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February 2018

Dialogue: Racism – Winter 2018

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - April 4 @ 9:00 pm
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Every Wednesday evening through April 4, 2018
Houston Baha’i Center, 2419 Fannin Street
Houston, 77004 United States
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Free. Donations encouraged. RSVP required.

The Center for the Healing of Racism presents Dialogue: Racism, an intensive workshop that educates participants about racism and facilitates the process by which individuals can begin to counter the affects of racism on their lives and become empowered to interrupt the cycle of racist attitudes. The workshop provides a safe, respectful, and loving atmosphere for individuals to learn new information, share experiences, dispel fears and guilt, and get to know each other.
 
Dialogue: Racism will be offered on Eight (8) consecutive Wednesday evenings, Feb. 14 through April 4, 2018, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Houston Baha'i Center, 2419 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77002.  The series is free and open to the public (first 50 to RSVP). Donations are encouraged.  Registration required by emailing cfhr1@juno.com or calling (713) 520-8226. Free parking is available at the Houston Baha’i Center.

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Screening of “Facing the Surge”Facing the Surge

February 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Emerson UU Church, 1900 Bering Drive
Houston, 77057
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Free
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A film about the very tangible costs of sea level rise in Norfolk, VA, a community on the frontline of climate change.

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“America Beyond The Color Line”

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations encouraged. RSVP required.

In commemoration of Black History Month, The Center for the Healing of Racism will screen “America Beyond The Color Line (Episode 1)”  on February 19, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  The series, written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., examines the legacy of the Civil Rights movement since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  In Episode 1: “South: The Black Belt,” Gates assesses changes in the racial climate of the southern United States.  Among others, Gates interviews Morgan Freeman and Maya Angelou.  The screening will be following by a discussion.

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Roy Zimmerman Concert-Potluck Fundraiser for Peace Camp Houston

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of Houston, 1504 Wirt Road
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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$20

What can one person do about climate change, torture, racism, xenophobia, gun violence, fracking, Congressional ineptitude, ignorance, war and greed?  Write funny songs, says Roy Zimmerman , master satirist, songwriter, and performer.

HPJC is bringing Roy Zimmerman back to Houston in a benefit to raise funds for Peace Camp Houston.

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Stewardship of Water

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2018 is Stewardship.

At the February web meeting, we welcome Bruce Bodson, President/Executive Director of Lower Brazos Riverwatch, who will address Stewardship of Water.  Water is a uniquely versatile medium, functioning as a vital resource, a habitat, a recreation venue, and a waste conveyance.  As we have often seen in Houston, it is also a destructive force of nature.  Stewardship of water entails balancing these functions and our management of the hazard in a manner that allows for protection of the resource, for all the human benefits to be obtained, and still leave a reasonably unimpaired habitat for other species.  Here in Houston, the Bayou City, we are blessed with an abundance of waters, but we struggle with maintaining the balance of uses that allows us to enjoy this abundance without causing irreparable harm to the resource.  This presentation will examine the resources we have, and consider the effects of the ever growing demand placed on them.  It will also look at some examples of local programs that strive to bring balance to our consumption and regulation of the resource.  After Bruce’s talk, there will be time for Q&A.  Please register for this talk, and you will receive an invitation to the web meeting.  Contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com with any questions.

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“Waking (Let’s Talk) News!”

February 28 @ 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 11 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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March 2018

Healing America Together

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Houston Baptist University, Dunham Theater, 7502 Fondren Road
Houston, 77074
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Free

Free and open to the public: You are invited you to a special Healing America Together event in Houston on March 3: If you have

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Amnesty Houston with guest speaker Judge Mike Fields

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Central Market Community Room, 3815 Westheimer
Houston, 77027
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Free

Amnesty International Houston welcomes special guest speaker Judge Mike Fields; of Harris County Criminal Court 14, who will discuss the drug war, bail reform, mass incarceration, indigent defense, mental health services for defendants and overcriminalization.

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Rise Up and Sing – Concert with Annie Patterson and Peter Blood

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Annie Patterson & Peter Blood, the creators of the songbooks Rise Up Singing and Rise Again, are coming to Houston! They will be teaching and leading songs from

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Fight For Air Climb

March 24 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
First City Tower, 1001 Fannin
Houston, 77002 United States
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$25.00

Step Up to the Challenge and join us at the Fight For Air Climb. When you participate in a Fight For Air Climb, you are stepping up to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease. Participants raise funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association while training to climb 48 floors, 1,062 step to the top of The First City Tower. Whether you are climbing alone or with friends and family, as a part of a healthy lifestyle or in honor of all those who are affected by lung disease, you will achieve a sense of personal accomplishment as you reach the top of the building and the height of your fundraising potential. Every step you take moves us forward in our fight for healthy lungs and clean air.

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Pax Christi Texas 2018 State Conference

March 24 @ 8:45 am - 3:45 pm
$40 - $50

"When people in a democracy are not educated in the art of living --- to strengthen their conscience, compassion, and ability to question and think critically --- they can be easily manipulated by fear and propaganda.  A democracy is only as wise as its citizens, and a democracy of ignorant citizens can be as dangerous as a dictatorship."

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HPJC Benefit w David Rovics, Deconstruction Crew, & Rob Mungle

March 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on January 1, 1970 at 8:00pm

Dan Electros Guitar Bar, 1031 E 24th St
Houston, 77009
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Benefit concert for Houston Peace and Justice Center featuring radical singer songwriter David Rovics, radical rockers Torry Mercer and Deconstruction Crew, along with the cutting edge political stand-up of comedian Rob Mungle. This is an early show at the historical Dan Electro's Guitar Bar. Doors at 8pm, music at 8:30.

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