Events

Screening of “No Sanctuary: The Big Business of Family Detention”

Date: November 21, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Grassroots Leadership is sponsoring a screening of Austin filmmaker Matt Gossage’s new film about the return of family detention, “No Sanctuary: The Big Business of Family Detention.” There will be a discussion after the film.

Seating is limited; register online.

Location: Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St., Austin

11th Annual Women and Fair Trade Festival

Date: November 22, 2014
Time: 10:00 am  to  6:00 pm

Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera will host their 11th annual Women and Fair Trade Festival, an Austin marketplace with eight artisan producers from women’s cooperatives all over the world — two days of cultural exchange, solidarity, fair trade, live music and poetry with vendors and community member. Share this on facebook.

Location: The Old School, 1604 East 11th Street, 78702

11th annual Women and Fair Trade Festival

Date: November 23, 2014
Time: 10:00 am  to  6:00 pm

Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera will host their 11th annual Women and Fair Trade Festival, an Austin marketplace with eight artisan producers from women’s cooperatives all over the world — two days of cultural exchange, solidarity, fair trade, live music and poetry with vendors and community member. Share this on facebook.

Location: The Old School, 1604 East 11th Street, 78702

“Shield the People” Lakota Seminar

Date: November 23, 2014
Time: 11:00 am  to  6:00 pm

Russell Eagle Bear (Lakota) and Ben Rhodd (Potawatomi) will lead an all-day Lakota Seminar benefitting the “Shield the People” Spiritual Camp. Both are Native activists involved in numerous energy related issues on the Northern Plains who work for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in the Cultural Resource Management Historic Preservation Office.

Shield the People is a community movement of the Rosebud Tribe in South Dakota organized to protect the rights of the people, the land, and the water. The organization’s current focus is stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline and other issues devastating our environment and affecting the global community. In March 2014, Shield the People constructed the Spiritual Camp, Sicangu Wicoti Iyuksa, as a symbol of resistance in the direct path of the proposed pipeline.

The seminar will explore topics including oral history, spirituality, star knowledge, customs and laws, Lakota thought and philosophy, plants and animals, and life way of Native society. They will address and assess energy-driven projects such as oil development, pipelines, rare-element extraction and mining, along with direct and indirect effects to the land and water.

General admission is $45 and $20 for students. More information and tickets online. All funds raised will go to supporting the Spiritual Camp.

Location: Dougherty Arts Center Theater, 1110 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78704

Note: Russell Eagle Bear and Ben Rhodd also will speak at the University of Texas on Friday, November 21, from 3-6 pm in the Glickman Conference Area, CLA 1.302D.

An Evening with Dan Barber on “The Third Plate”

Date: December 8, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:30 pm

Dan Barber will speak about his best-selling new book The Third Plate, which moves beyond farm-to-table to offer a revolutionary way of eating. Barber is co-owner and executive chef of Blue Hill in Manhattan and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY, also home to Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, a nonprofit farm and educational center. His writing on food and agricultural policy has appeared in the New York Times; he has received multiple James Beard awards; and in 2009 he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

Regular tickets are $40 ($30 for students), which includes reserved seating for music by Michael Fracasso at 7 pm and Barber’s presentation at 7:30 pm, and a post-show Farmers Market and book signing with Barber at 8:30 pm.

VIP tickets are $135, which includes a 6 pm reception with Barber featuring food from local chefs, drinks, and music; reserved mezzanine seating for the show; a signed copy of Barber’s book; and garage parking.

Information and tickets are available at the Paramount Theatre Box Office, online or (512) 474-1221.

The evening is part of Edible Austin’s “Eat/Drink Local Week,” with proceeds benefiting the Paramount Theatre, Sustainable Food Center, and Urban Roots.

Location: Paramount Theatre, 719 Congress Ave., Austin, 78701