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Nov. 8-14

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THURSDAY 08

FIGHTING TO END RACIAL PROFILING: BRINGING HUMAN RIGHTS INTO THE STRUGGLE Join the Central Texas American Civil Liberties Union for a discussion on human rights. 6:30pm. AFL-CIO Hall, 1106 Lavaca, 477-6195. Free. centraltexaschapter@aclutx.org.


SATURDAY 10

A PLACE TO DO HOMEWORK: CONNECTING AFFORDABLE HOMES WITH SCHOOL SUCCESS Austin's fourth Affordable Housing Summit focuses on housing and education policy and explores how school, neighborhood, and business development affect one another. Call or e-mail to register. 8am-12:30pm. Fulmore Middle School, 201 E. Mary, 326-3356. Free. housingsummit07@yahoo.com.


SUNDAY 11

FEISTY FEST Before Responsible Growth for Northcross goes to court Nov. 13 to stop Wal-Mart from turning Northcross Mall into a two-story mega-box, join them at this rally, featuring food, speakers, and live music. (See Club Listings) Noon-6pm. The Triangle, 4600 Guadalupe. Free. www.rg4n.org.

LAWRENCE WRIGHT & JEFFREY GOLDBERG The New Yorker staff writers speak on the Middle East and al Qaeda. 7:30pm. Dell Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart, 212/572-2882. $12 ($10, students/seniors/members). www.shalomaustin.org.

NOT IN MY NAME: UNVEILING THE CURTAIN TO THE WEST BANK Preschool teacher Nova McGiffert recounts her recent experiences traveling to the West Bank. 12:45pm. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port, 963-3969. Free.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM: GUANTANAMO – IT'S NOT ABOUT THEM, IT'S ABOUT US Attorney Ricky Grigg will share his experiences visiting clients detained at Guantanamo. 11:30am-12:30pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free. www.austinuu.org.


MONDAY 12

HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP CONSORTIUM LUNCH­EON with HUD secretary and former San Antonio Mayor Henry G. Cisneros. Call or e-mail to RSVP. 11am-1pm. Hilton Hotel Downtown, 500 E. Fourth, 450-5969. $45. events@hispanicscholar.org.


TUESDAY 13

AARP LISTENING SESSION: HEALTH CARE & FINANCIAL SECURITY AARP Texas hopes to jump start bipartisan dialogue about increasing health-care costs. 10am-noon. Ben Hur Shriners' Ballroom, 7811 Rockwood, 480-2416. Free. www.dividedwefail.org.

PAUL KRUGMAN The New York Times columnist and Princeton professor discusses his newest book, The Conscience of a Liberal, with introduction from LBJ School prof James K. Galbraith. (See "License to Shrill, Uncensored") 7pm. UT campus, University Teaching Center 2.102. Free.


WEDNESDAY 14

ETHNIC CLEANSING & RACISM: ARE THE VIC­TIMS CONSIDERED NON- OR SUBHUMAN? UCLA sociology professor Michael Mann speaks as part of the Humanities Institute Distinguished Lec­ture Ser­ies. 7:30pm. UT campus, Avaya Auditorium, ACES 2.302.


THURDSAY 15

CENSORED: ISRAEL & PALESTINE Journalist and activist Alison Weir shares her experiences traveling in the West Bank and Gaza Strip; photographer Alan Pogue presents his new book, Witness for Justice. Nov. 15-16. 7pm Thu.: UT campus, ETC 2.108. 7pm Fri.: St. Ignatius, Martyr Catholic Church, 126 W. Oltorf. www.icpr-austin.org.

CHARTER REVISION COMMITTEE MEETING explores the feasibility single-member district options for Austin. 5-7:30pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 974-7593. Free. www.ci.austin.tx.us/charter.

KEEP AUSTIN BEAUTIFUL AWARDS nomination deadline is Nov. 15. www.keepaustinbeautiful.org.

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