“DO NOT RESIST” DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
Date: September 6, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, “Do Not Resist” offers a look at the current state of policing in America and a glimpse into the future.
The screening, which begins at 6:30 pm and will be followed by a discussion, 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
“TEXAS IS GROUND ZERO FOR IMMIGRATION POLICY” PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: September 12, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Even as the horror of family separations fades from the news, hundreds of immigrants children are still separated from their parents and the Trump administration is moving forward with plans to build new prisons for asylum-seeking families.
Panelists will include state Sen. Sylvia Garcia, attorney Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, Grassroots Leadership Immigration Programs Director Claudia Muñoz, and editor Forrest Wilder and immigration reporter Gus Bova from the Texas Observer. More information on the Facebook event page.
Location: Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. 8th St., Austin, 78701
CENSUS 2020 WORKSHOP
Date: September 15, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
A coalition of nonpartisan organizations will host a “Texas Counts: Census 2020 Workshop” to highlight the need for an accurate resident count in 2020. Speakers will include Austin Mayor Steve Adler, demographer Ryan Robinson, and Rebecca Briscoe from the US Census Bureau.
Census-derived data is the basis for political representation under the U.S. Constitution, determining the number of Texas representatives in Congress. Policymakers use census data to identify community needs and to distribute federal program dollars to states and localities.
Location: Agard-Lovinggood Administration Building, Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St, Austin, 78702
“CLIMATE CHANGE, EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS, AND INEQUALITY”
Date: October 16, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
A panel on “Climate Change, Extreme Weather Events, and Inequality” will feature Eric Klinenberg, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, followed by reactions from local speakers. Klinenberg is the author of Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago and Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life.
The program is sponsored by the University of Texas Humanities Institute’s Difficult Dialogues program and Planet Texas 2050, an interdisciplinary collaboration and research around climate change, extreme weather, population, and resource management. RSVP online.
Location: Texas Union, Quadrangle Room, University of Texas, Austin