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Happenings

Nov. 15-21

November 16, 2007, News

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Thursday 15

ACLU FILM NIGHT features a screening of Bastards of the Party, which documents the rise of L.A.'s gangs. (See Special Screenings) 7-9pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop. Free.

CENSORED: ISRAEL & PALESTINE Journalist Alison Weir shares her travels in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and photographer Alan Pogue presents photos from his new book, Witness for Justice. See War Drums: The Palestine Nexus for more. Nov. 15-16. Thu., 7pm: UT campus, ETC 2.108. Fri., 7pm: St. Ignatius, Martyr Catholic Church, 126 W. Oltorf. www.icpr-austin.org.

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

Friday 16

ALTERNATIVE RADIO interviews Amal Saad-Ghorayeb, author of Hizbu'llah: Politics and Religion. 2pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM. www.koop.org.

CONVERSATION WITH A TRAMP: AN EVENING WITH JOHN MUIR Actor Lee Stetson portrays the iconic environmental crusader as he awaits an important decision from Washington. 7:30pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover. $18 ($15 advance). www.texas.sierraclub.org/austin/jmuir.html.

JUDGE SHARON 'KILLER' KELLER PROTEST Protesters gather today to deliver a judicial complaint letter about Judge Keller, who refused to accept an appeal from a man set to be executed later that day. For more, see "Executed Inmate's Wife Sues Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Keller." 4:45pm. Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 201 W. 14th. www.sharonkiller.com.

T. DON HUTTO DOC The premiere screening of a new documentary about the detention center in Taylor where immigrant families are held in prisonlike conditions. 4pm. UT campus, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Sid Richardson Hall Room 3.109. Free.

THE CHANGING DEBATE ON GLOBAL WARMING The Hot Science – Cool Talks lecture series returns with UT School of Geosciences Dean Eric Barron, featuring interactive activities, demonstrations, and a Q&A. 5:45-8:30pm. UT's Welch Hall #2.224. Free. www.esi.utexas.edu/outreach/lectures.html.

CENSORED: ISRAEL & PALESTINE For more, see "War Drums."

Saturday 17

BARACK OBAMA: COUNTDOWN TO CHANGE The presidential candidate returns to Austin for this fundraiser. 3pm. The Backyard, 13101 Hwy. 71 W. $25 ($15, students). www.my.barackobama.com/c2ctx.

INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD The Lucy Parson's branch of the IWW hosts a screening of Matewan. (See Special Screenings) 8pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop. Free.

JOHNSTON WALK FOR STUDENT SUCCESS aims to stop by every Johnston student's home to share information about school attendance and the resources available at Johnston. Volunteers are needed; check-in, 9:30am; walk, 10am. Johnston High, 1012 Arthur Stiles Rd., 414-2414.

SCOTT'S 3-1-1 POTHOLE RIDE Join local environmentalist Scott Johnson on a research bike ride to collect data on dangerous road conditions that need maintenance attention from the city. Food and drinks provided afterward. Call or e-mail for details. 3-5:30pm. 389-2250. scottaj1@juno.com.

WALLER CREEK DESIGN WORKSHOP The advisory committee for the Waller Creek redesign seeks input, including the design of storm-water collection points, amenity ideas, and visions for the overall look. 9am-noon. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second. www.ci.austin.tx.us/wallercreek.

Sunday 18

HAPPY LIVING WITH JUSTICE Nuke Free Texas' Karen Hadden discusses the proposed expansion of the South Texas Project nuclear plant near Bay City. 3:30pm. Carver Library, 1161 Angelina, 974-1010. Free. happylivingwithjustice@gmail.com.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM: THE STATE OF IRAQ & AMERICA'S OPTIONS A talk from Middle East expert Dan Grant. 11:30am-12:30pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover. Free. www.austinuu.org.

Monday 19

WOMEN OF OAXACA SPEAK Oaxacan activists Melina Hernández Sosa and Julia Feliciana Sosa Vásquez discuss the uprising in Oaxaca and their involvement in the Asamblea Popular los Pueblos de Oaxaca. Donations accepted. 7:30pm. Resistencia Bookstore, 1801-A S. First, 416-8885.

Tuesday 20

KEEP AUSTIN BLUE SOCIAL HOUR Capital Metro's Matt Curtis and Todd Hemingson, and the Alliance for Public Transportation's Glenn Gadbois. 6:30-8pm. Mother Egan's Irish Pub, 715 W. Sixth. Free. www.keepaustinblue.org.

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE Gather in solidarity with 90 other cities to honor those who have been killed because of bias against transgendered people. 6:30pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second. info@tactx.org, www.gender.org.

Wednesday 21

A NEIGHBORLY CONVERSATION: Night­mare in East Austin & City Accountability Concerns, a discussion with Clint Smith of the Gray Panthers, Allis­sa Cham­bers of Austinites Lobbying for Municipal Accountability, and Bill Holloway of the Travis Co. Green Party. Noon-1pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM. www.koop.org.

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