[Last update: 26 September 2006]

Regular Meetings of Progressive Groups in Austin, TX

  • Accion Zapatista
    Meets every Wednesday night at Monkeywrench Books (110 E. North Loop) at 8:00pm .
    Info: 458-2624 or email nzsaustin@hotmail.com

  • Action for Abortion Rights
    Planning meetings are Thursdays at 7:00 PM in Mezes 202 (Mezes Hall is in the "six-pack" south of the UT Tower).

  • ACLU - Central Texas Chapter
    Public Forum last Friday of every month. 5:30 p.m. At Marimont Cafeteria New date & location as of 6/2002
    38th Street & Guadalupe
    Presentation is video taped for later broadcast on Taking Liberties, Channel 10 every Wednesday 7-8PM, For info: 459-5829 or ruthaclu@aol.com

  • Action for Animals is a local animal rights group seeking to educate the public about animal abuse and exploitation. To join send an email or call 479-4180.

  • 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.
  • General meeting: Fourth Wednesday of each month 7 - 8:45 pm at the Howson Branch Public Library, 2500 Exposition Blvd.
  • For info: 444 2399 fmccarthy@austin.rr.com

  • Atheist Community of Austin meets every Sunday (except for the third Sunday of the month) at a location To Be Announced. (The third Sunday of month is the group's Monthly Lecture Series at 12:30 pm at the Austin History Center, 9th and Guadalupe.) Please consult ACA's website for information and updates. Open to all atheists and atheist-friendly people.
    Info: www.atheist-community.org or 371-2911.

  • Austin Against War (AAW)
    Every Monday at 7:00 p.m. at UBC, 2107 San Antonio (plenty of parking in UBC parking lot) Note new location
    New people and returnees invited to organize events, publicity, and to strategize.

  • 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

  • Austin Anarchist Soccer League
    Every Saturday at 1:00PM
    Fun, socializing and politicizing to kick some capitalist balls! At Adams Park, 201 W. 30th St., two blocks east of Guadelupe. For info: aasl@f2x.com

  • Austin Center for Peace and Justice (ACPJ)
    1st and 3rd Tuesdays 5:00 -7:30 p.m. held in the portable buildings to the right behind the Austin Mennonite Church at 5801 Westminister Dr (near the Windsor Public Library, east of I-35 and Berkman, south of 290 and Briarcliff.).
    Info: donaldbobb@earthlink.net, 459-0299

  • Austin Conscientious Objectors to Military Taxation (ACOMT)
    Second Tuesday of every month.
    ACOMT is the local affiliate of the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee and the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund.
    Location varries. Call 467-2946 or email: PeaceTax-TX@ev1.net for this month's location.

  • Austin Human Rights Commission
    Fourth Monday of each month 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

  • Austin Spokescouncil
    Every Tuesday 8:00 PM at Austin Daze, 1300 E. 4th St. (see map)

  • Buddhist Peace Fellowship
    Monthly meetings last Saturday 10am-noon, 1308 West Ave. (Austin Zen Center)
    BPF promotes activism from a place of compassion.
    Info: dinsy@jump.net

  • Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)
    First and Third Sunday, 7:30 PM
    43rd & Duval St.
    (512) 699-6568

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

  • Dialog for Peace (DfP) 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 www.freedompeace.org

  • Drug Policy Forum of Texas (DPFT)
    Third Tues.of each month at the Austin History Center in the Mayor's Room, 810 Guadalupe St. Contact: Karen Heikkala, 462-1486, karen@dpft.org www.dpft.org

  • Environmental Outreach
    Every Monday at 7:30 in Asian Culture Room, Texas Union, UT (see map)

  • 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 - 5:00 pm at Republic Park, 4th. and Guadalupe. All Vegetarian, all nutritious. Donations of pots, pans, food containers, spices are welcome.
    Free Food for Free People!
    Please leave a message at 682-6946 ext.1139 or email Food not Bombs for more information.

  • Gray Panthers of Austin For info, call Paula at 452-3152.

  • Green Party of Travis County
  • GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING: Third Sunday of every month, 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Meeting locations vary, so see the Calendar page on the Travis County Greens web site, http://traviscountygreens.org/calendar, for the current information.
  • NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION: Third Sunday of every month at 2:30 PM, immediately before the general business meeting and at the same location.
  • House the Homeless
    First Tuesday of each month - 3:00pm. at ARCH, 400 Nueces

  • Inside Books
    Sundays at 4:00 p.m. at Center for Mexican American Cultural Arts (CMACA)
    600 River St.

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

  • International Workers of the World (IWW)
  • IWW Happy Hour, First Thursdays, 5:30 PM - 7:00 at Jovitas, (1617 south First)
  • Lucy Parsons General Membership Branch meetings
    Third Wednesdays 6:30pm, for more info call the IWW at 467-7360 or email: delgin@io.com
  • Movie Night:
    2nd Friday of the month, with roving location call the IWW at 467-7360 for locations.
  • Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan (MEChA)
    Every Monday at 8:30 at UT

  • 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's web page for more information.

  • Mumia Defense Coalition
    Thursdays at 7:30, at Bouldin Creek Coffee House, 1501 S. 1 st St.

  • Peace Action Austin
    first Monday 7:00PM. at Texas Union (Guadalupe between 23rd and 24th -- see map) Asian Culture Room. Contact: Rahul Mahajan

  • Race/Cultural Relations
    Meets First and Third Tuesdays of the month at Austin Mennonite Church, 5801 Westminster Drive, in northeast Austin.
    Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM
    Contact: Edward Sledge at 467-7876

  • Results Austin
    is creating the political will to end poverty and hunger. It's a big job. We need your help!
    Meets at 12:50 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Ginny's Printing & Copying Corporate Offices, 1501-B West Anderson Lane. New location 2002
    Contact Mark at 823-7321

  • Single Parent Resource Network
    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.
    Info: http://www.sprncentral.org loi@ev1.net or call 694-5272

  • Stonewall Democrats of Austin
    General meeting and volunteer night. 1st Tuesday of every month.

  • 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

  • Texas Hemp Campaign (THC)

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

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

  • Veterans for Peace
    Meets the second Sunday of each month 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.

  • Voices for Peace in the Middle East

  • Zapatista Council
    Meets at 6:30 pm the first and third Monday of each month at the American Friends Service Committee office, 1304 E. 6th. St. Suite #3.
    For info: Elaine Cohen at 302-4789

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