Drinking Liberally Corpus Christi Chapter Blog

June Mtg will be Jim Hightower event on June 15th


Due to scheduling conflicts we will not have the second Thursday movie night, for June.

We will not have the third Thursday Corpus Christi Populist Caucus meeting for June or the Drinking Liberally meeting for June.



JIM HIGHTOWER is Coming on June 15th for a Medicare for all rally at The Progressive Center!!

We will have Progressive Movie night the second Thursday night at 7 pm.

We will have the CCPPC meeting at 6pm followed by Drinking Liberally at 7pm on the third Thursday.

April Events

April Movie Night (Merchants of Doubt) April 12th from 7PM-9PM at the Progressive Center 413 Waco St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Based on the book of the same name, this documentary explores how vested interests (e.g., tobacco and oil) have cast doubt on the work of thousands of scientists and have shaped the conversation on things from smoking to climate change. We will have light snacks, but feel free to bring some to share. This is free and open to the public.

CCPPC Meeting on Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Progressive Center for Studies and Culture, Inc.

Join us for our monthly meeting. This month we have a special treat for you. Dr. Dawson Barrett, historian, will present "Protest Movements in Post Liberal America." He is the author of "Teenage Rebels: Stories of Successful High School Activists from the Little Rock 9 to the Class of Tomorrow" and the upcoming "The Defiant: Protest Movements in Post-Liberal America". We think with all that has happened his talk will be particularly relevant. After his talk, we will adjourn to the Drinking Liberally "meeting" so feel free to bring some refreshments to share (though we always have plenty). Both events are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there.

Drinking Liberally to Follow...

Events with Morris Dees and more...

Join us for our September movie - "Tomorrow" ON September 14th at 7PM, here at theProgressive Center 413 Waco St. CC TX 78401

September 15th 7PM at Richardson Auditorium

Coastal Bend Social Forum - Keynote speaker Morris DeesJoin us for the kick-off to the 2017 Coastal Bend Social Forum with keynote speaker Morris Dees. Mr. Dees is the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. His talk will be "With Justice for All in a Changing America." He is the recipient of various awards including the American Bar Association Medal, its highest honor, in 2012 for his practice of law for the public good. In 2016, Dees received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Nonviolent Peace Prize, the highest award given by the King Center. The award recognizes Morris Dees' achievements in fighting racism and his commitment to nonviolence. He is the author of several books and the subject of many others as well as being the subject of a made for TV movie. He is perhaps best known for his succesful work combatting hate groups across this nation. The 2017 Coastal Bend Social Forum will continue on Sept. 16th at the Wolfe Recital Hall with many other notable speakers in the area of social justice and the law.

On the night of the 16th we will have Art for Social Justice at the Exchange restaurant downtown at 5 to 7 PM.. More on both these events on other event pages. The event is sponsored by the Center for Progressive Studies and Culture, Del Mar College Social Sciences and Cultural Programs and Texas A&M University Office of the President.

Thursday, September 21 at 6 PM - 7 PM is out Corpus Christi Porgressive Populist Caucus meeting followed by...........

Drinking LIberally at 7 pm to 10 pm. Please feel free to come to any or all of our events.You can alway find us on Face book or view our calendat at www.theprogressivecenter.com

You can call Joy (361)533-0998 for any info
Thanks, Joy

Activist Networking/Speed “Dating” Event

This Saturday at 9 am to 11 am
Unitarian Universalist Church of Corpus Christi aka U2C3
6901 Holly Rd, Corpus Christi, Texas 78414

In the spirit of "We're all in this together" (and against the nutbag in Washington) this is an opportunity to meet others who belong to progressive groups or work on behalf of progressive causes. We need you to join us and bring literature about your group(s) or a calling card with your contact information to help connect with hundreds of other progressives in the area. This will be a speed dating event, but this time you will be learning about groups that you might want to join in with. Whether you belong to 15 groups already and you need some help, or you are new to the area and want to connect with others, we want you to come to this event.
Special Performance by Kiya Heartwood ( Stealin Horses, Wishing Chair, Kiya Heartwood and Tejas) is an award winning, internationally touring, roots/folk singer songwriter, composer and change artist. The UK's Broadway Baby describes Kiya Heartwood as "an award-winning American singer-songwriter who writes smart, funny and poignant songs about the famous and not-so-famous legends of America." Heartwood "serves up a lively batch of original songs that follow on to two of the oldest traditions of folk music: storytelling and political broadside." Kiya has at B.A. in Creative Writing and Music Composition and a MA in Cultural Studies. She has won many awards including S. Florida Folk Festival, Outmusic Songwriter of the Year and 2008 Jane Schliessman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women's Music. Kiya tours solo and with her band, Tejas. Kiya makes her happy home in Austin, TX. More at www.kiyaheartwood.com

More info about us can be found at WWW.theprogressivecenter.com

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Meetings For September, October

We have CCPPC meetings each Third Thursday at 6 PM which is followed by Drinking Liberally at 7 PM.

We have been having Progressive/Liberal Movie night each Second Thursday at 6:30 PM.

You are welcome to come to anything. We have drinks and snacks but you are always welcome to bring your own.

Located across from the Nueces County Courthouse. At The Progressive Center 413 Waco st. Corpus Christi, TX 78401.

Christmas Party and monthly Meeting

We meet at 7PM every Third Thursday at the Progressive Center 413 Waco St, CC TX 78401, which is across from the Nueces County Court House.

As always we will have a social with covered dish, deserts, drinks and more. We have no agenda but we have a guest speaker. Dr. Jose Angel Gutierrez is one of the many Chicano/a leaders who help uplift two major movements of political and civil engagement; M.A.Y.O ( Mexican American Youth Organization) and La Raza Unida Party. He is now down in the Rio Grande Valley to help us out with Bernie Sanders Campaign.


Have a drink and meet the Canidates

Join us this month for our pre-election candidate meet & greet. All candidates for office in metro Corpus Christi Democrat, Republican, Green, Libertarian, and non-partisan are welcome to join us and let us get to know you before the election. Progressive Populist Caucus is an informal, inclusive progressive social group. Raise your spirits while you raise your glass, and share ideas while you share a pitcher. Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics. You don't need to be a policy expert and this isn't a book club—just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk politics.

Holiday Party

Just a quick email reminder that our monthly Drinking Liberally meeting is December Thursday the 18th at 6:30pm. As always it is here at the progressive center, 413 waco st corpus christi, tx.

This meeting will be our Holiday Pot Luck. So bring a friend, a drink and or a snack and come have a fun time with us. There will be no ccppc mtg before.

Meeting reminder

Just a quick email reminder that our monthly Drinking Liberally meeting is this Thursday the 21st at 7pm. As always it is here at the progressive center, 413 waco st corpus christi, tx. So bring a friend, a drink and or a snack and come have a fun time with us. As always the ccppc mtg is a 6pm before the meeting. All are welcome to come to one or both.

Meeting this Thursday


This Thursday is the third Thursday and you all know what that means.... Yep, its that time again. 7:pm just come on over to the Progressive Center and have a drink, snack and find out what is going on. We have the progressive meeting before at 6pm. come to one or both just come have a good time. We always enjoy seeing both the new and the familiar faces. Also a quick note if you would like to help on the 2015 Social Forum committee, we will meet this Sunday at 2pm over at the Progressive Center. Which is 413 Waco St. Thanks and have a great week.