350 Austin Book Club – 1/9/2018

350 Austin Book Club – 1/9/2018

January 9, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Windsor Park Branch, Austin Public Library, 5833 Westminster Dr, Austin, Texas 78723

Ashley Dawson is now safely back in frigid NYC, but the conversation around his new book continues. Whether you had a chance to attend our “Meet the Author” event or heard him on KOOP Radio last week, you will want to join 350 Austin as we gather to discuss Extreme Cities and the implications it has for Austin. Professor Dawson has done an outstanding job of clarifying how justice issues (racial, economic,social) intersect with the rapidly growing danger of climate change.

Mike Ignatowski will lead the discussion. It is not necessary for you to have read the book to contribute to the conversation.

So, let’s get 2018 off to a good start by thinking about how we can work together to strengthen Austin’s resolve in fighting FOR justice and AGAINST climate change.

Please visit our Facebook Event to RSVP or invite friends.

MEET AUTHOR OF EXTREME CITIES – 12/28/2017

MEET AUTHOR OF EXTREME CITIES – 12/28/2017

December 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Yarborough Branch, Austin Public Library, 2200 Hancock Drive, Austin, TX

A great opportunity for Austinites who care about climate change and the impact it is already having and will have in our not-so-distant future! Professor Ashley Dawson, author of Extreme Cities, is spending the holidays in Austin. He is Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities at Princeton Environmental Institute.

Several groups are partnering to host Prof Dawson for a discussion of his new book, Extreme Cities.

Please join us and invite your friends and family to come along.

Hosts include:
350 Austin
Austin Democratic Socialists of America
Austin Jacobin Reading Group
Texas Drought Project, Jere Locke
Susan Lippmann of Wildflower UU

350 Austin Book Discussion – 12/12/2017

350 Austin Book Discussion – 12/12/2017

December 12, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Cepeda Branch, Austin Public Library,  651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, Texas 78702

We will be finishing our discussion of Juan Gonzalez’s book “Reclaiming Gotham”. Mike Ignatowski will be giving an overview of the book and leading the discussion. You do not need to read the book ahead of time to participate and enjoy the discussion.

Please visit our Facebook Event to RSVP or invite friends.

350 Austin General Meeting – 11/21/2017

350 Austin General Meeting – 11/21/2017

November 21, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, Texas 78701

We know this is just before Thanksgiving, but you will definitely want to join us for the November meeting! Officially launched on 11/1/16, we are marking 350 Austin’s one-year anniversary in two important ways. First, former Steering Committee member Derrick Crowe will be sharing current scientific data as a way to remind us of why 350 Austin was founded.

Derrick Crowe is known in the local and national press as the “science nerd” running for the congressional seat soon to be vacated by climate-denier Lamar Smith. Derrick is a long-time student of climate change science and will be speaking to us in that capacity. Although not legally permitted to endorse Derrick Crowe, we at 350 Austin can proudly share the news that Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, has personally endorsed him. (https://medium.com/@electcrowe/bill-mckibben-endorses-derrick-crowe-for-congress-d4f48e13f913)

After being sobered by Derrick’s presentation on the status of climate change, we will shake off the blues by celebrating 350 Austin’s anniversary with live music, drink, and good food from Scholz Garten – our ever-supportive hosts! Music will be provided by Roger Flores’ band Midnight Archives (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVHUUq2mx7MHDSrCg8HduKg).

Our monthly meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, usually at Scholz Garten, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Children are welcome.

Please visit our Facebook Event to RSVP or invite friends.

350 Austin Book Club – 11/14/2017

350 Austin Book Club – 11/14/2017

November 14, 2017 at Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78701

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN VENUE! We will be meeting in Shared Learning Room #621 at the new downtown library.

We will be discussing Juan Gonzalez’s newest book, “Reclaiming Gotham”. The long-time co-host of Democracy Now and outstanding journalist begins with an examination of how Bill De Blasio and the leaders of other cities are part of a movement to end America’s “tale of two cities”.

Austin’s own Greg Casar got Gonzalez’s attention. We hope to explore how this book is relevant to the more equitable, just, and low-carbon economy we want to see in Austin.

We will divide the discussion across two meetings, so come prepared to talk about Chapters 1 – 5 on November 14.

PARKING: The library garage is $5 for 2 hours; $7 for more than 2 hours. Bus stops nearby. CARPOOL (minivan) from Bobbie Tsukahara home in Mueller. PM her for details.

Please go to our Facebook event to RSVP or invite friends.