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Citizens' calendar, Oct. 22-29

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Thursday22

DAN RATHER The veteran news anchor discusses the Crisis in American Journalism. 4-5:30pm. Texas Union Ballroom, UT campus. Free.

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KRISTINE HUSKEY discusses her book Justice at Guantánamo. 7pm. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar.

FUN WITH TFN Join the watchdogs at Texas Free­dom Network for an evening of political comedy, music, awards, and a silent auction to benefit TFN's work keeping an eye on the strange machinations of the far right. 7-10pm. Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces. www.tfn.org.

GREEN'S IMPACT ON LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS Austin state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez hosts this discussion on how low-income residents can go green without going broke. 5:30-7:30pm. Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 2215 E. Second.

SPECIAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP is for parents of children in special education programs. Know your rights by attending the workshop, followed by a one-on-one meeting with a legal eagle. 5:30pm. Advocacy Inc., 7800 Shoal Creek Blvd. Ste. 171-E, 454-4816. Free. www.advocacyinc.org.

Saturday24

VOICE YOUR CHOICE Last day to cast your vote in Patagonia's campaign to recognize Austin's environmental organizations – $5,000 in grant money will be split among the Yellow Bike Proj­ect, PODER, and the Save Our Springs Alli­ance – your vote will help determine who gets the biggest share. See www.patagonia.com/voiceyourchoice.

GET CLEAN, GET GREEN Work on the net-zero-energy Guadalupe-Saldaña subdivision starts with this day of site remediation. Wear sturdy shoes, and be ready to get your hands dirty in the name of a sustainable future. 8am-noon. Corner of Webberville Road & Goodwin Avenue, 475-7996. www.350.org/getcleangetgreen.

HISPANICS' INDIGENOUS IDENTITY LECTURE SERIES Dr. Mario Garza discusses how conflicting social movements negatively impacted indigenous culture. 1-4pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. www.indigenouscultures.org.

MARCH TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY Join Cameron Todd Willingham's mother in calling for the governor to clear her son's name posthumously and to suspend executions in Texas. 2pm. Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress, 638-0403. www.marchforabolition.org.

WALLER CREEK CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMIT­TEE Check out concept plans for the Waller Creek district. 9am. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 404-4000. www.cityofaustin.org/wallercreek.

Monday26

WHAT GLOBAL CAPITALISM LEAVES TO THE NATION A talk from University of San Francisco's Dr. Julio Moreno. Noon. UT campus, Garrison Hall, Rm. 4.100, 471-3261. Free. www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/historicalstudies.

ROLL BEYOND COAL VOLUNTEER CALL Join the Sierra Club folks on Monday nights this month for some pizza and phone-banking in support of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, now in the Senate (6-8pm; e-mail for location and details: jmbintliff@gmail.com) – plus, help prepare for the upcoming Halloween Roll Beyond Coal rally and clean-energy bike tour (Sat., Oct. 31, 1pm; City Hall, 310 W. Second). www.lonestar.sierraclub.org.

Tuesday27

CLEAN CARBON POLICY SUMMIT & PROJECT EXPO Get the scoop on the latest clean energy policies and projects. Oct. 27-28; Tue., 8am-4:30pm; Wed., 8am-noon. AT&T Executive Educational and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave. www.cleancarbonsummit.com.

MY LIFE IN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS The Society of American Archivists at UT presents David Carmicheal, who will discuss Hurricane Katrina's effects on government records. 6:30pm. LBJ Library and Museum, 2313 Red River, 814/404-2798. Free. www.ischool.utexas.edu/~saa.

YOUR THOUGHTS: AUSTIN'S NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY Tonight's forum kicks off a series of opportunities to discuss ideas for Austin's new central library with the architectural team that will be designing it. 6-9pm. Manchaca Branch Library, 5500 Manchaca Rd., 974-7183. See more and submit ideas online at www.cityofaustin.org/library/newcentlib.htm.

Wednesday28

DEBRA MEDINA The underdog Republican candidate discusses her bid for the governor's seat. 7pm. Welch Hall, UT campus, Rm. 2.246. Free. www.medinafortexas.com.

KEEP AUSTIN BEAUTIFUL AWARDS LUNCHEON Help recognize local keepers of the environment. 11am. Hilton Hotel Downtown, 500 E. Fourth, 391-0622. $60. www.keepaustinbeautiful.org.

NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY (See Tuesday.) 6-9pm. Ruiz Branch Library, 1600 Grove, 974-7183.

PUBLIC HEARING: CAPITAL METRO Weigh in on a potential fare increase for bus riders, to be implemented as early as January. 5-7pm. Capital Metro, 2910 E. Fifth.

Thursday29

NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY (See Tuesday.) 6-9pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second, 974-7183

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