Mazin Qumsiyeh; he is a medical geneticist who trained in the U.S. and taught at Duke and Yale. He is a Palestinian Christian who teaches at Bethlehem University in Bethlehem in the West Bank and has co-founded a museum of natural history which just opened recently. He is interested in promoting awareness of the museum and its important work in educating children and young people about recycling, sustainability, and nature conservation. The museum is a very exciting endeavor that has already reached many children and youth there and draws a steady stream of visitors and volunteers.Find out more »
IT’S no secret that Beijing has been building up its military might in the South China Sea.
But there’s another superpower making an even bigger play to stay top dog and many of us wouldn’t event realize. The United States has surrounded China with 400 military bases in an almost perfect “noose”.
In a new documentary set to air on Sunday night, The Coming war on China, award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger challenges the notion of the world’s newest, biggest trading nation as an enemy. He also reveals the build-up to war taking place right on Beijing’s doorstep.Find out more »
In 2017, CEC will be hosting the Greater Houston Environmental Summit on Friday, August 4, 2017, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Community Resource Center at the United Way of Greater Houston. In addition to excellent keynote presentations and panels, we will again offer small-format table talks. We will feature a panel in conjunction with EarthShare of Texas, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. We are partnering with a variety of environmental education collaboratives to offer an Environmental Education Expo for teachers and informal educators. If you are interested in exhibiting at the EE Expo, please contact email@example.com. We’re taking suggestions & proposals for the table talks, so if you have an issue you’d like to learn about or share with the environmental community, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.Find out more »
The Libra Project is a three-day leadership program designed for Houston college students to dig into big social issues that divide us, like race, privilege, class, culture, gender and migration. Through unique experiential workshops and peer dialogue, delegates will gain a more mature understanding of themselves, each other and their complex communities. They’ll be more prepared for on-campus activities, their future careers and community involvement. Register at www.libraproject.orgFind out more »
Annual Budget Planning Retreat - 10:00 to 3:00 pm (lunch included)
351 Lakeside Ln #3310
Clear Lake - Houston TX (home of Joe & Laura Marcinkowski - on the bay)
All HPJC members highly encouraged to attend. Annual budget will be established for new fiscal year. Special attention given to grants & sponsorships as well as fundraising.
Reservations needed for food planning. - contact Gail Rickey at PatRickey@aol.comFind out more »
Hannah Arendt is a 2012 German-Luxembourgish-French biographical drama film directed by Margarethe von Trotta and starring Barbara Sukowa. The film centers in the life of German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. It is distributed by Zeitgeist Films in the United States, where it opened theatrically on 29 May 2013.Find out more »
HPJC holds a quarterly board meeting for member organizations and executive committee members to discuss business items and network.Find out more »
Third Quarter Board Meeting
August 26, 2017 - 1-3 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd, Houston, Tx
Open To All Members - Guests also welcome
An excellent way to get to know HPJC as an organization if you are considering joining.Find out more »
Natalie M Smith visited Crimea, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, as a delegate of the Center for Citizen Initiatives in May 2017. She has a Ph.D. in Russian literature and linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin and has traveled in the Russian Federation since 1995. CCI, the largest citizen diplomacy organization between the two nations, determined this year to carry out a first-ever “information-gathering” delegation of American citizen investigators who would travel to major Russian cities to learn what is happening in Russia – since many allegations are made in US mainstream media and few know whether it is truth or misinformation.Find out more »
The Journey of Hope...From Violence to Healing puts human faces on the issue of the death penalty. Led by murder victim family members joined by death row families, the exonerated and others impacted by the failed promises of a broken system. Our unique personal stories touch people’s hearts and change people's minds on this vitally important issue. We advocate for alternatives to the death penalty, we encourage forgiveness as a way of healing and endorse restorative justice as a way of life.Find out more »
The 12th annual Houston Via Colori® Street Painting Festival is one of the city’s signature art and music festivals. More than 200 local and international artists converge on the streets of downtown Houston to create live street paintings right before your eyes. Attendees can enjoy live music performed by local bands and entertainers on three stages, family-friendly activities, and delicious local food and beverages. A private VIP Lounge features exclusive themed mini-events throughout the weekend.Find out more »