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

A Conversation about American Roots Music with Martha Redbone

Date: November 12, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

Martha Redbone is an award-winning musician, storyteller, and activist celebrated for her roots music embodying the folk, indigenous, and mountain blues sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky.

More information online. The event is free but space is limited. Call 512-471-6376 for reservations.

Location: University of Texas Briscoe Center for American History, Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 2, 2300 Red River St., Austin 78712

Screening and Discussion of “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point”

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

Our Revolution – Travis County is hosting a screening of “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point.” The documentary looks at how our dysfunctional health care system damages the economy, suffocates businesses, discourages physicians, and negatively impacts the nation’s health, while remaining unaffordable for a third of our citizens.

More information on the Facebook event page.

Location: Texas AFL-CIO Becky Moeller Auditorium, 1106 Lavaca St., Austin 78701

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