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.
Austin Democratic Socialists of America
Austin Jacobin Reading Group
Texas Drought Project, Jere Locke
Susan Lippmann of Wildflower UU
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.
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.
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 ourFacebookevent to RSVP or invite friends.
First 350-Austin Urban Hike to the amazing New Austin Central Library on its opening day! We will meet at the Zilker Park parking lot behind the pool off Robert E Lee Rd., just past the Umlauf Sculpture Garden. Plenty of free parking there. Meet at the parking lot entrance. Bring money for lunch if you want to eat with the group (restaurant TBD by the group). It’s an easy hike mostly on trails along Town Lake, about 2 miles each way.
October 28, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Please go to ourFacebookevent to RSVP or invite friends.
Invest about 30 minutes in getting yourself up to date on the state of the climate from a guy who knows what he is talking about! We were very fortunate to have Derrick Crowe at our one-year anniversary meeting in November.
On October 23rd, 92 of the world’s largest banks will meet in São Paolo, Brazil to discuss policies on the climate and Indigenous Peoples’ rights to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC). These banks include Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) financiers such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and many more.
Mazaska Talks, an organization sprung from the Indigenous-led DAPL divestment campaign, is calling on Indigenous people and allies everywhere to join three days of mass global action that make it clear to the banks: Financing climate disaster and the abuse of Indigenous Peoples will result in a massive global divestment movement.
350 Austin has been deeply inspired and energized by the work …of our friends at 350 Seattle in alliance with Mazaska Talks, and we are committed to taking action here in Austin on October 23, Mazaska Talks’ Day of Action for the Americas. Please join us as we send a message to the banks that fund fossil fuels in the only language they understand.
More details to come, but we are meeting at the UT West Mall fountain at 11:30AM. There will be an opportunity to take part in this action even if you cannot physically attend. If you plan to participate please RSVP on the Mazaska Talks website as well: https://mazaskatalks.org/
Join us for the next meeting of 350 Austin’s book club. Mike Ignatowski will be presenting a summary of George Monbiot’s “Out of the Wreckage” and lead us in what is sure to be lively discussion. George Monbiot is a well known reporter and his book offers a positive vision of the way forward for our society. We will meet in a nice quiet library room for a better discussion this time! There is no requirement to read the book ahead of time. This link gives a good summary. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/sep/09/george-monbiot-how-de-we-get-out-of-this-mess
Cepeda Branch Library, Room #1, 651 North Pleasant Valley Road, Austin, TX
In the first part of our meeting, 350 Austin’s own Rocky Boschert will be sharing his wisdom on divesting from fossil fuels and how to think about reinvesting in a clean energy future. Rocky has devoted his career as a financial advisor to helping clients “go fossil free” with their investments. Come ready to take notes and ask questions. http://www.texasorp.com/
The second half of the meeting will kick off with the premiere of Josh Allen’s song – composed just for us – “Not With My Money You Ain’t”!
There will be a variety of breakout sessions, including art and sign-making for the upcoming day of action against banks that fund fossil fuel projects.
Our monthly meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, usually at Scholz Garten (although not this month), from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Children are welcome.