Feb. 28-March 6
BEYOND CAPITALISM: PARTICIPATORY ECONOMICS & THE ECONOMIC JUSTICE MOVEMENT A talk hosted by the Austin Project for a Participatory Society. 8pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. www.austinpps.org.
BUILDING BRIDGES GOSPEL EXPLOSION Sheriff Greg Hamilton hosts a gospel-infused gathering for faith-based organizations and law enforcement officials. Call to RSVP. 6:30pm. Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2938 E. 13th, 854-9788. Free.
CAMPO COMMUNITY MEETING The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization hosts several meetings this week. Public-comment period ends March 21. 6-8pm. Thu., Feb. 28: Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main, Round Rock. Tue., March 4: Bluebonnet Trail Elementary School, 11316 Farmhaven. Wed., March 5: San Marcos City Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, San Marcos. 974-2748. www.campotexas.org.
COMMUNITY MEETING Austin Police Monitor Cliff Brown answers questions about police misconduct and other concerns. 6pm. North Loop Apartments Community Room, 2300 W. North Loop. www.cityofaustin.org/opm.
CROP WALK Funds raised during this annual two-day walk go toward local hunger-relief efforts, food pantries, community gardens, and grassroots agencies around the world. March 1-2. Sat., 9:30am; Sun., 1:45pm. Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park, 8200 Grove, 386-9145 x11. www.cwscrop.org/texas/crop/#a000976.
PAWS AROUND NORTHCROSS Join Responsible Growth for Northcross for a walk around Northcross Mall. (Dogs must be on leashes.) 10am. Northcross Mall, 2525 W. Anderson, 905-5106. www.rg4n.org.
TEXAS COMMUNITY MEDIA SUMMIT Learn about the current state of Texas' independent, community-based media at this all-day conference. 10am-6:30pm. Texas Union, UT campus, 24th & Guadalupe. Donations welcome. www.texascommunitymedia.org.
THE GOD STRATEGY: FAITH AS A POLITICAL WEAPON University of Washington professor David Domke speaks on how faith-based perspectives have come to dominate so much of American public discourse. Sun., March 2, 12:30pm, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Dr.; Mon., March 3, 7pm, UT campus, Thompson Center, 26th & Red River. Free.
MARIE C. WILSON ON WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP Women's rights advocate Wilson discusses current trends in women's political participation. 7-8:30pm. Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium, St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress, 233-1678. Free. www.thewhitehouseproject.org.
MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS IN AUSTIN The League of Women Voters hosts this panel addressing the question "Are mental-health services for crisis interventions adequate in Austin and Travis County?" Probate Court Judge Guy Herman, Travis Co. Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt, National Alliance for Mental Illness President Cathy Weaver, and others speak. 7pm. LCRA Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd., 451-6710. Free. www.lwvaustin.org.
ALL PEOPLE DREAM Austin Police Department officers' art exhibit. March 1-22. Quattro Gallery, 12971 Pond Springs Rd. www.quattrogallery.com.
ARE YOU LIVING WITH HIV OR AIDS? The Austin Area Comprehensive HIV Planning Council would like to interview you as part of its efforts to research needed services. Participants will receive a $20 grocery gift card and a free meal. Through March 12. 974-4400. www.ci.austin.tx.us/hivcouncil/default.htm.
TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY Celebrate Texas hosts three days of events commemorating the 172nd anniversary of Texas' independence from Mexico, with a 5K run, a parade, period re-enactments, memorial ceremonies, and a golf tournament. Sat.-Mon., March 1-3. www.celebratetexas.org.