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October 2016

Gandhi Peace Walk in Houston

October 2, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Miller Outdoor Theater, 6000 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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$20

The 11th anniversary of the Gandhi Peace Walk in Houston is set for 4:45 PM on Sunday Oct 2, 2016. On-line registration is now open. Please register at the website: http://www.GandhiLibrary.org. Please participate and make this 11th anniversary walk the largest so far! The Grand Marshal this year is Mr. Swatantra Jain.

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NuWaters Fundraiser and Dinner Cruise

October 8, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NuWaters Co-op, 2320 Elgin St
Houston, TX 77004
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$100

It is with great excitement that we announce our first major fundraising event. (Drum Roll Please!!!! lol!) On Saturday, October 8th at 3:30 pm we will have a great NuWaters Fundraiser and Dinner Cruise. We meet at Moody Gardens, tour the rain forest, watch a terrific movie Secret Ocean, and board a historic boat and cruise Galveston Bay with a terrific dinner (vegetarian upon request). Tickets are $75.00 for members (in good standing) and for non-members $100.00. Payment plan is available, stop by the market for more information. Special thanks to our special Fundraising Chair for making this happen. This is an exciting event planned, and we are certain it will be memorable. Food First! Food Peace! NuWaters.

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November 2016

Walk to Feed the Hungry

November 12, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Houston Zen Center, 1605 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Free

Join us (and other Buddhist and Christian denominations) in a gentle walk down Heights Esplanade. Every fall in multiple cities, Buddhist Global Relief organizes walk events to help raise funds for programs that provide direct aid, develop sustainable food production, promote education for girls and women, and give women opportunities for right livelihood. Registration begins 8am, the walk itself at 9am.

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HPJC 2016 Peacemaker Awards Dinner with Sonia Nazario

November 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
University Hilton Hotel, University of Houston, 4350 University Drive
Houston, TX United States
$100

HPJC's annual awards dinner brings together peace and justice activists from the southeast Texas area for our 2016 celebration of peacemakers.

Our national peacemaker and keynote speaker will be Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario, author of the bestseller "Enrique's Journey", a true story about a young Honduran boy's search for his mother who left home to find work in the US to pay for food for her starving family.

Our local peacemaker awardees will be Bren Hardt, Ashton Woods, and Jackie Young. Each of them will get to tell us about the important work they do. A special presentation will also be given to Casa Juan Diego.

The final reservation deadline was Nov. 7, so we're sorry but no more reservations may be accepted.
Parts of the program, including Sonia Nazario's talk, may be broadcast later on KPFT's The Progressive Forum (Thursdays, 7-9 pm).

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December 2016

Texas Water Protectors Fundraiser

December 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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This Thursday, Solidarity Houston invites y'all to a fundraiser for the #waterprotectors that are defending the sacred land, air, and water here in Texas. Fundraiser

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January 2017

John Denver Tribute Concert

January 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emerson UU Church, 1900 Bering Drive
Houston, 77057
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$30

chris will join with some local members of the Boulder Canyon Band for this Millbend Coffeehouse Special Event KPFT fundraiser. If you truly love the music of John Denver, or if you are a Chris Colllins fan, this concert will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a great Sunday afternoon concert, and also to help support the positive impact of KPFT public radio on our local community. This concert will be be hosted by Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1900 Bering Drive, Houston, TX 77057. Tickets are available online for the show, and also for a Patron Supporter package including preferred-seat tickets to the show, a tribute CD, pictures, and an After-Party with refreshments.

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February 2017

Eco-Skill Share and Fundraiser for Texas Water Protectors

February 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Japhet Creek, 4646 Billy Street
Houston, TX 77020 United States
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$5

Two Rivers is an indigenous led prayerful resistance camp fighting the TPPL (Trans-Pecos Pipeline) in the big bend region of west Texas. Join us for a skill share including Wild Edibles, Fermentation, Rain Gardens, and more! The evening will conclude with a potluck and campfire.

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House Concert w/ Rainbow Girls in KPFT backyard

February 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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We'll have a keg of home brew and kombucha, some blankets on the grass and an intimate, bluesy show by the Rainbow Girls - three of my best friends from Bodega Bay, CA, stopping through on their south coast house concert tour. We'll be taking donations and all donations will BENEFIT Houston Stands with Standing Rock. Much thanks to KPFT for hosting us in their awesome backyard! Bring friendly folks, children are welcome :)

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April 2017

Roy Zimmerman Concert – Potluck- Fundraiser for Peace Camp Houston

April 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold
Houston, TX 77006 United States

What can one person do about climate change, torture, racism, xenophobia, gun violence, fracking, Congressional ineptitude, ignorance, war and greed? Write funny songs, says Roy Zimmerman, master satirist, songwriter, and performer.

HPJC is bringing Roy Zimmerman back to Houston in a benefit to raise funds for Peace Camp Houston. In 14 albums over 20 years, Roy has brought the sting of satire and parody to the struggle for peace and social justice.

He makes fun of right wing politicians, hypocrites, war profiteers, large multinational corporations, religious bigots, and hate-mongers, while entertaining you with stories and music.

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Earth Day Barter Fair

April 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
Free

A Barter Fair provides an opportunity to trade objects and services without using common currency. The Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Community and Stewardship encourage Friends to find creative ways to care for the earth and each other, and we want to extend this opportunity to others in the community. Creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community seems like a worthwhile way to observe the 48th anniversary of Earth Day.

To get involved, just come! Bring a table, shelf, rug or blanket to display your goods or a sign that describes your service(s). CHILDREN ARE WELCOME! Children are often the best models of how this can work. They have the ability to add value to an item by describing potential uses, and the creativity to negotiate three-way trades.

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May 2017

On Coal River Film Screening and Fundraiser

May 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rice Cinema and Media Center, 2030 University Blvd
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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The Ethnographic Film Society is proud to present a public screening of "On Coal River", a documentary about environmental justice in coal country Appalachia. The screening is free and open to the public. A 5$ donations at the door to support Coal River Mountain Watch, one of the activist organization prominently featured in the film, are greatly appreciated.

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Kaz Tanahashi Live Calligraphy and Auction

May 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston Zen Center, 1605 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Help Retire the Mortgage and Support Kaz’s Peace Work by participating in the live calligraphy demonstration and Benefit Auction!   https://www.facebook.com/events/1343621935754166/

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Peace Camp Houston Fundraiser

May 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
East End Street Market, 2800 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77003
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Peace Camp Houston is partnering with the East End Market to raise funds to provide more children the opportunity to attend Peace Camp this summer.

Bring the whole family to enjoy arts and crafts activities, story time, cooperative games, face painting and more to raise funds for Peace Camp Houston Kids! Plus, the regular Sunday East End Market which offers local food, art and farmers market!

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June 2017

“If a Tree Falls” Film Screening and Vegan Tamale Sale

June 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011 United States
Free

June 11 is the International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason and All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners! We will be screening If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011), writing letters and cards of support to anarchist political prisoners, and selling vegan tamales at a sliding scale to raise money for Marius!

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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
$5050

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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$20

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
$10

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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