Follow TMI on Snapchat!

Follow Us on Snapchat!

username: txminstitute

by: Aarón Baca

Screen Shot 2015-12-16 at 2.56.11 PM

Every generation has a story, but unlike any time before, our story will be told through venues never afforded to previous generations. Millennials have access to numerous elaborate means of communication, but among our age group use of Facebook and Twitter are on the decline. So what’s the next tool for millennials?

First appearing on the scene in 2011, Snapchat has turned into a driving force in the world of social media. Currently, it has 100 million daily active users “snapping” over 400 million photos/videos.

Screen Shot 2015-12-16 at 2.55.10 PM

Behind its success is its ephemerality; here one second, gone the next. As millennials, we are attracted to the app’s use of brevity and stress on privacy. Along with that, it enables users to tell the story of their daily lives from start to finish.

So today, we are proud to announce TMI’s new snapstory, txminstitute! There we’ll share interviews, activism, events, and announcements to keep millennials on the beat of what’s happening in the Lone Star State in this fun format.

Screen Shot 2015-12-16 at 3.20.46 PM

This will be our story of how we overcame a world of endless war, needless death at the hands of a failing criminal justice system, horrific immigration restrictions, the loss and erosion of our civil liberties, increased paternalism, rampant oppression on many fronts, and basically just crisis after crisis.

IMG_2654Our revolution will not be televised, but it will be snapped.

 

Posted in Uncategorized

Newsletter

* = required field

powered by MailChimp!

Facebook

Austin! Have you been looking for an opportunity to get together with a group to critically examine philosophical texts? Well, here's your chance. We are hosting Socratic Happy Hours to discuss readings that relate to your life.

Join us over drinks and casual discussion over George Orwell's essay, "Politics and the English Language." This essay, dating back to 1946, will likely give some insight into problems we're still facing today.

Sable will be leading us through the essay, socratic seminar style. Participants will join for an hour long discussion where we address open-ended questions based on the text, listen to each others comments and respond thoughtfully, and walk away with a better understanding of the topic at hand as well as connecting more with those who attend.

Is political speech and writing the "defense of the indefensible"? Does it make lies sound truthful and murder respectable? How can we counter what's going on and help strive for sincerity in language? We'll find out together on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:30pm. (Brew and Brew is particularly busy this month, so we shifted our date from the normaly first Thursday meeting). Your first drink will be on us! Please help us spread the word.

*This event is open to anyone interested in having conducive dialogue about the essay at hand and those that agree to come prepared to engage on the text. Please read the text beforehand; there's a link to it in the "discussion" section, and we'll provide hard copies in person.
... See MoreSee Less

Socratic Happy Hour: Politics & the English Language

November 15, 2017, 7:30pm - November 15, 2017, 9:30pm

Austin! Have you been looking for an opportunity to get together with a group to critically examine philosophical texts? Well, here's your chance. We are hosting Socratic Happy Hours to discuss readings that relate to your life. Join us over drinks and casual discussion over George Orwell's essay, "Politics and the English Language." This essay, dating back to 1946, will likely give some insight into problems we're still facing today. Sable will be leading us through the essay, socratic seminar style. Participants will join for an hour long discussion where we address open-ended questions based on the text, listen to each others comments and respond thoughtfully, and walk away with a better understanding of the topic at hand as well as connecting more with those who attend. Is political speech and writing the "defense of the indefensible"? Does it make lies sound truthful and murder respectable? How can we counter what's going on and help strive for sincerity in language? We'll find out together on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:30pm. (Brew and Brew is particularly busy this month, so we shifted our date from the normaly first Thursday meeting). Your first drink will be on us! Please help us spread the word. *This event is open to anyone interested in having conducive dialogue about the essay at hand and those that agree to come prepared to engage on the text. Please read the text beforehand; there's a link to it in the "discussion" section, and we'll provide hard copies in person.

View on Facebook