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June 2017

26th Juneteenth Ally Awards

June 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Fondren Hall, 5501 Main Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States

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: cfhr1@juno.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.

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September 2017

ACR Houston Lifetime Achievement Gala

September 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, 77027 United States

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.

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October 2017

Benefit Concert for the Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston

October 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bohemeo’s Cafe & Coffeeshop, 708 Telephone Rd.
Houston, TX 77023 United States
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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 Brenskelle

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Walls of Racism and Oppression: From TX to Palestine & Beyond

October 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$10 – $15

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.

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November 2017

Cycle for Hope

November 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Define: Body & Mind, 2518 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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$30 – $250

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!

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Houston Via Colori® Street Painting Festival

November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - November 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Hermann Square at City Hall, 900 Smith St
Houston, TX 77002 United States

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.

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March 2018

Fight For Air Climb

March 24 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
First City Tower, 1001 Fannin
Houston, 77002 United States
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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.

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HPJC Benefit w David Rovics, Deconstruction Crew, & Rob Mungle

March 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on November 22, 2018 at 8:00pm

Dan Electros Guitar Bar, 1031 E 24th St
Houston, 77009
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Pay What You Want

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.

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May 2018

Breaking the Siege of Gaza w/Ann Wright

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arab American Cultural and Community Center, 10555 Stancliff Rd
Houston, 77099
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$10 – $15

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.

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First Annual KPFT Car-Truck-Bike Show and Benefit Raffle

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zum Barrel Sports Bar, 13101 Kuykendahl Rd.
Houston, 77090
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First Annual KPFT Car-Truck-Bike Show and Benefit Raffle


100% of proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit KPFT.


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.

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June 2018

International Food and Cultural Festival

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shape Community Center, 3903 Almeda Rd
Houston, TX 77004
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$5 – $20

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. 

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Houston Ebony Opera Guild Annual Concert

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Westbury United Methodist Church, 5200 Willowbend Blvd.
Houston, 77096
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$10 – $50


"Steady Soldier"
Music commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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August 2018

Free Comedy Theater + Disaster Auction = The Perfect Night Out

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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This fun, FREE event is part theater, part auction – and all help for hurricane victims. You’ll laugh, you’ll feel hope, you’ll experience the world class comedy of Ted & Co TheaterWorks…

Come prepared to laugh out loud, to bid on auction items (part of the performance), and to lend your support to a cause close to all our hearts: All funds raised will benefit the work of Mennonite Disaster Service restoring homes and hope for those affected by natural disaster. MDS is currently working in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, helping those affected by the 2017 hurricanes.

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September 2018

Jazz Concert Fundraiser Benefiting the Foreign Policy Alliance

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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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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Benefit Concert for Climate Change

September 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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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.

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Triumph of the Human Spirit: Works from Houston’s Refugee and Immigrant Artists

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. John’s School Campus, 2401 Claremont Lane
Houston, 77019
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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.

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October 2018

Harvey Anniversary Dinner and Fundraiser

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Finca Tres Robles, 257 N. Greenwood
Houston, TX 77011
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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.

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November 2018

Houston Zen Center’s Walk to Feed the Hungry

November 10 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Houston Zen Center, 1605 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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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.

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HPJC Peacemaker Awards Dinner & Auction

November 11 @ 5:30 pm
Crowne Plaza River Oaks, 2712 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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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.

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2018 Houston Gaza 5K + Dabke Party

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cullen Park, 19008 Saums Road
Houston, 77084
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In light of the UNRWA funding crisis and the deteriorating humanitarian conditions, we're fundraising to provide emergency assistance, including employing 25 UNRWA counselors -- refugees themselves -- to provide psychosocial support to Palestine refugee children and families in the Gaza Strip who suffer from trauma due to repeated Israeli military assaults and the continued blockade.

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