Christmas afternoon, MANY folks will be visiting their loved ones in Harris County Jail. Why? Because so many Americans are incarcerated for longer and longer periods of time. Join the group "End Mass Incarceration" as they bring support and cheer to the families and children of prisoners.
The Alvarado sisters of Chihuahua, MX will lead a protest at the Mexican Consulate to demand the safe return of their mother and other relatives "disappeared" by the Mexican military.
Think about what kind of world it would be if we could actuate peace, love, justice, and understanding! Make a New Year's Resolution!
- Nurture your spirit and gain a deeper sense of peace and justice
- Reach a richer understanding of nonviolence and its power
- Gain resources that will encourage and transform you for the long haul
- Learn practical skills with ample practice time in conflict resolution, communication, and strategizing/organizing
- Opportunities to meet, share, and be inspired by others on the nonviolence journey.
This is a 6-part workshop that will meet every Thursday evening for 6 weeks, Jan. 9 through Feb. 13, 2014, from 6:30-8:30 pm, preceded by a simple (and optional meal) at 6 pm each week.
Human Rights Walk and Festival! Celebrate International Human Rights Day and Make a Difference in the World!
Be a part of a World-wide Human Rights Event and put your best foot forward to support Human Rights. Join us with all your friends and your family at this fun filled event of entertainment, educational speakers and to walk with like-minded individuals supporting human rights around the world. Your participation will help make a difference in our community and across the world!
Held on the "2nd Saturdays" of each month, we will enjoy a delicious vegan potluck and meeting, along with a discussion, film screening, food demo or speaker presentation. Every month will be something new! All ages and newcomers are welcome to attend! We'll even have a "kids korner" area for young children to play with toys, etc., plus plenty of vegan literature and starter guides for the veg-curious.
Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court voted in favor of George W. Bush to become President of the United States in 2000, I have been apprehensive about the Court's decisions.
On Saturday, December 7 at 2:00pm, Voices Breaking Boundaries will transform two neighboring Near North side homes in a Borderlines production that explores how ritual commemorations - shrines, altars, ritablos, temples, performances and gestures - mediate history and memory along two border regions: US-Mexico and India-Pakistan-Bangladesh. In keeping with the spirit of the event, VBB asks audience members to dress in a way reminiscent of a significant celebrated ritual, though the donning of regular attire is also welcome!
A group of Houston-area peace activists developed a resolution asking that the US not attack Syria, and is asking for other groups to sign on to the resolution.
Please feel free to send links to this web page and ask that organizations who wish to sign on to contact HPJC at this e-mail address:
director <at> hpjc.org (replace "<at>" with "@")
If you are reading this on the HPJC home page, click the "Read more" link below to read the entire resolution.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Economic Justice Conference, and thanks especially to the planning committee and workshop leaders.
For those of you who want more information, or who were not able to attend one of the workshops of interest to you, please see our workshop presentations and handouts web page where you can download more information. We may get additional files from other workshop leaders in the next few days, so check back later if you're interested in one that's not here. We also have audio recordings there for the keynote address and some other parts of the conference.
Also see below for links to the program schedule, which in turn has links to the bios for the workshop leaders, and summaries of the various workshops, many with other links to organizations working on the issues covered in the conference. If you are reading this on the HPJC home page, click the "Read more" link below to see more details.
If you have an event that you want other progressives to know about, please post it yourself to the online calendar for the Houston Peace and Justice Center. It's as simple as filling in some blanks in a form on our web site.
By doing it yourself, the information will be available sooner than by other means, and you can be sure to provide all the information about the event, including contact info and link(s) to other web site(s), for more details.
This is also important for getting your event included in HPJC's e-mail calendar of upcoming events newsletter.
- Put a concise summary (about 5 lines or less) in the first paragraph of the "Body" section. This will be used in the e-mail calendar of events newsletter. You can put other details following that.
- You do NOT need to include the date, time, location, or map link in that first paragraph, nor repeat what is in the event title, because all that information will be displayed anyway when you enter that information in the proper fields, and will automatically be included in the e-mail calendar of events newsletter along with a link for more information, where people can see all the details on your event.
- Make sure the address that you put in the special "Map to Location" blank is something that Google Maps can use. A street address, or an intersection, or sometimes a business name is OK (be sure to include the city and state), but do not put other info (such as where to park) in this field.
- If you don't do the above, it will delay getting your event posted, because one of our moderators will first have to manually edit it.
- Click on the Save button at the bottom, after you enter the details for your event.
To do this, click on this link: Submit your event
Be sure to click on the "Save" button at the bottom of the page.