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: email@example.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.Find out more »
We want our representatives to support Medicare for ALL, so we are hosting a Town Hall on July 8th, the same day events will be going on across the country to DEMAND Independence from Privatized Healthcare!
Join elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Harris County in a town hall discussion on H.R.676 - Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act.Find out more »
Hannah Arendt is a 2012 German-Luxembourgish-French biographical drama film directed by Margarethe von Trotta and starring Barbara Sukowa. The film centers in the life of German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. It is distributed by Zeitgeist Films in the United States, where it opened theatrically on 29 May 2013.Find out more »
Working as a white ally against racism is hard but not impossible. One thing that doesn’t help the cause is saying “I don’t see color.” The failure to see color only benefits white America. A world without color is a world without racial debt. Rather, the most radical action a white person can take is to acknowledge privilege, to admit that in the institutional and deep psychological structures of the United States, the underlying assumption is that white lives are worth more than black lives.Find out more »
Civic engagement means promoting the quality of life in a community through both political and nonpolitical processes. It teaches many different executive skills such as: grit, self-control, zest, social intelligence, gratitude, optimism, and curiosity. Check the event for multiple topics and dates.Find out more »
Concert, Ensemble Pi
For this interdisciplinary performance, Ensemble Pi presents music, text, and theater works that focus on the rise of mass incarceration, the racial disparities it reveals, and the emotional toll it takes on inmates and their families. The concert opens with Rzewski’s minimalist masterpiece, Coming Together, composed in the wake of the 1971 prison riots in upstate New York and powerfully expressing the frustration of life behind bars and anger about injustice.
2017 Rothko Chapel Óscar Romero Award Pre-Program
Double jeopardy: Women and the Criminal Justice System
Conversation and Book Signing with Julie Bindel
Women of sex trafficking face the dual realities of being victims while also being prosecuted as offenders. Join Julie Bindel in conversation with Houston activists and advocates as they explore this topic from both local and global perspectives.Find out more »
Authors Mark Tschaepe and Ronald Goodwin will discuss their new book, The Mask of Microaggressions: Studies of Racism in the US, on Wednesday, October 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford St., Houston, 77004. Tschaepe and Goodwin, assistant professors at Prairie View A&M University, will also sign copies of books purchased at the event.Find out more »
The Journey of Hope...From Violence to Healing puts human faces on the issue of the death penalty. Led by murder victim family members joined by death row families, the exonerated and others impacted by the failed promises of a broken system. Our unique personal stories touch people’s hearts and change people's minds on this vitally important issue. We advocate for alternatives to the death penalty, we encourage forgiveness as a way of healing and endorse restorative justice as a way of life.Find out more »
The Center for the Healing of Racism presents Dialogue: Racism, a two-day intensive workshop that educates participants about racism and facilitates the process by which individuals can begin to counter the affects of racism on their lives and become empowered to interrupt the cycle of racist attitudes. The workshop provides a safe, respectful, and loving atmosphere for individuals to learn new information, share experiences, dispel fears and guilt, and get to know each other.Find out more »
Justice Without Death
Shared stories from murder victim family members of healing through reconciliation, and Q&A with the Office of Kim Ogg, Harris County District Attorney.
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.Find out more »
ORA Pre-Program: Silencing Opposition: Human Rights Violations in Burundi
Conversation with Former Ambassador Robert Krueger and Tony Tate, The Fund for Global Human Rights
About the presenters:
Robert Krueger is a former US Representative and US Senator from Texas, and served as US Ambassador on three occasions: to Mexico, Burundi, and Botswana; and additionally as US Special Representative to the Southern African Development Community
Rothko Chapel's bi-annual Óscar Romero Award--named after Archbishop Óscar Romero of San Salvador who was assassinated on March 24, 1980, because of his vocal opposition to the violent oppression of his fellow citizens--has been given every two years since 1987 in recognition of courageous, grassroots human rights advocacy. Building upon the topic of ending mass incarceration addressed at our 2017 Spring Symposium, the Chapel will honor two recipients, one internationally and the other locally selected, for this year's recognition.Find out more »