October 2011

Oct 01, 2011

The Future Forum is off to another great season! We started off with an invitation to the Friends event to hear Margaret Hoover and then hosted our own intimate breakfast with John Avlon. We had a great discussion with both of themon a variety of topics - state, local, and international, and on the value of presidential libraries. Next, we will be going local and international - at the same time, with an event on the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix scheduled to kick off in Austin next year. We are once again hosting Leadership Austin's fastforward Issues Forum, and are working on more events to be announced soon. We hope you will come join us. And, please invite your friends to join the Future Forum or learn more about us.

At the Future Forum we hope to create programs that are unique, thought-provoking, and provide "up close" engagement with speakers. We often send announcements about these opportunities to current members only. If you are not receiving event invitation emails and want to be sure your membership is current, please email Sarah McCracken. This monthly eNewsletter will continue to be sent to members past, present, and future.

See you soon!


Upcoming Events

See What We Have in Store
On Thursday, October 13, Future Forum will present Formula 1: The Basics. Bruce Knox, Executive Vice President of Circuit of the Americas, will join us to look beyond the news to learn more about Formula 1 in general and the U.S. Grand Prix to be held in Austin next November. We'll hear about Formula 1's history and the basic details about the cars and drivers, as well as the impact on Austin: economic, technological, and infrastructure-wise.

The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the 10th floor Atrium of the LBJ Library and Museum. A reception will follow. Non-members will be charged a $10 guest fee at the door.
Please register online to attend.

Mark your calendars now for the Third Annual Leadership Austin fastforward Issues Forum, to be hosted by the Future Forum on Friday, November 4! This season's forum promises to deliver a highly interactive experience to increase your awareness of the good and the bad of our community's education system. Join us to ignite your personal involvement and help inspire the social change we need to fix our education system. The Issues Forum is presented by Capital One Bank.

Tickets for the all-day event go on sale on Wednesday, October 5, and cost $125. Future Forum members can purchase tickets at the discounted price of $100. More details and a registration reminder will be will emailed soon.

Cluster Activity

For information on the Book Cluster, please email Taline Manassian.

Please email Rico Reyes for information about the next Public Policy Cluster meeting or to be added to the distribution list.

Please email Nina Hess to be added to the distribution list for future Film Cluster announcements. See you at the movies!

Recent Events

Remembering 9/11 and Margaret Hoover

On September 2, Future Forum members enjoyed an intimate conversation with John Avlon over breakfast. Avlon is a Senior Columnist for Newsweek and The Daily Beast and served as New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's chief speechwriter after the September 11, 2001 attacks. He spoke about his experiences that day, how New York City has changed, and national politics.

Members also had the opportunity to hear Margaret Hoover, who happens to be John's wife, speak at an LBJ Library event the previous evening. Ms. Hoover is a correspondent for Fox News and has recently written a book on how the Republican party should appeal to the millennial generation. Ms. Hoover is also the great-granddaughter of President Herbert Hoover.

A Passel of Other Information

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Doers & Builders

October's Doers & Builders - Caritas
Since 1964, Caritas of Austin has had one mission - to assist with basic needs in times of crisis. Caritas envisions a community of hope, respect and self-reliance. Caritas of Austin works to prevent homelessness and hunger by assisting low-income community members and refugees with basic needs and promoting self-sufficiency. The organization is now one of Travis County's largest non-governmental sources of assistance. Caritas is from the Latin word for love, and in this spirit anyone with a legitimate need is eligible to receive help.

Caritas will honor Donna and Steve Hicks with the 20th Annual Harvey Penick Award for Excellence in the Game of Life on November 2, 2011. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

The 21st Annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot benefiting Caritas will be November 24, 2011. For more information about Caritas or to register for the Turkey Trot, please visit the Caritas website.

Now Showing at the LBJ Library and Museum

Left to Right: Radical Movements of the 1960sthrough January 2, 2012

The upheavals and social disturbances that characterized the 1960s - clashes of generations, races, genders, cultural values, and political beliefs appeared to have no end. Were they necessary? Were they inevitable? How did they influence our society, and what is their legacy? Left to Right: Radical Movements of the 1960s examines the impact both then and now.

Other Community Events

The LBJ Library & Museum and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation will present the Annual Harry Middleton Lecture on Tuesday, October 18, at 6:00 p.m. Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev will serve as this year's speaker. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis starting October 11 at the LBJ Library's Information Desk. Limit of two tickets per person. For ticketing details or to learn more, please visit the event webpage.

Join us for the world premiere of a new documentary, When the Bough Breaks, featuring the Center for Child Protection. In this groundbreaking exploration of child abuse investigations, you will see how a team of professionals work with a nonprofit to protect the children of Travis County. The premiere will be held on Monday, October 17 at the AT&T Conference Center, in the Grand Ballroom. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Katie Barta at [email protected] by Monday, October 10 to reserve your seat. There is no cost to attend this event. Please also save the date for the Center's Dancing with the Stars Austin event on December 4. For more information, please visit the Center for Child Protection website.

On October 13, the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School will welcome New York Times op-ed columnist Gail Collins. Collins will speak in the 10th floor Atrium at the LBJ Library from noon to 2 p.m. Please visit the CPG website for more details and to register.

Registration is now open for the Race for the Cure on November 13, 2011. For more information, please visit the Komen Austin website.

Contact Us

Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
[email protected]

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