From Third Coast Activist…


Date: January 19, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

The Citizens Climate Lobby is sponsoring an open-ended discussion on climate change over beverages and food at ABGB. Gather at the Earth photo at a table at the south end, and bring a question or topic to put on the discussion list. The climate group is buying the first pitcher of beer and cheese pizza.

For more information, contact Jeff Baker , or (512) 751-2154.

Location: Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., 1305 West Oltorf, Austin, 78704



Date: January 19, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm

The Austin LGBT Bar Association, UT Outlaw, Equality Texas, AGLCC, and ACLU are sponsoring an evening of speakers and conversation to discuss LGBT advocacy in the new political environment.

Location: Eidman Courtroom, University of Texas School of Law, 727 E Dean Keeton St., Austin, 78705



Date: January 19, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

The documentary “A Plastic Ocean” examines the devastating effects of plastic on the world’s oceans. The film is narrated and directed by journalist Craig Leeson and produced by Adam Leipzig, former president of National Geographic Films.

The Surfrider Foundation Central Texas Chapter

will host the screening. More details and tickets online. Tickets need to be purchased by January 12 to ensure the screening.

Location: Alamo Draft House Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin, 78749



Date: January 26, 2017

Time: 8:30 pm  to  10:00 pm

The Austin Sanctuary Network, a group of 20 faith communities and organizations that supports asylum-seekers fleeing violence, will host a benefit concert featuring singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer and pianist Gary Walters Tickets are $22 and can be purchased online. Childcare available.

For more information, contact Richard (512) 917-6018,

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



Date: February 3, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

The First Unitarian Universalist Church’s Green Sanctuary Committee will screen the documentary “Sand Wars,” which details how the worldwide construction boom fueled by emerging economies and increasing urbanization has led to intensive sand extraction on land and in the oceans, with damaging environmental impacts.

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

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



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