Save the Date Austin JFON Gala

 

Austin JFON Gala 2019 – Save the Date

 

November 2

Save the Date -Texas Freedom Network

MFSA Depends On Your Help For Its Programs and Activities

Please Include Us in Your Giving Plans!

Join with us as we connect progressive United Methodists in putting faith into action!

Membership in MFSA is not predicated on ability to pay.  We do not have “dues”.  However, our local unit and the National Office need funding each year for programs and activities.  Membership gifts and special giving are always appreciated. MFSA is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS.   Membership gifts to MFSA are tax deductible as provided by law.

There are several easy ways to join or support MFSA.

  • You can log onto the national MFSA website, http://www.mfsaweb.org and follow the instructions there (you can safely use a credit card). Please indicate that you are part of the Rio Texas MFSA.
  • Or, you can mail a check made out to “Rio Texas – MFSA” to

Rio Texas MFSA

PO Box 66055

Austin, TX  78766-6055

The suggested minimum donation is $60, but any amount is welcome.  Thanks for your support!

Historically, we have had eight monthly meetings per year, generally on the second Thursday of the month (this may change in the future).  We communicate using monthly electronic newsletters & updates to our website and Facebook page.

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MFSA – Conference Website:  https://riotexasmfsa.org/

MFSA – National Site: http://www.mfsaweb.org

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What Does The Lord Require Of You?

From the Third Coast Activist

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.

For more information, go to the Earth Day Austin website or the Facebook event page.

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

MFSA Depends On Your Help For Its Programs and Activities

Please Include Us in Your Giving Plans!

Join with us as we connect progressive United Methodists in putting faith into action!

Membership in MFSA is not predicated on ability to pay.  We do not have “dues”.  However, our local unit and the National Office need funding each year for programs and activities.  Membership gifts and special giving are always appreciated. MFSA is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS.   Membership gifts to MFSA are tax deductible as provided by law.

There are several easy ways to join or support MFSA.

  • You can log onto the national MFSA website, http://www.mfsaweb.org and follow the instructions there (you can safely use a credit card). Please indicate that you are part of the Rio TexasMFSA.
  • Or, you can mail a check made out to “Rio Texas – MFSA” to our Treasurer, Janice Curry, at 1509 Mearns Meadow Blvd, Austin 78758.  The suggested minimum donation is $60, but any amount is welcome.  Thanks for your support!

Historically, we have had eight monthly meetings per year, generally on the second Thursday of the month (this may change in the future).  We communicate using monthly electronic newsletters & updates to our website and Facebook page

e-News / Methodist Federation for Social Action Rio Texas Conference Mobilizing people within the United Methodist Church to act on issues of justice, peace, and reconciliation in the church, nation, and world.

2018-2019 Theme:

Addressing Systemic Injustice

Inside and Outside the Church

No Meeting in February; Monthly Meetings Resume in March

Several of our Rio Texas MFSA – Austin supporters are focused on the Special UMC General Conference and will be traveling to St. Louis later this month to participate with the Love Your Neighbor Coalition there.  We urge you to participate in at least one social justice action event in February.