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August 2019

Creation Care Fest/Environmental Extravaganza

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Faith Lutheran Church, 4600 Bellaire Blvd.
Bellaire, 77401
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Free

You are invited to the 2019 Creation Care Fest – Environmental Extravaganza! This free event is actually three events in one: lectures by expert speakers on The State of Our World, an exhibit by local environmental organizations, and a family-friendly festival with kids’ activities such as nature/environment-focused games, crafts, encounters with live education animals, seed planting (to take home & watch grow!) and much more.

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Creation Care Fest/Environmental Extravaganza

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Faith Lutheran Church, 4600 Bellaire Blvd.
Bellaire, 77401
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Free

This free event is actually three events in one:  lectures by expert speakers on The State of Our World, an exhibit by local environmental organizations, and a family-friendly festival with kids’ activities such as nature/environment-focused games, crafts, encounters with live education animals, seed planting (to take home & watch grow!) and much more.

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Cross Cultural Communication Workshop

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required.

Have you ever wanted to know how to better communicate with people from diverse cultures? Then here is your opportunity!

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Climate Movie Evening: Paris to Pittsburgh

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Free

Paris to Pittsburgh brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards. Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future – and the Trump administration’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement – the film captures what’s at stake for communities around the country – and the inspiring ways Americans are responding. The film is directed by Sidney Beaumont and Mike Bonfiglio, produced by Bloomberg Philanthropies and RadicalMedia and distributed by National Geographic Documentary Films.

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Bell Ringing Ceremony in recognition of 400 Years of Africans in America

August 25 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Free

Help Houston join the national Bell Ringing Ceremony in recognition of 400 Years of Africans in America.

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Chili Cook-Off and Potluck Fundraiser for Houston DSA

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Smither Park, 2441 Munger St.
Houston, 77023
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Sunday Sunday Sunday! Join Houston DSA for a Chili Cook-Off and Potluck Fundraiser to help fund travel and registration costs for our delegation to the DSA National Convention in Atlanta!

Hang out, eat chili, and talk socialism with us. We'll have a raffle for fun socialist prizes, and vote on our favorite chili dish. The contest will be judged in four categories: People's Choice, Best Vegan/Vegetarian, Spiciest, and Most Interesting Ingredient.

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What’s the Health of the Bay? Galveston Bay Report Card

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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 August, T’Noya Thompson, Advocacy Programs Manager for Galveston Bay Foundation, will discuss the health of Galveston Bay. The Galveston Bay Estuary is the largest estuary on the Texas coast and has weathered significant challenges over the years. The Galveston Bay Report Card, a citizen-driven, scientific analysis of the health of Galveston Bay, was created to increase interest in the health of the bay and to create an informed citizenry willing to engage local and state decision-makers on bay issues. The report card is updated annually every August. Learn about the indicators that give you the information you need to be informed, and how you can take action to preserve Galveston Bay!

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Faith Over Fear Training – Houston

August 29 @ 9:00 am - August 30 @ 1:00 pm
Free

This training is designed for faith leaders, lay leaders, and multifaith or faith-based organizational leaders committed to countering anti-Muslim discrimination in their communities. We'll share up-to-date research, resources, tools, and messaging to be stronger, strategic, and more effective actors in shaping our nation toward a greater vision - where all people, no matter their religious or cultural background, are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

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Waking (Let’s Talk) News

August 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm 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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Another Antifascist Action at GRB!

August 31 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Are you sickened and outraged by the recent white supremacist murders in El Paso? By the Christchurch mosque murders? By the murders at the Pittsburgh synagogue? By the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville? By the murders at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston? Are you ready to take a stand against the fascists and other white supremacists who are committing or encouraging these heinous crimes?

You are invited to participate in a counter-demonstration against the Texas Patriot Network and other white supremacists.

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September 2019

Jazz for Peace: Free Radicals + The Bob Henschen Quartet

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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The annual Jazz for Peace performance at Houston Mennonite Church is back for 2019!

Featuring Free Radicals + The Bob Henschen Quartet

Potluck, silent auction, and performance to help Free Radicals pay fair wages to the many guest artists on their upcoming 8th album. The silent auction will include dozens of peace posters from the personal collection of longtime Houston peace and justice activist Lee Loe.

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Extinction Rebellion Houston – organizing meeting

September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
AFL-CIO Hall, 2506 Sutherland St.
Houston, TX 77023 United States
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Extinction Rebellion Houston will engage in non-violent civil disobedience to get our elected representative to Tell the truth Act on the truth Follow citizen-led policy

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2019 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Villa de Matel Convent, 6510 Lawndale
Houston, 77023
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Free

This day of prayer offers an opportunity for Houston Christians of all traditions, members of environmental groups and local officials to join hearts and voices at a decisive moment for our natural world. Scientists, activists, the world’s poor and even children from across the globe are beseeching leaders in all areas of civic life to inspire moral action to address the current ecological crisis.

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HPJC September Executive Committee Meeting

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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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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Reducing Toxins in Houses of Worship

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Unity Church, 2929 Unity Drive
Houston, 77057
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Free

Reducing Toxins in Houses of Worship – IPM (Integrated Pest Management)

Free and open to the public!

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Houstonians for Migrant Justice Rally

September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Casa Sunzal Detention Center, 419 Emancipation Ave
Houston, 77003 United States
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Free

We live in a city where asylum seekers are being kept in detention centers, one of which lies just outside Downtown and is housing teenagers indefinitely. These centers are run by the Southwest Key Programs, whose leaders are profiting off of the detainment of children and have yet to share adequate information about the conditions in these centers. We, as Houstonians, are obligated to come together to stand with the migrants in our city and call out maltreatment of migrants when it occurs.

The rally will be held on Saturday September 14, tentatively from 5:30-8:30pm at the Casa Sunzal detention center (419 Emancipation Ave). We will meet at Settegast Park (3000 Garrow St) at 5:30pm and walk for about 5-10 minutes to the detention center. 

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“Lunch & Learn Dialogues”

September 17 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
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One session per month through 2019
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required.

The Center for the Healing of Racism invites you to “Lunch & Learn Dialogues” once a month through December 2019.

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2019 Houston Youth Voters Conference

September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UHD, 1 Main St
Houston, 77009
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Free

The Houston Youth Voters Conference is a summit dedicated to the empowerment of Houston
youth as it concerns four pillars of civic engagement: voter registration, voter turnout, non-
partisan dialogue, and volunteering.

This event will celebrate our right and privilege as youth to participate in our democracy and
effect change in our communities. It will feature speakers, policy discussions, and opportunities
to meet other-like minded youth. We will get registered/pledged to vote together, and come up
with actionable ways to get civically engaged as a united Houston youth front!

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Harris County Voter Registration Event

September 22 @ 9:45 am - 12:45 pm
Free

If you are not registered to vote, or if you have moved & need to update your registration, you can do so at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston on Sept. 22.

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Paris to Pittsburgh Documentary Screening

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Grace United Church of Christ, 8515 Brookwulf
Houston, 77072
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Free

Paris to Pittsburgh brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards.

Set against the national debate over the United States' energy future - and the Trump administration's explosive decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement - the film captures what's at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding.

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