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May 2016

Justice for Janitors Action at ONE Allen Center

May 18, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 25, 2016

ONE Allen Center, Dallas St & Smith St.
Houston, TX United States

Weekly Wednesday Actions: 4:30pm every Wednesday at ONE Allen Center (corner of Dallas & Smith in Downtown) The J4J team has a fun-filled line-up of activities

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Justice for Janitors Protest at ICONs Dinner

May 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
River Oaks Country Club, 1600 River Oaks Blvd.
Houston, TX 77019 United States

The J4J team has a fun-filled line-up of activities for the rest of the month of May leading up to the janitors’ contract expiration on

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Justice for Janitors Prayer Vigil Outside of Bargaining

May 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TBD Houston, TX United States

The J4J team has a fun-filled line-up of activities for the rest of the month of May leading up to the janitors’ contract expiration on

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Justice for Janitors Strike Vote Rally!

May 27, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Downtown, 1200 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77002 United States

The J4J team has a fun-filled line-up of activities for the rest of the month of May leading up to the janitors’ contract expiration on

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September 2016

Lightening Your Footprint

September 10, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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$28

Have you wondered what it means to be sustainable or how you might transition to a more sustainable way of living. What ways are you inspired to make changes in your lifestyle, your neighborhood, workplace or the Houston area that offer more care for the Earth, care for people and creates community?

This workshop is intended to empower you to go forward with your ideas of how to live more sustainably.

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American Women Fight To Vote

September 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney
Houston, 77002
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Free

Movie:  Iron Jawed Angels Sponsored by:  Houston Peace & Justice Center and League of Women Voters September 16, 2016 - 7:30-10:00 pm  Discovery Green, 1500

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Meet Author Noah Rattler – Book Party

September 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Home of Judy Hoffhien, 309 Fairbanks
Houston, 77009
Free

Meet Noah Rattler, author of Noah's walk  - September 24, 2016 5:00-9:00 PM A 1,800 Mile Journey Raising the Awareness of Homelessness 312 Fairbanks, Houston,

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October 2016

Film: Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis

October 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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Free

In 1965, the historic Selma March known as Bloody Sunday was a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. John Lewis—now a U.S. Congressman, then a young student—co-led hundreds of peaceful marchers seeking voting rights for African Americans in the South. When they came face to face with a wall of Alabama state troopers, Lewis took a steadfast, nonviolent stand and encouraged his followers to do the same. Seventy-six-year-old Lewis is a respected legislator and elder statesman who continues to practice nonviolence in his determined fight for justice. The film is a riveting portrayal of Lewis’s personal journey of courage, searing disappointments, and hard-won triumphs. Over the decades—including on the House floor this past June—he inspires others to “get in the way.”

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Robert Jensen’s “Plain Radical” Book Salon

October 15, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
2017 W. Main Street
Houston,

University of Texas professor Robert Jensen will discuss his book Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully at the home of Houston house concert promoter Jeff Abrams.

Jensen’s book chronicles his personal, political, and intellectual life with friend and mentor Jim Koplin, who blended the best of rural traditions with a relentless radical critique of concentrated power and illegitimate authority.

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November 2016

Walk to Feed the Hungry

November 12, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Houston Zen Center, 1605 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Free

Join us (and other Buddhist and Christian denominations) in a gentle walk down Heights Esplanade. Every fall in multiple cities, Buddhist Global Relief organizes walk events to help raise funds for programs that provide direct aid, develop sustainable food production, promote education for girls and women, and give women opportunities for right livelihood. Registration begins 8am, the walk itself at 9am.

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HPJC 2016 Peacemaker Awards Dinner with Sonia Nazario

November 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
University Hilton Hotel, University of Houston, 4350 University Drive
Houston, TX United States
$100

HPJC's annual awards dinner brings together peace and justice activists from the southeast Texas area for our 2016 celebration of peacemakers.

Our national peacemaker and keynote speaker will be Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario, author of the bestseller "Enrique's Journey", a true story about a young Honduran boy's search for his mother who left home to find work in the US to pay for food for her starving family.

Our local peacemaker awardees will be Bren Hardt, Ashton Woods, and Jackie Young. Each of them will get to tell us about the important work they do. A special presentation will also be given to Casa Juan Diego.

The final reservation deadline was Nov. 7, so we're sorry but no more reservations may be accepted.
Parts of the program, including Sonia Nazario's talk, may be broadcast later on KPFT's The Progressive Forum (Thursdays, 7-9 pm).

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Quaker Barter Fair and Pop Up Peace Festival

November 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
Free

An opportunity to trade objects and services without using common currency and to support “Buy Nothing Day,” and an opportunity to share in the Quaker

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January 2017

39TH ANNUAL MLK, JR. PARADE & CELEBRATION sponsored by the Black Heritage Society

January 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St. 77002 + Google Map

WELCOME TO BLACK HERITAGE SOCIETY'S 39th ANNUAL MLK, JR. PARADE
We inspire, teach, and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the weekend of the federal holiday occurring on the third Monday of each January with commemorative parade and celebratory festive community activities throughout the weekend.

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Not My President! Resist Trump! Houston March and Rally on January 20

January 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
sidewalk, 900 Smith St
Houston, 77002

The January 20 Coalition is organizing a march and rally to protest the inauguration of Trump on Friday January 20, 1-4 pm. We will assemble on the sidewalk at 900 Smith St., next to Hermann Square, at 1 pm. Beginning at 1:30 pm, we will march on the sidewalks down Smith St. to the Leland Federal Building at 1919 Smith St. Our rally there will include speakers, chants, spoken word artists, and the dramatic smashing of a new Trump piñata.

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February 2017

Super Bowl 51 Action Punt the Pipelines for the People & Planet

February 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
NRG Park, 1 Reliant Park
Houston, TX 77054 United States

NRG STADIUM MEETING POINT - Sam's Club parking lot 1615 S. Loop West 77054
MEETING TIME IS @ 2PM!

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Transition Houston Meeting: Creating Resilience and Hope in Extraordinary Times

February 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Haven’s Center, 1827 W Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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What is Transition? Creating Resilience and Hope in Extraordinary Times We invite you to our first gathering of 2017 on Tuesday, February 7th. We'll be

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We the People Connect the Dots – Citizens to Rally and March Against Tyranny

February 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
City TX United States
Free

Citizens to Rally and March Against Tyranny in Downtown Houston

Houston, TX – (February 13, 2017) – Most years, this weekend would be dedicated to the power of the President. This year on Sunday, February 19, “We the People Connect the Dots” march against tyranny and ongoing attacks on social justice and civil rights.

Instead of honoring our current President on this holiday, we honor the American people and the values that hundreds of thousands of us are fighting for. We are democracy. We are patriots. We are America.” states the membership of Indivisible Houston.

The March will begin at 3:00 PM with speakers from diverse advocacy groups united by those interconnected issues and articulating true American values.

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Dialogue: Racism

February 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 25, 2017

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

The Center for the Healing of Racism presents Dialogue: Racism, a two-day 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.

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March 2017

NO Muslim Ban! NO Border Wall!

March 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Intersection, Post Oak Blvd & Westheimer Rd
Houston, 77056 United States

Protest the "new" Muslim Ban Thurs., March 16, 5 - 7:30 PM, Post Oak Blvd & Westheimer Rd, 77056. Still Fascist! It must be resisted.

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Earth Day Barter Fair

March 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
Free

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

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