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Thursday 17

2014 POST-EVENT EVALUATION SURVEY Online survey to comment on post SXSW-related events. www.austintexas.gov/online-form/sxsw-feedback.

HOUSING CHOICE SURVEY Chime in on household affordability and fair housing in Austin. www.austintexas.gov/housingsurvey.

DEBATE - INEQUALITY: SHOULD WE CARE? Dr. James Galbraith of UT's Inequality Project debates the Ayn Rand Institute's Dr. Yaron Brook. 7pm. UT Campus, Burdine Hall, BUR 106. Free. www.facebook.com/events/276758032488057.

Friday 18

2014 POST-EVENT EVALUATION SURVEY Online survey to comment on post SXSW-related events. www.austintexas.gov/online-form/sxsw-feedback.

HOUSING CHOICE SURVEY Chime in on household affordability and fair housing in Austin. www.austintexas.gov/housingsurvey.

BUILDING BRIDGES Travis County Sheriff's Building Bridges: Brick by Brick series takes on forgiveness. 6-8pm. Mt. Zion Action & Resource Center, 2951 E. 14th, 512/479-9890.

SOR JUANA INES DE LA CRUZ: A TRIBUTE TO MEXICAN WOMEN Two-day forum on the issues women face in and out of prison. Schedule online. 7pm. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 512/974-3772. Free. elizabeth.castillo@austintexas.gov, www.maccaustin.org.

Saturday 19

HOUSING CHOICE SURVEY Chime in on household affordability and fair housing in Austin. www.austintexas.gov/housingsurvey.

SOR JUANA INES DE LA CRUZ: A TRIBUTE TO MEXICAN WOMEN Two-day forum on the issues women face in and out of prison. Schedule online. 2pm. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 512/974-3772. Free. elizabeth.castillo@austintexas.gov, www.maccaustin.org.

Sunday 20

HOUSING CHOICE SURVEY Chime in on household affordability and fair housing in Austin. www.austintexas.gov/housingsurvey.

INTERACTIVE VOTING IV Occupy the Polls hosts annual voter registration soirée with a raffle benefitting Horse Boy Foundation. noon. Kenny Dorham's Backyard, 1106 E. 11th, 512/477-9438. Free. www.facebook.com/events/609473065802149/.

Monday 21

HOUSING CHOICE SURVEY Chime in on household affordability and fair housing in Austin. www.austintexas.gov/housingsurvey.

Tuesday 22

HOUSING CHOICE SURVEY Chime in on household affordability and fair housing in Austin. www.austintexas.gov/housingsurvey.

TRAVIS COUNTY EARTH DAY Celebrate the modern environmental movement. 11am. Travis County Building, 700 Lavaca. Free. www.traviscountytx.gov/tnr/news/earth_day.asp.

STATE EDUCATION POLICY FORUM Panel discussion on Texas education policy. 6-8pm. Bass Lecture Hall, UT campus, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Red River between Dean Keeton & Manor Road. Free. www.facebook.com/events/762101940475870/.

BLACK TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL HAPPY HOUR Collaborative happy hour to celebrate SXSW success. 6-8pm. 219 West, 612 W. Sixth, 512/459-1181. Free. membership@austinbcc.org, www.219west.com.

ANNETTE STRAUSS INSTITUTE FOR CIVIC LIFE GREAT CONVERSATIONS 2014 Join political and community leaders for an evening of lively debate. 6:45pm. AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue, 512/404-1900. $150. www.annettestrauss.org.

SHERIFF’S CITIZENS’ ACADEMY 13 week class on how the Sheriff's office works. 6:45-10pm. Free. vincente.galloway@co.travis.tx.us, www.tcscaaa.org.

Wednesday 23

HOUSING CHOICE SURVEY Chime in on household affordability and fair housing in Austin. www.austintexas.gov/housingsurvey.

Thursday 24

HOUSING CHOICE SURVEY Chime in on household affordability and fair housing in Austin. www.austintexas.gov/housingsurvey.

ANNIE'S LIST AUSTIN LUNCHEON Help elect Democratic women to state government with Leticia Van de Putte and Wendy Davis. noon-1:15pm. Hilton Hotel Downtown, 500 E. Fourth, 512/481-8100. $1500 and up.. jay@annieslist.com, www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/hilton-austin-AUSCVHH/index.html.

MOPAC, SH 45 SW & BARTON SPRINGS PRESENTATION The Save Our Springs Alliance presents alternatives to proposed SH 45 and South MoPac freeway bridges. 4pm. Shudde Fath Assembly Room, Austin Energy Building, 721 Barton Springs. Free. www.sosalliance.org/component/content/article/1-latest-news/564-mopac-sh-45-sw-a-barton-springs-presentation.

WORKSHOP ON DYNAMICS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE Interactive workshop fighting sexual assault. 6:30pm. Women’s Community Center, 1704 San Antonio St. Free. www.facebook.com/events/1427409237511592.

A WORLD TO WIN Session with Paul D'Amato – co-editor of the International Socialist Review 7pm. UT Campus, Parlin Room 1. Free. austinsocialist@hotmail.com, www.austiniso.org.

SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT INITIATIVE VISION WORKSHOP Help guide public and private development over the next 20 years. 7pm. Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress, 512/974-2716. Free. www.austintexas.gov/waterfront.

EL SALVADOR ELECTIONS REPORT Multimedia report and discussion on the history and current politics of El Salvador. 7pm. 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., 512/786-1513. Free. matthewgossage@hotmail.com, www.5604manor.org.

SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT VISION WORKSHOP Provide input on emerging principles and ideas. 7pm. Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress, 512/462-5353. Free. www.austintexas.gov/event/vision-design-intensive-south-central-waterfront-vision-workshop-more.

Ongoing

PARD MAIN OFFICE CALL FOR NAMES 90-day period for public comment begins. www.austintexas.gov/department/parks-and-recreation.

ZILKER PARK CLUBHOUSE CALL FOR NAMES 90-day period for public comment begins. Contact Victor Ovalle. 512/974-6745.

VOLUNTEER DEPUTY REGISTRAR TRAINING Would you like to register people to vote? Get trained and deputized! Email Mary Patrick to RSVP. Include "VDR Training" in the subject line. 10am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 512/452-6168. Free. maptrick@gmail.com.