Citizens' calendar, Feb. 17-24
Fri., Feb. 18, 2011
ACLU HONORS Judge Charlie Baird earns Civil Libertarian of the Year. 6pm. Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th, 291-6211. Free. www.aclutx.org.
ACTIVIST SCHOLARSHIP CONFERENCE addresses the state of social justice in the Americas. Thu.-Sat., Feb. 17-19. Texas Union, UT campus, 24th & Guadalupe. Free. on.fb.me/eoRlcf.
AN EVENING OF FAITH IN ACTION Discuss the role of churches in the fight for workers' rights. 7pm. St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15th, 391-2305. Free. www.workersdefense.org.
CAMERON ROAD CORRIDOR WORKSHOP 6:30pm. Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center, 7500 Blessing, 974-7865. Free. www.cityofaustin.org/planning/neighborhood/sj_ch.htm.
OPEN MEETINGS ACT MEETING Learn about open records requests, the Open Meetings Act, and more. 6:30pm. Austin Energy Building, 721 Barton Springs Rd., Rm. 130. www.changeaustin.org.
SAY NO TO CENTRAL TEXAS AIRPORT Join Groups United To Advocate Responsible Development to talk about the private airport proposed for the junction of FM 969 and FM 1704. 10am. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd., Lost Pines, 512/308-1234. firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE: TEXAS COALITION TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY 8am-5:15pm. Schmidt-Jones Family Life Center, 1300 Lavaca, 441-1808. $55 ($45, members; $25, students).
PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM Tom Davis envisions the world after the age of oil. 11:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free. www.austinuu.org.
SOCIALISM: A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER Watch a Reefer Madness-esque doc about socialism, then join a discussion on defending the economic system to naysayers. 12:30pm. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Dr., 251-0698. Free. www.staopen.com.
SPEAKER SERIES: MEET A COMMUNITY GROUP Learn about Casa Marianella's services and shelter for immigrants. 7pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free. www.casamarianella.org.
BARBARA JORDAN FORUM honors the former Texas senator on what would have been her 75th birthday. RSVP online. 9am-6pm. LBJ School of Public Affairs, 2315 Red River, 471-3200. Free. bit.ly/fyakHa.
FAMILY FARMS & LOCAL FOODS EDUCATION DAY The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance invites you to learn about local food production and relevant legislation. 10am-3pm. Texas Capitol, 697-2661. www.farmandranchfreedom.org.
IS GREEN AFFORDABLE? The League of Women Voters hosts a panel discussion on the city of Austin's conservation efforts and use of renewable energy. 7pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 451-6710. Free. www.lwvaustin.org.
PARKS & REC COMMUNITY MEETING Tell the city how you use the parks and what could be done better. 6:30pm. Dittmar Recreation Center, 1009 W. Dittmar, 974-6090.
DOYLE BENEBY Solar Austin brings the president and CEO of CPS Energy to you to explain how San Antonio's foray into renewable energy will leave Austin in the dust. 4-6pm. Malverde, 400 W. Second, 705-0666. www.solaraustin.org.
TEXAS ENERGY INDEPENDENCE WEEK FORUMS Morning forum on renewable energy policy and technology research; afternoon session on natural gas, renewables, and Texas' energy mix. 8:30-11:30am & 2-5pm. Texas Capitol Auditorium. Free.
PARKS & REC COMMUNITY MEETING (see Wednesday.) South Austin Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca Rd., 9am; McBeth Recreation Center, 2401-A Columbus, 6:30pm. Free. www.cityofaustin.org/parks/communityengagement.htm.
POST-RACIAL POLITICS Author Tim Wise talks about America's retreat from racial equity; a panel discussion follows. Donations go to progressive community center 5604 Manor. 7pm. St. James' Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd., 926-6339. $10 suggested donation. email@example.com.
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