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June 2018

Peace Camp 2018 – Week Two

June 18 - June 22
First Congregational Church of Houston, 10840 Beinhorn Road
Houston, TX 77024 United States
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“Justice” is the theme this summer for Peace Camp 2018. This is an alternative day camp from 9am -3pm, for children ages 5-18. The focus will be on developing inner peace and building problem solving skills. Yoga, gardening, special guests, using puppets co-operative games, and cooking are some of the activities planned. Youth who are 13 and older will have a curriculum that deals with gun control, racism, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and other more mature topics. Although several sessions are at churches, the camp is not religious.

With violence permeating our culture, let’s make teaching peace a priority!

Week Two takes place June 18th-22nd at the First Congregational Church, 10840 Beinhorn Rd.  Houston 77024

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Houston Pride Festival and Parade 2018

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
City Hall, 901 Bagby
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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2018 marks 40 Years of Pride in the city of Houston. Join us in Downtown Houston where our very own "Stonewall" occurred in 1977 as thousands protested against Anita Bryant's anti-gay campaign.

This event is ADMISSION FREE and open to the public to attend/watch and open to the public (no age limit). No tickets are necessary except for the VIP Parade area. There are no tickets necessary for general admission.

For VIP Parade Tickets: pridehouston.org/vip

The Houston Pride Festival® and Houston Pride Parade® are at the center of the Celebration with an attendance of over 700,000 people every year from all over the world. Come and join all of the LGBT Community in celebrating who we are as a people and how much more we still need to FIGHT FOR.

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International Food and Cultural Festival

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shape Community Center, 3903 Almeda Rd
Houston, TX 77004
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$5 – $20

SHAPE Community Center is forming a coalition of community partners are bridging the gap between cultures by showcasing the international flavor, through food and culture, of countries, regions, and traditions operating within ourcity. Food, music, and art have long been national as well as international genres of communication. This International Food and Cultural Festival will allow participants a global experience into the culture and customs of many countries and traditions through food, music, dance, dress, art, literature, and more. 

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Houston Ebony Opera Guild Annual Concert

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Westbury United Methodist Church, 5200 Willowbend Blvd.
Houston, 77096
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$10 – $50

ANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT: A JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

"Steady Soldier"
Music commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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UU Houston Churches Pride Parade

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map
Free

Come join the UU Churches in the Houston Pride Parade on Allen Pkwy Lineup #68 Theme is the Wizard of Oz. For more information &

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One Thousand Texans for Transit – Houston in Houston

June 24 @ 2:00 pm
Free

Join us on Sunday, June 24 in Montrose to hear about and discuss paths to realizing the the goal of high-quality public transportation! We'll have a panel of local transit leaders, hear remarks from elected officials, and break out into groups to work shop strategies for statewide coordination.

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Vulnerability of the Displaced: Refugees and Trafficking

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A 2nd Cup, 1111 E 11th St
Houston, 77009
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Free

In observation of World Refugee Day, join us for a panel discussion on the vulnerability of refugees and other displaced persons to human trafficking, both domestically and internationally.  The panel will include, Christa Mayfield, Assistant Executive Director, Unbound Houston; Danielle Bolks, MSW, Senior Program Director, YMCA International Services; and Anne Chandler, Executive Director, Houston Office Tahirih Justice Center.  The event is sponsored by A 2nd Cup, FAWCO Alumnae USA (FAUSA) Houston and the Zonta Club of Houston.   Cookies and coffee will be provided.

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“Waking (Let’s Talk) News!”

June 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, happening 8 times

Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations encouraged. RSVP required.

Come to the Center for the Healing of Racism and share an article with us!  Bring a bag lunch and your articles clipped from newspapers, magazines, journals or online sources - anything relating to discrimination, oppression and all forms of racism.  Join us in a lively discussion and contribute your ideas and materials to the Center’s toolkit.  We meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.  3412 Crawford Street (corner of Holman), Houston, TX 77004.  Free parking across the street at HCC Lot 9.  RSVP: 713-520-8226 or cfhr1@juno.com. Website: http://www.centerhealingracism.org/

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July 2018

Peace Camp 2018 – Week Three

July 9 - July 13
Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1900 Bering Dr.
Houston, 77057
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“Justice” is the theme this summer for Peace Camp 2018. This is an alternative day camp from 9am -3pm, for children ages 5-18. The focus will be on developing inner peace and building problem solving skills. Yoga, gardening, special guests, using puppets co-operative games, and cooking are some of the activities planned. Youth who are 13 and older will have a curriculum that deals with gun control, racism, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and other more mature topics. Although several sessions are at churches, the camp is not religious.

With violence permeating our culture, let’s make teaching peace a priority!

Week Three takes place July 9th-13th at the Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1900 Bering Dr. Houston 77057

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VegFest 2018

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road
Houston, TX 77477 United States
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Free

The 6th Annual VegFest Houston is an exciting Vegan Expo! The Expo features include: superb vegan restaurants, exciting vegan and abolitionist animal rights organizations, 'Kids Zone' Makerspace with crafts, vegan food demos, our popular "Ask a Vegan" booth and panels, free product samples, yoga and meditation, like-minded community booths and green businesses, plus raffle prize giveaways. Join us at the luxurious Stafford Centre Convention Hall on Saturday, July 21, 2108!

Our family-friendly annual festival is open to the public. Admission is Free!

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Peace Camp 2018 – Week Four

July 23 - July 27
Cameron Retreat Center, 2402 Holcombe
Houston, TX 77021 United States
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“Justice” is the theme this summer for Peace Camp 2018. This is an alternative day camp from 9am -3pm, for children ages 5-18. The focus will be on developing inner peace and building problem solving skills. Yoga, gardening, special guests, using puppets co-operative games, and cooking are some of the activities planned. Youth who are 13 and older will have a curriculum that deals with gun control, racism, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and other more mature topics. Although several sessions are at churches, the camp is not religious.

With violence permeating our culture, let’s make teaching peace a priority!

Week Four takes place July 23rd-27th at the Cameron Retreat Center, 2405 Holcombe Blvd. Houston 77021

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Peace Camp 2018 – Week Five

July 30 - August 3
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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“Justice” is the theme this summer for Peace Camp 2018. This is an alternative day camp from 9am -3pm, for children ages 5-18. The focus will be on developing inner peace and building problem solving skills. Yoga, gardening, special guests, using puppets co-operative games, and cooking are some of the activities planned. Youth who are 13 and older will have a curriculum that deals with gun control, racism, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and other more mature topics. Although several sessions are at churches, the camp is not religious.

With violence permeating our culture, let’s make teaching peace a priority!

Week Five takes place July 30th-August 3rd at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St. Houston 77004

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August 2018

Mayor’s Back to School Fest

Free

The Mayor’s Back to School Fest is designed to help economically disadvantaged Houston- area elementary school students and their families as they prepare to return to school. With the help of many great partners and sponsors, backpacks, school supplies, health screenings, immunizations, and social service resources are provided to thousands of students, free of charge.

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HPJC Board Meeting

August 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 2018

Yoga and Meditation Mini-Retreat

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Council on Recovery, 303 Jackson Hill St #1
Houston, TX 77007 United States
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$20

Yoga and Meditation retreat with breakout sessions and plant based lunch provided.

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Camp Congress for Girls Houston Fall 2018

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Courtyard by Marriott Houston Medical Center, 7702 South Main Street
Houston, 77030
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$140 – $160

Camp Congress for Girls Houston Fall 2018 is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 9 to 15 to politics. Camp begins with a lesson on the structure of our political system. Each girl will choose to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives, the US Senate or for the presidency. She will create her own campaign with a platform, campaign slogan, campaign finance plan, campaign marketing materials and a political ad for YouTube. All campers will register to vote and then vote in an election. Once elected to Congress and sworn in, the newly installed members of Congress will learn how to introduce a bill, debate the merits of the bill, lobby fellow legislators, collaborate with the Executive branch and finally vote on the proposed bill. Camp will culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President. Girl Scouts participating in Camp Congress for Girls Houston will earn a Citizen Legacy Badge for participation. All participants will receive Certificate of Completion.

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November 2018

SOA Watch Border 2018 Encuentro

November 16 - November 18
Ambos Nogales, tbd
Nogales, 85621
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Free

Join indigenous communities, migrants, human rights activists, torture survivors, union workers, veterans, community organizers, faith communities, students and educators from across the Americas.  More info coming soon.  Keep an eye on http://www.soaw.org/border/

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All Earth is Waiting – An Advent Retreat

November 30 @ 7:00 pm
Cramer Retreat Center, 1800 Meadow Edge Lane
Spring, TX, 77388 United States
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$60

Escape from the frenzy of the start of the “Christmas shopping season” on an intimate, 24-hour retreat in the beauty of God’s good creation at the Cramer Retreat Center in Spring.  This retreat invites you to get ready for the coming of Christ by exploring familiar Advent themes: hope, preparation, joy and peace, with the reconciliation of heaven and earth in mind. Consider how all creation longs for the coming of Christ, and how we are called to witness the Incarnation in our care of all God’s created world and all God’s creatures.  Enjoy a time of renewal, reflection, recreation, and restoration on this retreat.  The retreat is open to adults, and to youth 10+, when accompanied by an adult.

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All Earth is Waiting – An Advent Retreat

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - December 1 @ 7:00 pm
Cramer Retreat Center, 1800 Meadow Edge Lane
Spring, 77388
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$60.00

  Escape from the frenzy of the start of the “Christmas shopping season” on an intimate, 24-hour retreat in the beauty of God’s good creation

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