With JIM HIGHTOWER, SPECIAL GUESTS & LIVE MUSIC
by Jimmy LaFave, Carolyn Wonderland with Shelley King, and the Austin Lounge Lizards
Saturday, May 1, from 1:00 to 7:00 pm
Alkek Library, Seventh Floor
This event is FREE and open to the public, but SPACE IS LIMITED. To secure admission attendees are asked to RSVP to 512.245.2313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Radio commentator, syndicated political columnist, best-selling author, and sought-after public speaker JIM HIGHTOWER is the featured guest for this day of festivities celebrating the gift of his archive to the Wittliff Collections and the exhibition, Swim Against the Current.
Jimmy LaFave will open the first of two panel discussions with some live music. “Populism in Texas Politics” will feature former Senator Fred Harris, Jim Cullen, editor of the national newspaper Progressive Populist, Linda Chavez-Thompson, former executive VP of the national AFL-CIO, and Bob Moser, editor of the Texas Observer, who will serve as moderator.
Discussing “Populism in Texas Culture” will be Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid, editorial cartoonist Ben Sargent, photographer Alan Pogue, and Tom Pittman, lead man for the Austin Lounge Lizards and host of KUT’s “Folkways.” The moderator will be Dr. Bill Stouffer, Texas State professor of Political Science.
Reception and viewing of exhibition: Swim Against the Current:
Highlights from the Jim Hightower Archive.
Talk by Jim Hightower.
Live performances by Carolyn Wonderland with Shelley King, and the Austin Lounge Lizards.
There will be local food and drink throughout the day, sponsored in part by St. Arnold’s Brewery and the Cool Mint Café, whose staff works to support area growers whenever possible. The Wittliff Collections are located on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos.
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