Daniel Benavidez

Daniel Benavidez

Director of Creative Programs 

dbenavidez@texasmillennialinstitute.org 

Danny Benavidez has no exciting story to tell, only one to begin. He has spent most of his life in Brownsville, Texas, and felt like he was living in a manufacturing facility. You wake up, go to work, go home, and that’s it. The type of thinking from previous generations influenced his decisions for most of his life. After learning about how millennials can change society, he found a cause worth fighting for; no longer were the days of feeling small, as he learned one’s ideas are anything but.

He has also been a Physics student at Baylor University in Waco, Texas since 2013.

Personal Influences: Davey Havok, Ron Paul, Ben Swann, Peter Thiel, Scott Horton

Favorite Acronym: AFI. AFI, short for A Fire Inside, is a band that has been an influence on me, teaching me to look at things from more than one’s perspective.

Most important ssues: entrepreneurship, foreign policy and technology.

Favorite quote about Texas: “I think Texans have more fun than the rest of the world.” -Tommy Tune

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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.

Join us over drinks and casual discussion of Camus' essay "The Myth of Sisyphus." 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.

Let's search for meaning (whether it be futile or not) and decide to have coffee (instead of kill ourselves) together on Thursday, September 7th at 7:30pm. Your first drink will be on us!

*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 essay beforehand (we'll provide a PDF on the page and hard copies in person).
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Socratic Happy Hour: The Myth of Sisyphus

September 7, 2017, 7:30pm - September 7, 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. Join us over drinks and casual discussion of Camus' essay "The Myth of Sisyphus." 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. Let's search for meaning (whether it be futile or not) and decide to have coffee (instead of kill ourselves) together on Thursday, September 7th at 7:30pm. Your first drink will be on us! *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 essay beforehand (we'll provide a PDF on the page and hard copies in person).

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