Arts In Context Short: East Austin Studio Tour 2013

This week, Arts In Context Short travels to East Austin … It’s a different kind of place than the other neighborhoods in Austin! Every year (for the past 12 years), the annual East Austin Studio Tour inspires artists and galleries to open their doors to their neighbors. Wandering and exploring, those who attend EAST form a bond over the creativity, community and different kinds of art being made just a bike ride away.

Community Cinema: The State of Arizona 12/3

KLRU and the Austin Public Library present Community Cinema. The free public screenings take place at the Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr.) from 7 pm to 9 pm.

On December 3rd, watch a preview and discuss The State of Arizona. The divisive battle over illegal immigration in Arizona that came to a head with Senate Bill 1070 frames this tense documentary that tracks multiple perspectives – activists, politicians, Latino immigrants, controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio, ranchers, and others – as America eyes the results.

After the documentary screening, we’ll have a community discussion of the issues in the film with guest Matt Simpson, Policy Strategist with ACLU of Texas. Simpson has served as a policy strategist at the ACLU of Texas since 2008. He advocates for civil rights and civil liberties at the state legislature and assists with local campaigns related to criminal justice reform, such as prison and jail policy, law enforcement information sharing, and ending the school-to-prison pipeline. Matt holds a J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon and a B.A. in political science from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring screenings of films from Independent Lens on location in 100 cities and online. Between September and June, Community Cinema brings together leading organizations, community members and public television stations to learn, discuss and get involved in today’s critical social issues.

Special thanks to

Austin American-Statesman

KLRU Kids Author’s Celebration 11/22

KLRU featured event

Join KLRU for a fun-filled event celebrating student authors!

DATE: Friday, November 22
TIME: 4:15-6 p.m.
LOCATION: M Station Learning Center, 2906 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
The event is free and open to the public.

For the last few weeks, KLRU’s Educational Services Department has been working with the students of M Station’s after-school program to create their own autobiographies or original stories. A surprise PBS Kids characters will be on hand to congratulate the young authors for their hard work.

This event is part of an on-going project funded by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Get more details

 

 

Participate in Community Art Project during Arts In Context Party at EAST 11/16

KLRU and Arts In Context invite you to a FREE party and Community Art Event
DATE: Saturday, November 16
TIME: Noon- 6 pm
LOCATION: Big Medium 916 Springdale Rd Bldg 2 Suite 101
RSVP: Event is free and no RSVP is required

KLRU and Arts In Context asked the artist Johnny Walker to create a site specific, collaborative art project during EAST. His work called Significant Objects & Sentimental Values is about the relationship of clothing and outfits to facts and fictions. The installation of the piece will take place on 11/16 and will be created through public participation.The Griffin School, Parkside Community School, Goodwill and the community at large are donating clothes and stories. The artist is asking that for each item donated that you share the story that is connected to the garment – a personal anecdote or a flash fiction. Write the story down on a piece of paper and stick it into one of the pockets or pin it to a sleeve. In addition each garment or outfit will be photographed and its accompanying story will be logged into a catalogue that will appear online. At the end of the project the garments will be donated to Goodwill. Within each garment a small tag will be sewn in that will give the website address and the tag number for the garment. This will allow the next owner of the garment to inquire into its history and add new chapters of their own.

The creation and installation of Significant Objects & Sentimental Values will be captured for an Arts In Context Shorts.

Afternoon DJ Set by DJ Chorizo Funk.
Drinks by Tito’s Vodka and Live Oak Brewery.
Snacks by KIND Bars.
Water and refill station by Aquasana.

Special Thanks to Goodwill and EAST.

Mi Historia: Senator Gonzalo Barrientos

KLRU will be highlighting several distinct Austin voices as part of the Latino Americans Mi Historia project. Today’s video features Senator Gonzalo Barrientos.

We also want you to become a part of the Latino Americans Mi Historia project. Make a video describing what being Latino means to you, share your family traditions, tell us how you celebrate your heritage and culture or let us know about your role models. Share your story and become part of ours. More details on submitting your video

Mi Historia: Diana Orta

KLRU will be highlighting several distinct Austin voices as part of the Latino Americans Mi Historia project. Today’s video features Diana Orta.

We also want you to become a part of the Latino Americans Mi Historia project. Make a video describing what being Latino means to you, share your family traditions, tell us how you celebrate your heritage and culture or let us know about your role models. Share your story and become part of ours. More details on submitting your video

Latino Americans continues

LATINO AMERICANS is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States. Even thought the documentary has already aired on KLRU, the bilingual project includes continues. Here is how you can get involved:

LEARN: The project has 14 classroom-ready multi-media educational curriculum modules, designed for Grades 7-12. All materials are aligned to relevant Common Core and National Social Studies Standards, and are available in English and Spanish. Access them now at pbs.org/latino-americans/en/education or PBSLearningMedia.org.

EXPLORE: The project website pbs.org/latinoamericans has an interactive timeline with key moments in Latino American history, as well as a blog where Latino writers from diverse backgrounds share stories on identity, education, history and activism/politics.

SHARE: Right now you can share your experiences and thoughts on cultural traditions and identity as part of the LATINO AMERICANS project. Submit video stories at pbs.org/latinoamericans. Watch KLRU’S Mi Historia video stories at klru.org/mihistoria

GET SOCIAL: Join the conversation on Twitter with project hashtag #LatinosPBS.

READ: the companion book by Ray Suarez, Chief National Correspondent for PBS NEWSHOUR. Available on shoppbs

ORGANIZE: Want to host your own screening of LATINO AMERICANS Contact LatinosPBS@gmail.com to request materials, including a 48-minute DVD with excerpts from the series and a suggested discussion guide.

WATCH: You can watch all six episodes of LATINO AMERICANS now at pbs.org/latinoamericans, and purchase the DVD and book at ShopPBS.org. The series originally premiered on PBS September 17, September 24 and October 1,
as well as on Vme, the Spanish-language channel on public television, beginning September 20, 2013

Mi Historia: Sylvia Orozco

KLRU will be highlighting several distinct Austin voices as part of the Latino Americans Mi Historia project. Today’s video features Sylvia Orozco.

We also want you to become a part of the Latino Americans Mi Historia project. Make a video describing what being Latino means to you, share your family traditions, tell us how you celebrate your heritage and culture or let us know about your role models. Share your story and become part of ours. More details on submitting your video

Mi Historia: Omar Gallaga

KLRU will be highlighting several distinct Austin voices as part of the Latino Americans Mi Historia project. Today’s video features Omar Gallaga.

We also want you to become a part of the Latino Americans Mi Historia project. Make a video describing what being Latino means to you, share your family traditions, tell us how you celebrate your heritage and culture or let us know about your role models. Share your story and become part of ours. More details on submitting your video

Mi Historia: Sara Peralta

KLRU will be highlighting several distinct Austin voices as part of the Latino Americans Mi Historia project. Today’s video features Sara Peralta.

We also want you to become a part of the Latino Americans Mi Historia project. Make a video describing what being Latino means to you, share your family traditions, tell us how you celebrate your heritage and culture or let us know about your role models. Share your story and become part of ours. More details on submitting your video