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August 2018

Get to Know the System that Oppresses Us – Capitalism

August 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Houston Communist Party Headquarters, 3100 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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There is much current attention to social and economic inequality. The Occupy movement did much to highlight the inequality and framed the issues as the 1% versus the 99%. Unfortunately, the root cause of inequality is kept a deep secret - theft of surplus value created by workers.

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September 2018

Amnesty International welcomes special guest speaker!

September 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Central Market Community Room, 3815 Westheimer
Houston, 77027
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Free

Amnesty International Houston welcomes guest speaker Sri Preston Kulkarni, who will be speaking on the issue of immigration.

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An Evening with Doug Blackmon

September 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Drive
Houston, 77079
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$15

Dinner and conversation with Douglas Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II."

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Houston Youth Voters Conference

September 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rice University, 6100 Main St.
Houston, 77005
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Free

The first ever Houston Youth Voters Conference will take place on Saturday, September 15th at Rice University from 9am-4pm! We will be bringing together 5 Houston-area universities: Rice, UH, UHD, TSU, and Lone Star College to talk about the importance of voting, how to vote, how to get other students on our campuses to vote, and how to mobilize around specific policy issues that we care about. You will get to hear from some awesome guest speakers about youth voting and empowerment and meet with other passionate students from all over Houston!

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Migrant Children in Crisis – Dehumanization and Deprivation in Immigration Detention

September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Willow Meadows Baptist Church, 4300 W Bellfort Blvd
Houston, 77035
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This is an interactive community event that begins with a conversation between physicians and faith leaders. The conversation will focus on the dehumanization and deprivations of children in immigration detention, that compounds the trauma from the conditions from which they flee and the harrowing journey towards the specter of freedom that follows.

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Migrant Children in Crisis – National Public Witness Event at the Border

September 29, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Ursula Detention Center, 3700 W Ursula Ave,
McAllen, 78503
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in people of good conscience, physicians and faith leaders bringing visibility to the human rights violations of the 134,000 children detained in 2017 by immigration (we have already exceeded this number for 2018). Come as a volunteer in a caravan of cars filled with relief supplies, including bottled water (no sparkling or flavored), easy open and individual sized fruit, peanut butter, veggies, protein snacks, cereals, crackers, natural juices, bags of dry rice, canned beans/soup, and blankets. We are heading to Ursula CBP detention facility in McAllen, Texas to bear witness to a system that has for too long ignored the basic needs of migrant children in immigration detention.

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October 2018

The Jerusalem Conference

October 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
University Hilton Hotel, University of Houston, 4350 University Drive
Houston, TX United States
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$30.00

The Jerusalem Conference is a one-day conference on Thursday, October 11 that brings together scholars, ecumenical theologians, and peace-doers around the topic of: Jerusalem: What makes for Peace?

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November 2018

Houston Zen Center’s Walk to Feed the Hungry

November 10, 2018 @ 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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SOA Watch Border 2018 Encuentro

November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Ambos Nogales, tbd
Nogales, 85621
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Free

Join indigenous communities, migrants, human rights activists, torture survivors, union workers, veterans, community organizers, faith communities, students and educators from across the Americas.  More info coming soon.  Keep an eye on http://www.soaw.org/border/

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“Waking (Let’s Talk) News!”

November 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Last of the month, happening 8 times

Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations encouraged. RSVP required.

Come to the Center for the Healing of Racism and share an article with us!  Bring a bag lunch and your articles clipped from newspapers, magazines, journals or online sources - anything relating to discrimination, oppression and all forms of racism.  Join us in a lively discussion and contribute your ideas and materials to the Center’s toolkit.  We meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.  3412 Crawford Street (corner of Holman), Houston, TX 77004.  Free parking across the street at HCC Lot 9.  RSVP: 713-520-8226 or cfhr1@juno.com. Website: http://www.centerhealingracism.org/

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December 2018

SugarLand95 Community Meeting

December 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, 3816 Caroline St
Houston, 77004
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Free

Join Reginald Moore and the Convict Leasing and Labor Project for a community meeting about the future of the #SugarLand95. The CLLP and the National Black United Front of Houston strongly believe the remains should be reburied in the sacred ground where they were found. Fort Bend ISD is doing everything it can to block that from happening.

We need to show FBISD, Houston and the world this isn't just a "black" issue. They can't just plan a quick "Black History Month" presentation and be done with it. This is one of the most important local issues of our time and the outcome is going to shape our awareness of racial history for decades to come.

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Amnesty Houston Winter Social Outreach and Letter Writing Event

December 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Central Market Community Room, 3815 Westheimer
Houston, 77027
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Free

Join Amnesty International Houston for their Annual Write for Rights Event!

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Love Knows No Borders – Houston

December 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby Street
Houston, 77002
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In conjunction with the American Friends Service Committee, we have deep concern surrounding the treatment of families that are seeking asylum in the United States.  We are seeking others with similar concerns to participate in the Love Knows No Borders week of action.  We are focused on bringing attention to this pressing issue through love and nonviolence.  Together, we are calling on the U.S. to end the detention and deportation of immigrants, respect the human right to migrate, and end the militarization of the border.

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ImperialSUGARLand95 Candlelight Vigil

December 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive
Sugar Land, 77479
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Join us for a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of the 95 enslaved prisoners whose bodies were discovered in Sugar Land this spring. We stand in solidarity with all the African-American men and women who were trapped in the horrific system of convict leasing here in Sugar Land and across the Southern United States. We will gather at 5 and light our candles at 5:30.

Bring family and friends. We hope to light at least 95 candles to represent each of the 95 individuals and raise awareness of this tragic chapter of our shared history.

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Christmas at the Jail 6

December 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Free

Separation from a parent at Christmas time is difficult on any child but for the poor and innocent child, separated by a two inch plate of glass, it may be hardest of all. These blameless young enter a world of jailers and bars, cold and frightening, in a futile grasp at normalcy during perhaps the single most important family time of the year.

The emotional scars they experience and which may last a lifetime are ministered at Harris County Adult Detention Center by Santa Claus and several dozen elves who await these precious children as they walk out of the building. It is at this point that a miracle often occurs which can immediately be seen on the faces of these little ones. In the midst of the Fat Jolly Gentleman and piles of presents you can see their shaken faith in life return and a light of rekindled joy flicker in their eyes.

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Wiping the Tears of 7 Generations

December 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Free

An hour long documentary about the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre and historical trauma and multi-generational grief that impacted 7 generations of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre descendants and the Wounded Knee community. The film at this event will be to commemorate the anniversary of the Massacre at Wounded Knee December 29th, 1890 on the Pine Ridge reservation of the Lakota Sioux in South Dakota.

There will be art for sale that has been donated by artists, William Song, John Benson and Ryan White to support the filmmaker's sacred activism (he will also be there) and possible documentary on Border Issues and Justice related to undocumented immigrants and their families and children.

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January 2019

Art Behind Walls: January Reception

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Talento Bilingue de Houston, 333 S. Jensen Drive
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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Free

The Children's Prison Arts Project and Talento Bilingue de Houston will be hosting a FREE reception for our January exhibit of Art Behind Walls: Art by Youth in Juvenile Facilities.

Please join us in celebrating these talented youths and their journey in art January 16th 6-8 pm for a special reception.

The Exhibit will be on display @Talento De Billingue de Houston 333 S. Jensen Dr. Houston, TX January 3-January 31, 2019

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Waking (Let’s Talk) News

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 22, 2019

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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February 2019

Emergency Demonstration Against SWK’s Child Detention Center

February 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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On February 14, Mayor Turner announced the elimination of the most important obstacles to the opening of Southwest Key's new child detention center at 419 Emancipation Avenue. His media advisory was misleading--it did not mention that a federal judge ruled against the City of Houston two months ago on the question of which permit is required. And now the administration's previous expression of concern about sexual crimes, abuse, neglect, and hundreds of other violations at SWK facilities seems to have disappeared!

In view of its awful record, Southwest Key should not be allowed to house migrant children. The people of the most diverse city in the country have been opposing this facility since last June. And we must continue this struggle. We need to stop SWK from putting children at risk! The Free Los Niños Coalition will hold an emergency demonstration against SWK's child detention center on Monday, February 18, at 5 pm. This will be the Coalition's twelfth protest during the past eight months. The broadest possible participation is strongly encouraged.

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Town Hall Meeting to Discuss No Knock Warrants & Shooting Incident

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Talento Bilingue de Houston, 333 S. Jensen Drive
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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Free

"No knock warrants" endanger the lives of police officers and innocent victims!

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