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Citizens' calendar, Feb. 24-March 3

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Thursday24

BARBARA JORDAN FORUM continues with discussions on women in politics, children in the juvenile-justice system, and more. See schedule online. Thu.-Fri., Feb. 24-25. UT campus. www.utexas.edu/lbj/barbarajordanforum.

NATIONAL FORUM FOR BLACK PUBLIC ADMINI­STRATORS hosts a talk from City Manager Marc Ott, State Rep. Dawnna Dukes, and others on the future of Texas' economic outlook. 6pm. King Seabrook Chapel, Huston-Tillotson University campus. Free. www.nfbpacentraltexas.org.

PARKS & REC MEETING Help improve city parks. 6:30pm. McBeth Rec Center, 2401-A Columbus. www.cityofaustin.org/parks/communityengagement.htm.

POST-RACIAL POLITICS Author Tim Wise talks about America's retreat from racial equity. 7pm. St. James Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd. $10 suggested donation. [email protected].

Friday25

HOMELESSNESS PANEL kicks off the opening of a new sculpture/video installation on panhandling (see "The Working Homeless," The Arts). 6-8pm. Visual Arts Center, 23rd & Trinity, UT campus. www.utvac.org.

Saturday26

AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL 1-5pm. Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon. www.austinheritagefestival.org.

EAST RIVERSIDE CORRIDOR WORKSHOP 9am-noon. Parker Lane United Methodist Church, 2105 Parker Ln. www.eastriversidecorridor.com.

GUNS4GROCERIES Trade your guns for money, no questions asked. You'll net $10 for air guns, BB guns, or replicas; $100 for handguns and rifles; and $200 for assault rifles. Limit two per person, each stored in a separate paper bag. 9am-1pm. Oak Meadow Baptist Church, 6905 S. I-35, 482-8107 or 974-5017. [email protected] [email protected].

LOVE TRELLA GALA LUNCHEON honors Judge Jeanne Meurer and State Rep. Elliott Naishtat; proceeds benefit the Ortralla LuWone Mosely Founda­tion's work helping teens choose healthy relationships. Fogo de Chão, 309 E. Third, 445-5633. www.ortrallafoundation.org.

PARKS & REC (See Thursday, 2/24.) Hancock Rec Center, 811 E. 41st, 2pm; Austin Rec Center, 1301 Shoal Creek Blvd., 3:30pm. www.cityofaustin.org/parks/communityengagement.htm.

Monday28

HEALTH/HUMAN SERVICES DIRECTOR MEET­ING Help define the ideal candidate for this city position. 5-6:30pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. (Can't attend? Send comments to [email protected].)

MONEY IN POLITICS Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig on the problems with money in the governing process. 6pm. Thompson Conference Center, Dean Keeton & E. Campus Dr., UT campus. www.coffeepartyaustin.org.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN SUMMIT addresses the changing demographics of America as well as various community issues. Register online. Mon.-Tue., Feb. 28-March 1. Sheraton at the Capitol, 701 E. 11th, 478-1111. Free. www.texaslegislativeblackcaucus.com.

Tuesday01

PARKS & REC (See Thursday, 2/24.) Senior Activ­ity Center, 2874 Shoal Crest, 10am; Rosewood Rec Center, 1182 Pleasant Valley Rd., 6:30pm. www.cityofaustin.org/parks/communityengagement.htm.

DISTINGUISHED VISITING LECTURE SERIES Psychiatrist/psychoanalyst Stephen Sonnenberg shares his knowledge on the psychic trauma of war and post-traumatic stress disorder. 7:30pm. Avaya Auditorium, ACES 2.302, UT campus. 471-9056. Free. www.humanitiesinstitute.utexas.edu.

INTERFAITH ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK SYM­POSIUM Learn about linking spiritual faith with environmental justice. 7pm. Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd., 454-6806. Free. www.interfaithenvironment.org.

Wednesday02

DAY OF THE FALLEN honors those who have died working on Texas construction sites. March begins at the Federal Building (East Ninth & San Jacinto) and ends in a rally at the Capitol. 3:30pm. www.workersdefense.org.

PARKS & REC (See Thursday, 2/24.) 6:30pm: Pickfair Activity Center, 10904 Pickfair; V.L. Brown Recreation Center, 7500 Blessing; Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez. www.cityofaustin.org/parks/communityengagement.htm.

Thursday03

INNOCENT AND EXECUTED Texas Observer Exec­utive Editor Dave Mann talks about the Texas death penalty. 7-9pm. Monkeywrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free. www.texasobserver.org/contrarian.

PARKS & REC (See Thursday, 2/24.) 6:30pm: Northwest Rec Center, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3003 Northland Dr.; Metz Rec Center, 2407 Canterbury; Montopolis Rec Center, 1200 Montopolis. www.cityofaustin.org/parks/communityengagement.htm.

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