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July 2019

Plastic Free Ecochallenge

July 1 - July 31
Free

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites all area residents to join their team for the Plastic Free EcoChallenge! This challenge engages participants in committing to reduce consumption of single-use plastics during July. Choose from challenges in food, personal care, community, lifestyle, pets, family, or create your own custom challenge.

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Peace Camp 2019 – Week Three

July 15 - July 19
Cameron Retreat Center, 2402 Holcombe
Houston, TX 77021 United States
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Peace Camp is an alternative day camp, from 9am - 3pm, for children ages 5-18.  The focus will be on developing inner peace and building problem solving skills.  Yoga, gardening, special guests, using puppets co-operative games, and cooking are some of the activities planned.  Youth who are 13 and older will have a curriculum that deals with gun control, racism, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and other more mature topics.

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Prepare for Congressional Recess: July 21, Houston  

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Free

This event prepares you to meet with congressional district offices during their August recess.  TX Impact will be coordinating legislative visits for both TX state and Congressional legislators after the training during the month of August. We'll be focusing on immigration, climate and energy and health policy.

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United We Win – Collaborating to Solve Houston’s Toughest Environmental Challenges

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues and what you can do.

In July, Jaime Gonzalez, Houston Urban Conservation Programs Manager for The Nature Conservancy, will highlight a variety of local environmental issues, and how local people/organizations are coming together to address them.  He will explain tools used for environmental action mapping that make collective action more effective. And, he’ll speak about how all of us can work together to create positive environmental change.

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Waking (Let’s Talk) News

July 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 22, 2019

Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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None. Donations encouraged.

Come; share an article with us! Bring a bag lunch and your articles clipped from newspapers, magazines, journals or online sources relating to discrimination, oppression and all forms of racism.  Join us in a lively discussion and contribute your ideas and materials to the Center for the Healing of Racism. During 2019, we will meet on the last Friday of each month (January through October) from Noon to 2:00 pm at 3412 Crawford Street (corner of Holman), Houston, TX 77004.

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Peace Camp 2019 – Week Four

July 29 - August 2
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Peace Camp is an alternative day camp, from 9am - 3pm, for children ages 5-18.  The focus will be on developing inner peace and building problem solving skills.  Yoga, gardening, special guests, using puppets co-operative games, and cooking are some of the activities planned.  Youth who are 13 and older will have a curriculum that deals with gun control, racism, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and other more mature topics.

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August 2019

Film Screening: Babylon

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 9, 2019

Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005
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$7 – $65

The incendiary Babylon has been finally released in the U.S., playing to packed screenings and hailed as a true discovery. Raw and smoldering, it follows a dancehall DJ (Brinsley Forde, front man of the British reggae group Aswad) in South London as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbors, and police. The blistering soundtrack features Aswad, Johnny Clarke, Dennis Bovell, and more.

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Traveler at Bohemeo’s – Peace Camp Fundraiser

August 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Bohemeo’s, 708 Telephone Road
Houston, 77023
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$15

We hope you can join us for this benefit for HPJC's Peace Camp Houston, a day camp for kids that fosters an understanding of peace, justice, and environmental awareness.

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Walk with a Doc

August 10 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Evelyn’s park, 4400 Bellaire Blvd
Bellaire, 77401
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Free

Inspiring healthy lifestyle behaviors in individuals and communities. Participants walk with the Doc(s) and ask questions on health related topics.

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HPJC Quarterly Board Meeting

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Free

Please join the Houston Peace & Justice Center for our Quarterly Board Meeting. Organizational members are asked to send a representative to each Quarterly Board Meeting. Individual members are always welcome to attend. We will be discussing our 2018 plans for activism towards peace and justice in the areas of peace and family education, foreign and military policy, environmental justice, economic justice, and human rights and criminal justice. We also welcome members to send in their agenda items. Hope to see everyone there!

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Creation Care Fest/Environmental Extravaganza

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Faith Lutheran Church, 4600 Bellaire Blvd.
Bellaire, 77401
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Free

You are invited to the 2019 Creation Care Fest – Environmental Extravaganza! This free event is actually three events in one: lectures by expert speakers on The State of Our World, an exhibit by local environmental organizations, and a family-friendly festival with kids’ activities such as nature/environment-focused games, crafts, encounters with live education animals, seed planting (to take home & watch grow!) and much more.

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What’s the Health of the Bay? Galveston Bay Report Card

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
online, not applicable
not applicable, not applicable United States
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Free

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues and what you can do.

In August, T’Noya Thompson, Advocacy Programs Manager for Galveston Bay Foundation, will discuss the health of Galveston Bay. The Galveston Bay Estuary is the largest estuary on the Texas coast and has weathered significant challenges over the years. The Galveston Bay Report Card, a citizen-driven, scientific analysis of the health of Galveston Bay, was created to increase interest in the health of the bay and to create an informed citizenry willing to engage local and state decision-makers on bay issues. The report card is updated annually every August. Learn about the indicators that give you the information you need to be informed, and how you can take action to preserve Galveston Bay!

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October 2019

A Way Forward: Healing from Racism

October 18 - October 19
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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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November 2019

2019 HPJC Peacemaker Awards Dinner & Auction

November 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2712 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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$80 – $100

Please join us on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10th as we celebrate our National and Local Peacemaker Award Recipients!

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January 2020

26th Annual MLK Grande Parade In Midtown Houston

January 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Midtown Houston, 1200 Holman Street (San Jacinto Street @ Egin Street)
Houston, 77004
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Free

The MLK Grande Parade In Houston's Midtown Is One Of The Largest Single Day Multicultural Events In The U.S. That Is Held In Honor Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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