Events

“Beyond the Frontlines: Tales of Resistance and Resilience from Palestine” Screening and Discussion

Date: April 28, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm

Beyond the Frontlines: Tales of Resistance and Resilience from Palestine” follows the work of Dr. Samah Jabr, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who is head of the Palestine Ministry of Health’s Mental Health Unit. A discussion with Dr. Jabr and the filmmaker, Alexandra Dols, will follow the film.

The event is sponsored by the St. Andrew’s Social Justice Committee, Jewish Voice for Peace Austin, CAIR Austin, and the Interfaith Committee for Palestinian Rights.

Location: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Dr.

“Dark Money” Documentary Screening

Date: May 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm

Dark Money” examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy, the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The screening will be followed by a discussion.

The event is part of the “Controversy & Conversation” series, a collaboration between the Austin Public Library and the Humanities Institute’s Difficult Dialogues Program at the University of Texas. More information online.

Location: Austin Public Library, Terrazas Branch, 1105 East Cesar Chavez St., Austin, 78702

A House Divided: How Do We Get the Political System We Want?

Date: May 4, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm

“A House Divided: How Do We Get the Political System We Want?” is an audience-based deliberative forum, based on the work of the National Issues Forums Institute. The process involves small, moderated groups that explore diverse perspectives about how to revive our ability to work together on challenging issues.

The event is sponsored by Common Ground for Texans, a nonpartisan nonprofit based in Austin, and the League of Women Voters Austin. More information on the Facebook event page.

Location: Old Quarry Branch Library, 7051 Village Center, Austin