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FALL 2023 EVENTS

  • Nov 16, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Rowling Hall (Room 4.314), 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Among the Catholic political thinkers of the 20th century, Augusto Del Noce stood out for his ability to trace the deep theological and philosophical roots of modern politics. In this talk, his English translator will discuss Del Noce's analysis of the rise of modern totalitarian movements...
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  • Oct 19, 2023, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Texas Public Policy Foundation, 901 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701, USA
    For the past 10 years, the Austin institute and its fellows have answered the same questions and relentlessly and bravely defended the eternal truths of human nature and of the family from the attacks of modern culture. Join us and our fellows in discussing the next 10 years!
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  • Oct 09, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    What's the big deal about divorce? Why should we read and talk about it when everyone around us seems to be fine with it? The truth is: no matter what our family background, our age, or our state in life is, we all need to rediscover the immense impact that family life has on us and on our culture.
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  • Oct 04, 2023, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Bagels, coffee, and male-only discussions on what matters most. Once a month, attendees will have the chance to read and talk about issues and challenges that the men of today are facing and that too often remain undisclosed: for fear of judgment or misunderstanding.
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  • Sep 27, 2023, 7:00 PM – Dec 31, 2023, 9:00 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    This program is reserved for UT graduate students (and spouses) and is structured as a series of conversations around a dinner table. Dinner is provided, but prior registration is required. One or two short articles --our conversations starters--will be sent beforehand.
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  • Sep 21, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Stumberg Hall or Zoom, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    This coming fall, we are starting a new Good Life Reading Group + (Level 2). It will be open to all individuals above forty --or younger, but who do not feel they are "young professionals" anymore. Our first meeting will be in September and then continue every other week.
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Stumberg Hall

Compact Book Club: "Letter to a Child Never Born"

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Compact Book Club: "Letter to a Child Never Born"
Compact Book Club: "Letter to a Child Never Born"

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Mar 20, 2023, 7:00 PM – Apr 10, 2023, 8:30 PM

Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA

About The Event

This Compact Book Club will be a non-ideological conversation on the novel that Italian journalist, “true feminist,” and author Oriana Fallaci wrote in 1975: Letter to a Child Never Born.

In this book, the honest truth seeker Fallaci–a woman who started out as an antifascist youth in Florence, matured into a war reporter ciritcal of the Vietnam war, and died as one of the strongest pro-American voices after 9/11–describes the story, the tragedy of her own loss.

She does it through a letter written to her own baby. In it, she addresses all the hard questions, fears, and doubts that pregnant women face and experience. She describes fears, doubts, and questions that require living through to be understood. As for her answers, they are all but simple.

Consistent with this year’s theme, becoming adults, this book club explores the struggles of a woman who might refuse to grow and become a mother. On the men’s side, this book may help them realize that they are not mere “spectators” of women’s choices. Mature men acknowledge their responsibilities: both as lovers and fathers.

Hopefully, this book club will open ears and minds on both sides of the abortion debate. We all need to remember that abortion--and human life--are not the products of solitary decision.

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