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May 2016

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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Presentation on Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Activism Against the Occupation

May 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
Free
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Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta, a Quaker Jewish activist and writer from Burnaby, B.C., Canada will be in Houston to speak and do a presentation on nonviolence in Palestine. She will share information about nonviolent activism by Palestinians and Israelis, separately and together, in challenging the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land–as this is a much under-publicized aspect of the Palestinian struggle--as well as ways in which "Internationals" can support these efforts.

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July 2016

The International Day of AL_QUDS

July 1, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
post oak and westhiemer, 2521 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, 77056
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The Quds Day is a universal day. It is not an exclusive day for Quds itself. It is a day for the oppressed to rise

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Kashmir cries for justice

July 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2521 Post Oak Blvd
Houston , 77056-5203,
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According to Amnesty International, as of June 2015 no member of the Indian security forces has been tried in civil courts for thousands of human

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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
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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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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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
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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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
Free

YOU ARE INVITED!

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
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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