Monthly Archives: October 2015

Gun Rights are Civil Rights

Gun Rights are Civil Rights By Noel Jett Content warning: this article contains mentions and discussions of suicide, rape, and transphobia.  Proceed with caution as needed. Modern day liberalism seems to be grounded in the desire for human rights.  Usually,

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Announcing the Inaugural TMI Blog Team!

Announcing the Inaugural TMI Blog Team! The Texas Millennial Institute is thrilled to announce the formation of the TMI Blog Team! Created to help make the Texan millennial voice heard, the blog will feature a wide variety of subject matter

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Recapping TMI’s Foreign Policy Summit

Recapping TMI’s Foreign Policy Summit This past Saturday, the Texas Millennial Institute hosted its first single-issue summit, “Make Conversation, Not War,” on the topic of foreign policy.  TMI leaders and volunteers from across the state came out to make it

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Let’s Talk about Brunch Attire

Let’s Talk about Brunch Attire by Noelle Mandell  This is part II of a series on Brunch, you can find the other part here. Brunch is a time to get together with friends and discuss ideas over food and drinks.

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What Pro Wrestling Teaches us about Police

What Pro Wrestling Teaches us about Police by Enzo Quesada Somewhere within the depths of growing up in a working class family, having an affinity for theater and playing pretend-fighting as a kid, I became a hardcore fan of professional

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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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