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Tretter to discuss Austin “counter narrative” at book signings

Monday, April 25, 2016 by Nora Ankrum

University of Calgary professor Eliot Tretter (formerly of the University of Texas at Austin) returns to town this week for a series of events related to the release of his new book, Shadows of a Sunbelt City: The Environment, Racism, and the Knowledge Economy in Austin. On Tuesday, he will be at the Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe St., at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion about affordability, gentrification and economic segregation. On Wednesday, he will be at BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd., at 7 p.m., for a discussion led by Allen Campbell of KOOP Radio. Then, on Thursday, he will be at MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, at 5:30 p.m., where Rich Heyman of the UT Geography Department will lead a discussion about the book’s “counter narrative to a popular perception of Austin as a progressive city.” All book sales proceeds from this event will go to the collectively run MonkeyWrench as well as to Food for Black Thought.

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