HPJC and Live Oaks Friends will have a day of fun, celebration, information, and networking with local and national organizations whose work to improve the community and world aligns with the principles and values of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Equality, and Community.
The festival will include Caribbean rock/blues, pop rock, hip-hop, eclectic, Spanish rock, and African fusion artists. Join us for:
- Live Music
- Dance Performances
- Kids Activities
- Arts and Crafts
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What can feminism teach us about alternative ways to approach the environment? Ecofeminism envisions feminism and ecology as interconnected, arguing that the worldview that causes environmental degradation is the same that causes inequality for women. On Earth Day, Anne McClintock, Ph.D. discusses what ecofeminism can teach us, and how it can change the way we treat the Earth. Dr.
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The next meeting of the Houston Chapter of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will feature. Dana Lynn Recer of the Gulf Region Advocacy Center (GRACE) will talk to us about death penalty trials and the work of her organization. Please plan to attend.
Save the date and register now for the Houston Environmental Justice Encuentro, to be held at TSU on Friday-Saturday May 16-17, 2014.
Goals for this Environmental Justice Encuentro:
- Foster dialog, communication and education between conservation groups and residents of areas most affected by severe environmental health risks.
- Enlighten Houstonians with an understanding that environmental injustices suffered by "fence-line" communities affect all Houstonians.
- Empower Houston regional residents to work for the environmental quality they want their families and grandchildren to have.
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Peace Camp Houston is accepting reservations now for two different one-week sessions this summer They will be both fun and educational. This alternative day camp is unique because youth learn ways to cooperate instead of competing against others. They learn how to understand and deal with difficult people and bullies, and find positive ways they can be peacemakers. They learn how we can all make a difference!
There is one program for ages 5-12, and another for teens who would like to be Junior Counselors plus have other activities that are appropriate for their age group.
Activities include yoga, puppet fun, special guests, field trips, gardening, co-operative games, etc.
The two weeks are:
- June 9-14 at the Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd. in northwest Houston (see map below)
- July 21-25 at the Cameron Retreat Center, 2403 Holcombe Blvd., east of the Medical Center (map)
Volunteers are needed, both before and during camp. To see some of the things where help is needed, to get more information, or to sign up, please see the Peace Camp Volunteer form
As part of the Menil Community Arts Festival, singer Lisa Harris conducts a chakra tuning workshop on the Rothko Chapel plaza. Their composition SEVEN DOORS brings awareness to the seven chakras and explores vibrational techniques to balance and unblock the chakras. Spectators are encouraged to dance as well as practice yoga. Lisa Harris is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, lyricist/composer, filmmaker and director. She formally studied Opera/Vocal Performance at the Mannes College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music.
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Judge Thomas Buergenthal shares his inspiring personal journey from a prisoner in Auschwitz to a judge championing human rights on the International Court of Justice. Judge Buergenthal served as the American judge on the International Court of Justice from 2000 until 2010. Prior to the ICJ, he was a judge and president of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and served as a member of the UN Human Rights Committee and of the UN Truth Commission for El Salvador.
Internationally renowned cellist performer and composer Charles Curtis performs the work of Eliane Radigue’s Naldjorlak, which is perfectly suited to the meditative, sacred space of the Chapel. Other compositions on the program are yet to-be-announced. A graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School, Curtis has since been involved with the music department at Princeton University and at the University of California, San Diego, where he has served as Professor of Contemporary Music Performance since the year 2000.
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.