Events

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Spring 2020 Events:

(CLICK HERE to download our Spring 2020 2nd Saturday Calendar.)

Monday, February 24, 6:45-8:45 pm
Free Minds Annual College Fair
Leasing Office, M Station Apartments (2906 East MLK Jr. Blvd.)

Looking for higher education opportunities? Members of the Austin-area community are welcome to join us for a college fair. The evening will include representatives from local colleges, opportunities to complete financial aid paperwork with experts from our College Hub, and tips for college success. Light refreshments will be served. A downloadable flyer is available here.

 

March 14, 10 am – noon
The Ethics of Faith: When, if ever, is it OK to believe?
led by Antonio Ramirez
M Station Apartments, Leasing Office (2nd floor, 2906 East MLK Jr. Blvd)

description: More often than we may realize, we form beliefs in the absence of compelling evidence. From hunches about whether to pursue a second date to significant decisions about career changes, we may find ourselves inclined to “follow the heart” or “trust the gut”. This kind of faith can be useful, but sometimes dangerous. In this session, led by ACC philosophy professor Antonio Ramirez, we will explore different views on when faith is best pursued, and when it is best avoided. Our conversations will incorporate fun examples (Star Wars) as well as more serious ones (gambling, love, and religious faith).

Antonio Ramirez is a professor of philosophy, and has taught for 15 years at ACC, De Anza College in CA, and the Clemente Course in New Bedford, MA.

 

April 11, 10 am – noon
Staging Twelve Angry Jurors
led by Glen Bird, Perry Crafton, and cast members
M Station Apartments, Leasing Office (2nd floor, 2906 East MLK Jr. Blvd)

description: ACC Drama is bringing the courthouse play Twelve Angry Jurors to its Acting Studio stage this spring, and we get an inside peek. In this play, adapted for stage by Sherman L. Sergel, 12 jurors must decide whether to convict a young man accused of murdering in his father. In the process, they weigh evidence, debate, and confront their own biases. Student director Glen Bird, theater professor Perry Crafton, and cast members will guide us through this classic piece of theater, from script to stage. We’ll learn what it takes to mount a play and consider the resonance of this dramatization of a homicide trial more than 50 years after it was first performed. Students will have the option to see the play live the following week.

For more information about ACC’s drama season, visit austincc.edu/drama.