Happenings

Feb. 14-21


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Thursday 14

W.E.B. DUBOIS LECTURE & RECEPTION Brian Johnson of Johnson C. Smith University delivers this annual Black History Month lecture and signs copies of his books DuBois on Reform and W.E.B. DuBois: Becoming Agnostic. 2pm. Huston-Tillotson University, Agard-Lovinggood Lecture Hall, 900 Chicon, 505-3139. Free.

Friday 15

ALTERNATIVE RADIO features Pakistani journalist Rahimullah Yusufzai on the country's upcoming elections. 2pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM. www.koop.org.

IMMIGRATION & THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE University of Minnesota professor Richard Martinez speaks on the economic implications of immigration. Noon. UT campus, Texas Union, Chicano Culture Room. Free.

Saturday 16

IRAQ & BACK A talk from writer and artist Caleb Schaber, who spent the last four years traveling in the Middle East with international military forces. Noon-1:30pm. Cepeda Public Library, 651 N. Pleas­ant Valley, 974-7372. Free. www.calebschaber.com.

Sunday 17

EYEWITNESS TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT The Statesman's Alberta Phillips moderates this panel with civil rights activist Virgil Wood and the Carver Museum's Bernadette Phifer. Reservations required. 4-6pm. Texas Spirit Theater at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress, 936-4649. Free. www.thestoryoftexas.com.

Monday 18

AUSTIN CLERGY CLIMATE CONNECTION CONFER­ENCE Find out how congregations around town are discussing environmental issues and what projects they are planning. 7:30am. Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd. www.texasimpact.org.

Tuesday 19

ROUND ROCK PARKS AND RECREATION OPEN HOUSES Provide suggestions on the new Strategic Master Plan. 6:30-8:30pm. Tue., Feb. 19: Old Town Elementary, 2200 Chaparral Dr. Wed., Feb. 20: Allen R. Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad Ave. 512/341-3361. Free.

TEXAS GREEN NETWORK advances the profitability of environmentally responsible behaviors. E-mail to RSVP. 1pm. 98 San Jacinto, 917-7749. rsvp@texasgreennetwork.org, www.texasgreennetwork.org.

Wednesday 20

BARBARA JORDAN LUNCHEON Guest speakers at this annual event include former UT women's basketball coach Jody Conradt and LBJ School of Public Affairs professor Max Sherman. 11:30am-1pm. Omni Hotel Downtown, 700 San Jacinto, 610-3560. $50. www.trinitycenteraustin.org.

INSURGENT JOURNALISM: THE MAKING OF MEETING RESISTANCE Steve Connors and Molly Bingham discuss their documentary Meeting Resist­ance, which takes a candid look inside the Iraqi insurgency. (See Special Screenings, for screening info.) 3pm. UT campus, CMA 5.136. Free. www.thirdcoastactivist.org.

Thursday 21

TOWN HALL MEETINGS: CITY WEBSITE REDE­SIGN 7pm. ACC Pinnacle campus, 7748 Hwy. 290 W.

Ongoing

BEFORE FREEDOM: TEXAS SLAVE NARRATIVES Explore the experiences of Texas slaves through photos, dramatic readings, artifacts, and firsthand audio recordings. Through Nov. 2. Capitol Visitors Center, 112 E. 11th, 305-8400. Free. www.texascapitolvisitorscenter.com.

ENVISION CENTRAL TEXAS is seeking applications for its Stewardship Awards, which recognize the innovative people and projects that are addressing growth in our region. See www.envisioncentraltexas.org. Deadline: Fri., Feb. 22, noon.

TEXAS WATERWAY CLEANUP PROJECT will provide free supplies, educational materials, and promotional support to any group or individual interested in initiating a lake, river, creek, or wetland cleanup project. See www.ktb.org/press/twcp_spring_08.htm.

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