The Philosophy, Religion and Humanities Forum at ACC provides opportunities for members of the college and the broader community to attend events featuring speakers, panels, and films related to our disciplines. Our events emphasize connections between our courses of study and contemporary lived experience, and we welcome participation from everyone interested in these topics.

Fall 2023 Calendar

  • Post-CCHA Conference Symposium: Finding Your Career in Arts and Culture, sponsored by Humanities Texas and co-presented with the PRH Forum
  • DateSaturday, Oct. 14th
  • Time3-5 pm
  • LocationAustin Community College Highland Campus Presentation Hall, HLC2.1550
  • Description: Have you ever wondered how to become a museum curator? A media archivist or historian? An advocate for the arts in your community, or beyond? There are many educational and career choices available in these fields, however students at Community Colleges are often unaware of the ways that their studies can prepare them for a broad range of professional opportunities in the humanities. Join host Jean Anne Lauer (Austin Community College; Fantastic Fest) and panelists Marco Buentello (Humanities Texas), Kate Betz (Story+Reason), and Elizabeth Hansen (Texas Archive of the Moving Image) for a conversation about the way that CC’s can provide foundations for students to gain entry into exciting and innovative careers in the public humanities.


  • Hip Hop Symposium: Celebrating Journalism and Cinema in Hip-Hop featuring Billy Johnson Jr. on the role of Journalism in Hip-Hop & Rakeda Ervin on the Cinematic Evolution of Hip-Hop.
  • Date: Wednesday, October 18th
  • Time: 3pm – 6pm
  • Location: ACC Highland Campus, Presentation Hall, RM 1550
  • Description:  This is free event for ACC Students, Staff, and Faculty, and the general public. Light refreshments available. For questions: contact Professor Jay McCullar at or at 512-200-3618. Hip-Hop Symposium Flyer HLC Oct. 18th.


For archival information and video footage from select Philosophy, Religion, and Humanities Forum talks in recent years, click this link.