Events

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.

Space is limited so it’s best to arrive closer to 6pm in order to secure a seat for the film.

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

“Power of Community” Screening and Potluck

Date: August 28, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  10:00 pm

The 5604 Manor Community Garden is hosting a screening of “The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil.” The film examines Cuba’s “Special Period,” a time when Cuba stopped receiving half of their oil imports and 80 percent of their food from the Soviet Union. The film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens.

There will be a potluck dinner from 7-8pm outside near the garden, with the film screening inside at 8 pm, followed by a discussion of how to strengthen the local alternative energy and food movement in Austin.

More information: facebook.com/events/268818109979984

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

Foro Urgente: Understanding the Humanitarian Crisis on the Border

Date: September 4, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

The event on the border crisis will begin with a panel on “Understanding the Causes and the Consequences of the Crisis” moderated by NPR reporter John Burnett. Panelists include: Padre Ismael Moreno, Director, Radio Progreso and E.R.I.C, (Team for Reflection, Research and Communication); Alfonso Gonzales, Assistant Professor, LLILAS/CMAS; and Denise Gilman, Co-Director, Immigration Clinic, UT School of Law

The panel will be followed by a discussion on community responses featuring local organizations.

More information online, or contact Paloma Diaz, p.diaz@austin.utexas.edu or (512) 232-2415. The event is co-sponsored by LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections and the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS).

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

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Readings of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

Date: September 15, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

Historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will be doing three readings from her new book, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, which challenges the way in which the centuries-long genocidal program of the U.S. settler-colonial regime has largely been omitted from history. The book offers a story of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans actively resisted expansion of the U.S. empire for centuries.

Dunbar-Ortiz, who grew up in rural Oklahoma as the daughter of a tenant farmer and part-Indian mother, has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades. She taught in the newly established Native American Studies Program at California State University, Hayward, and helped found the Departments of Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies. Dunbar-Ortiz is also the author of The Great Sioux Nation: Sitting in Judgment on America, Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico, and Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War.

Location: BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, 78703

 

 

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Readings of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

Date: September 16, 2014
Time: 3:30 pm  to  5:30 pm

Historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will be doing three readings from her new book, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, which challenges the way in which the centuries-long genocidal program of the U.S. settler-colonial regime has largely been omitted from history. The book offers a story of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans actively resisted expansion of the U.S. empire for centuries.

Dunbar-Ortiz, who grew up in rural Oklahoma as the daughter of a tenant farmer and part-Indian mother, has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades. She taught in the newly established Native American Studies Program at California State University, Hayward, and helped found the Departments of Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies. Dunbar-Ortiz is also the author of The Great Sioux Nation: Sitting in Judgment on America, Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico, and Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War.

3:30-5:30 pm

Sponsored by the Native American and Indigenous Studies Department and co-sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies at University of Texas.

Location: University of Texas, Liberal Arts Building (CLA 3.102B, Julius Glickman Conference Center)

7:30 pm

Location: Resistencia Bookstore, 4926 E. César Chávez, Unit C-1, Austin