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Happenings

March 20-27

March 21, 2008, News

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Thursday 20

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES presents Green: The New Red, White and Blue, a documentary about New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman's green exploration. 6-9pm. Ruta Maya, 3601 S. Congress.

INSIDE LOOK AT GUANTÁNAMO: A MUSLIM CHAPLAIN'S STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE A talk and booksigning from James Yee, the U.S. Army officer and Guantánamo Bay Muslim chaplain accused of spying and espionage in 2003. 6pm. UT School of Law, Townes Hall 2.114. Free.

JIM HIGHTOWER HOO-RAH Join Swim Against the Current co-authors Jim Hightower and Susan DeMarco for live music and local food benefiting the Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association. 5-8pm. Boggy Creek Farm, 3414 Lyons, 926-4650. $10. www.edibleaustin.com.

Friday 21

JUAN HARO OF THE MOVEMENT FOR JUSTICE IN THE BARRIO discusses the influence that the Zapatistas' campaigns have had on his work. Race, Class, & Gender Formation in the Borderlands Lecture Series Thu., March 20; UT campus. Brown-bag luncheon: noon-2pm, Sid Richardson Hall #320. Evening lecture: 7-9pm; Calhoun #100. La Otra Campaña in the U.S. Fri., March 21, 8-10pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free. www.monkeywrenchbooks.org.

Saturday 22

MEETINGS ON CAPITAL METRO PARATRANSIT CHANGES Capital Metro has proposed some changes to its paratransit system, some of which could mean cutbacks in services to people with disabilities. Sat., March 22, 9:30-11am: Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second.

Monday 24

INPUT NEEDED ON BICYCLE MASTER PLAN The city of Austin Bicycle Program hosts meetings on updating Austin's Bicycle Master Plan. Mon., March 24, 5:30-8:30pm: Windsor Park Library, 5833 Westminster. Wed., March 26, 5:30-8:30pm: Ruiz Library, 1600 Grove. 974-7142. www.ci.austin.tx.us/bicycle.

Wednesday 26

BOB BULLOCK: GOD BLESS TEXAS Dave McNeely and Jim Henderson, authors of new Bullock biography Larger Than Life, will join a panel of Texas politicos, including Rodney Ellis, Ben Barnes, Gib Lewis, Pete Laney, and Bill Hobby. 6:30pm. Connally Ballroom, Eter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto, UT campus.

NAFTA FROM BELOW: MAQUILADORA WORKERS SPEAK OUT Join Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras' Martha Ojeda for a talk on abuses of the companies that work along the border. 7:30pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925.

TOWN HALL MEETING: EDWARDS AQUIFER/BARTON SPRINGS The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District is revising its management plans to accommodate increasing water demands and seeks input. 6-8pm. Buda City Hall, 121 N. Main, Buda. www.bseacd.org/rules.html.

Thursday 27

CASA MARIANELLA BENEFIT DINNER Join Casa Marianella in honoring Barbara Hines of UT's Immigrant Law Clinic with the Ed Wendler Award for outstanding service to the immigrant community. 6-8pm. Mercury Hall, 615 Cardinal, 653-7824. $50. www.casamarianella.org.

THE POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: A CITIZEN'S GUIDE Toronto's York University professor Justin Podur speaks. 7pm. Thompson Conference Center, 26th & Red River, 471-2933. Free.

Ongoing

BECOME A WORKERS' RIGHTS EDUCATOR The Workers Defense Project seeks Spanish speakers to educate immigrants about workers' rights in Texas. Training provided. See www.workersdefense.org for more info.

EAST AUSTIN VOTE! CAMPAIGN seeks volunteers to man booths at community events in East Austin, registering voters in time for the May 10 municipal elections. Southwest Key East Austin Community Center, 6002 Jain, 633-4312. carmen.llanes@gmail.com, www.swkey.org.

INPUT REQUESTED ON CAPITAL METRO SERVICE CHANGES Capital Metro wants to hear your thoughts on the proposed summer bus-route changes to be implemented June 8. Visit www.capmetro.org for info; feedback welcome via phone or e-mail: 474-1200. planning@capmetro.org.

ENVISION CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL GROWTH MEETINGS ECT is preparing a Vision Progress Assessment and seeks input on regional issues. Thu., March 20, 6:30-8pm: Lockhart City Hall, 308 W. San Antonio, Lockhart. Mon., March 24, 6:30-8pm: San Marcos Activity Center, 501 Hopkins, San Marcos. Wed., March 26, 6:30-8pm: Bastrop Public Library, 1100 Church, Bastrop. (Travis County meetings, April 7 & 9.) www.envisioncentraltexas.org.

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