Civics 101

Calendar of civic events, Oct. 6-13


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.

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.


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.


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.

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


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.


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.


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.


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 for info. $15 suggested donation.

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