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Post-election funk? There's still plenty for good citizens to do this week: Nov. 6-13.

For more details and events, see Community Listings.

Thursday06

ALTERNATIVE AUSTIN ENERGY Austin will be deriving 30% of its energy from renewable resources by 2020 – but from which ones? That's for you to help decide tonight at one of two public forums planned for this week. 6:30pm. University Hills Library, 4721 Loyola.

GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT TOWN HALL Southwest Travis Co. citizens concerned about the future of their water should attend this discussion. 6-8pm. Bee Creek United Methodist Church, 3000 Bee Creek Rd., Spicewood.

VIOLENCE IN QUEER COMMUNITIES OF COLOR Join Jesus Ortega for a close look at violence within LGBT communities and a discussion of what people can do to address it. 7pm. TICE Community Space, 1009 E. 11th.

WHO'S RIGHT? WHO'S LEFT? WHAT'S NEXT? A forum devoted to the post-election future of Texas politics and policy. 9am-3:30pm. AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, 1900 University Ave. RSVP at www.utexas.edu/lbj/cpg/events/story/580.

Friday07

5-11 STASI PARTY In the spirit of fighting the Real ID Act, Elysium adopts an East Berlin theme this evening, with phones for snitching on your neighbor and random bullying from local "authorities." 7pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $7. www.511campaign.org.

NO MORE SHAME A sexual violence panel discussion featuring authors Cynthia Juniper and Mary James, survivor Michelle Mock, and local writer April Boland. 7pm. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. A-105, 472-2785. www.ebookwoman.com.

INSIDE BOOKS PROJECT WORK PARTY Help supply books to inmates, and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Inside Books Project. Volunteer any day starting at 11am. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 7-9. Rhizome Collective, 300 Allen, 647-4803. www.insidebooksproject.org.

Saturday08

BUS RIDERS UNION MEETING 4pm. Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe. Free. www.busatx.org.

TRANSGENDER EDUCATION NETWORK OF TEXAS MEETING 2:30pm. Call for location, 448-6354, 877/532-6789. www.tentex.org.

PEOPLE-POWERED MEDIA [UN]WORK­SHOP An informal gathering for anyone looking to learn about modern media and its power in the community. Drop in on any half-hour session. 10am-5pm. Ruiz Library, 1600 Grove, 478-8600 x13. Free. www.texascommunitymedia.org.

Sunday09

HISPANIC FUTURES CONFERENCE features speakers, exhibits, and info in the interest of advancing scholastic achievement. Students and parents welcome. 1pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. www.cityofaustin.org/macc.

TEXAS RENEWABLES CONFERENCE Find out what's happening in the business world and the policy world regarding wind, solar, thermal, geothermal, biomass, ethanol, and biodiesel technologies. Sun.-Wed., Nov. 9-11. Omni Southpark, 4140 Governor's Row. $50-250. www.treia.org.

WEEKLY PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM features post-election analysis from political scientist Gary Keith. 11:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free. www.austinuu.org.

Monday10

H.W. BRANDS The Pulitzer Prize-winning Ben Franklin biographer is back with Traitor to His Class, a look at the life of FDR. 7:30pm. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 472-5050.

TX STATE HIV/AIDS AWARENESS CON­FERENCE Four days of workshops, screenings, and activities exploring HIV/AIDS issues. Mon.-Thu., Nov. 10-13. LBJ Student Center and various locations on the Texas State campus, San Marcos, 512/245-2278. Free. www.msa.txstate.edu/HIVawareness.

Tuesday11

RADICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE WALL STREET MELTDOWN Dr. Eliot Tretter of UT explains how alternative politics can capitalize on the economic downturn. 8pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free. www.monkeywrenchbooks.org.

VETERANS DAY PARADE kicks off with a flyover from San Marcos' Commemorative Air Force at the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. From there, the procession heads to the Capitol grounds for a memorial ceremony and more. Festivities begin at 9am. Free. www.nov11.org.

Wednesday12

ALTERNATIVE AUSTIN ENERGY (See Thu., 11/6.) 6:30pm. Travis Co. Service Center, 4501 FM 620 N.

LEAVING THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYS­TEM Young adults answer questions about their experiences with the Texas Youth Commission as part of the Texans Care for Children fall speaker series. 1-2:30pm. Capitol Auditorium, E1.004, 473-2274. Free. www.texanscareforchildren.org.

Thursday13

CAPITAL DEFENSE LAWYERING & PRAC­TICE SYMPOSIUM (See "Naked City.") 12:30-5:15pm. Eidman Court­room, UT School of Law, 232-7068. www.utexas.edu/law/academics/centers.

VETERAN CAREER FAIR features local, regional, and national employers looking to hire veterans, reservists, and family members. 11am-3pm. Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 683-5020.

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