Austin Calendar of Events

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Sunday, June 1, 6 p.m.
Dance Party Benefit for CodePink
CodePink Austin is fundraising with a dance party featuring live music from Cerronato and Djembabes. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. More information at codepinkaustin.com.
Location: Jovita's Restaurant (South 1st Street)


Monday, June 2, 7 p.m.
"Torture: U.S. Policy vs. the Geneva Conventions"
Bonnie Tamres-Moore, a founding member of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, will speak about torture, the United States, and the rule of law. The event is sponsored by the United Nations Association - Austin Chapter.
Location: Old Quarry Library, 7051 Village Center Dr. (off of Far West, west of Mopac)


Thursday, June 5, 8 p.m.
Nation, Race, and Gender / South End Press Preview
 Robert Jensen, a UT journalism professor and board member of Third
Coast Activist Resource Center, will speak about the themes of his
last three books:
- Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity (South End
Press, 2007)
- The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White
Privilege (City Lights Books, 2005)
- Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity (City
Lights Books, 2004)
 In these books, Jensen examines how nation, race, and gender affect
our understanding of ourselves, with a focus on the unjust systems of
power and privilege in which they are embedded. In each case he
argues against the dominant culture's ideology and for a politics of
liberation.
 Afterward, Alexander Dwinell, a member of the South End Press
collective, will provide a sneak peak at some of the exciting books
that South End will be publishing in the coming year, answer
questions about how the press operates, and explain why this is a
vital time to support radical, independent publishing. For over 30
years South End Press has been publishing books that encourage
critical thinking and constructive action on the key political,
cultural, social, economic, and ecological issues shaping life in the
United States and in the world. From bell hooks to Noam Chomsky, from
Vandana Shiva to INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, from
Arundahti Roy to Robert Jensen to people you haven't heard of yet,
South End seeks to amplify voices that just might change the world.
Location: MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop.


Saturday, June 7, 6:30 -11:30 p.m.
Texans for Peace fundraiser
 Texans for Peace is hosting a fundraiser in preparation for their
fourth annual conference, Teaching Peace in Texas Schools, which will
take place on the second Saturday in October. Bands playing at the
fundraiser are Melancholy Ramblers, We Go to Eleven, and Shelley King
and her band. KOOP radio's Pedro Gatos will emcee. Admission is $10.
Location: Jovita's Restaurant (South 1st Street).

Saturday, June 7, 8 p.m.
A Day of Resistance Against the Green Scare
Benefit for Marie Mason, Ohio environmental activist
 On Saturday, June 7, people from all over North America will discuss
the "Green Scare," increased repression against the radical
environmental movement, and the impending ecological collapse that
drives the movement. A recently recorded interview with author
Derrick Jensen, on the topic of civilization, violence, and
resistance to ecological collapse, will be broadcast in many cities
this evening. In Austin, the event at Monkeywrench Books will also be
a fundraiser for Marie Mason, who was recently imprisoned for
environmental actions. Information about her case is available at
freemarie.org.
Location: MankeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop.


Tuesday, June 17th, 6:30-8:30pm
VoteRescue meeting
We'll be showing the recent HBO documentary, "Recount", starring Kevin Spacey, Laura Dern, and Denis Leary.  This movie is a 2 hour film and we will need to begin it by 6:45pm in order to be finished before the book store closes.  We'll also give more updates about our upcoming Hearing.
Location: Brave New Books, 1904 Guadalupe


Wedesday, June 18, 7 p.m.
Third Coast Film Night at Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, "Intimidad"
Intimidad Cecy and Camilo - ages 21 - recently migrated to Reynosa, Mexico from Santa Maria, Puebla with a dream to buy land and build a home. One year later they return to Puebla during Christmas vacation to reunite with their daughter. What seems like a satisfying reunion and temporary relief from the harsh environment of Reynosa turns into a confusing dilemma between Cecy and Camilo. The conflict threatens to transform the course of their lives and suspend efforts to improve their living conditions, thereby further straining the family's ability to live together. Intimidad challenges viewers to understand Cecy and Camilo as people first and interpret their complex lives through a simple story. Intimidad was filmed over the course of 4 years and mixes digital verite with Super 8 and 16mm film stock.
"brilliantly poetic"   -- Film Threat
Location: Alamo Drafthouse Downtown, at the newly renovated Ritz Theater location, 320 E. 6th Street
Tickets - $8.25 general / $6 student, senior - are available at the door or online at http://www.originalalamo.com


Wednesday, June 25th, 9am-6pm
House Committee on Elections Hearings!
A very important hearing will be taking place at the Capitol on Wednesday, June 25th, and VoteRescue and our Coalition, Texans for REAL Elections, will be playing a major role.  The hearing will begin at 9am and go most of the day, possibly until 6pm, maybe later.

The House Committee on Elections (where we lobbied much of last year for the Texas Hand Counted Paper Ballot Bill of 2007) will be holding its Interim Hearing on electronic voting on that date, and VoteRescue has been invited to bring in speakers who will address the topic of electronic voting security (!!) and other related topics.

With the help of a very generous doner and supporter of our work, we will be bringing in some of the foremost experts and best spokespeople on this topic from around the country.  We expect the events of this Hearing to be extremely interesting, perhaps even historical in their implications.  The list of guests we will be inviting in will be complete soon and we'll be announcing their names, as well as details on the room for the Hearing, via a follow-up e-mail.  Several of the guests we've been interviewing on VoteRescue Radio will be among them.

The public is invited to sit in on the Hearing and we encourage all of you who are able to attend, and stay as long as you can for the best chance to hear "our" guests.
Location:  Capital, 11th and Guadalupe




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