CAN A JEWISH STATE BE A DEMOCRACY? A talk and booksigning from the International Women's Peace Service's Anna Baltzer, author of Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories. 7pm. UT campus, Geology Building #2.216. www.annainthemiddleeast.com.
PUBLIC FORUM: ACHIEVEMENT GAPS IN EDUCATION The last of E3 Alliance's series of moderated discussions on improving education in the Austin area, culminating in a regional forum on Nov. 15. 6-8:30pm. Reagan High School, 7104 Berkman. www.e3alliance.org/events.html.
EARLY VOTING ENDS TODAY for the Nov. 6 constitutional amendment election. See "Endorsements" for voting locations.
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL TEXAS hosts a screening of Michael Moore's Sicko, followed by a Q&A with Drs. Elliot Trester, Kirtikant Sheth, and Lisa McGiffert. 7pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover. Free. www.thirdcoastactivist.org.
ROBERT H. ZIEGER, University of Florida history professor, discusses and signs copies of his new book, For Jobs and Freedom: Race and Labor in America Since 1865. 7pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free.
TCRP BILL OF RIGHTS DINNER Join the Texas Civil Rights Project for dinner and a silent auction featuring 2007 award-winners Sen. Bernie Sanders, Genger Galloway, and The Texas Observer. 6:30pm. UT Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto, 542-9744. $125. www.texascivilrightsproject.org.
TEXAS SOCIALIST CONFERENCE: THE REVOLUTIONARY ALTERNATIVE invites socialists, activists, and progressives to gather for two days of talks addressing the war, racism, corporate greed, and rebuilding the left. Nov. 3-4. Sat., noon-7pm; Sun., 11am. UT campus, 727 E. Dean Keeton, 471-3434. $5-20. www.socialismconferencetx.org.
WAL-MART & RG4N Learn how you can help Responsible Growth for Northcross at this screening of the documentary Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices. 6pm. Tèo, 1206 W. 38th. Free. www.rg4n.org.
AUSTIN SIERRA CLUB presents Conserving Local Wildlands Amid Urban Growth. 7pm. LCRA Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin. Free.
COMMUNITY & TRANSPORTATION IN THE GREATER AUSTIN REGION Leadership Austin presents Capital Metro board Chair Lee Walker, UT professor Chandra R. Bhat, and Central Texas Sustainability Indicators Project Executive Director Jim Walker. 7:30-9am. Chez Zee, 5406 Balcones, 454-2666. $20 ($25, nonmembers). www.leadershipaustin.org.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS hosts a discussion on education and mandated testing, with state Rep. Donna Howard. 7pm. Ascension Lutheran Church, Family Life Center, 6420 Hart, 451-6710. www.lwvaustin.org.
TRANSFORMING THE CHILD WELFARE LANDSCAPE UT School of Social Work's Mary Mulvaney caps the Texans Care for Children speaker series with Kids in Two Systems: Children Dually Involved With Foster Care & Juvenile Justice. 1-2:30pm. Texas Capitol Auditorium E-1.004, 473-2274. Free. www.texanscareforchildren.org.
WILLIAMSON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING is open to any voter interested in electing Democrats in Williamson Co. 7pm. McConico Building, 103 W. Bagdad, Round Rock, 512/671-8683. www.williamsoncountydemocrats.org.