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The Center for the Healing of Racism will hold its 23rd annual Juneteenth Ally Awards luncheon on Saturday, June 24, 2017.
The luncheon will be held at noon on Saturday, June 24, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (Fondren Hall), 5501 Main Street, Houston, TX 77004. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased through the Center for the Healing of Racism. Contact: email@example.com or (713) 520-8226. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to this event to aid in our work, if you are unable to attend.Find out more »
A Salute to Leaders in the Field of Conflict Resolution
The Association for Conflict Resolution Houston (ACRH) Chapter, a 501c3 since 2001, is holding its inaugural benefit to raise funds for the professional commitment of local mediators to initiate Peer Mediation programs within schools in the Harris County and contiguous counties.Find out more »
Enjoy a concert by the band Traveler & a special guest while sipping coffee/beer/wine and nibbling tasty food at Bohemeo’s, 708 Telephone Rd. The concert benefits the new Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston (IENoH), the Houston chapter of Texas Interfaith Power & Light, a division of the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy. The IENoH aims to educate and empower the faith community in Houston to advocate and act as stewards of the environment. A suggested donation of $20 will be accepted at the door. For more information, contact Lisa BrenskelleFind out more »
A nine-person Veterans For Peace delegation visited Palestine/Israel earlier this year. While there, they met with Palestinian popular resistance leaders as well as members of the Knesset. They participated in nonviolent direct action and witnessed the resiliency, solidarity, creativity and courage of the Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation and the settlements that steal their land, water, and other resources.Find out more »
CanCare will be having our Cycle for Hope event on Saturday, November 11th at DEFINE body and mind. This is a fun-filled 45-minute cycle ride for a great cause, where participates can ride in honor or memory of a loved one who has battled cancer. This unique workout experience and exciting upbeat atmosphere will have you enjoying exercise like never before!Find out more »
The 12th annual Houston Via Colori® Street Painting Festival is one of the city’s signature art and music festivals. More than 200 local and international artists converge on the streets of downtown Houston to create live street paintings right before your eyes. Attendees can enjoy live music performed by local bands and entertainers on three stages, family-friendly activities, and delicious local food and beverages. A private VIP Lounge features exclusive themed mini-events throughout the weekend.Find out more »
Step Up to the Challenge and join us at the Fight For Air Climb. When you participate in a Fight For Air Climb, you are stepping up to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease. Participants raise funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association while training to climb 48 floors, 1,062 step to the top of The First City Tower. Whether you are climbing alone or with friends and family, as a part of a healthy lifestyle or in honor of all those who are affected by lung disease, you will achieve a sense of personal accomplishment as you reach the top of the building and the height of your fundraising potential. Every step you take moves us forward in our fight for healthy lungs and clean air.Find out more »
Benefit concert for Houston Peace and Justice Center featuring radical singer songwriter David Rovics, radical rockers Torry Mercer and Deconstruction Crew, along with the cutting edge political stand-up of comedian Rob Mungle. This is an early show at the historical Dan Electro's Guitar Bar. Doors at 8pm, music at 8:30.Find out more »
Learn about Gaza's increasingly deteriorating conditions and hear how a broad coalition of activists, academics, veterans, and Palestine solidarity organizers plan to break the siege in this summer's upcoming Gaza Freedom Flotilla and to draw attention to the inhumane conditions Israeli Occupation and blockades imposes on Palestinians.Find out more »
First Annual KPFT Car-Truck-Bike Show and Benefit Raffle
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN THE RAFFLE!
100% of proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit KPFT.
SUNDAY, MAY 27TH, AT ZUM BARREL SPORTS BAR.
doors open: 10am | judging: 2pm | awards: 3pm | raffle: 5pm
1st prize: This sweet looking 1977 Chevy C10 Side Step Street Rod with an estimated value of $12,500!
This truck is all rebuilt and ready to rock, with a fresh 350 motor.
SHAPE Community Center is forming a coalition of community partners are bridging the gap between cultures by showcasing the international flavor, through food and culture, of countries, regions, and traditions operating within ourcity. Food, music, and art have long been national as well as international genres of communication. This International Food and Cultural Festival will allow participants a global experience into the culture and customs of many countries and traditions through food, music, dance, dress, art, literature, and more.Find out more »
ANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT: A JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
Music commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.Find out more »
The Climate Action Team of First Unitarian Universalist Church will host Traveler in a concert on Saturday, September 22, 7:30pm at the Church at 5200 Fannin. Proceeds will be donated to Clinic Access and the Malala Fund, both of which combat climate change by helping to stabilize the population. Traveler is a well-known three member group of local folk/rock/blues singer songwriters.Find out more »
This event will feature artwork from local refugee and immigrant artists at the YMCA's third annual art show and auction.
Proceeds from the sale of all artwork will be shared equally between the artists and YMCA International Services, where the funds will be used to support programming.Find out more »
What a year it has been for West Street Recovery. They started with bikes and boats and now have five staff members who rebuild homes, help residents navigate a complex and incredibly difficult recovery, connect families to large rebuild aid groups , and advocate for policies that promote an equitable recovery and create lasting benefit for people of Houston. Their advocacy has gotten them invited to the Texas State Senate to testify on the FEMA Preps program, sent families to DC to testify, and brought the BBC, PBS, and 60 Minutes to Northeast Houston.
Please join them to celebrate their first birthday as an organization with a lovely evening at Finca Tres Robles in 2nd Ward. The night will include a farm tour, dinner including local meat, produce and locally brewed beverages, and stories from the West Street team and some of the people they have worked with.Find out more »
This year the walk will again be along the Heights Esplanade Trail on Heights Boulevard, a beautiful setting for a walk of compassion with friends! We invite everyone to participate by registering to walk, making a donation, or volunteering. Your efforts and generosity will help with programs that provide direct relief, promote sustainable agriculture, and provide education and right livelihood opportunities for women.
The 3.1 mile walk will begin at the Houston Zen Center, located at 1605 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77008. We will then walk south down Heights Boulevard towards I-10 and turn around to end the walk at the Zen Center. Participants may turn around at any point to return to the Zen Center as needed.Find out more »
Please join us as we celebrate our National and Local Peacemaker Award Recipients!
Our National Peacemaker Award will be awarded to Chuck Collins, author and co-founder of Wealth for Common Good. Our Local Peacemaker Award recipients are Dr. Gerald Horne, Children's Prison Arts Project, and the Houston chapter of United We Dream.Find out more »