Robert Reich Lecture at UT Austin

Robert Reich Speaking at UT

Date: September 8, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:30 pm

Location: LBJ Library, Lady Bird Auditorium, University of Texas, 2313 Red River St., Austin

The University of Texas’ Plan II Honors Program is hosting Robert Reich for the 2015 Liz Carpenter Distinguished Lecture.  Reich, former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton, is a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley.  He is the author of Beyond Outrage: What Has Gone Wrong with Our Economy and Our Democracy, and How to Fix Them and was featured in the documentary “Inequality for All.”

No tickets are required for this free event.

If you can’t make it to the LBJ Library, Reich will also be interviewed for KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith at the KLRU studios at 2:45 pm on September 8.   Event is free but reservations required.  More information:

One Human Race Workshops

SEPTEMBER 12, 19, 26
TIME: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
LOCATION: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 11201 Parkfield Drive, Austin
(Open to Public) – No Cost to Attend, Registration Required

one-human-race-workshops-87Three workshops focused on race reconciliation using materials from the PBS Series: Race: A Power of An Illusion. Materials have been updated and modified. If you are looking for a safe and friendly environment to start on continue a conversation about race reconciliation, this may be the ideal solution for you.

We recommend you attend at least the first workshop. Attendance to all workshops is not required, but recommended. To learn more about this movement, visit:

Sponsored by: The Myra McDaniel Chapter, which is an affiliate of the national organization, the Union of Black Episcopalians. The Chapter advocates for and encourages greater involvement and participation of members of the African Diaspora in all levels of the Episcopal Church.

iACT – The Red Bench Conversations

redbench_logo-300x79Join us for a special Red Bench conversation as a part of Peace Day Austin!

Tuesday September 15, 2015, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Topic: Peace

Location: St. Edward’s University (Maloney Room, 3001 Congress Ave.)

International Day of Peace


Monday Sep, 21 2015

Building Green Justice Forum

Building Green Justice Forum: Cultivating Food Justice

Date: September 24, 2015

Time: 8:30 am  to  4:00 pm

Location: Dickey-Lawless Science Building, Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St., Austin, 78702, with free parking in the Chalmers Avenue lot and free street parking around campus.

Huston-Tillotson University will host the Second Annual Building Green Justice Forum, this year focusing on food justice. Activists, community members, students, and researchers will explore food access, local and global food systems, community-based solutions, nutrition, and health impacts.

Registration and coffee begins at 8:30 am, with speakers, panels, and workshops throughout the day. A full schedule is coming soon.

The forum—which is sponsored by Green is the New Black, The Dumpster Project, and the Third Coast Activist Resource Center—is free but please register online. For more information, contact Karen Magid,

First UMC – Austin Meeting on General Conference 2016

What to Expect at General Conference 2016 Sunday

September 27th 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Murchison Chapel

Presented by Jay Brim

Every four years, delegates from all over the world meet to decide on law and policy for the United Methodist Church.  Next year that meeting will be in May in Portland, Oregon.  Jay Brim is Chancellor of the Rio Texas Annual Conference (essentially the Bishop’s lawyer), a member of Westlake UMC, and a lay delegate to the 2016 General Conference.  He will inform us about the issues that General Conference is likely to address.  There is no charge for the course and there are no materials to purchase.

For more information, contact:

Voices of Tamar

Can We Talk? Sexual Violence & Abuse

What’s Your Dating IQ?

(It’s more than just RED FLAGS)

Often Young Women and Men Get Caught in Relationship Nightmares,

Or are Unable to Awaken From the horror of Past Abuse.



September 27, 2015

2:00-4:30 PM

University United Methodist Church

2400 Guadalupe AUSTIN 78705

(use north entrance next to small parking lot)

Voices of Tamar, a faith-based ministry addressing violence in relationships.

Special Guests:    Imani Boyette and Chris Adams    

Cost: FREE