Saturday, October 27th, 4-7pm @ East Side Social Center (4202 Canal St)
Join T.E.J.A.S. (Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Service), Houston Sierra Club and Tar Sands Blockade for a presentation and discussion on the effects the Keystone XL pipeline will have on residents in the greater Houston area.
[First Friday Forum] Speaking Peace: The Acclaimed Process for Creating Powerful Relationships and Changing the World"
Are you hungry for skills to: Improve the quality of your relationships? Ask for what you want? Simply communicate more effectively?
"Why Neither Democrats nor Republicans Can Solve the Problems of the 99%"
Refreshments served at 7:15 pm. Program begins at 7:30 pm.
The exploitation of Africa began early and continued on through the era of independence. The process continues now as the resources of the Continent are being acquired by other countries. Richard Horstman has traveled extensively throughout Africa and is now professor of African Studies at the University of St. Thomas.
University of St. Thomas ~ Ahern Room ~ Crooker Center
Carla Aguilar, Program Coordinator for Catholic Relief Services in San Antonio is responsible for educating and informing people of faith on global issues and providing opportunities for active engagement on legislative and policy matters. She will lead our discussion.
Veterans For Peace invites you to this special Program with speaker Joe Marcinkowski, School of Americas Watch Activist, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, UH Clear Lake, Bayou Building Rm 1335
The School of the Americas (SOA) is a combat training school for Latin American soldiers, located at Fort Benning, Georgia. Former Panamanian President, Jorge Illueca, stated that the School of the Americas was the “biggest base for destabilization in Latin America.” The SOA have left a trail of blood and suffering in every country where its graduates have returned. For this reason the School of the Americas has been historically dubbed the “School of Assassins”.
Since 1946, the SOA has trained over 64,000 Latin American soldiers in counterinsurgency techniques, sniper training, commando and psychological warfare, military intelligence and interrogation tactics. Hundreds of thousands of Latin Americans have been tortured, raped, assassinated, “disappeared,” massacred, and forced to be refugees by those trained at the School of Assassins.
SOA Watch Movement
On November 16, 1989, six Jesuit priests, their co-worker and her teenage daughter were massacred in El Salvador. A US Congressional Task Force reported that those responsible were trained at the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA) at Ft. Benning, Georgia. In 1990 SOA Watch began. Today, the SOA Watch movement is a large, diverse, grassroots movement, rooted in solidarity with the people of Latin America.
Find out more by visiting the School of the Americas Watch website.
A Call to Conscience: Poet Javier Sicilia on the US/Mexico Drug War 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, Rothko Chapel
The Rothko Chapel in collaboration with the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity present a lecture featuring poet Javier Sicilia.
David Cobb, a national speaker for Move to Amend, visits Houston to educate and activate on the movement to amend the US Constitution to end corporate personhood and reclaim our democracy. David is a fiery speaker and not to be missed. A discussion of this issue will follow.
The event is free and open to the public, though donations for the meeting space are welcomed. Be there!