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ANIMAL SHELTER MEETING Learn about the city's plans for the new Levander Loop animal shelter, and give 'em your two cents. 6:30-8:30pm. Rosewood-Zaragosa Neighborhood Center, 2800 Webberville Rd.

WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT PROTEST Help WDP convince Cobalt Co. to pay the $20,000 in unpaid wages it owes to 11 workers who helped build the Cobra Studios apartments in East Austin. 6pm. Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 2215 E. Second.

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FAIR FOOD ACROSS BORDERS Join Fair Food Austin, the Chiapas Media Project's Melody Gonzalez, and the Workers Defense Project's Cristina Tzintzún for a screening of "Paying the Price," followed by a discussion on migrant agricultural workers in the U.S. and Mexico. 7pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop.

LISTENING TO BARBARA JORDAN A panel discussion on the life and impact of this Texas stateswoman. 6pm. Perry-Castañeda Library, 21st & Speedway, 495-4644. Free.

WILLIAM GOETZMANN describes the ideas of the founders in his Beyond the Revolution. 7pm. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 472-5050.

LONG-RANGE PARK-PLANNING MEETING Take a look at the Parks & Recreation Department's Long Range Plan for Land, Facilities, and Programs online, and let the planners know what you think at tonight's meeting. 6:30pm. Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center, 808 Nile, 478-7695.

THE NATION-STATE & THE TRANSNA­TION­AL ENVIRONMENT features seven panels over three days focused on finding global solutions to environmental problems. Thu.-Sat., April 16-18, 10am-6pm. AT&T Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., 404-1900. Free.


ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE & THE MULTI­CULTURAL CITY This panel discussion addresses the role of city planners, students, and practitioners in addressing environmental justice concerns. Noon-1:30pm. UT Texas Union, Rm. 3.128.

GREEN APPLE FESTIVAL This annual, three-day Earth Day fest takes place in cities all over the country, including Austin this year for the first time. Visit for the full schedule of volunteer opportunities and sustainability workshops. Fri.-Sun., April 17-19.

SOR JUANA FESTIVAL celebrates Mexican women of achievement with live music, poetry, a symposium, and more. Fri., April 17, 7pm; Sat., April 18, 3-9pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St., 478-6222.


AUSTIN GREEN ART EARTH DAY FESTIV­AL Find out just how easy it is to be green: Earth Day expo, environmentally friendly art, and solar-powered entertainment. 9am-3pm. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe. Free.

IMMIGRATION NATION YOUTH THEATRE Young performers show off their own theatre works on the topic of immigration. Reservations required. 2pm. Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 936-8746. Free.

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POLITICAL MEMORABILIA SHOW brings dealers from around the country to exhibit and auction political artifacts from as far back as the 19th century. Bring items for appraisal. 9am-3pm. Wyndham Garden Hotel, 3401 S. I-35, 344-9241. $3.

MEN RALLY FOR CHANGE/SAFEPLACE FIELD DAY Join in the fight against sexual and domestic violence. Men of all ages rally at 10am before marching from the Mexican American Cultural Center to Fiesta Gardens (10:45am) to participate in the SafePlace Field Day, featuring food, music, games, and other carnival-themed fun to raise money for those affected by sexual and domestic violence. 11am-4pm. Fiesta Gar­dens, 2101 Bergman, 481-9255. $5 (free, kids and march participants).


KINKY FRIEDMAN The Texas humorist and former candidate for governor speaks at this week's Public Affairs Forum. 11:30am-12:30pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Howson Hall.

NOW AND ZEN ECO VILLAGE MEETING All are welcome to discuss intentional communities, natural building, and other sustainability issues. 1pm. Thunderbird Coffee, 1401 Koenig, 420-8660.


ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY Join this group that promotes good design to make Austin all that it can be. 7pm. Cedar Door, 201 Brazos, 473-3712. Free.

GREEN DRINKS Eco-friendlies gather to tie one on. 6pm. Opal Divine's, 700 W. Sixth.

HUSTLE FOR MAYOR brings the mayoral candidates, the public, and beer together for an all-out brawl moderated by the Chronicle's very own City Hall Hustler, Wells Dunbar. 7pm. Mohawk, 912 Red River. Free.

LONG-RANGE PARK-PLANNING MEETING (See Thursday, April 16.) 6:30pm. ACC Pinnacle Campus, 7748 Hwy. 290 W., Rms. 1013 & 1015.


CLEAN TX FORUM hosts a panel discussion on funding clean-energy businesses. 5:30-8:30pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second. $30.

LONG-RANGE PARK-PLANNING MEETING (See Thursday, April 16.) 6:30pm. Dobie Middle School, 1200 E. Rundberg.

PLASTIC BAG TRADE-IN Bring in any five plastic bags, and get a reusable one to replace them. Happy Earth Day! 3-7pm. Both Central Market locations.

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