Monthly Archives: September 2015

Join us at our Immigration Summit

by Eric Martinez This fall, the Texas Millennial Institute is hosting a series of single-issue summits, which are designed to spark a conversation about issues of great importance to millennials, and about the future we will shape. “The Move Toward

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Coffee with a Side of Social Change

Coffee with a Side of Social Change Raise Your Cup, it’s National Coffee Day! by Noelle Mandell As an active participant in coffee culture and local coffee shop habitué, I felt the need to acknowledge #NationalCoffeeDay, which honors a beverage,

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When Texas Millennials Come Together to Dismantle the Patriarchy

When Texas Millennials Come Together to Dismantle the Patriarchy by Mackenzie Holst How can we, as millennial activists, empower women, advocate for female bodily autonomy, and promote intersectional feminism on our campuses? Last Saturday, young people from all across the

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Brunch: Just the Tips

Brunch: Just the Tips by Noelle Mandell Ah, brunch.  That delectable portmanteau we all know and love.  As an active participant in this staple of millennial culture, and as a veteran brunch organizer, I decided to share a few pointers

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1 Week Left to Apply For TMI Blog Team

1 Week Left to Apply For TMI Blog Team We are putting together a strong team of Texan Millennial writers to contribute regularly to our new blog and we want you to apply. Whether you’re a veteran blogger or just

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Bisexuality Explained: Texan Millennials Take on Your Questions

Bisexuality Explained: Texan Millennials Take on Your Questions By Noelle Mandell, Hank Kersten, and Kaitlyn Lamb From a young age individuals are conditioned to understand sexuality as a dichotomy, which can be problematic, especially for bisexual youth. We’re often told

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LGBTQ Forum Paves Way for Cultural Change in the Lone Star State

LGBTQ Forum Paves Way for Cultural Change in the Lone Star State by Noelle Mandell and Sable Levy How can we, as Texas millennials, come together to further understandings and encourage empathy around issues relevant to the LGBTQ community? A

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Texas Millennials Organize to Discuss Police Brutality

Texas Millennials Organize to Discuss Police Brutality   By Enzo Quesada and Sable Levy What can we as activists do to end police brutality? This was the question at hand for the group of millennials, activists, and student leaders who

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Registration Now Open for Our Public Choice Summit!

by Jake Fuller This fall, the Texas Millennial Institute is hosting a series of single-issue summits, which are designed to spark a conversation about issues of great importance to millennials, and about the future we will shape. “People Over Politics:

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Registration Now Open for Our Foreign Policy Summit!

by Mackenzie Holst Millennials are frequently reminded of the burdens they’re destined to inherit from past generations: The failing economy, the suffocating debt, and the increasing tension of class politics, just to name a few.  Foreign policy, and what we

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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.
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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.

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