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October 2016

Robert Jensen’s “Plain Radical” Book Salon

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

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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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

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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Medea Benjamin & Ann Wright on U.S. Foreign Policy in Trump Administration: What will it be and how will it affect you?

January 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright will speak in Houston. Medea will draw upon her first-hand knowledge of the Middle East to share her insights, and she'll introduce her latest book, Kingdom of the Unjust; Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection. Ann was recently - once again - captured in international waters and imprisoned by the Israelis while attempting to reach shore on the Women's Boat to Gaza. She can speak on the human and environmental costs of war and militarism around the globe and the possible effects of a Trump administration's policies on all of us

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February 2017

Super Bowl Weekend #NoBanNoWall Protest

February 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
pin Westheimer Rd & Post Oak Blvd, pin Westheimer Rd & Post Oak Blvd
Houston, 77056 United States
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Join us on Friday, February 3rd, at 4PM as we make sure our voices are heard in the fight against Islamophobia, xenophobia and all other bigotry that has recently been not only emboldened but acted upon.

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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

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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March 2017

PEACEMAKER: From Guns to Garden Tools

March 10, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston, United States

Join RAWtools, The Peace Pastor Marty Troyer, Texas Gun Sense and others on Friday, March 10th at 6:45pm as we turn guns into garden tools and learn of a 3rd way of addressing gun violence.

RAWtools, Inc. gets its scriptural motivation from Isaiah 2:4 and Micah 4:3. We want to be comprehensive in our efforts to move our communities away from gun violence and violence as a whole. Its not enough to just make a lot of tools from guns. We need to help teach each other new ways to solve our problems through relationship, dialogue, and alternative means of justice, i.e. Restorative Justice practices and victim-offender dialogue.

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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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April 2017

Drones in Our Backyard

April 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States


to attend this lecture and film screening on drones at Live Oak Friends Meeting, April 8th from 6-8PM.

We will gather from 6-6:30 for snack and a brief lecture on why Houstonians should be concerned about drones, what we can do to resist drone warfare in our communities, and what our next steps will be to build a movement against drones in Houston. At 6:30 we will begin screening the documentary UNMANNED: US Drone Wars followed by a brief time to network.

If you'd like to sponsor this event send an email to our Regional Organizer via cnvhouston1@gmail.com

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May 2017

May Day March & Rally

May 1, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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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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2nd China Church Forum

May 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scanlan Room | University of St. Thomas | 4000 Mt. Vernon St. Houston, TX 77006, Scanlan Room | University of St. Thomas | 4000 Mt. Vernon St. Houston, TX 77006
Houston, 77006
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A unique cross-cultural, English-speaking forum for clergy, laity, religious, students, professionals, scholars as well as anyone who loves China!  Joined by Bishop Sheltz and China


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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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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


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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Meet filmmaker Regis Tremblay 11:59:30-Thirty Seconds to Midnight

May 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Donations accepted

Reception with Regis Tremblay

My new documentary, Thirty Seconds to Midnight, is ready and we will show it in Houston, TX

This has been a very long, three year project that began with my first feature documentary, The Ghosts of Jeju. It was then that I realized the U.S. plan for full spectrum dominance of the planet. My research and interest since then has focused on the trajectory of Manifest Destiny since the white, European explorers came to the Americas in the 15th Century.

And so it is, America’s destiny has all life on the planet on the very brink of extinction. As Dr. Caldicott wonders at the end of the film, “Are we an evolutionary aberration designed in an evolutionary sense not to survive? I wonder.”

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June 2017

Russia Observations Fake News

June 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bay Area UU Church, 17503 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058 United States
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Natalie M Smith visited Crimea, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, as a delegate of the Center for Citizen Initiatives in May 2017. She has a


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Radical Coffee Hour: Let’s End Militarism

June 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011 United States
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Campaign Nonviolence-Houston wants to meet with young radicals who are interested in abolishing war, ending militarism at home & abroad, transforming weapons into tools, and building a new world!
JOIN US as we share a cup of coffee, share our stories, and envision a world free from militarism, war, weapons, and the epidemic of social/global violence.

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July 2017

John Pilger’s The coming war on China

July 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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IT’S no secret that Beijing has been building up its military might in the South China Sea.

But there’s another superpower making an even bigger play to stay top dog and many of us wouldn’t event realize. The United States has surrounded China with 400 military bases in an almost perfect “noose”.

In a new documentary set to air on Sunday night, The Coming war on China, award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger challenges the notion of the world’s newest, biggest trading nation as an enemy.  He also reveals the build-up to war taking place right on Beijing’s doorstep.

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Two Houston Quakers Visit Israel / Palestine

July 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States

Ever wonder how the $10 million we give to Israel every day is used? Can there ever be peace in Israel / Palestine? What should America's role be there?

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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August 2017

On The Beach (1959 Movie)

August 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

On the Beach is a 1959 American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama film from United Artists, produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, that stars Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins. This black-and-white film is based on Nevil Shute's 1957 novel of the same name depicting the aftermath of a nuclear war. Unlike the novel, no blame is placed on whoever started the war; it is hinted in the film that the threat of annihilation may have arisen from an accident or misjudgment.

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