Archive for the ‘Event’ Category


Lubbock Democracy for America’s Movie night is this Thursday 1/28/10 at 7:00pm at Lubbock County Democratic Party HQ, 2809A 74th St. We are watching a documentary about the religious environmental movement called “Renewal.” This film has gotten excellent reviews for presenting a side of the environmental movement many don’t consider. Learn about the film at:

As always, we will have free refreshments and a discussion after the film. We will also have copies of Texas Tech Professor Katharine Hayhoe’s book A Climate for Change available for sale, since the subject matter is the same.

Please join us and tell your friends about this uplifting event as well. Hope to see you there!

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The Yes Men Fix the World

It’s time for Lubbock DFA Movie Night:

Who: Lubbock Democracy for America
What: “The Yes Men Fix the World” free screening with refreshments and
When: Thursday, October 29, 2009 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Lubbock County Democratic Party HQ, 2809A 74th St
Why: Because the Yes Men pull hilarious pranks on irresponsible corporations!

The Yes Men are a comedians who infiltrate corporate events and make fake announcements designed to draw attention to important global issues that the business world has a history of ignoring or handling poorly (e.g. climate change, pollution, globalization).

Here are some of my favorite Yes Men hijinks:

I think we could use the Yes Men in Lubbock, where people take themselves too seriously sometimes.

Battle in Seattle Thursday at 7pm

I’m back from a much-needed vacation.

There’s an event coming up Thursday that I want to make sure you’re aware of:

Event Name: Battle in Seattle
Event Date: Jul 30, 2009
Event Time: 7:00 PM CDT (8:00 PM EDT)
Venue Name: Lubbock County Democratic Party HQ
Address: 2809A 74th St
City: Lubbock
State: TX
Zip Code: 79423
Phone: 8067498683

On Thursday (7/30) at 7pm Lubbock Democracy for America will show the 2007 movie “Battle in Seattle” at LCDP Headquarters (2809A 74th St, behind Furr’s and the Science Spectrum). It’s a docudrama, starring Woody Harrelson, about the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle.

As usual, the film is free, we will provide refreshments, and a discussion will follow the film.

Full event details and RSVP are at the Lubbock DFA site.

I haven’t seen this one, so I’m especially excited about it. Hope to see you there!

Torturing Democracy

Because post-9/11 American interrogation policy is still a hot issue, and because the full story is hard to come by with clarity, Lubbock DFA presents:

Who: Lubbock Democracy for America
What: Free screening of “Torturing Democracy”
When: 7pm Thursday, June 25
Where: Lubbock County Democratic Party HQ 2809A 74th St
Why: Because torture and democracy are incompatible among civilized people

Torturing Democracy is a powerful, clear, easy-to-follow documentary about how we got to where we are in the debate on torture.

If you can’t make it to the event, the film is available streaming online in its entirety. I hope you will take the time to watch it.

On an unrelated note, George Carlin died a year ago today. RIP.

Juneteenth Parade Canceled

I just got word that today’s Juneteenth Parade and festivities at Joyland have been canceled due to rain and flooding (at Joyland).

It’s too bad about the parade, but this week’s Juneteenth festivities have been top-notch, and the Lubbock Juneteenth Committee deserves kudos for all of their hard work.

Events Megapost

Happy Belated Earth Day!

There are tons of great Democratic and progressive events happening in Lubbock throughout the rest of April:

First and foremost, The Lubbock County Democratic Party, along with Lubbock Democracy for America and Texas Democratic Women of the South Plains are hosting a celebration of President Obama’s first 100 days in office! Here are the details:

First 100 Days Party
Murphy’s Pub @ 34th and Slide (3502 Slide Road)
7:00pm Wednesday, April 29

DFA and TDW members have put together an illustrated timeline of our favorite achievements of the first 100 days of the Obama administration which will be on display at the party.

Coming up the very next day is an exciting movie event:

Trouble the Water
Lubbock County Democratic Party HQ (2809A 74th St)
7:00pm Thursday, April 30

This Lubbock DFA-sponsored event is free to attend, but limited to the first 50 people who show up. Trouble the Water is an Oscar-nominated documentary (and winner of best documentary at Sundance) about a ninth ward family with camera-in-tow who endures Katrina and its aftermath, which continues to the present day. This is a powerful, critically acclaimed film that never made it to theaters in Lubbock.

Also, if you’re free this Saturday, two more events are happening. First, the Lubbock Democratic Party is having a trunk sale fundraiser (basically a large garage sale) at Party HQ:

LCDP Trunk Sale
Lubbock County Democratic Party HQ (2809A 74th St)
9am-4pm Saturday, April 25

Lastly, an STD Awareness health fair is also taking place on Saturday:

Who: South Plains Community Action Association, Inc.- Project CHAMPS
What: STD Awareness Health Fair
When: April 25, 2009, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Lone Star Amphitheater, 602 E. 19th Street, Lubbock, TX 79403
Info: Sexual health fair, free STD testing for first 200 persons,
booths from community agencies offering information on sexual health
to include STDs, safer sex practices, vaccine preventable STDs (HPV,
Hep A, and Hep B), cervical cancer, infertility, pregnancy, talking to
partners, parents, and health care providers about your sexual health,
drug addiction, sexual addiction, rape, sexual abuse, and more.
Contact: Leigh Arrington, LBSW/Program Director, 806-771-0736 ext.
204, larrington at spcaa dot org

I hope to see you at some of these events!

Tuesday: Coffee for Progressives

No drama today, just a heads-up that the monthly “coffee for progressives” get-together is coming up on Tuesday:

What: Hanging out and talking progressive politics
When: Apr 14, 2009 @ 5:30 PM CDT
Where: Sugar Brown’s Coffee, 4818 50th St.

Full event details and RSVP are available over at the Lubbock DFA site.

I hope everyone has a great Easter weekend!

Cesar Chavez Event Tomorrow

I want to share details of an event taking place tomorrow:

WHAT: Cesar E. Chavez People’s Honor March and Commemoration.
WHEN: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2009 (Shuttle service will begin at 12:00 p.m. beginning at Canyon Lakes/Buddy Holly Recreational Area, end site, to Cavazos Middle School, beginning site).
WHERE: March begins at Cavazos Middle School parking lot, 210 N. University Ave., proceeding to the Buddy Holly Recreational Area on N. University and Cesar E. Chavez Drive in Lubbock, Texas, followed by a celebration at the Fiesta Plaza located directly Southwest of the park area.
WHO: Announcement of the 2009 Spirit of Cesar E. Chavez Award, as well as recognition of religious leaders will be presented. A short history presentation regarding Chavez and current farm and seasonal worker issues will be included.
ETC: The public is encouraged to wear sunscreen, bring their folding chairs, and flags. Groups are encouraged to bring their banners and wear their organization t-shirts.

The event will also feature live music and voter registration. I hope the weather cooperates!

Thursday: Religulous in Lubbock

Lubbock Democracy for America is screening Bill Maher’s film “Religulous” this Thursday, March 26th at 7pm at Democratic Party HQ.

Here are the details:

Event Date: Mar 26, 2009
Event Time: 7:00 PM CDT
Venue Name: Lubbock County Democratic Party HQ
Address: 2809A 74th St
City: Lubbock
State: TX
Zip Code: 79423
Phone: 806-749-8683
Hosted by: Lubbock Democracy for America

And you can RSVP on the Lubbock DFA site as well.

I have not yet seen “Religulous,” so I am really looking forward to it. Our post-film discussion should be interesting, to say the least. We will keep it civil even if the film doesn’t.

Coffee for Progressives, Take 3

…aaaaand ACTION!

Coffee for Progressives
Event Date: Mar 10, 2009
Event Time: 5:30 PM
Venue Name: Sugar Brown’s Coffee
Address: 4818 50th
City: Lubbock
State: TX
Zip Code: 79414
Hosted by: Lubbock Democracy for America

We’ve had a good turnout the two previous times, and the conversation has been interesting and refreshing.

Hope to see you there!

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