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Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library

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7051 Village Center Dr
Austin, TX 78731 US

August 2019

Aug
21

Darwin Day Austin 2020: getting ready for our big day next February

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr
Austin, TX 78731 US

Darwin Day Austin 2020 is 6 months away (it will be Saturday Feb 8, 2020 - confirmation still pending). This is our first chance to discuss what we will do ... what worked and didn't work in the past ... what new things might be done. There are jobs on the day of the event as well as several that need to be done in preparation for it.The next D-Day will be at a new venue, so we also need…

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July 2019

Jul
17

Discussion: What’s to be done about the crisis on the border?

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr
Austin, TX 78731 US

What's going on at the border and what we can do about it. Here are some links to reports about the situation: https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/immigration/2019/07/06/border-patrol-el-paso-sector-migrant-detention-center-clint-immigration/1663750001/?utm_source=Editorial%3A+Texas+Tribune+Master&utm_campaign=89da82c78c-trib-newsletters-the-brief&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d9a68d8efc-89da82c78c-101264141&mc_cid=89da82c78c&mc_eid=ddaec37178 https://www.texastribune.org/2019/07/03/texas-cities-confront-spillover-border-migration-crisis/?utm_source=Editorial%3A+Texas+Tribune+Master&utm_campaign=89da82c78c-trib-newsletters-the-brief&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d9a68d8efc-89da82c78c-101264141&mc_cid=89da82c78c&mc_eid=ddaec37178 https://www.texastribune.org/2019/07/03/expansion-remain-mexico-policy-brings-tension-fear-border-cities/?utm_source=Editorial%3A+Texas+Tribune+Master&utm_campaign=89da82c78c-trib-newsletters-the-brief&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d9a68d8efc-89da82c78c-101264141&mc_cid=89da82c78c&mc_eid=ddaec37178

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June 2019

Jun
19

Discussion: Candidates for President – who’s who and what’s what?

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr
Austin, TX 78731 US

We can talk about the candidates and why or why not we should care about them.Here is a link to a NYT piece on the candidates: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/us/politics/2020-presidential-candidates.html

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May 2019

May
15

DISCUSSION: Saving CFI Austin

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr
Austin, TX 78731 US

CFI Austin is on the cusp of an existential crisis. Despite having over 1100 people on the Meetup roll only a minute fraction of them show up to any of our regular events. With the exception of our annual Darwin Day event we have a very small community outreach. We have a negligible profile in activism for secular, skeptical, and scientific issues facing the community and the country. The current leadership consists of 2 people who are scarcely able to…

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April 2019

Apr
17

Discussion: Constitutional Convention? Why Not?

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr
Austin, TX 78731 US

For several years some have tried to build support for a new Constitutional Convention. Is this a good idea or not?

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March 2019

Mar
20

Discussion: What is an “American,” and how has our concept of being one changed?

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr
Austin, TX 78731 US

Are you a member of the Nacirema tribe of North America? Let's talk about it.

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February 2019

Feb
27

Discussion Group: What Is Socialism … and What’s Wrong/Right With It?

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr
Austin, TX 78731 US

Discuss important topics of the day

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January 2019

Jan
16

Discussion: Update on Me Too for the new year

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr
Austin, TX 78731 US

How does the Me Too movement look now and into the new year? Replacement for recently posted topic. (I had forgotten that we already had a topic scheduled.)

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