Civics 101

Calendar of civic events, Oct. 6-13

Thursday6

OCCUPY AUSTIN makes its local debut as part of a national movement to "end the monied corruption of our democracy." 10am; 3pm, general assembly. City Hall, 301 W. Second. www.occupyaustin.org.

RADICALIZE YOUR UTERUS Join Radical Action for Gender Equality for a panel discussion on the war on women and Planned Parenthood. 7-9pm. 5604 Manor Rd. www.5604manor.org.

Friday7

MEET THE WEED EXPERT Former Yippie Jonah Ras­kin, whose Marijuana­land explores the politics of pot, is guest of honor at a Rag Blog happy hour. See "Reefer Madness: Thin Green Line" for all the dope. 5-7pm. Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar. www.theragblog.blogspot.com.

Saturday8

TEXAS ECONOMICS Coffee Party Austin hosts former Labor Secretary Ray Marshall, speaking on labor and immigration in the current market. 1-3pm. Howson Branch Library meeting room, 2500 Exposition. www.coffeepartyaustin.org.

BOOKSIGNING Marijuanaland author Jonah Raskin appears at two locations. 2-4pm, Oat Willie's, 617 W. 29th; 5-7pm, Brave New Books, 1904 Guada­lupe. www.oatwillies.com, www.bravenewbookstore.com.

Sunday9

MOVE TO AMEND Former Green presidential hopeful David Cobb speaks as part of a Move To Amend tour to reverse a ruling favoring corporate political fundraising schemes. 6-8pm. Third Coast Workers for Cooperation, 5604 Manor Rd. www.movetoamend.org.

Tuesday11

VOTER REGISTRATION! Today's the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election. Travis Co. Tax Office, 5501 Airport; check online for satellite offices. www.traviscountytax.org.

Wednesday12

DÍA DE LA RAZA Fun and recognition are on deck at this annual celebration and awards ceremony. 6:30pm. Mexican American Cultural Ctr., 600 River St. Free. www.maccaustin.org.

Thursday13

GAIL COLLINS SPEAKS The New York Times columnist talks about women's struggles for equality, drawing from her book, When Everything Changed. 7-9pm. 5604 Manor Rd. Email rjensen@uts.cc.utexas.edu for info. $15 suggested donation. www.5604manor.org.

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