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Center for Public Policy & Political Studies
Austin Community College
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd., Rm 414.3
Austin, Texas 78752-4390
Director, Peck Young
512.223.7069; Fax: 512.223.7210
cppps@austincc.edu

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2013-2014 Events

Women in Politics Symposium
Topic: Equal Pay for Equal Work

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Eastview Campus, Room 8500
6:00-8:15 p.m. | Event flier

Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from and question local political leaders on one of the most important issues of our time. Learn how to get more involved your self.

  • Rep. Dawnna Dukes, Texas House of Representatives
  • Rep. Mary Gonzalez, Texas House of Representatives
  • Dr. Betty Hwang, Austin Community College Board of Trustees, Place 8
  • Linda Young, President, National Women's Political Caucus

This event is free and open to the public. Food will be provided.

Questions? Please contact Maxine Kaplan at mkaplan@austincc.edu or 512-223-7050.

Students needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact John Aintablian at aint@austincc.edu at least 48 hours in advance.

Texas Independence Day, A Multicultural Celebration!
Monday, March 4, 2013
Eastview Campus, Room 8500
5:00-8:00 pm | PDF event flier

ACC students, faculty, and staff will enjoy music, traditional food, and be able to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Texas Independence Day, and the role that many peoples played.

Questions? Please go to austincc.edu/cppps, or contact Maxine Kaplan at mkaplan@austincc.edu or 512.223.7050.

Honoring the Service: Veterans Reading
Monday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Gallery Theater
(event flier)

Join us for an evening of works written and presented by ACC veterans and Poet, Editor & Writer, Christine Leche.

ACC students needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact John Aintablian at least 48 hours in advance at aint@austincc.edu.

This free event is open to the public. Sponsored by ACC's Arts & Humanities Division, Center for for Public & Political Studies, Creative Writing, and the Veterans Affairs Department.

Celebrate Diez y Seis de Septiembre
The Honorable Gonzalo Barrientos and ACC invite you to celebrate
Monday, September 16, 2013
12:00-1:00 p.m.
ACC Riverside Campus | Event flier

The Honorable Gonzalo Barrientos and ACC invite you to celebrate Diez y Seis the Septiembre at the Riverside Campus, September 16, 2013.

Learn the meaning of el Diez y Seis from historians. Sample tasty traditional dishes. Enjoy the rhythmic steps of Roy Lozano's Ballet Folklórico, plus musical entertainment from Johnny Degollado y su Conjunto, and Boca Abajo.

Free and open to the public .

Those needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact Interpreter Services at interpservices@austincc.eduor 512.223.6155, at least 48 hours in advance.

Presented by the ACC Center for Public Policy & Political Studies, the Latino/Latin American Studies Center, the Office of Student Success, Student Life, and the Center for Student Political Studies club.

Questions? 512.223.7050 or mkaplan@austincc.edu

ACC Constitution Debate Day Celebration
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX (map) | Event flier

ACC's Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS), its Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, their Center for Student Political Studies Group, and the Student Government Association invite ACC students to examine their knowledge and beliefs about the U.S. Constitution, and to reflect on the state of their rights in today's politically-charged climate.

This event is free and open to the public.

Co-host of the program is the City of Austin, with honorary Chairman Councilmember Mike Martinez; co-sponsored by The American Board of Trial Advocates.

Register Here: http://goo.gl/v5cNO

ACC students needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact John Aintablian at aint@austincc.edu at least 48 hours in advance.

Questions? 512.223.7050 or mkaplan@austincc.edu

2012-2013 Events

Women in Politics Forum
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Eastview Campus, Room 8500
9:00am – 2:30pm | Event flier
Free Event - Complimentary Lunch Provided

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: KAMALA LOPEZ
EMMA and Golden Globe award-winning film and television actress, producer, director and women's rights activist join us and participate with women that have impacted politics. Hear their stories and get their advice on how women shape policy. Learn how to get more involved in politics.

PANELISTS:

• Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, President Pro Tem of the Texas Senate
• Justice Melissa Goodwin, 3rd Court of Appeals
• Rep. Donna Howard, Texas House of Representatives
• Hon. Sheryl Cole, Austin Mayo Pro Tem, Austin City Council
• Linda Young, President, National Women's Political Caucus

QUESTIONS? Contact Maxine Kaplan at mkaplan@austincc.edu or 512.223.7050.

Students needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact John Aintablian at aint@austincc.edu at least 48 hours in advance.

Texas Independence Day, A Multicultural Celebration!
Monday, March 4, 2013
Eastview Campus, Room 8500
5:30-7:30 pm | PDF event flier

ACC students, faculty, and staff will enjoy music, traditional food, and be able to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Texas Independence Day, and the role that many peoples played.

Questions? Please go to austincc.edu/cppps, or contact Maxine Kaplan at mkaplan@austincc.edu or 512.223.7050.

Lobbying Training with Daniel Williams of Equality Texas
February 4, 2013
Highland Business Center, Room 103.2
6:30-9:30 p.m. (event PDF flier)

Sharpen your advocacy skills with the Center for Student Political Studies and Daniel Williams of Equality Texas.

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Center for Student Political Studies and the Center for Public Policy and Political Studies.

Questions? Contact David Lauderback at 512.704.5049 or dlauderb@austincc.edu

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Why Bother? Engaging our Changing City
Monday, December 10, 2012
Eastview Campus, Room 8500
7:00-9:00 p.m. (event PDF flier)

As Austin grows and thrives, our city is becoming more diverse. Latinos, African-Americans, and Asians now make up over 50% of our residents. Yet this diversity isn't reflected among citizens who vote. What more can we do to get Texans engaged and active?

Join us for a review of the trends, and lend your voice during citizen roundtables to discuss how to get everyone engaged in out city's future.

This event is free and open to the public. Students/attendees needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, should contact Interpreter Services at interpservices@austincc.edu or 512.223.6155, at least 48 hours in advance.

RSVP and learn more about the Why Bother? series, visit whybothertexas.org

Honoring the Service: Veterans Day Reading
Saturday, November 10, 5:30 p.m.
Riverside Campus Lecture Hall (Bldg. G, Room 8500)
(event flier)

Join us for an evening of works written and presented by ACC veterans and America's foremost combat poet, Brian Turner.

ACC students needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact John Aintablian at least 48 hours in advance at aint@austincc.edu.

This free event is open to the public. Sponsored by ACC's Arts & Humanities Division, Center for for Public & Political Studies, Creative Writing, and the Veterans Affairs Department.

Women Take Texas!
Rally at the State Capitol, South Steps
Sunday, October 21st, 2-4pm
(event flier)

ACC’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies has teamed up with ACC student group UniteWomen.org and the Texas Chapter of UniteWomen.org to organize a get-out-the-vote rally in preparation for the upcoming elections.  Women’s rights groups from across Texas will rally in Austin at the Capitol on Sunday, October 21 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. to remind voters of the crucial importance of the 2012 election, which is just days away.

“Our goal is equality for all,” says Lori Wright, president of the ACC’s UniteWomen.org student group. “We’re looking forward to getting people fired up about voting in the November elections.”

Constitution Debate Day Celebration
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
900 Barton Springs Road, Austin,Texas 78704
5:30pm – 8:30pm

ACC's sixth annual Constitution Debate Day Celebration can help students make an educated vote through examination of their knowledge and beliefs about the Constitution and how it affects today's politically-cha​rged climate.

The debate will take place Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Palmer Events Center (900 Barton Springs Rd.). Students do not need to register to participate; simply show up at the venue. Event flier w/map (PDF)

Learn more about the Constituion Debate Day Celebration in the ACC Newsroom.

Diez y Seis de Septiembre
Thursday, September 13, 2012
ACC Riverside Campus
1020 Grove Boulevard
Noon – 1 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Learn the meaning of el Diez y Seis from historians. Sample tasty traditional dishes. Enjoy the rhythmic steps of Roy Lozano's Ballet Folklórico, plus musical entertainment by Johnny Degollado y su Conjunto and Boca Abajo.

Those needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact Interpreter Services at interpservices@austincc.edu or 223-6155, at least 48 hours in advance.

Visit austincc.edu/cppps or call (512) 223.7050 for more information. Event flier (PDF)

Presented by the ACC Center for Public Policy & Political Studies, the Latino/Latin American Studies Center, the Office of Student Success, Student Life, and the Center for Student Political Studies Club

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