Jim Rigby on Activism and Spirituality

Date: February 26, 2017
Time: 1:15 pm  to  3:00 pm

The Rev. Jim Rigby, pastor of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, will talk about balancing activism and our inner lives during distressing political times, followed by a discussion.

Location: Wildflower Church Community Room, 1314 E. Oltorf St., Austin

Screening of “13th” and Discussion

Date: February 28, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm  to  6:30 pm

The Netflix original documentary “13th,” by the Oscar-nominated director of “Selma” Ava DuVernay, focuses on racial inequality in the United States criminal justice system. University of Texas Law faculty Jennifer Laurin and Jordan Steiker will lead a discussion after the film. Pizza will be provided.

The screening is sponsored by the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. More information online.

Location: University of Texas, Townes Hall, Sheffield-Massey Room (TNH 2.111), Austin

“Day of the Fallen” March and Lobby Day

Date: March 1, 2017
Time: 10:00 am  to  5:00 pm

The “Day of the Fallen” March and Lobby Day promotes justice for workers in the construction industry, in which a worker dies every three days. The activities, organized by the Workers Defense Project, include lobbying at the Texas Legislature from 10 am to 3 pm, followed by a march at 4 pm.

For more information, check the Facebook event page or contact Please register online for lobbying.

Location: Lobby Day, 10 am, at Texas AFL-CIO, 1106 Lavaca St.; March at 4 pm, 903 San Jacinto, JJ Pickle Building, Austin

Green Movie Night: “Sand Wars”

Date: March 3, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

The First Unitarian Universalist Church’s Green Sanctuary Committee will screen the documentary “Sand Wars,” which details how the worldwide construction boom fueled by emerging economies and increasing urbanization has led to intensive sand extraction on land and in the oceans, with damaging environmental impacts.

A discussion group will follow the film. For more information, contact or (512) 288-4080

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