Austin Progressive Potluckers: Happy Living with Justice

Potluck date: 

Sunday, 12 September 2010 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join one of our favorite annual potlucks hosted for the fifth year by Happy Living with Justice. Happy Living with Justice hosts yoga classes as an outreach tool to increase awareness and activism on peace, justice and environmental issues so that more and more people live a lifestyle in harmony with the welfare of the entire world (particularly underprivileged people) and its ecosystems and also learn about and get actively involved with existing groups, who are working for a just and sustainable world. Happy Living with Justice meets at 3:00 p.m. usually on the last Sunday of every month at the Carver branch of Austin Public Library, 1161 Angelina St. 78702. Yoga practice is followed by an interactive discussion/action to increase awareness and promote activism on issues of peace and justice with main focus on "what I can do". All are welcome to these free meetings. To be on the mailing list of this group, please contact Jogi Bhagat through email [email protected] or call 292-8093.

As you are aware that heavy monsoon rains in the northwestern region of Pakistan have claimed over 1,600 lives, driving millions from their homes.  Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, has described the flood disaster as the worst he has ever witnessed. Happy Living with Justice will offer potluck attendees the opportunity to make voluntary contributions in the form of cash or checks in favor of Red Cross for the victims of this devastating flood. The amount collected at the potluck will be sent to Red Cross Pakistan Flood Relief Fund.

SPECIAL NOTES: Our hosts will hold a yoga session at the beginning of the potluck from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. (before eating) so anyone wishing to participate in this free yoga session needs to arrive before 5:15 p.m. and should bring a blanket or yoga mat and wear loose-fitting clothing. The yoga session will take place on the grassy hillside on the north side of the parking lot of Barton Springs Pool (and just east of the Zilker Hillside Theater) and will be led by Mamta Ganesan. If you aren't planning to do yoga, feel free to arrive closer to 6:15 pm. Also, there is a free swim at Barton Springs at 9 p.m. so folks interested in taking a dip should bring a swimsuit and towel.

Please bring a dish that serves approximately 6-8 people. PLEASE NOTE that you will need to bring your own plates, cups and utensils and drinks. The only food or drink restriction is that there are no alcoholic beverages, please.




Barton Springs Pool is located off Barton Springs Road in Zilker Park. We'll meet and feast at the picnic tables in front of the Barton Springs pool entrance and concession area (to your left as you walk up to the entrance of the pool). Yoga prior to the potluck will be on the north side of the parking lot in front of Barton Springs Pool. Note that there may be a $3 fee to park at Barton Springs.