Happenings

Feb. 9-13

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Saturday 09

BARACK OBAMA GRASSROOTS POLICY SYM­POS­IUM The Texans for Obama policy team answers questions about the presidential candidate. 10am-12:30pm. Mitchie's Gallery, 6406 N. I-35 #2800, 413-0286. Free. www.mitchie.com.

NATURALIZATION CLINIC The Political Asylum Project of Austin sponsors this clinic for qualifying individuals who need help applying for U.S. citizenship. 9am-5pm. 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd. #501, 478-0546 x207. www.papaustin.org.

ONE: THE CAMPAIGN TO MAKE POVERTY HIS­TORY Register to vote, learn about presidential candidates, and more; fundraiser benefits an Austin boy's treatment at the Autism Training Center of America. 11am-3pm. The Triangle, 4600 Guadalupe. onecampaign.utaustin@gmail.com, www.one.org.

Sunday 10

FAIR FOOD DINNER Special presentation from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the Florida-based organization holding fast-food restaurants responsible for human-rights violations. E-mail to RSVP. 5-8pm. St. James' Episcopal Church, 3701 E. MLK. Free. sfaatx@gmail.com, www.thirdcoastactivist.org.

PETA2 TAKING ACTION CONFERENCE Learn how to lead an animal-friendly life in this full day of workshops for student activists. Events culminate with a demonstration at KFC. Register online. 10am-5pm. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd. $5 (includes vegan lunch). www.peta2.com.

Monday 11

CARBON-FREE AND NUCLEAR-FREE Nuclear engineer Arjun Makhijani discusses his new book, Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free. (To join him for dinner, call 797-8481 or e-mail karen@seedcoalition.org.) 5-6:45pm. Follett's Intellectual Property, 2402 Guadalupe, 478-0007. Free. www.intellectualpropertyaustin.com.

Tuesday 12

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE Performance by the Huston-Tillotson University Gospel Choir and a special sermon from the Rev. Rhashell D. Hunter. 11am-noon. Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Shelton Chapel, 100 E. 27th, 472-6736. Free. www.austinseminary.edu.

WOMEN'S HEALTH LUNCHEON & PANEL DIS­CUS­SION Women's health advocacy organization Legal Momentum hosts a panel discussion on state and national policies regarding accessible health care for women and girls regardless of socioeconomic status. 12:30pm. LBJ Library & Museum, 2313 Red River, 602-2234. Free. www.legalmomentum.org.

Wednesday 13

SMART GRID: CAN ENERGY BE INTELLIGENT? The CleanTX Forum hosts a panel discussion on smart grids. 5-8:30pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Sec­ond, 974-2220. $30 ($20 in advance). www.cleantx.org.

Ongoing

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS AT THE CARVER include booksignings, film screenings, and more. This week, Ezell Ware discusses his book, By Duty Bound: Survival and Redemption in a Time of War: Thu., Feb. 7, 5-8pm. Film Friday presents The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till: Fri., Feb. 8, noon-4pm. Film Screening & Discussion Group: Mon., Feb. 11, 6-8pm. (See Special Screenings.) Carver Library, 1161 Angelina, 974-1010.

TOWN HALL MEETINGS: CITY WEBSITE REDESIGN Thu., Feb. 7, 7pm: J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Commons Center, 10100 Burnet Rd. Tue., Feb. 12, 7pm: Ruiz Library, 1600 Grove, 974-7400. Free.

COALITION OF IMMOKALEE WORKERS This Florida-based fast-food workers rights group comes to town for a series of events, beginning with a keynote address Thu., Feb. 7, at the Student Conference on Latin America (7pm, Thompson Conference Cen­ter, 26th & Red River). Photos by Alan Pogue will be exhibited at a Florida Farmwork­ers/Campaign for Fair Food (Fri., Feb. 8, 8pm, 1604 E. 11th). Protest at the Burger King Saturday, 3pm, MLK statue, East Mall, UT campus). Join them at the Fair Food Dinner on Sunday (see Sunday events). www.thirdcoastactivist.org.

ENVISION CENTRAL TEXAS seeks applications for its Stewardship Awards, which recognize the innovative people and projects that are addressing growth in our region in ways that preserve and enhance quality of life. See www.envisioncentraltexas.org to make your nomination. Deadline: Fri., Feb. 22, noon.

RE-ENERGIZE TEXAS SUMMIT brings Texas' young adults together for workshops on environmentalism and taking action to build a formidable green movement in Texas. Register at www.reenergizetexas.org. Fri.-Sun., Feb. 8-10. UT campus. $20.

WORLD VISION'S IMPACT AIDS EXHIBIT is an interactive experience exploring children in African communities hit hard by AIDS. ­Saturday: round­table with Austin AIDS organizations, 10am-noon; discussion on effective ministry partnerships, 2-4pm; Zambian vocal group concert, 7pm. Sunday: African Issues Seminar, 2-5pm. Fri.-Mon., Feb. 8-11. Gateway Church, 7104 McNeil Dr. Free. www.gatewaychurch.com/ImpactAIDS.

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