All about Austin Activist
Regular Monthly/Weekly:

Monthly Meetings:

First Monday
Texas Inmate Families Association (TIFA)
The Austin Chapter meets the first Monday of the month at the St. David's Medical Center,
Health Research Center Auditorium, 30th and I-35 Frontage road at 6:30 P.M. Bring your
questions and concerns, your friends and neighbors...anyone who has an interest in current
information on our Texas Prison System.
The Hill Country Chapter of TIFA will meet at the IHOP at 620 and N 183, the third
Monday of every month at 7:00 P.M.
For more information for either group, call 512-219-6064 or email sgfenntifa@austin.rr.com

Fourth Monday of each month
THE AUSTIN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION meets
every 4th Monday at 5:30 PM at
One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road, room 325.  The public
is invited to present ideas, issues and concerns during citizens'
communications at each meeting.Call (512) 974-3251 for more
information.

Fourth Monday of each month from 4:30-6:30pm
Texas Hemp Campaign (THC)
Vigil in front of the Governor's Mansion, 1010 Lavaca.
Call 441-4099 for more information

First Tuesday of each month
TRAVIS COUNTY LIBERTARIAN PARTY
The Travis County Libertarians meet the first Tuesday each month at 6:45 PM,
in the Old Quarry Library at 7051 Village Center Dr., 345-4435.  Exit from
Mopac onto Far West Blvd. heading west for about 1/2 mile.  The library is
just behind the post office which you'll see on the left.

First Tuesday of each month
TRAVIS COUNTY GREEN PARTY - GENERAL MEETING
6:30 PM Oak Springs Branch Library,
3101 Oak Springs Dr.For info: Call 587-7354
or visit http://www.txgreens.org/travis

First Tuesday of each month
GRAY PANTHERS of AUSTIN.  Meeting first Tuesday of the month.
For info, please call the Gray Panthers office at 458-3738.
3710 Cedar Street, Box 15
Austin, Texas 78705
Email: gp-austin@ev1.net

First Tuesday of each month
RACE/CULTURAL RELATIONS is a community group that meets on the first
Tuesday of each month, at the Austin Mennonite Church, 5801 Westminster
in northeast Austin, at 7-8:30 PM.   The church is adjacent to the
Windsor Park Branch Library.  For more information go to:
http://www.egroups.com/group/racerelationsaustintexas

First Tuesday of each month (except November changed to Wednesday)
Texe Marrs Bible Home Church
meets at 6:30pm at Furr's Cafeteria
at North Cross Mall
more info: call Wanda 567-1370

First Tuesday of every month.
Stonewall Democrats of Austin
General meeting and volunteer night.
Stonewallaustin.org

First and Third tuesdays Tuesday of each month
AUSTIN CENTER FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
5801 Westminster Dr., to the right behind the
Austin Mennonite Church, east of I-35 and
Berkman, south of 290 and Briarcliff.  E-list:
http://www.zopyra.com/mailman/listinfo/acpj, web site:
http://www.austinpeacecenter.org.
For info contact Don Bobb, 459-0299.

Third Tuesday of each month
TRAVIS COUNTY GREEN PARTY- NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
Third Tuesday of each month, 7:00 PM
Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez.
For info: call J. D. Porter at 708.9872 or visit
 http://www.txgreens.org/travis

Third Tuesday of each month
Truth Seekers meet at 6:30pm
at Furr's in North Cross Mall

Third Tuesday of each month
DRUG POLICY FORUM OF TEXAS meets
the 3rd Tues. of every month at the
Austin History Center in the Mayor's Room,
810 Guadalupe St., 6:45 pm
to 8:45 pm.

Third Tuesday of each month
PFLAG-Austin meets at 7 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 600 E. 50th. Info:
512-302-PFLAG.

First Wednesday of each month
HOUSE THE HOMELESS - Meetiing time is the first Wednesday of each
month from 2:00 to 3:00pm at ARCH, 400 Nueces

First and Third Wednesdaysof the month
DIALOG FOR PEACE is a group composed of Austin-area Palestinians, Jews,
and others who want to bring peace to the Middle East, the world, and
our community. We meet in the conference room in the Old Quarry Library
on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 6.30-8pm.
For info: Tom Michero, at 479-8585, or tom@freedompeace.org or view our
web site at http://www.freedompeace.org

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 8pm - 10:30pm
RAINBOW ROLLERSKATING
Skate World Northwest  9514 Anderson Mill Road
258-8886 (Rink Info).
Admission $6, which includes skate rental, or bring your own.
Rollerblades are welcome.
For more information, call Don or Elton @ 851-9576 or e-mail
Don Baker (dbaker62@earthlink.net).
http://www.main.org/rainbowskate/

Third Wednesdays of the month
IWW Lucy Parsons General Membership Branch meetings
Third Wednesdays of the month at 7:30pm, for more info call
the IWW at 467-7360 or email delgin@io.com
Talking Shop Happy Hour 1st Thurs. of the month at Lovejoy's
just north of 6th St. from 5:30 to 7:00

Third Wednesday of every month, 7 PM
Cop Watch
1209 E. 11th St.
(512) 441-7468

Fourth Wednesday of every month
Campaign to End the Death Penalty will hold a picket fourth Wednesday
to raise awareness about the "yogurt shop" case, and the three young men,
Robert Springsteen, Michael Scott, and Maurice Pierce, who are accused of
the crime. The pickets are being held in front of the Travis Counties DA's
office, to challenge Ronnie Earle and his staff, who are prosecuting this case.
Location: Governor's Mansion, 11th St. between Lavaca and Guadalupe.

Fourth Wednesday of every month
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL GROUP 500
Organizational meeting: Fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 pm at the
Howson Branch Public Library 2500 Exposition Blvd. For info: 444-2399
or email  fmccarthy@austin.rr.com

First Thursday of the month
JOBS WITH JUSTICE will have regularly scheduled meetings on the first
Thursday of each month at the the Texas State Employee’s Union Hall,
1700 S. First at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to Austin’s new chapter
of the this national worker’s rights organization.

First and Third Thursdays of the month
DIALOG FOR PEACE is a group composed of Austin-area Palestinians, Jews,
and others who want to bring peace to the Middle East, the world, and
our community. We meet in the conference room in the Old Quarry Library
on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, from 6.30-8pm.
For info: Tom Michero, at 479-8585, or tom@freedompeace.org

Second Friday of each month
AUSTIN CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS TO MILITARY TAXATION (ACOMT)
meets the second Friday of each month.  ACOMT provides support and
resources for those doing or considering nonviolent resistance to and
redirection of federal income taxes, 50% of which go for war.  ACOMT is
the local affiliate of the National War Tax Resisters Coordinating
Committee (http://www.NWTRCC.org, 800-269-7464), the National Campaign
for a Peace Tax Fund (http://www.PeaceTax.com, 888-Peace-Tax)
and the National Priorities Project (http://www.NationalPriorities.org)
Call (512) 467-2946 or email PeaceTax-TX@ev1.net for location/info.

Third Friday
SapphFire, a non-drinking, non-smoking lesbian social
organization meets at  7 p.m.
Info: 512-833-5040 or
frndofparks@yahoo.com.

Second Saturday of each month
RESULTS global call will be at 12:50 p.m. the second Saturday of the
month. Find out how you can make a difference with this small but
effective international advocacy organization, working to
end the worst aspects of hunger and poverty.  Meet at Ginny's
Printing & Copying Corporate Offices, 1501-B West Anderson Lane.
Info:  Mark Coats 823-7321, mbcoats@sbcglobal.net

Second Saturday of each month
INDEPENDENT TEXANS, is not a party and is an affiliation of independent
minded reform voters. We meet the second Saturday of every month 3-5
p.m. at area libraries.  Call 303-2704 http://www.independenttexans.org

Third Saturday of each month
Austin MUFON meets at the Austin History Center on Guadalupe.
The meeting is from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

First Sunday
SapphFire, a non-drinking, non-smoking lesbian social
organization hosts a potluck brunch.
Info: 512-833-5040 or
frndofparks@yahoo.com.

Second Sunday of each month
TRAVIS COUNTY GREEN PARTY - GENERAL MEETING
Second Sunday of each month, 2:30 PM
Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina St.
For info: Call 587-7354 or visit http://www.txgreens.org/travis

Second Sunday of each month
AUSTIN ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRACY - Second Sunday of each month.
6:30 pm at the AFL-CIO Building, 11th & Lavaca.
The AfD is a progressive populist organization dedicated to ending
corporate domination and working for true democracy.
For Info. call 491-5210

Second Sunday of each month
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL GROUP 500
Letter writing sessions: Second Sunday of each month from 4 to 6 pm at
Central Market Cafe (upstairs) 42nd and Lamar.
For info: 444-2399
or email  fmccarthy@austin.rr.com
 

Second Sunday of each month
Veterans for Peace
Meet at the Presbyterian Seminary, 100 E. 22nd St., McCord Hall, Room 204, 2-4 p.m.
27th Street is on the North side of the University of Texas Campus.
McCord Hall is on north side of 27th street between Guadeloupe and Speedway. At the
place where Wichita comes in from the south and deadends at 27th, there is a classical
stone chapel. McCord Hall is behind the chapel. Enter driveway just East of chapel--you
can park in the parking lot as you enter or, follow he driveway back west past McCord
Hall and there is another parking lot on the West side of McCord Hall.

Third Sunday of each month
CENTRAL TEXAS LIBERTARIANS - DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES
Third Sunday each month 4:00 - 6:00
at the LCRA Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd,
across from the Hula Hut, two miles west of the Mopac in Austin.
Free admission. Call Rick McGinnis 512-413-5928 for more info.
http://www.austinliberty.org/

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL GROUP 500 - Two regular monthly meetings:
Letter writing sessions: Second Sunday of each month from 4 to 6 pm at
Central Market Cafe (upstairs) 42nd and Lamar.
Organizational meeting: Fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 pm at the
Howson Branch Public Library 2500 Exposition Blvd. For info: 444-2399

BOOK CLUB
Last Sunday of each month, 7pm
where: Monkey Wrench Books, North Loop and Avenue F

SINGLE PARENT RESOURCE NETWORK has
bi-monthly meetings on Sundays.
The second Sunday we meet at the Trinity United Methodist Church,
600 E.50th St.@ 2pm. We have a clothing swap (kids & adults) &
discussions. We also meet the last Sunday of the month at Pease Park
(off Lamar, by the playscapes) for the Childcare Trading Network.
We have a potluck lunch (healthy, organic if possible foods) which
begins at noon.Our website is at http://www.sprncentral.org or
email loicaitlin@hotmail.com or call 694-5272

GRAY PANTHERS OF AUSTIN  For info, call Paula at 452-3152.

BUDDHIST PEACE FELLOWSHIP:
BPF links inner work and outer work in social activism.
info: dinsy@jump.net,   http://www.austinzencenter.org/bpf/

AUSTIN INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER is a community resource for activist
and others to publish stories, photos, and digital video and audio
files about political events and happenings in Austin. You can publish
on the site! http://austin.indymedia.org  Just click on "publish" and
follow instructions. Info: austin@indymedia.org

On The Day Of Execution
MORATORIUM ON THE DEATH PENALTY
Members of abolitionist groups hold vigils during the day of each
execution, 5:30 to 6:30 pm, across from the Governor's mansion on
Lavaca Street between 10th and 11th Streets.
Check TDCJ web page for more information: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us
 

Weekly Meetings:

Every Monday, 7:00pm
Travis County Libertarian Politimasters
This is the weekly meeting of the Politimasters group started
by Michele Messina.  This meeting is open to everyone interested
in learning to talk before crowds, polish their political speaking,
or develop speeches for their own political campaigns.  This group
meets every Monday night in Threadgill's "Square Room"
Contact: Michele Messina, michele_messina@yahoo.com, 296.3713
Location: Threadgills, 6416 N. Lamar.

AUSTIN AGAINST WAR
Every Monday at 7pm at 2107 San Antonio
(University Baptist Church basement),
 one block west of Guadalupe.
Bus routes 1, 101, 5 on Guadalupe,
3 and 19 to 23rd street.
Parking in UBC parking lot across San Antonio.
For the summer, AAW will be meeting every two weeks,
with an educational event on Wednesdays of the weeks they don't meet.

Every Monday at 5:30
Texas Moratorium Network
Meet at World Beat Cafe.
600 W. Martin Luther King Jr.
We're working for a moratorium on executions and a study of the
death penalty system. 302-6715

AUSTIN CENTER FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE is a NEW organization in town!
Regular Monday meetings 5:00-7:30PM held in the portable buildings
behind the Austin Mennonite Church at 5801 Westminster Dr (near the
Windsor Public Library). Ongoing Nonviolence Study Group meets
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30PM. E-list http://zopyra.com/mailman/listinfo/adpj
For general info: donaldbobb@earthlink.net

ACCION ZAPATISTA meets every Tuesday night at the UT Student Services
Building in room 3.406 (100 W. Dean Keeton St)at 8:00pm . Info:453-7753
or email nzsaustin@hotmail.com.

FOOD NOT BOMBS cooks each Tuesday, 9:30pm, at the House of Commons
located at 2610 Rio Grande. Servings are held each Wednesday from
3:00 - 5:00pm at Republic Park, 4th. and Guadalupe. All Vegetarian, all
nutritious. Donations of pots, pans, food containers, spices are
welcome. Free Food for Free People  foodnotbombs512@SAFe-mail.net

Kelly Griffis and Courtney Harrell host a lesbian lounge
(including dinner) each Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Gurlz Cellar, 213
W. 4th St. Info: 512-479-8482 or www.gurlzcellar.com.

Every Tuesday 8:00PM
Austin Spokescouncil
meet at Austin Daze, 1300 E. 4th St.
The austin spokescouncil is a participatory, democratic body
intended to facilitate cooperation and action in an open meeting
of equals.
 
Every Tuesday, 12:00 to 1:00 Protest Police Abuse in Austin
n front of the Travis County Courthouse at 10th and Guadalupe.
Transportation available from Nokoa between noon and 12:15
(since parking is difficult around APD.
     Sponsored by the NAACP and NOKOA
     Info: 499-8713.

Women in Black stand for peace in front of the Capitol
Every Wednesday, 12:00 to 1:00
As our sisters have done in areas of conflict around the world. Please wear
black if possible, bring signs. We stand in silence or sing. Children are
welcome to come and sit on the grass nearby or join in.
Location: 11th and Congress
     Sponsored by Women in Black

Every Wednesday
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST ORGANIZATION Meets every Wednesday
at 7:00PM   on the UT Campus, in Benedict Room 132 (Benedict is next to
the Littlefield fountain at 21st and University Ave.) Call 494-0667

ACTION FOR ANIMALS is a local animal rights group seeking to educate
the public about animal abuse and exploitation. To join our
group send a message to: afa@ccsi.com.  or call 479-4180.
Visit our web site at: http://www.austinanimalrights.com

Every Wednesday
ACCION ZAPATISTA meets every Wednesday night
at Monkeywrench Books (110 E. North Loop) at 8:00pm.
For more information please call
458-2624 or email nzsaustin@hotmail.com

Every Wednesday, 4:30 - 8:30pm (Sundays too)
Austin Out Youth
Drop-in-Center Hangout Time,
Support group at 7:00
Location: 909 E. 49 1/2 St.
(Between I-35 and Airport Blvd.)
phone 512.419.1233  fax 512.419.1232
 http://www.outyouth.org/

Every Wednesday, 7:30pm
Austin Copwatch's Weekly Meeting, to discuss
copwatch related items and plan copwatch events.
If you're interested, want to get involved, have news
copwatch might be interested in, please come by!
Location: Bodun Creek Coffee House, S 1st and Elizebeth st.
Phone: 647-7362

Every Thursday at 7:00 PM
Action for Abortion Rights Planning meetings
Location: Mezes 202
(Mezes Hall is in the "six-pack" south of the UT Tower)

Every Friday, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Protest Police Abuse in Austin
Location: in front of the Austin Police Department
on 8th and I 35.

Every  Friday from 6-7 PM
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS CAMPUS
ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
Regular meeting every in the
Texas Union Board of Directors Room
(UT Campus).
More info: www.UTenvironment.org

Every Friday, 5:00 - 6:00PM
Weekly Peace Vigil & Leafletting
Protest the US "war without end" and costly militarism by holding signs for peace.
No group is a sponsor, however, long-time attenders encourage nonviolence
and respect for each other and the public.
Location: 11th and Congress sidewalk

Every Saturday, 8:00AM - NOON
DOWNTOWN AUSTIN FARMER'S MARKET
is open for business with more than 35
farmers and 30 local vendors gathering to sell their farm-fresh foods
and handmade crafts. Market shoppers will find vegetables, flowers,
eggs, grass-fed meats, goat cheese, artisan breads and ready-to-eat
foods among the many local treasures. Weekly chefs’ demonstrations,
musical performances and kids’ activities. Every Saturday, through
November 22, 8:00 am – noon.
Location; Republic Square Park, Fourth & Guadalupe.
Plenty of free parking around the park. Free admission. 236-0074.

Show Your Support for Freedom of Choice in Austin
Every Saturday starting at 6:30am
Recently, anti-abortion protests at Austin-area clinics have increased and it's time
for us to step up and let women know that we support them! Women are being
bombarded with gruesome pictures, shouted at and preached to from all sides
as they try to enter clinics, but we're not going to let this harrassment stand!
Anti-abortion pickets start around 6:30 a.m. Please come at 6:30
or as early as you can.
Austin Reproductive Services, 4804 Grover Ave
Austin Women's Health Center, 1902 S. IH-35

Every Sunday, 6:30pm
Terry Liberty Parker hosts an informal discussion on libertarian themes at the Hickory Street Grill, 8th and Congress in downtown Austin.  6:30 p.m. to whenever.  All are welcome to participate in this long-standing Austin tradition.  Simultaneous internet chat session at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Libertarian.

THE ATHEIST COMMUNITY OF AUSTIN meets every Sunday morning
(except the first Sunday of the month)at 10:30 at the Hot Jumbo Bagel Shop,
307 W. Fifth St(between Guadalupe and Lavaca). Our purpose is to
promote positive atheism and to defend the separation of church and
state. Open to all atheists and atheist-friendly people. Info:
http://www.atheist-community.org or 371-2911.

Every Sunday, 4:30 - 8:30pm (Wednesdays too)
Austin Out Youth
Drop-in-Center Hangout Time,
Support group at 7:00
Location: 909 E. 49 1/2 St.
(Between I-35 and Airport Blvd.)
phone 512.419.1233  fax 512.419.1232
 http://www.outyouth.org/

Other Meetings:

ACTION FOR ANIMALS is a local animal rights group seeking to educate
the public about animal abuse and exploitation. To join our
group send a message to: afa@ccsi.com.  or call 479-4180.
Visit our web site at: http://www.austinanimalrights.com

SINGLE PARENT RESOURCE NETWORK has bi-monthly meetings on Sundays.
The second Sunday we meet at the Trinity United Methodist Church,
600 E.50th St.@ 2pm. We have a clothing swap (kids & adults) &
discussions. We also meet the last Sunday of the month at Pease Park
(off Lamar, by the playscapes) for the Childcare Trading Network.
We have a potluck lunch (healthy, organic if possible foods) which
begins at noon.Our website is at http://www.sprncentral.org or
email loi@ev1.net  or call 694-5272

BUDDHIST PEACE FELLOWSHIP:
BPF links inner work and outer work in social activism.
Info: dinsy@jump.net,   http://www.austinzencenter.org/bpf/

AUSTIN INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER is a community resource for activist
and others to publish stories, photos, and digital video and audio
files about political events and happenings in Austin. You can publish
on the site! http://austin.indymedia.org  Just click on "publish" and
follow instructions. Info: austin@indymedia.org

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
in the push to defeat the FTAA under Fast Track rules.
The Texas Fair Trade Coalition is the broadest coalition in the US.
We hope to make it even broader, deeper, better informed and more active.
To accomplish all this, our small staff needs lots of help. If you want to work
on any of our campaigns or if you want to help with our office work or if you
have any other interests or skills, we can use your assistance.

Please call Jere Locke at 472-1915 to see how you can help to build the
movement that will defeat the FTAA and turn the tide on corproate power.

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