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June 2017
Free

Palestinian Scientist speaks on Conflict Resolution

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bay Area UU Church, 17503 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058 United States
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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.

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July 2017

Medicare for All Townhall & Health Fair Supporting HR 676

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

We want our representatives to support Medicare for ALL, so we are hosting a Town Hall on July 8th, the same day events will be

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$5.00

Vegan Society of PEACE 2nd Saturdays Community Events

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, happening 6 times

HCC Conference Center on Main, 3100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Join Vegan Society of P.E.A.C.E. for our "Vegan 2nd Saturdays" Monthly Meetings, Presentations & Vegan Potlucks
Held on the "2nd Saturdays" of each month, we will enjoy a delicious vegan potluck and meeting, along with a discussion, film screening, food demo or speaker presentation on intersectional issues of veganism, animal rights, environmentalism, nonviolence, health and more. Each month will be something new! Our new venue is at the HCC Conference Center.

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Economic Justice Working Group July Meeting

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Black Hole Coffee House, 4504 Graustark
Houston, 77006 United States
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The Economic Justice Working Group will be holding their monthly meeting to discuss ongoing projects and other ideas. All are welcome to attend, please notify

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Don Green Nature Park Workday

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

Don Greene Nature Park, 6009 Cypress St
Houston, 77074 United States
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Don Green Nature Park

The Don Greene Nature Park is a one acre new Harris County neighborhood pocket park left to the county and dedicated in honor of Don Greene's memory.

Every third Saturday mark your calendars and join us for a work day that will include planting trees and starting a pocket prairie. We start at 9am and coffee will be provided. Bring a light breakfast snack to share. Bring a wheelbarrow, if you have one, garden gloves and shovel!

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John Pilger’s The coming war on China

July 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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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.

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August 2017
$50

Greater Houston Environmental Summit and Environmental Education Expo

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
United Way-Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Dr.
Houston, 77007 United States
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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 marina@cechouston.org. 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 rachel@cechouston.org.

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$20

Libra Project

August 11 @ 9:00 am - August 13 @ 6:00 pm
Montrose Center, 401 Branard Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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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.org

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On The Beach (1959 Movie)

August 13 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

On the Beach is a 1959 American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama film from United Artists, produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, that stars Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins. This black-and-white film is based on Nevil Shute's 1957 novel of the same name depicting the aftermath of a nuclear war. Unlike the novel, no blame is placed on whoever started the war; it is hinted in the film that the threat of annihilation may have arisen from an accident or misjudgment.

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HPJC budget planning retreat

August 19
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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.com

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Hannah Arendt movie “the Banality of evil”

August 20 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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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.

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HPJC Quarterly Board Meeting

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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HPJC holds a quarterly board meeting for member organizations and executive committee members to discuss business items and network.

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HPJC Board Meeting

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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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.

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September 2017
Free

INVESTIGATING RUSSIA—2017 Natalie M. Smith PH.D.

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bay Area UU Church, 17503 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058 United States
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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.

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October 2017

The Journey of Hope…From Violence to Healing

October 13 - October 19
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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.

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November 2017
$10

Houston Via Colori® Street Painting Festival

November 18 @ 10:00 am - November 19 @ 5:00 pm
Hermann Square at City Hall, 900 Smith St
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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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.

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