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.
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 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.
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.
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
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