“A Green New Deal, and Beyond: Facing Ecological Crises”

Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm

We face multiple, cascading ecological crises that require dramatic changes in public policy and everyday life. The Green New Deal proposals have been criticized for being too radical, but what if they are not radical enough? Robert Jensen will offer a framework for understanding today’s debates over environmental issues.

Jensen, recently retired from teaching in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas, is the author of The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men and Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully.

Location: University of Texas, Utopia Theater, School of Social Work Room 2.106, 1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, 78712

“State of the Renter” Events

Date: September 20, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm  to  5:00 pm

BASTA, an Austin-based tenants rights group, is sponsoring a series of events to highlight tenants associations’ struggle with bad building conditions, evictions, landlord bullying, and the right to organize.

More information online or on the Facebook event page. The week includes:

Launch and Gallery Opening, Friday September 20, 4-5 pm, City Hall Atrium

Community Forum on Bad Building Conditions, Monday, September 23, 6:30-8:30 pm, Lone Star Circle of Care at Collinfield Clinic, 8913 Collinfield Drive

Community Forum on Landlord Bullying and the Right to Organize, Thursday, September 26, 6-8 pm, Allison Elementary School, 515 Vargas Road.

Working Together for a Green New Deal

Date: September 21, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Representatives from the labor, environment, and youth movements will discuss working together to achieve a Green New Deal. Panelists include Andrés Bernal (CUNY Queens College and advisor to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), Raj Patel (University of Texas), Amanda Masino (Huston-Tillotson University), Mike Siegel (Democratic candidate for Congress), Greg Casar (Austin City Council), Emma Galbraith (youth climate leader), Ryan Pollock (IBEW Local 520), Ginny McDavid (President, Harris County Labor Assembly), and Gina Hinojosa (Texas House of Representatives).

More information about the event, which is sponsored by a variety of community groups, on the Facebook event page.

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