NEW YORK TIMES COLUMNIST CHARLES BLOW
Date: April 8, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
New York Times columnist Charles Blow will discuss current events, the state of journalism, and his own career in the annual Hearst lecture. He is the author of the memoir Fire Shut Up in My Bones.
More information online.
Location: University of Texas, Belo Center for New Media (BMC 2.106), 300 W. Dean Keeton, Austin
OCTAVIO SOLIS READS FROM “RETABLOS: STORIES FROM A LIFE LIVED ALONG THE BORDER”
Date: April 9, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Octavio Solis, one of the most prominent Latino playwrights in the United States, will read from Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border, a memoir about growing up brown at the U.S./Mexico border.
Location: Malvern Books, 613 West 29th St., Austin
EARTH DAY AUSTIN
Date: April 13, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Huston-Tillotson University will host Earth Day Austin for 2019, with a variety of educational and exploratory activities.
Location: Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St., Austin, 78702
ALI ABUNIMAH ON THE CURRENT STATE OF THE PALESTINE MOVEMENT
Date: April 16, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ali Abunimah, founder of the website electronicintifada.net and the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse, will speak about the current state of the Palestine movement.
The event is sponsored by the Palestine Solidarity Committee at the University of Texas. More information on the Facebook event page.
Location: Student Activities Center (SAC) Ballroom North, University of Texas
“BEYOND THE FRONTLINES: TALES OF RESISTANCE AND RESILIENCE FROM PALESTINE” SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
Date: April 28, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
“Beyond the Frontlines: Tales of Resistance and Resilience from Palestine” follows the work of Dr. Samah Jabr, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who is head of the Palestine Ministry of Health’s Mental Health Unit. A discussion with Dr. Jabr and the filmmaker, Alexandra Dols, will follow the film.
The event is sponsored by the St. Andrew’s Social Justice Committee, Jewish Voice for Peace Austin, CAIR Austin, and the Interfaith Committee for Palestinian Rights.
Location: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Dr.
“DARK MONEY” DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
Date: May 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
“Dark Money” examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy, the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The screening will be followed by a discussion.
The event 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