LATINO YOUTH EDUCATION SUMMIT The National Hispanic Institute links underperforming Latino youth in Texas schools to inadequate civic engagement among the state's Latino population, and NHI aims to construct a community agenda directed toward Latino high school students. The summit continues Friday, March 9, in Georgetown. 6-9pm. Austin Airport Hilton, 9515 New Airport Dr. www.nhi-net.org.
ALL WOMEN MARCHING FOR HOPE Aimed at empowering African-American women who have been victims of abuse, this two-day event features seminars, workshops, live music, and inspiring speakers, all leading up to a march on the Capitol. Events begin 9am, Friday, March 9. E-Center, 710 Edward Dr., Harker Heights, Texas (just outside of Killeen). March to the Capitol: 12:15pm, Saturday, March 10. DoubleTree Hotel, 303 W. 15th. For full details, see www.millionwomenmarch.com.
PHILIPPINES FOOD AID BENEFIT Proceeds from tonight's performances benefit the Prem Rawat Foundation's efforts to aid Philippine typhoon victims. (See Club Listings.) 7pm. House of Selena, 1206-B Salina. $10.
HOW MEXICANS VIEW IMMIGRATION The First Unitarian Public Affairs Forums series presents UT professor Ricardo Ainslie, who will screen and discuss his documentary "Looking North: Mexican Images of Immigration." 11:30am-12:30pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free. www.austinuu.org.
STATUS OF PROPOSED NEW COAL-FIRED PLANTS The League of Women Voters brings you the latest on the ever-changing coal-plant saga, from Public Citizen's Tom "Smitty" Smith. See "Coal Hard Reality," for more. Noon. Howson Library, 2500 Exposition, 472-3584. Free. www.lwvaustin.org.
CONGRESSIONAL PIG BOOK This book from Citizens Against Government Waste is an annual report on the latest in federal pork-barrel spending. Order your own copy at www.cagw.org.
KLRU SPARK ENGAGING SPEAKER SERIES will be bringing to town Tim Flannery and Elizabeth Kolbert, two of the world's foremost experts on translating the complexities of global warming into humanspeak. In anticipation of their March 20 visit, see www.klruspark.org, where guest bloggers like Mayor Will Wynn will be weighing in on the climate-change issue, and see "How Cool Is Austin?," for more about the Austin Climate Protection Plan.
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