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February 2019

Dialogue: Racism

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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The Center for the Healing of Racism will present Dialogue: Racism, a two-day intensive workshop that educates participants about racism and facilitates the process by which they can begin to counter the effects of racism on their lives, empowering them to interrupt the cycle of racist attitudes. The workshop provides a safe, respectful and loving atmosphere for a diverse group of people to learn new information, share experiences, dispel fears and guilt, and get to know each another.

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In Their Footsteps: An American Muslim Civil Rights Journey

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bay Area UU Church, 17503 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058 United States
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Free

In Their Footsteps: An American Muslim Civil RightsJourney” follows some 30 American Muslim civil rights leaders as they journeyed through Alabama in April 2018 to learn about the history of slavery, lynching, segregation, and about present-day racial injustice.

During the journey, the Muslim leaders attended the inauguration of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery and learned from experts at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Civil Rights Memorial. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion of the film and related topics.

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Climate Change & What You Can Do

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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 February, Dan Cohan, associate professor at Rice University, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, will speak on climate change. Climate change has been deemed one of the most significant environmental issues facing North America by the U.N.'s Global Environmental Outlook, the U.N.'s flagship environmental assessment.

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Climate Change & What You Can Do

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Dan Cohan, associate professor at Rice University, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, will speak on climate change. Climate change has been deemed one of the most significant environmental issues facing North America by the U.N.'s Global Environmental Outlook, the U.N.'s flagship environmental assessment. Professor Cohan will educate on the latest research and reports on climate change, so that you thoroughly understand the issue. He will also explain the actions you can take to combat climate change.

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FCNL Advocacy Training

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Free

Change in Washington starts with you.

Please join FCNL for an advocacy workshop:

-Influence your members of Congress and their staff through face-to-face conversations
-Drive the media coverage you want to see
-Build a strategic team in your community that lobbies as part of a powerful national advocacy network
-Join our 2019 Advocacy Team campaign to stop endless wars by urging Congress to reassert its constitutional authority. We are supporting legislation to repeal the AUMF and encourage public debate on all issues of war and peace.

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March 2019

Teaching Peace Literacy: A Two-Day Workshop

March 2 - March 3
Dominican Center for Spirituality, 6501 Almeda Rd
Houston, 77021
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$40

Learn about Peace Literacy* and why we need it to bring healing in our world of challenging and ever-changing traumas. AND learn how to TEACH Peace Literacy.
Be prepared for a hands-on learning experience for developing curriculum and activities that will provide skills for and resiliency in future peacemakers.
This is a two-day event. To get the most out of the training, please plan to attend both days. Registration covers both days and includes lunches.

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Do-It-Yourself Energy Audits for Houses of Worship & Their Members

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you learn how to conduct a DIY energy audit at your house or worship or in your home to figure out how to lower energy costs. Our speaker, Colby May, has performed professional energy audits at more than 2000 facilities, specializing in houses of worship, educational institutions & government buildings. Learn from an expert!

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Learning from the World’s Children: An Evening with President & CEO of UNICEF USA, Caryl Stern

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, 7Q7027
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$15 – $50

Sponsored by IM’s women’s initiative, IMpower, this community-wide event will feature Caryl Stern, President & CEO of UNICEF USA, one of our world's most notable organizations working toward the day when no child dies from preventable causes.  The evening will also feature a special fireside chat with Caryl and Lisa Falkenberg, a Pulitzer Prize Journalist and now Houston Chronicle’s Editor of Opinion.  A dessert reception will follow the lecture.

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Nonviolent Communication Day-Long Workshop

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on April 13, 2019 at 9:00am

Building Solid Relationships: At Home, Work, School, Anywhere! is the title of this Nonviolent Communication event facilitated by CNVC Certified Trainer, Bren Hardt, long-time member of HPJC.  Staying present and grounded with skills to manage one's emotions, speaking with authenticity, clarity and in a connecting (rather than disconnecting) way, and listening with curiosity for both content and meaning are the skills of NVC - Nonviolent Communication.  NVC is a globally respected communication set of skills that is serving leaders around the world to be more effective and to build a culture of peace.

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HPJC Executive Committee Meeting

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Free

Taking place (usually) the first Saturday of every month, and open to the public, is HPJC’s Executive Committee meeting. However, voting only takes place at our Quarterly Board Meeting, which is also open to the public.

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Called to Conversion: Laudato Si’ & Catholic Ecological Awakening

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Villa de Matel Convent, 6510 Lawndale
Houston, 77023
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Free

Called to Conversion: Laudato Si’ & Catholic Ecological Awakening, 9-12 p.m. Saturday, March 16th, Villa de Matel Convent, 6510 Lawndale Street, Houston, TX.  The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, host a morning of critical reflection on one of the greatest moral challenges of our time. "TEDTalk"- style presentations and a panel of local Catholic leaders will discuss the responsibility of individual Christians and the role of the local Church to Care for our Common Home. Come early for a Labyrinth Prayer Walk at 8 a.m. Free with Spanish interpretation offered.

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Compassion Workshop with Dr. Will Tuttle

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
OSO yoga, 1520 Rutland
Houston, 77008
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$25

Author of World Peace Diet and internationally acclaimed speaker, Dr. Will Tuttle will conduct a workshop on veganism and spirituality at OSO Yoga on Mar. 23rd. Optional yoga class from 9-9:50 AM, followed by workshop from 10-12 Noon. Optional lunch with Dr. Tuttle afterwards.

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Waking (Let’s Talk) News

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm 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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Fourth Annual “Dialogue on the Plantations”

March 30 @ 6:30 am - March 31 @ 7:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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$299,

The Center for the Healing of Racism presents it’s Fourth Annual “Dialogue on the Plantations”, a tour of three historic plantations in Louisiana, the weekend of March 30-31, 2019.  Learn about the role of slavery in the southern plantation economy.  Tour includes visits to St. Joseph Plantation (sugar cane), Laura Plantation (a Creole plantation) and the Whitney Plantation Museum, which pays homage to all slaves throughout the southern United States.  

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April 2019

Fight For Air Climb

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
First City Tower, 1001 Fannin
Houston, 77002 United States
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$35.00

When you participate in a Fight For Air Climb event, you are stepping up to make a positive impact for those affected by lung disease. You will raise funds to support the American Lung Association's mission while climbing the stairs of a skyscraper.
Whether you are climbing alone or with friends and family, for a healthier lifestyle or in honor of all those who are affected by lung disease, you will achieve a sense of personal accomplishment when you reach the top. Defeating the physical challenge and reaching the height of your fundraising potential will be a gratifying experience. Every Step Counts as we move forward in our fight for healthy lungs and clean air!

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We Are Girls Conference

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hogg Middle School, 1100 Merrill St
Houston, 77009
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$30

The We Are Girls Conferences, produced by Girls Empowerment Network (GEN) are held in Austin, Houston, and Dallas, Texas annually and are designed especially for thousands of 3rd – 8th-grade girls and the adults who care about them. With dynamic break-out sessions and an empowering dance party, girls get to be totally in charge of their day. They walk away inspired by what’s possible and with a new belief in their personal power. The 2018-2019 theme is “Ignite Her Power.” Leadership positions are available for high school girls. Tickets cost $30 per person and 50% of attendees receive scholarships.

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May 2019

International Conference on Biodiversity and Ecology Restoration

May 15 @ 9:00 am - May 16 @ 5:00 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map
$549
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Meetings International (Meetings Int.) invites you to attend “International conference on Biodiversity and Ecology restoration” which is to be held on May 15-16, 2019 at Brussels, Belgium.

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HPJC Quarterly Board Meeting

May 18 @ 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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October 2019

A Way Forward: Healing from Racism

October 18 - October 19
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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