Edited By Mike Clark-Madison, Fri., Oct. 25, 2002
Friday, Oct. 25, the Central Texas ACLU will feature Karen Heikkala of the Drug Policy Forum of Texas in a discussion of Texas drug laws and prisons at the Marimont Cafeteria on 38th just off of Guadalupe. 5:30-6:30pm. For more info, call Ruth Epstein at 459-5829.
Ten years ago, Trinity United Methodist Church became a "reconciling congregation" and publicly welcomed gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons into the fold. Trinity is celebrating the anniversary this weekend with a dance, Friday, Oct. 25, 7-11pm at the church, 600 E. 50th, and a celebratory service on Sunday at 10:30am -- to be held at Congregation Agudas Achim at the Dell Jewish Community Campus, 7300 Hart. To learn more about Trinity's 10-year reconciling journey, visit www.tumc.org.
Central Texans will join Saturday's "International Day of Protest Against the War in Iraq" on the south steps of the Capitol from 11am-1pm. For more info, see www.austinagainstwar.org, or call 458-8635.
At least some local environmentalists will be heading to San Antonio Wednesday, Oct. 30, where the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is holding a public hearing on its proposals to designate critical habitat for nine endangered, cave-dwelling invertebrate species in Central Texas. The hearing is at SA's Reagan High School (on the north side, off FM 1604 just west of U.S. 281), 7-9pm.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, investigative journalist and former Chronicle staffer Robert Bryce will speak at 7pm about his new book Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego and the Death of Enron at CPE 2.204 (on 26th just east of Speedway) on the UT campus. Call Robert Jensen at 471-1990 to learn more.