are so many surprises and twists that it’s best not to describe the plot and give anything away. Come for refreshments and socializing at 6, film starts at 7.

omar1“A MASTERPIECE!…the perfect balance of romance and action.”
- Maysoon Zayid, The Daily Beast

“Caught in the middle, there’s no guessing which way this emblematic youth will jump. The story dishes out action and surprises without losing its political intent.”
- Steve Rose, The Guardian

“An incredible love story”
- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

Location: 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., Austin 78723