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Sept 27: Wayne Kramer at BookPeople

The Forrest Four-Cast: September 26, 2018

Now 70, Kramer has led a life of legend. From appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1969, to disbanding three years later, the MC5 reflected times of radical cultural, political and urban upheaval. Kramer’s story will resonate with citizens of today facing another period of national turmoil.

During the Vietnam War, Kramer helped form the White Panther Party to support racial and economic equality, and became a target of the FBI. Kramer’s revolutionary story makes stops in Detroit’s glory days, a gritty East Village, Key West, Nashville and Los Angeles, with stints in prison and battles with drugs. With Billy Bragg, Kramer founded the non-profit Jail Guitar Doors USA, which aims to rehabilitate prison inmates by through music.

He’ll be speaking with revered Austin-based singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo, whose life story has contributed to his activism around immigration issues.

Kramer has performed at SXSW several times in the past, and is a great example of the kind of once-in-a-lifetime experiences available only at SXSW Music. Learn more about the all music tracks planned for SXSW 2019 here: “Music Industry and Culture,” “Making and Marketing Music,” and “Touring and Live Experience

More Austin events for the week of September 24
September 24: Texas Crypto Meet Up
September 24: Austin Sales & Business Development
September 24: Action Design ATX
September 24: Austin WordPress Meet Up
September 25: Lyft & Austin Tech Alliance Voter Registration Event
September 25: WINE NOT: Learn How to Simplify and Why Less Equals More
September 25: Data Science Info Session Remote (Online)
September 25: Learn to Code Austin Meet Up
September 25: Austin PaaS, Cloud, and Bluemix Meet Up
September 25: Capital Factory Accelerator Info Session
September 25: Open Pitch Practice and Pizza
September 25: ATC Roundtable — Engineering & Product Leadership
September 25: Travel Tech Meet Up
September 25: Austin Developing Product Managers Meet Up
September 25: Austin On Rails
September 25: Austin Fast Start Pitch Competition
September 26: #DiversityInTech: Elevating Women of Color
September 26: Product School Meet Up
September 26: MongoDB.local Austin
September 26: Tech Talk @ Under Armour
September 26: Entrepreneurship Live! with Julia Cheek
September 26: Get Paid: How to Negotiate Your Salary
September 26: How to Design Your Own Career by Cylance Product Manager
September 26: Book Reading: Max Brallier
September 26: 800 AI’s Can Crunch Data, Only 1 Can Understand
September 27–29: Texas Tribune Festival
September 27: Entreprise AI is all about cognitive computing
September 27: How to Craft the Right Board for Your Brand
September 27: Austin Startup and Tech Mixer
September 27: weconnect Austin Tech Mixer
September 27: Austin Tech & Startup Monthly Meet Up
September 27: The Austin Web Python User Group Meet Up
September 27: Data Analytics Info Session
September 27: Book Reading: Wayne Kramer — The Hard Stuff
September 28: MD5 Hack — A Hack of the Drones 2018
September 29: ContentATX2

More Upcoming Austin Events
Oct 1: Aging2.0 Austin
Oct 1: Sylvia Acevedo Book Reading
Oct 1: Women in Tech Summit
Oct 1–5: Austin Startup Week
Oct 2: Austin Forum on More Energy for More People
Oct 2: InnoTech Austin
Oct 5–7: ACL Fest, Weekend #1
Oct 9: Texas Voter Registration Deadline
Oct 10: TechTalk with Hugh Forrest: SXSW 2019 Programming
Oct 9–11: Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit
Oct 11: Casey Gerald Book Reading
Oct 12–14: ACL Fest, Weekend #2
Oct 19–21: Formula 1 Pirelli United States Grand Prix
Oct 19–21: National Health Equity Hackathon
Oct 23: Girlstart Game Changers Luncheon with Emily Chang
Oct 25-Nov 1: Austin Film Festival
Oct 26: Leadership Teams for Business Success
Oct 27–28: 2018 Texas Book Festival
Nov 6: 2018 Midterm Elections
Nov 6–7: Time Machine 2018
Nov 9: SXSW Pitch Entry Deadline
Nov 9: SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Entry Deadline
Nov 27–28: Solar Business Festival
Jan 26: Smart City Saturday Teen Only Hackathon

If you have a creativity-focused event that you want listed in this space, then please contact hugh at sxsw dot com.

Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.

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