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March 2016

Walk for Justice

March 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hermann Square Park, 900 Smith St.
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Pax Christi Houston is sponsoring its annual Good Friday Walk for Justice at noon on March 25 in downtown Houston. It is at City Hall’s Hermann Square.

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Houston Green Film Series – Katrina; 10 Years After Katrina: Resilience, Recovery, and REALITY

March 30, 2016 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Rice Cinema and Media Center, 2030 University Blvd
Houston, TX 77005 United States
Free
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The Houston Green Film Series and Transition Houston are proud to host Katrina X and 10 Years After Katrina: Resilience, Recovery, and REALITY. These two films will discuss the realities of New Orleans after the storm. Join us for a look at the effects of climate change on Houston’s neighbor as these films demonstrate what disaster capitalism means for cities on our coast.
Special Guest Breial Kennedy co-director will be traveling to Houston to discuss her experience with the making of the film and the realities of “recovery” for many Katrina survivors.

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Confronting Inequality: Alternative Economies, Resilient Communities

March 31, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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The Rothko Chapel has scheduled a four-day symposium exploring economic inequality and ways communities can improve and sustain local economies. March 31-April 3

“Confronting Inequality: Alternative Economies, Resilient Communities” is slated to start with the keynote at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31.

Terry Tempest Williams, author, conservationist and activist, will serve as keynote. She is known for speaking out on behalf of taking an ethical stance on life – and frequently discusses the social implications of environmental issues, which are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice.

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April 2016

Rise Up Houston – A Conversation about Mass Incarceration, Immigration, & Economic Justice

April 12, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
University of Houston, Agnes Arnold Hall, Auditorium 1, 3553 Cullen Blvd.
Houston, TX United States
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Join with hundreds of students, faculty, and community members as we discuss three powerful social movement campaigns taking place in Houston today:

UH and the Prison industrial Complex, led by Divest University of Houston
Immigrant Justice, led by United We DREAM
Economic Justice, led by Fight for $15 and Houston Justice for Janitors

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Workers’ Memorial Day Vigil

April 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IBEW Local 176, 1475 North Loop West Fwy
Houston, 77008

Fe y Justicia will be having a vigil to honor all workers who have been injured or died on the job.

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May 2016

March for Dignity & Justice

May 1, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Renwick and Bellaire, Renwick Dr. and Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, TX 77081 United States

Join the diverse Houston Immigrant, Workers' Rights and Social Justice community as we take to the streets on Houston's southwest side and make our voices heard! We will meet up at the corner of Renwick and Bellaire at 12 pm, and march to Burnett Bayland Park (6000 Chimney Rock Rd) at 1pm where we will hold a community rally.

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See/Hear/Meet Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! in Houston

May 1, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Carl Walker Jr. Multi-Purpose Center, 4300 Noble St at Waco
Houston, 77020
$10
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KPFT will be hosting Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan, authors of a new book, “Democracy Now!: 20 years of Covering the Movements Changing America”, in a book signing event, at 1 pm on May 1.

There will also be a meet & greet before the main event, lasting from 12 noon to 12:50 pm. An additional donation is requested, and spaces are very limited, so if you’re interested please get your tickets now.

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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 Action at ONE Allen Center

May 25, 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 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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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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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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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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