Barring sounding like one of those green-headed, Slim Whitman-hating creatures
from Mars Attacks!
, ACAC is back with a vengeance. The Austin
Community Access Center (ACAC,
has some exciting on- and
off-camera programs coming up: Us general-public types are invited, along with
access producers, to the community access forum, Personal Responsibility for
, Thu, Feb 27, 6:30-7:30pm.
* Then, in March, local lesbians might enjoy being singled out in the new TV
series Single Out, a lesbian dating game premiering on the air, Fri, Mar 8,
10:30pm, channel 10. The program is a production of the International
Women`s Day Community Media Festival (for which there is a benefit, see
below). And if that's not enough, Tue, Mar 4, 7pm, ACAC hosts the Art of the
Interview seminar, designed for non-commercial TV and radio producers.
Featured guests include: Tara Venuruso (Janis Joplin Slept Here); Brigid
Shea (former Austin city council member); Maria Emilia Martin (Latino
USA), and more. 478-8600.
We Love Women
This is news? No. But the International Women's Day Community Media
is. On Sat, Mar 8, the festival presents 24 hours of estro-charged
casting on KAZI 88.7, KOOP 91.7 on the FM side, and ACAC channel 10
on the TV side. This Mon, Feb 24, there will be a fundraiser for the festival
at the Continental Club, featuring the Songwriting Trio (Ana Egge, Linda
Lozano, Kim Miller), Inkululeko, Tammy Gomez con La Palabra, and the Texana
Maybe it sounds nutz to think of planning for homeownership. Money's tight? No
end in sight? Well, our pals at ACORN
are hosting Housing Fair
'97, Sat, Feb 22, 10am-3pm at the Conley-Guerrero Activity Center, 808
Nile, to address those concerns. There will be free workshops on affordable
home buying, credit repair, etc. Free beverages, snacks, and child care, make
it easier for working families. 444-1207.
Travis County Bar Association
...Liberty and Briefs for All!
and UT Law School present The
People's Law School
, Sat, Feb 22, 8:30am-2pm at the UT School of Law, 727
E. 26th. The school will offer the general public legal lessons on topics like
debtor-creditor rights, immigration, landlord-tenant disputes, mediation, and
more. 416-5700, ext. 3586.
'Til Victory Is Won
"We've got to start talking about the ways in which we hurt each other...
because nobody can unload the pain or the shame or the guilt by not speaking."
says filmmaker Marlon Riggs, whose Black Is... Black Ain't
showed at UT. The University Alliance
is hosting the panel discussion
Black Identity and the Politics of Community
featuring Marlon Riggs
along with UT professors Mia Carter, Lisa Moore, Harvey Cormier, and doctoral
candidate Aime Ellis, Thu, Feb 27, 8:30pm at the Texas Union Asian Culture
Room. The discussion will cover how different forms of discrimination effect
Tá Go Maith!
The Austin Celtic Association
is planning a big Samhain celebration
for October. You know what that means... Well, neither do we, but we aim to
find out. And find out we may at the first of two fundraisers, Fri, Feb 21 at
Waterloo Ice House,6th & Lamar featuring Doc Grauzer, the Silver Thistle
Pipe & Drums, Ed Miller, Crazy Jane & the Bishop, and Two O'Clock
Courage. Ádh mór ort! 443-5827.
Give Us You
Hey, Public Service-types: Seeking to increase the flanks of your volunteer
frontline? Then send us info now! We'll run our Volunteer Specials
"Public Notice" soon. See Below.