Upcoming Events from Third Coast Activist

PANEL ON SINGLE- AND MULTI-MEMBER DISTRICTS AND AT-LARGE REPRESENTATION

Date: November 12, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm

A panel including Craig McDonald of Texans for Public Justice, Yannis Banks of the Texas NAACP, lawyer Roger Borgelt, and Dan Eckam from Common Ground for Texans will discuss electoral differences under single- and multi-member districts and at-large representation. What are the types of district representation, and which one works best for whom?

The event is sponsored by Common Ground for Texans.

Location: Yarborough Library, 2200 Hancock, Austin

 

TEXAS JAIL PROJECT 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Date: November 17, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm

The Texas Jail Project, an effort to reform Texas county jails  and provide support to families of inmates, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with drinks, food, speakers, and music. TJP co-founder Diane Wilson and state House Rep. Celia Israel will speak and singer/songwriter Eric Hisaw will perform.

Tickets ($25 student/advocate, $50 supporter, $120 special supporter) are available at the event or online at texasjailproject.org/donate.

Location: The Old School, 1604 E. 11th Street, Austin, TX 78702

 

FAITH AND INEQUALITY: “LA FE Y LA DESIGUALDAD – SOLO IN POCO MÁS”

Date: November 17, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Carlos Anderson, author of Just a Little Bit More: The Culture of Excess and the Fate of the Common Good, will discuss faith and inequality with Lilia Martínez, former community organizer with Austin Interfaith. The presentation and subsequent conversation will be in Spanish. The presentation coincides with the release of Anderson’s summary version of the book, translated by Martínez, titled Solo un Poco Más.

Location: St. John’s/San Juan Lutheran Church, 409 W. Ben White Blvd., Austin, 78704

 

GREEN MOVIE NIGHT: “THE BURDEN: FOSSIL FUELS, THE MILITARY AND NATIONAL SECURITY”

Date: November 18, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

The First Unitarian Universalist Church’s Green Sanctuary Committee will screen the documentary “The Burden,” which details why fossil-fuel dependence is a long-term national security threat.

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

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

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