Date: June 20, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm
This fundraiser for Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera’s legal fund and their Mexican partners, the Border Committee of Workers, will feature a short film, food, live music, and dancing.
There also will be brief presentations by members of a solidarity delegation who were arrested in April while visiting Mexican maquiladora workers in Ciudad Acuña. After being detained for nine hours, they were deported from Mexico and banned from returning, though the charges against them were never clear.
Location: Friends Meeting House of Austin, 3701 East MLK Blvd., Austin, 78721
Date: June 22, 2013
Time: 10:00 am
In this workshop on how activists can take better photos, John Anderson will cover the basics of taking good photos, covering events, ethical/legal concerns, and the role of photojournalists in activism. Anderson also will show some of his work documenting Occupy Austin, using those photos to explain the process of photographing the work of activists.
Anderson began working as a photographer in the alternative press in 1988 with the Washington City Paper in Washington, D.C. In 1989 he studied with Magnum documentary photographer Eugene Richards, and he graduated from the University of Texas in photojournalism in 1995. He has been a staff photographer with the Austin Chronicle since 2000.
No photo equipment is required for the workshop.
Location: 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Road, Austin, 78723
Date: July 2, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
NEW DAY: Tuesday, July 2, 6 pm
Reporters from local publications will discuss the work of the Texas Legislature. Texas Observer editor Dave Mann will moderate the panel of Patrick Michels (Texas Observer), Aman Batheja (Texas Tribune), Richard Whittaker (Austin Chronicle), and Erica Grieder (Texas Monthly).
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW LOCATION: North Door Studios, 501 Brushy St., Austin http://www.ndvenue.com/
Date: July 7, 2013
Time: 6:03 pm
“Schooling the World: The White Man’s Last Burden” takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply troubling look at the role played by modern education in the destruction of the world’s last sustainable indigenous cultures. Examining the hidden assumption of cultural superiority behind education aid projects, the film looks at the failure of institutional education to deliver on its promise of a way out of poverty, in the United States as well as in the so-called “developing” world.
Location: MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, Austin, 78751
Date: July 10, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Associate Producer Lynsey Jones is hosting a screening of “GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth.” The film, described by director Dave Gardner as a full-frontal assault on the “taboos, myths and greedy growth profiteers that keep us speeding toward a cliff,” features interviews with former World Bank economist Herman Daly, former presidential advisors Gus Speth and Robert Solow, and 350.org’s Bill McKibben.
The proceeds from the $10 tickets benefit Tugg.com and the nonprofit Citizen-Powered Media, which produced the film and hopes to make a sequel. The screening will happen only if a minimum number of tickets are sold. So, advance ticket sales are crucial. If the threshold is not met, admission prices will be refunded. Buy tickets at http://www.tugg.com/events/4535.
Location: Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek, 13729 Research Blvd., Austin, 78750