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April 2018

Foreign Policy Town Hall Meeting

April 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University of St. Thomas – Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum
Houston, 77006
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Here in the middle of Congressional primaries and election season, the University of St. Thomas sits within a mile of four different Congressional Districts. This Town Hall meeting will provide an opportunity for voters and perhaps even a few candidates to listen to a range of viewpoints on Foreign Policy issues.

A panel of foreign policy experts, practitioners, and citizen activists representing a wide range of viewpoints will discuss and take questions and comments from the public covering all manner
of Foreign Policy challenges which face our country today.

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Two Houston Quakers Visit Israel / Palestine

April 6, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Clear Lake Islamic Center, 17511 El Camino Real
Clear Lake, 77058
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Two Quakers have recently returned from an interfaith delegation to Palestine and Israel. They will share photos and stories from their experiences after staying with families, meeting with Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and non-governmental organizations and experiencing life on both sides of the separation barrier.

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Protest Saudi Crown Prince

April 7, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Tranquility Park, 400 Rusk St.
Houston, 77002
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April 7th & 8th, the Saudi Arabia Kingdom "Crown Prince" Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) finishes up his deal-making USA tour, in Texas. Join Codepink, Muslim Congress, Houston Peace & Justice Center, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Yemeni refugees and other peace and justice organizations in protest.

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May 2018

A New Agenda & Bipartisanship for the Americas & the U.S. (panel)

May 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A.D. Players Theatre, 5420 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, 77056
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Free – $35

The past two decades have provided great successes and collaborations between the U.S and Latin America, especially in the areas of: economic integration and trade; combatting organized crime and narcotics trafficking; strengthening collaboration on anti-corruption efforts; expanding and improving educational exchanges; and addressing the opportunities and challenges of actors from outside of the hemisphere.

In 2017, Global Americans convened a High-Level Working Group on Inter-American Relations and Bipartisanship to discuss cross-regional ways the current U.S. administration can build and improve upon the achievements of the past twenty years of inter-American cooperation.

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Demonstration against George W. Bush

May 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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George W. Bush will be honored at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award Dinner at the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel, 1600 Lamar St., on Thursday, May 24. Bush should be imprisoned for life for war crimes and crimes against humanity--not honored for moral courage.
 
As Governor of Texas, Bush approved more than 150 executions. As President, his invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 led to the deaths of over 250,000 people. His invasion of Iraq in 2003 led to the deaths of more than one million people. And U.S. troops remain in both countries today.

The Bush administration tortured and abused prisoners in these countries, in Guantanomo Bay, and in secret sites around the world. Bush promoted passage of the PATRIOT Act, which increased unconstitutional surveillance and reduced civil liberties. Bush's neglect during Hurricane Katrina contributed to the suffering and deaths of hundreds of poor people, predominantly African Americans, in New Orleans. As one commentator has remarked, "The blood on Bush's hands will never dry."

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July 2018

2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla Presentation

July 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Come see Col. Ann Wright who was with the Gaza flotilla in Sicily and Alex McDonald who was crew member on one of the boats as it was harassed by police in Paris do a presentation on the story of the 4 boats, their stops, the reception in different ports and their crews.

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August 2018

Get to Know the System that Oppresses Us – Capitalism

August 7, 2018 @ 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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September 2018

Jazz Concert Fundraiser Benefiting the Foreign Policy Alliance

September 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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$10.

The Foreign Policy Alliance is hosting its first fundraiser, a Jazz Concert, Sunday evening, September 2, featuring noted Houston jazz pianist Bob Henschen's quartet, featuring saxophonist Warren Sneed, and the popular and wildly eclectic group, the Free Radicals. Proceeds go to support the work of the Foreign Policy Alliance, which is bringing together left and right in support of a non-interventionist U.S. foreign Policy.

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October 2018

The Jerusalem Conference

October 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
University Hilton Hotel, University of Houston, 4350 University Drive
Houston, TX United States
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$30.00

The Jerusalem Conference is a one-day conference on Thursday, October 11 that brings together scholars, ecumenical theologians, and peace-doers around the topic of: Jerusalem: What makes for Peace?

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February 2019

FCNL Advocacy Training

February 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Free

Change in Washington starts with you.

Please join FCNL for an advocacy workshop:

-Influence your members of Congress and their staff through face-to-face conversations
-Drive the media coverage you want to see
-Build a strategic team in your community that lobbies as part of a powerful national advocacy network
-Join our 2019 Advocacy Team campaign to stop endless wars by urging Congress to reassert its constitutional authority. We are supporting legislation to repeal the AUMF and encourage public debate on all issues of war and peace.

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September 2019

Foreign Policy Alliance Social

September 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Shanghai River Restaurant, 2407 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, 77098
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Come join us to discuss concerns and grievances about the endless wars, the bloated pentagon budget and military industrial complex.  We will discuss recent article from Foreign Policy magazine: 'Moscow and Beijing Have Tehran's Back.' Also we welcome newcomers to join and share what's on your mind with regard to foreign policy issues. 

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October 2019

Potluck and Movie: An Endless War: Getting Out of Afghanistan

October 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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On October 7,  2001, The United States embarked on its longest war ever by invading Afghanistan. In addition to Afghanistan, the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) has been used by the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations to justify military operations in 18 countries, including Somalia, Libya, Syria, and Yemen.

Potluck at 6 PM, movie at 7 PM.  Come for either or both!

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December 2019

Ghosts of Sugar Land

December 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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Ghosts of Sugar Land examines the radicalization of a young American Muslim. Through interviews with his friends, the documentary tells the story of “Mark,” who converted to Islam before college and became radicalized shortly thereafter. A number of years ago, through Facebook posts, “Mark” stated that he crossed over from Turkey to the “Islamic State.” His friends from Sugar Land, Texas—all masked to protect their identities—hypothesize about what may have happened that led their friend to join ISIS. Ghosts of Sugar Land won the Nonfiction Jury Award for Short Film at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

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10th Annual Muslim-Jewish Roundtable

December 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism, 801 Bering Drive.
Houston, 77057
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This is our 10th year of coordinating a Muslim Jewish Christmas, an event where members of the Muslim community and members of the Jewish community get together. This year, there will be two simultaneous Muslim-Jewish Christmas Events in Houston with several more Muslim and Jewish organizations participating.

The theme for this year is “Standing Up for One Another.” As division and hatred become more common in our communities, honest conversation is something that we must do. As both of our communities are at the receiving end of hate, it’s important for us to come together to better understand one another.

The goal of this event has always been very simple – to come together on a day when we don’t have any other commitments and talk about our similarities and differences surrounding a specific theme.

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January 2020

Film showing – Abby Martin’s Gaza Fight for Freedom

January 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dominican Center for Spirituality, 6501 Almeda Rd
Houston, 77021
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Please join us on January 29th for a film screening of this powerful movie.

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Foreign Policy Social

January 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Slowpokes Coffee, 1203 West 34th St., Suite D
Houston, 77018
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Gather with Foreign Policy Alliance to discuss recent developments and any matters of concern related to militarism and foreign policy.

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February 2020

Protest Against “Deal of the Century”

February 1, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Intersection of Post Oak and Westheimer, 2521 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, 77056
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Join the Houston community as we voice our opposition to Trump and Netanyahu’s “Deal of the Century,” which is meant to forfeit the Palestinian right to self-determination. We say no to this sham! We say no to entrenchment of apartheid!

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Foreign Policy Social

February 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cafe Express River Oaks, 1422 West Gray Street
Houston, 77019 United States
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Come gather for coffee, tea, and great food options while we discuss what's on your mind with regard to recent foreign policy developments and concerns. 

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March 2020

Foreign Policy Social

March 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cafe Express, 1422 W Gray Street
Houston, 77019 United States
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Come join members of the Foreign Policy Alliance to discuss concerns developments and opinions related to U.S. foreign policy, militarism and endless war, including, but not limited to: recent developments with regard to Afghanistan, Iraq, and other countries we are militarily involved with, the bloated Pentagon and military budget, the nuclear threat, and positions and likely actions of the Democratic presidential candidates and/or the Trump Administration in the years ahead.

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March 2021

Ending Nuclear Weapons Before They End Us: Opportunities Under the Biden Administration to Take Action

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Online

Please join us on March 4, 2021 for a virtual policy briefing and workshop series to call on the Biden administration to prioritize the complete elimination of nuclear weapons. The event is convened by Back from the Brink (BftB) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) with support from many partner organizations. The virtual event will feature an expert panel discussion and Q&A, followed by a series of workshops to help advocates generate the public and political will needed for a fundamental change…

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