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2018 HPJC Peacemaker Awards Dinner & Auction
November 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm$100
Please join us on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11th as we celebrate our
National and Local Peacemaker Award Recipients!
CHUCK COLLINS – our 2018 HPJC National Peacemaker Award Recipient & Keynote Speaker
Chuck Collins is an author and a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He is also co-founder of Wealth for Common Good. He is an expert on economic inequality in the US, and has pioneered efforts to bring together investors and business leaders to speak out publicly against corporate practices and economic policies that increase economic inequality.
Local Peacemaker Award recipients:
Dr. Gerald Horne
Dr. Horne is a professor and author. His research has addressed issues of racism in a variety of relations involving labor, politics, civil rights, international relations and war. He has also written extensively about the film industry. Dr. Horne received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.A. from Princeton University.
United We Dream, Houston Chapter
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country. We create welcoming spaces for young people – regardless of immigration status – to support, engage, and empower them to make their voice heard and win!
With a monthly online reach of 4 million, more than 300,000 members as well as 48 affiliates in 26 states, UWD is made up of fearless youth fighting to improve the lives of our members and their families. Our vision is a society which celebrates our diversity and believes in a multi-ethnic, intersectional path to getting there.
Whether we’re organizing in the streets, providing immigration services, building cutting edge technology systems, opening doors for LGBTQ immigrant youth, clearing pathways to education, stopping deportations or creating alliances across social movements, United We Dream puts undocumented immigrant youth in the driver’s seat. UWD is a fast paced, dynamic organization which has become a leading voice in social change and has appeared in every major news outlet in the country.
We are driven by the priorities and needs of our members, have trained thousands of individuals and have supported countless local organizing groups. Our grassroots driven approach has a proven track record of success and we’re looking for talented folks to join our team!
Learn more about United We Dream by visiting https://unitedwedream.org
Children’s Prison Arts Project
Children’s Prison Arts Project’s mission is to expose youth in correctional facilities to an innovative, educational, creative writing, theater, and visual art forum where they can express their thoughts and visions in constructive ways, and present their art to their peers and to the community at large.
Celebrating 24 years of service, CPAP has grown into one of the only organizations in Houston that provides ongoing comprehensive arts-based prevention services to incarcerated juveniles. Thanks for the volunteers and founders, CPAP programs are able to help youth turn their lives around and break out of violence and gang glorification.
Learn more about Children’s Prison Arts Project by visiting http://www.childrensprisonart.org/