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March 2017

How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We can do about it

March 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bay Area UU Church, 17503 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058 United States

The BAUUC Service and Justice Ministry (SJM) invite all to hear acclaimed author and scholar Chuck Collins discuss, "How wealth inequality is wrecking the world and what we can do about it". The event is scheduled for March 22nd, 7 to 9PM

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May 2017

May Day March & Rally

May 1, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Free
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May Day March & Rally on May 1, 2017. Gather at 11:30am at Sesquicentennial Park, 300 Smith St., in downtown Houston. March to City Hall. March for human dignity and rights.

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International Workers Day/ Day Without Immigrants

May 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Houston, United States

An International Workers Day/A Day Without Immigrants Rally will be held on May 1, 2017, 5:30-8:00 pm, at Guadalupe Plaza, 2311 Runnels Street, in Houston. This event will highlight the historic achievements and contemporary struggles of workers of all nationalities, as well as the imperative need for solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers, who are increasingly under attack. Working class, this is your cause! Join us!

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VBB’s Borderlines Volume Three Book Launch

May 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Free

Continuing its tradition of celebrating communities from border regions in North America and South Asia, Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) will launch the third and final installment of its internationally renowned anthology series. Borderlines Volume Three features original photos, essays, poetry and journalistic narratives that find commonalities, and explore issues erupting across areas splintered by borders.

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13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance

Free

Melissa Cardoza, an afro-indigenous feminist leader from Honduras, is coming to Houston on May 22, together with Honduran singer-songwriter Karla Lara, as part of a tour of the U.S. promoting the new bilingual Spanish-English edition of Melissa's book, 13 colores de la resistencia hondureña / 13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance.

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June 2017

Economic Justice Working Group meeting

June 12, 2017 @ 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 meeting at the Black Hole Coffee House to conduct EJWG business. Interested individuals are welcome to attend. Ask for Chad, he’ll be wearing a solid blue baseball hat.

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August 2017

Economic Justice Working Group monthly meeting

August 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Black Hole Coffee House, 4504 Graustark
Houston, 77006 United States
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Join us as we discuss ongoing projects or if you are just interested in learning more about the efforts of the Economic Justice Working Group. Please let the event organizer know if you intend to attend so we don’t start without you!

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Socialist Reading Group

August 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cafe Express, 1422 W Gray Street
Houston, 77019 United States
Free

"Does the Working Class Need Its Own Political Party?" Most ideological discussion on the working class movement towards socialism pivots around the issue of a

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September 2017

September 2017 Economic Justice Working Group monthly meeting

September 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Black Hole Coffee House, 4504 Graustark
Houston, 77006 United States
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Come join us as we discuss current plans and future goals relating to economic justice.

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Palm Center Farmers Market

September 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 23, 2017

Palm Center Park, 6017 Beekman Rd
Houston, TX 77021 United States
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Join us this weekend at the Houston Southeast Farmer's Market in the Park at Palm Center. Created to provide a way for the community to maintain a healthy eating lifestyle, Houston Southeast Farmer's Market occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

This family outing offers sale items such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, homemade treats and apparel.

This a FREE family friendly event. We hope to see you there!

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Houston Anarchist Book Fair

September 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
MECA, 1900 Kane St.
Houston, 77007 United States
Free

Announcing the 2017 Houston Anarchist Bookfair! On Sunday September 24, 2017, Houston Anarchist Black Cross will host a one-day convergence to network, grow, and celebrate anarchist and anti-authoritarian projects in Texas and the surrounding region. Join us for books, workshops, and discussion to celebrate and expand our southern radical communities of resistance!

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November 2017

Quaker Barter Fair

November 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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An opportunity to trade objects and services without using common currency and to support “Buy Nothing Day,” a national effort to provide alternatives to the media driven consumerism of “Black Friday.”  This also offers the community an opportunity to share in the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, stewardship, and community by creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community.

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January 2018

March against Trump, Sexism, Racism,Class Exploitation, and War

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A march against Sexism, Racism, Class Exploitation, and War will be held on Saturday, January 20. We will assemble at 1 pm (after the Houston Women’s March is over) in Hermann Square, 900 Smith St., between the Reflecting Pool and the mid-block exit to Smith St. Beginning at 1:30 pm, we will march down Smith St. to the Leland Federal Building at 1919 Smith St. The rally at the Leland Federal Building will include speakers, musicians, spoken word artists, a Trump piñata, chants, and more.

This action is being organized by Brown Berets de TejAztlan, Houston Socialist Movement, Justice 4 All, Party for Socialism and Liberation, and Refuse Fascism (list in formation). If your organization would like to help with this event or if you would like more information, please call 832.692.2306 or 832.438.3785. We hope to see you on January 20. All power to the people!

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April 2018

Socialist Reading Group: “The Essence of Capitalism – Stolen Surplus Value!”

April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cafe Express, 1422 West Gray Street
Houston, 77019
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Free

The essence of capitalism remains a deliberate hidden mystery. It is hard to justify the theft of value created by others - "surplus value". For this reason, euphemisms are used to put lipstick on the capitalist pig: "free enterprise", "free market", "entrepreneurship", etc.

In this discussion, we will focus on the Marxist Theory of Surplus Value. This theory provides the economic basis to understanding the basic contradiction of capitalism - social production and private appropriation, leading to overproduction and underconsumption.

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Earth Day Barter Fair

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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A Barter Fair provides an opportunity to trade objects and services without using common currency. The Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Community and Stewardship encourage Friends to find creative ways to care for the earth and each other, and we want to extend this opportunity to others in the community. Creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community seems like a worthwhile way to observe the 49th anniversary of Earth Day.

To get involved, just come! Bring a table, shelf, rug or blanket to display your goods or a sign that describes your service(s). CHILDREN ARE WELCOME! Children are often the best models of how this can work. They have the ability to add value to an item by describing potential uses, and the creativity to negotiate three-way trades.

There will be a designated area for “free” items that you are willing to give to whomever wants them. Visitors may then use such items to barter and trade with if they wish. At the end of the day all items remaining at the “Free Table” will be donated to the Women’s Center.

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May 2018

International Workers Day Rally

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Guadalupe Plaza, 2311 Runnels St.
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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An International Workers Day Rally will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 6-8 pm, at Guadalupe Plaza, 2311 Runnels St.,  Houston. Please plan to join us in celebrating this holiday for workers of all nationalities. We will commemorate the past struggles and achievements of the working class, address the dangers faced by workers and oppressed people today, and call for revolutionary social change.

Stop the Exploitation and Oppression of Workers! Workers' Struggles Have No Borders! Stop Racist Police Murders! Black and Brown Lives Matter! Stop ICE Raids and Deportations! Defend the DREAMERS! Defend the Muslim Community! Fight for Women's Equality! Defend LGBTQ Communities! Stop the Violence against Trans Women! Fight for a Living Wage, Jobs for All, and the Right to a Union! End Gentrification! Housing, Health Care, Child Care, Education, and Pensions for All! End Imperialist Wars! Hands Off the Middle East! No War on Korea! End Capitalism's Destruction of the Environment! Unite against Trump and the Threat of Fascism! End Capitalism Before It Ends Us!

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Socialist Reading Group: Happy Birthday, Karl Marx!

May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cafe Express River Oaks, 1422 West Gray Street
Houston, 77019
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Karl Marx has achieved a lasting global impact, one that is greater and wider than any other philosopher before or afterwards. The Smithsonian Magazine published an article titled "Karl Marx Is the World's Most Influential Scholar". The article is based on a study and paper in Nature. Several information scientists from Indiana University Bloomington came to that conclusion based on how often Marx's work was cited plus the number of works.

After the global financial crisis of capitalism in 2008, Marx was often cited to help explain the crisis. Marx is relevant because his work is based on science and an advanced method of critical analysis in philosophy and economics.

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June 2018

Northeast/East Houston Affordable Housing Townhall

June 2 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Northeast Multi-Service Center, 9720 Spaulding St.
Hosuton, 77016
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Sick of the lack of affordable housing in the Northeast? Tired of being flooded out all the time? Still struggling with home repairs from Hurricane Harvey? Tired of being ignored by the City of Houston?

If you want to make a tangible difference in the Mesa/Tidwell area, this townhall is for you. Mayor Turner has $1.2 billion dollars in funding to improve affordable housing, and we have an opportunity to influence where that money goes!

A City of Houston official will be present to listen to YOUR CONCERNS in the neighborhood: poor drains/bayous, trash everywhere, road repairs, lack of permits, lack of youth/senior programs and affordable housing.

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August 2018

Get to Know the System that Oppresses Us – Capitalism

August 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Houston Communist Party Headquarters, 3100 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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There is much current attention to social and economic inequality. The Occupy movement did much to highlight the inequality and framed the issues as the 1% versus the 99%. Unfortunately, the root cause of inequality is kept a deep secret - theft of surplus value created by workers.

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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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