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October 2018

Our family Reads: Diversity @Igo Branch Library

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Igo Branch Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78249 United States
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Join us with Councilman Manny Pelaez as we explore the importance of diversity and multicultural understanding in San Antonio. Activities are hands-on and invite education through creativity. Add your handprint to the diversity mural and make your own stick puppet! The Human Library will also be open: participants can borrow a “human book” for a one-on-one, informal conversation about the diverse cultures that make up our city. Ron, Erika, and Jonah Nirenberg encourage families in the community to read along…

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Early Voting in Bexar County

October 22 @ 8:00 am - November 2 @ 8:00 pm
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TU Distinguished Scientists Lecture: Gretchen Daily

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Trinity University Laurie Auditorium, 1 Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Trinity's Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series, in partnership with Trinity University Press, presents Gretchen C. Daily -- Bing Professor of Environmental Science, Senior Fellow in the Stanford Woods Institute, Director of the Center for Conservation Biology, and co-founder and faculty director of the Natural Capital Project -- with a lecture titled "A New Business Model for People and Nature". A powerful awakening is underway, to the value of trees, bees, and other elements of nature. In this engaging lecture, Gretchen Daily…

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CIVILITY: A Community Conversation

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TriPoint Event Center, 3233 N. St. Mary's
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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It will help us plan if you register for this event: civilitysa.brownpapertickets.com Meaningful small group conversations Practical techniques & hands-on practice Useful resources & next steps

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November 2018

The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista Room Theater, 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78207 United States
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The Department of Public Administration is pleased to present to you its fall 2018 semester speaker Dr. Jennifer Carlson, who will discuss her book "Citizen-Protectors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline" on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the UTSA Downtown Campus. This FREE event will consist of two parts: a lunch & learn and later an evening panel followed by an engaging round table discussion about gun culture and the perception of guns in regards to race…

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Forced From Home: Doctors Without Borders Interactive Exhibition on Refugee Crisis

November 4 @ 9:00 am - November 11 @ 6:00 pm
Western Lot @ Main Plaza & Nueva, 326 Main Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Located at the corner of Main Plaza and Nueva Streets on the West side of the Riverwalk, across the street from the Bexar County Courthouse. Accessible by VIVA bus lines at Dolorosa and S Main, St. Mary’s and Villita stops. If driving, pay-for parking is available across the street. Doctors Without Borders presents Forced From Home, a free interactive tour that takes you behind the headlines about the global refugee crisis. Guided by experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers, you’ll…

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San Antonio CROP Hunger Walk

November 4 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Walker Ranch Historic Park, 12603 West Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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New Location! Walker Ranch Historic Park - family friendly -- Playground -- Dinosaur tracks -- Pavilion Come and picnic before or after the CROP Hunger Walk. The funds you help raise support 4 local hunger-fighting groups and the global and national work of Church World Service. Local hunger-fighting agencies are: SATX Food Bank, Christian Assistance Ministries, Bethel AME Outreach Program, and Temple Beth-el Summer Food & Fun Camp. Together, we can help end hunger in our community and around the…

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Revisiting the ’68 US Commission on Civil Rights: SA Conference

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - November 17 @ 9:00 pm
Our Lady of the Lake University, 411 SW 24th St,
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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50th Anniversary of the Landmark U.S. Civil Rights Commission Hearing in San Antonio, Texas, on Mexican Americans in the U.S. Southwest In 1968, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a landmark hearing at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, on Mexican Americans in the U.S. Southwest. That six-day hearing shined a spotlight on the social, economic and civil rights injustices suffered by an ethnic population that would later become the fastest-growing and largest “minority” population…

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