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September 2019

“The Ins and Outs of Immigration”

September 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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"The Ins and Outs of Immigration" presented by Ruby Powers. What is the process, what are some of the issues, and what you should know?" Attorney Ruby Powers is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The child of a Mexican immigrant, Powers gravitated toward an international life by later marrying a Turkish immigrant.

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Houstonians for Migrant Justice Rally

September 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Casa Sunzal Detention Center, 419 Emancipation Ave
Houston, 77003 United States
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We live in a city where asylum seekers are being kept in detention centers, one of which lies just outside Downtown and is housing teenagers indefinitely. These centers are run by the Southwest Key Programs, whose leaders are profiting off of the detainment of children and have yet to share adequate information about the conditions in these centers. We, as Houstonians, are obligated to come together to stand with the migrants in our city and call out maltreatment of migrants when it occurs.

The rally will be held on Saturday September 14, tentatively from 5:30-8:30pm at the Casa Sunzal detention center (419 Emancipation Ave). We will meet at Settegast Park (3000 Garrow St) at 5:30pm and walk for about 5-10 minutes to the detention center. 

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PM N. Modi protest/rally on 9-22-19 at 9 AM at NRG Stadium

September 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kirby and 610 (S), 8000 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77054 United States
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On September 22, 2019, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Houston, Texas, for a summit with the Indian American community. This event is being held at the NRG Stadium from 10 AM to 1 PM. A group of concerned citizens will be holding a peaceful protest outside the NRG stadium in opposition to the human rights and civil rights violations of PM Modi and his government. The protest/rally will be on the west sidewalk of Kirby, from the 610 South Frontage Road to La Concha Rd, starting at 9 AM. Stay tuned for details (Bus transportation, speakers, etc). We are working on developing a website and online event signup.

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Waking (Let’s Talk) News

September 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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None. Donations encouraged.

Come; share an article with us! Bring a bag lunch and your articles clipped from newspapers, magazines, journals or online sources relating to discrimination, oppression and all forms of racism.  Join us in a lively discussion and contribute your ideas and materials to the Center for the Healing of Racism. During 2019, we will meet on the last Friday of each month (January through October) from Noon to 2:00 pm at 3412 Crawford Street (corner of Holman), Houston, TX 77004.

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Art in the Space of Social and Political Advocacy

September 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Houston Student Center Theater, 4455 University Drive
Houston, 77204
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The Houston Coalition Against Hate (HCAH) in collaboration with University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work Invite you to attend an engagement showcasing the artwork of socially relevant/conscious Houston artists: Patrick McGrath Muniz, Jessica Gonzalez, David McGee, Monica Villarreal and Kay Sarver.

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An Evening with Social Activist and Best-selling Author Patrisse Marie Cullors

September 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University of Houston Student Center Theater, 4455 University Drive
Houston, 77204
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The Houston Coalition Against Hate (HCAH) in collaboration with University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work invite you to attend a day of perspective with Patrisse Marie Cullors.

Patrisse Cullors is an artist, organizer, educator, public speaker, social activist, New York Times best-selling author, and co-creator of the viral Twitter hashtag and movement, #BlackLivesMatter. A Los Angeles native, she is a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and founder of grassroots, Los Angeles based organization Dignity and Power Now.

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October 2019

The Longoria Affair: Film Screening & Dialogue

October 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. RSVP required. Donations appreciated

Felix Longoria, a decorated Mexican American soldier, was killed in battle during World War II.  But when his body came home to Three Rivers, Texas in 1945, the only funeral home in town refused to handle his burial.  “The whites wouldn’t like it,” they told his widow.  Nationwide outrage sparked the beginning of Latinos as a political force in the U.S. 

In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Center for the Healing of Racism will be screening the “The Longoria Affair.”

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A Way Forward: Healing from Racism

October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019
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The Center for Healing Racism is happy to invite you to the first conference on dismantling institutional racism.

While the Center has worked tirelessly for 30 years to help individuals heal from internalized racial conditioning, this conference will explore the systemic nature of racism in U.S. society; the ways in which the institutions in our country have created advantages and disadvantages for different groups of people. In bringing together a diverse group of communities, our goal is to begin developing strategies for achieving a more just and equitable society.

Conference participants will include academics, social justice activists, artists and advocates of equity and equality who will examine the educational, health care, nutritional, criminal justice and environmental systems of our society, with an eye towards dismantling institutional racism and fostering a community in which all can thrive.

As an affiliate of Houston Community College, we will also consider the impact of institutional racism on students, faculty and the community at large, presenting strategies for these groups to cope with the distress caused by systemic oppression, which can diminish cognitive “bandwidth” and interfere with performance at school, at work and in the world.

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Conversation & Book Signing with Joel Edward Goza

October 19, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Dominican Center for Spirituality, 6501 Almeda Rd
Houston, 77021
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Please join The Dominican Sister of Houston for a conversation with Joel Edward Goza author of America’s Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics.

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Waking (Let’s Talk) News

October 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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None. Donations encouraged.

Come; share an article with us! Bring a bag lunch and your articles clipped from newspapers, magazines, journals or online sources relating to discrimination, oppression and all forms of racism.  Join us in a lively discussion and contribute your ideas and materials to the Center for the Healing of Racism. During 2019, we will meet on the last Friday of each month (January through October) from Noon to 2:00 pm at 3412 Crawford Street (corner of Holman), Houston, TX 77004.

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December 2019

Close the Detention Centers! End the Raids and Deportations!

December 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Never Again Action-Houston will hold a demonstration at the home of David Denenburg at 3043 Locke Ln, on Monday, December 23, beginning at 5:30 pm. Denenburg is a co-owner of the building at 419 Emancipation Avenue which is being leased to Southwest Key for use as an immigrant child detention center. We demand that Denenburg cancel the lease with Southwest Key and that this facility and all other immigrant detention centers be closed! We demand that all the raids and deportations targeting immigrants end!

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January 2020

Potluck and Movie: Imprisoning a Generation

January 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Imprisoning a Generation is a 50-minute documentary film that follows the stories of four young Palestinians who have been detained and imprisoned in the Israeli military detention system and prosecuted in Israeli military courts. Their perspectives, along with the voices of their families, combine to form a lens into the entangled structures of oppression that expand well beyond the prison walls.

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Know Your Rights! Workshop

January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University, 3401 Cleburne Street
Houston, 77004
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Learn about what your rights are, how to exercise them, and what to do when your rights are violated. Come out and learn about 2nd amendment rights, 4th amendment rights, how to file a grievance against law enforcement, record expungement opportunities, courtroom procedures, and more!

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Film showing – Abby Martin’s Gaza Fight for Freedom

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dominican Center for Spirituality, 6501 Almeda Rd
Houston, 77021
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Please join us on January 29th for a film screening of this powerful movie.

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February 2020

Gaza Freedom Flotilla Captain Presentation

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Join Norwegian Herman Reksten as he shares his experiences as captain of the fishing vessel Al Awda which was intercepted and boarded in international waters and taken to Israel on July 29, 2018.  This was his third attempt at breaking the blockade of Gaza even though he is not quite 30 years old.  Get a feel for life on a boat trying to break the over 10 year old Gaza blockade!

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Amnesty Houston Welcomes Guest Speaker

February 4 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Olive Branch Room, 2360 Rice Blvd.
Houston, 77005
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Please join Amnesty International Houston, local 23, in welcoming special guest speaker Gislaine Williams, Community Relations Director for The Alliance (Alliance for Multicultural Community Services).

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Community Restorative Justice Training

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Smith Neighborhood Library, 3624 Scott St
Houston, 77004
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Restorative justice is a philosophy that promotes community building and healing after harm takes place. Come learn from youth experts about how circles can be used to transform families, institutions, and ourselves!

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March 2020

Lobby Training With Amnesty Houston

March 21
Olive Branch Room, 2360 Rice Blvd.
Houston, 77005
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Free and open to the public, including nonmembers. Amnesty International, Houston, local 23 will offer lobby training: getting petition signatures, letter writing,  public events and lobbying your political leaders.  We hope you'll attend and put another tool in your activist toolbox as we work for human rights change here in Houston.

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April 2020

Close the Camps! Free Them All! April 19 Demonstration at SWK!

April 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Never Again Action-Houston will hold a second COVID-safe, car-only demonstration to demand the closure of the Southwest Key detention center at 419 Emancipation Avenue on Sunday, April 19, at 1:30 pm. We will assemble in the parking lot diagonally across from the detention center and place signs on our cars--at a safe distance from each other. Please bring your own signs and tape! Then we will form a caravan and drive around the detention center, honking and chanting as we go, for about one hour.

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June 2020

the black SIT

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

the black SIT
gather. grieve. rest. restore.
w/ Zen teacher Rev. angel Kyodo williams

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