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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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Big Give Houston

May 3, 2016
Unnamed Venue Houston, TX United States

Donate to HPJC on May 3rd, 2016 during "Big Give Houston." #BigGiveHouston is a day of online giving where you can support some of your favorite non-profits in Houston that make our community better.

Please donate through our Big Give Houston page here: https://biggivehouston.org/npo/houston-peace-and-justice-center

Your tax-deductible donation supports Peace Camp, support for activism in Houston, conferences and workshops that promote peace and social justice, fiscal agency services for local organizations and more. Thank you for giving generously on Big Give Houston!

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June 2016

Annual Juneteenth Ally Award BBQ Lunch

June 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pecore Hall at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 1800 Sul Ross
Houston, TX 77098 United States
$50.00
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The Center for the Healing of Racism Presents
The 22nd Annual Juneteenth Ally Award Bar-B-Que Luncheon THE COLOR OF FORGIVENESS

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August 2016

Traveler Concert @ the Millbend Coffee House

August 13, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Millbend Coffee House, 1370 N. Millbend Drive
The Woodlands, 77380
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$20

Millbend Coffee House in The Woodlands, TX presents Traveler, A Folk, Rock, Blues, & Bluegrass Trio. Opening act will be Greg Audel, Storyteller This is

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September 2016

Seventh Annual Benefit Jazz Concert

September 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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Benefiting Houston Committee for Youth and Nonmilitary Opportunities, Inc. Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd. Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/ggXz58AYryQ2 Enrich

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Traveler Concert – Benefits Peace Camp Houston

September 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bohemeo’s, 708 Telephone Road
Houston, 77023
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$15.00

Traveler In Concert - September 17, 2016 - 8-10 PM Bohemeo's - 708 Telephone Road Suggested Donation:  $15.00 at the door (concert only) Come join

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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 St.
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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