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December 2018

Shame On Safeway Protest!

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
randall’s, 2075 Westheimer
Houston, 77098
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Join Food Empowerment Project, La Raza for Liberation, and Houston DSA EcoSocialists to say Shame on Safeway’s sister store Randall’s!

Did you know that when Safeway/Albertsons decides to leave a neighborhood, they sometimes block other grocery stores from opening up in their former locations? Some of these restrictions have been for as long as 15 years!

In honor of Human Rights Day, please join Food Empowerment Project at Randalls (sister store to Safeway) as we take a stand against a corporation that is impacting the health of communities of color and low-income communities.

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Tell the Mayor No Hostile Corporate Takeover of HISD

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby Street
Houston, 77002
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Come to City Council to demand the city to BACK OFF of a corporate takeover plan for four black and brown HISD schools.

The City of Houston has established a "nonprofit" astroturfed special interest group with the doublespeak title "Coalition for Educational Excellence and Equity in Houston", designed to mask the hostile corporate takeover over HISD schools. The registered agent is Juliet Stipeche, the Mayor's point person on education. The board comprises three wealthy right wing benefactors: Trini Mendenhall, Corbin Robertson Jr, and Stephanie Paige.

These people have NO BUSINESS being anywhere NEAR anything that is supposed to be for the public good, much less in control of the future of our children.

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Love Knows No Borders – Houston

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby Street
Houston, 77002
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In conjunction with the American Friends Service Committee, we have deep concern surrounding the treatment of families that are seeking asylum in the United States.  We are seeking others with similar concerns to participate in the Love Knows No Borders week of action.  We are focused on bringing attention to this pressing issue through love and nonviolence.  Together, we are calling on the U.S. to end the detention and deportation of immigrants, respect the human right to migrate, and end the militarization of the border.

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Decolonize Houston: Community Meal and Discussion

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
texas gulf coast area labor federation, 2506 Sutherland
Houston, 77023
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La Raza for Liberation and Houston DSA Racial Justice Working Group invite you to participate in a free community meal and open discussion on decolonizing. 

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Christmas at the Jail 6

December 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map
Free

Separation from a parent at Christmas time is difficult on any child but for the poor and innocent child, separated by a two inch plate of glass, it may be hardest of all. These blameless young enter a world of jailers and bars, cold and frightening, in a futile grasp at normalcy during perhaps the single most important family time of the year.

The emotional scars they experience and which may last a lifetime are ministered at Harris County Adult Detention Center by Santa Claus and several dozen elves who await these precious children as they walk out of the building. It is at this point that a miracle often occurs which can immediately be seen on the faces of these little ones. In the midst of the Fat Jolly Gentleman and piles of presents you can see their shaken faith in life return and a light of rekindled joy flicker in their eyes.

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January 2019

IENoH 2019 Kick-Off Event

January 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Houston, 10840 Beinhorn Road
Houston, TX 77024 United States
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The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to their 2019 Kick-Off Event at First Congregational Church. We will hear from faith leaders of a variety of faiths on the ethics of eating. There will be a presentation on the top ten actions houses of worship can take now to preserve the earth.

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Art Behind Walls: January Reception

January 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Talento Bilingue de Houston, 333 S. Jensen Drive
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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The Children's Prison Arts Project and Talento Bilingue de Houston will be hosting a FREE reception for our January exhibit of Art Behind Walls: Art by Youth in Juvenile Facilities.

Please join us in celebrating these talented youths and their journey in art January 16th 6-8 pm for a special reception.

The Exhibit will be on display @Talento De Billingue de Houston 333 S. Jensen Dr. Houston, TX January 3-January 31, 2019

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Black Heritage Society MLK Parade

January 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby Street
Houston, 77002
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The 41st Annual “Original” MLK, Jr. Parade Celebration!

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MLK Grande Parade

January 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Jacinto & Elgin St., San Jacinto & Elgin St.
Houston,
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Celebrating! its 25th Anniversary, the MLK Grande Parade is the third largest Parade in the U.S. behind The Rose Parade and The Macy’s Day Parade. During The Annual MLK Grande Parade, 300,000 Spectators are expected and has a Viewing Audience of more than 4,000,000. The Annual MLK Grande Parade parade consists of 15 Parade floats & 30 Marching bands.

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February 2019

Roy Zimmerman Concert: Potluck Fundraiser for Peace Camp Houston

February 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of Houston, 1504 Wirt Road
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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$15 – $20

What can one person do about climate change, torture, racism, xenophobia, gun violence, fracking, Congressional ineptitude, ignorance, war and greed?  Write funny songs, says Roy Zimmerman , master satirist, songwriter, and performer.

HPJC is bringing Roy Zimmerman back to Houston in a benefit to raise funds for Peace Camp Houston. Optional potluck begins at 6pm and the music starts at 7pm.

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October 2019

A Way Forward: Healing from Racism

October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019
Houston, TX United States + Google Map
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Save the Date! The Center for the Healing of Racism and Houston Community College Central will host a conference to promote the deconstruction of systemic racism at Central College, October 18 & 19, 2019.

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