Events from Third Coast Activist

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Friday, March 11, 11 am-12:30 pm

Athletes as Activists: Lessons from Black Lives Matters and Beyond

British journalist Keme Nzerem will moderate a panel on “Athletes as Activists,” featuring author and former NBA player Etan Thomas, former English Premier League and Jamaican national team football player Michael Johnson, and athlete/writer/activist Shireen Ahmed.

For more information check or contact Ben Carrington,

Location: University of Texas, Glickman Conference Center, Liberal Arts Building (CLA 1.302B), Austin


Saturday, March 19, 1 – 4 pm

Iraq Veterans Against the War Art Exhibition

Local members of Iraq Veterans Against the War and the Civilian-Soldier Alliance at Howson Hall will host an exhibition of the War Is Trauma poster portfolio on the 13th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

This event will also be a release party for the Jacob George Memorial Album, where folks who placed orders for the album can pick up their copies. Unfortunately, there will not be any copies of the albums for sale, but it will be available for digital download. You can listen to a Democracy Now segment about Jacob here.

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


Wednesday, April 20, 7 pm

Mason Inman on The Oracle of Oil

Journalist Mason Inman will speak about his new book, The Oracle of Oil (W.W. Norton), the first biography of M. King Hubbert, the maverick geologist most known for the “Hubbert curve” and as “the father of peak oil” for his predictions of oil shortages. Joining Inman in the conversation will be Russell Gold, a Wall Street Journal energy reporter and author of The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World.

Inman has written widely about energy and the environment for Scientific AmericanNatureScienceNew Scientist, and National Geographic News.

Location: BookPeople 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, 78703

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