Events

Convict Leasing in Texas: Activism and Commemoration

Date: October 24, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm  to  6:00 pm

A roundtable discussion on “Convict Leasing in Texas: Activism and Commemoration” will feature Reginald Moore, Samuel Collins III, and Baxter Montgomery of the Convict Leasing and Labor Project. The moderator will be Professor Shirley Thompson from the University of Texas departments of American Studies and African and African Diaspora Studies.

More information online. The discussion will be followed by a reception.

Location: University of Texas, Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st St., Austin

David Wallace-Wells on “A Story of Mythological Proportion”

Date: November 12, 2019
Time: 3:30 pm  to  5:00 pm

David Wallace-Wells will speak on the climate crises, our best hopes for dealing with it, and what he means by calling it “a story of mythological proportion.”

Wallace-Wells is the author of the best-selling book The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, which has been described as “an epoch-defining book” and “this generation’s Silent Spring.” The book is both a travelogue of the near future and a meditation on how that future will look to those living through it—the ways that warming promises to transform global politics, the meaning of technology and nature in the modern world, the sustainability of capitalism, and the trajectory of human progress.

Wallace-Wells is a national fellow at the New America Foundation, and a columnist and deputy editor at New York Magazine. He was previously the deputy editor of The Paris Review.

The program is sponsored by the Senior Fellows Honors Program of the Moody College of Communication. More information online.

Location: University of Texas, Belo Center for New Media (BMC 2.106), 300 W. Dean Keeton, Austin

Panel on “Indigeneity, the Land, and Artistic Expression”

Date: November 13, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Musician and storyteller Martha Redbone, documentary filmmaker and scholar Angelo Baca, and documentary filmmaker and professor Anne Lewis will discuss “Indigeneity, the Land, and Artistic Expression.”

The event is sponsored by University of Texas Humanities Institute.

More information online. RSVPs are appreciated but not required.

Location: Texas Union Building, Santa Rita Suite (UNB 3.502), University of Texas

16th Annual Women & Fair Trade Festival

Date: November 23, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  6:00 pm

The Women & Fair Trade Festival is an annual Austin marketplace, now in its 16th year, invites women’s cooperatives to come from all over the world to tell their stories about globalization and to sell their handmade items.

The event is sponsored by Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera. More information on the Facebook event page.

Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Ave., Austin 78756

16th Annual Women & Fair Trade Festival

Date: November 24, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  6:00 pm

The Women & Fair Trade Festival is an annual Austin marketplace, now in its 16th year, invites women’s cooperatives to come from all over the world to tell their stories about globalization and to sell their handmade items.

The event is sponsored by Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera. More information on the Facebook event page.

Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Ave., Austin 78756