Events

Screening of “Mississippi Masala”

Date: April 24, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

The film will be introduced by University of Texas postdoctoral fellow Titas Chakraborty.

The screening is part of the “Faces of Migration” series presented by “Not Even Past,” Department of History, and Institute of Historical Studies.

Location: University of Texas at Austin campus, CLA 1.302B, Julius Glickman Conference Center (first floor, CLA Building). Paid parking in the Brazos Garage, 210 E. MLK Blvd.

A People’s History of Austin

Date: April 25, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:30 pm

“A People’s History of Austin” will discuss the history of Austin from the perspective of people of color. Moderated by Daniel Zarazua, the panel will include University of Texas professor Dr. Richard Reddick, Austin City Council Member Pio Renteria, and retired United Methodist minister Dr. Freddie B. Dixon, Sr.

This panel is hosted by The Collective, Teach for America’s national alumni of color association. More information online.

Location: Willie Mae Kirk Branch Library, 3101 Oak Springs Dr., Austin

Earth Day Austin

Date: April 29, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm  to  7:00 pm

RESCHEDULED–Now Sunday, April 29

Huston-Tillotson University will host Earth Day Austin for 2018. There will be a variety of educational and exploratory activities. Among the events will be: “Policy Power: Insights On Influence In Local Decision Making” panel discussion; screening of “Age of Consequences” followed by a discussion on the national security implications of climate change; “Competing Claims On Water,” screening of film excerpts highlighting the challenges of stewarding precious water resources; and screening of two documentaries that feature communities confronting the environmental, social and economic impacts of fracking and coal power.

For more information, go to the Earth Day Austin website or the Facebook event page.

Location: Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St., Austin, 78702

“Private Violence” Documentary Screening

Date: May 3, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm

“Private Violence” explores the reality that the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. The film features two survivors – Deanna Walters, a mother who seeks justice for the crimes committed against her at the hands of her estranged husband, and Kit Gruelle, an advocate who seeks justice for all women. “Private Violence” asks questions that hold the potential to change our society: “Why does he abuse?” “Why do we turn away?” “How do we begin to build a future without domestic violence?”

A reception begins at 6:30 pm with the screening at 7 pm, followed by a discussion led by Maisha Barrett, the Training Specialist at SAFE Austin, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

The screening is part of the “Controversy & Conversation” series, a collaboration between the Austin Public Library and the Humanities Institute’s Difficult Dialogues Program at the University of Texas. More information online and on the Facebook event page.

Location: Austin Public Library, Terrazas Branch, 1105 East Cesar Chavez St., Austin, 78702