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March 2017

How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We can do about it

March 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bay Area UU Church, 17503 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058 United States

The BAUUC Service and Justice Ministry (SJM) invite all to hear acclaimed author and scholar Chuck Collins discuss, "How wealth inequality is wrecking the world and what we can do about it". The event is scheduled for March 22nd, 7 to 9PM

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Cesar Chavez Parade and Celebration

March 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hidalgo Parks, 7000 Ave. Q
Hou, TX 77011 United States
Free

The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. at 601 North Cesar Chavez Blvd. Houston, TX 77011. At 11:00 am, the festivities will follow in the gazebo at Hidalgo Park.

There will speeches by Elected Officials, Robert Gallegos City Council member, who will serve as the grand marshal, Hon. Gene Green and Hon Sheila Jackson Lee will also be addressing the attendees.

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April 2017

Drones in Our Backyard

April 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
Free

YOU ARE INVITED!

to attend this lecture and film screening on drones at Live Oak Friends Meeting, April 8th from 6-8PM.

We will gather from 6-6:30 for snack and a brief lecture on why Houstonians should be concerned about drones, what we can do to resist drone warfare in our communities, and what our next steps will be to build a movement against drones in Houston. At 6:30 we will begin screening the documentary UNMANNED: US Drone Wars followed by a brief time to network.

If you'd like to sponsor this event send an email to our Regional Organizer via cnvhouston1@gmail.com

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May 2017

May Day March & Rally

May 1, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Free
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May Day March & Rally on May 1, 2017. Gather at 11:30am at Sesquicentennial Park, 300 Smith St., in downtown Houston. March to City Hall. March for human dignity and rights.

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International Workers Day/ Day Without Immigrants

May 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Houston, United States

An International Workers Day/A Day Without Immigrants Rally will be held on May 1, 2017, 5:30-8:00 pm, at Guadalupe Plaza, 2311 Runnels Street, in Houston. This event will highlight the historic achievements and contemporary struggles of workers of all nationalities, as well as the imperative need for solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers, who are increasingly under attack. Working class, this is your cause! Join us!

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2nd China Church Forum

May 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scanlan Room | University of St. Thomas | 4000 Mt. Vernon St. Houston, TX 77006, Scanlan Room | University of St. Thomas | 4000 Mt. Vernon St. Houston, TX 77006
Houston, 77006
$2525
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A unique cross-cultural, English-speaking forum for clergy, laity, religious, students, professionals, scholars as well as anyone who loves China!  Joined by Bishop Sheltz and China

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VBB’s Borderlines Volume Three Book Launch

May 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Free

Continuing its tradition of celebrating communities from border regions in North America and South Asia, Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) will launch the third and final installment of its internationally renowned anthology series. Borderlines Volume Three features original photos, essays, poetry and journalistic narratives that find commonalities, and explore issues erupting across areas splintered by borders.

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“Vincent Who?” – Birth of the Asian American Civil Rights Movement

May 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
Free. Donations encouraged.

In commemoration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Center for the Healing of Racism will screen the documentary “Vincent Who?” on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 7 to 9 PM. The film will be followed by a dialogue. Location: 3412 Crawford Street (at Holman), Houston, TX 77004. The event is free and open to the public (first 45 to RSVP). Donations are encouraged. Registration required by emailing cfhr1@juno.com or calling (713) 520-8226. Space is limited to the first 45 reservations. Free parking is available across the street at Houston Community College lot #9.

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Black Lives Matter Houston March 4 Human Rights

May 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney
Houston, 77002
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The #BLMHOU march for human rights is intended as a unity event while centering Blackness in all of the issues that we are facing in this country, state, city and all while trying to survive under President Agent Orange.

This is a march against hate, phobia, and bigotry all are invited.

- This event will NOT center whiteness
- This event will not be one where you take the time to hug the police
- This event is intended to show that we can come together and also RESPECT separate movements.

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13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance

Free

Melissa Cardoza, an afro-indigenous feminist leader from Honduras, is coming to Houston on May 22, together with Honduran singer-songwriter Karla Lara, as part of a tour of the U.S. promoting the new bilingual Spanish-English edition of Melissa's book, 13 colores de la resistencia hondureña / 13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance.

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The Butterfly Project Action Rally: Help Hope Rise Up

May 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Black Sheep Agency, 611 West 22nd Street
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Free

Hope isn’t wishful thinking—it’s taking action for a better future. In a world where strife, uncertainty and hate grab headlines and inspire fear in the hearts of people across the world, hope is a balm that heals. It’s powerful. It’s critical. Hope is a radical act.

Small actions, done by caring individuals, can change the world. But where does one start? How can you get involved to make a bigger impact? Join us for The Butterfly Project Action Rally on May 24th and find out how you can be a part of this global movement promoting a more compassionate, respectful and just society.

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Meet filmmaker Regis Tremblay 11:59:30-Thirty Seconds to Midnight

May 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Donations accepted

Reception with Regis Tremblay

My new documentary, Thirty Seconds to Midnight, is ready and we will show it in Houston, TX

This has been a very long, three year project that began with my first feature documentary, The Ghosts of Jeju. It was then that I realized the U.S. plan for full spectrum dominance of the planet. My research and interest since then has focused on the trajectory of Manifest Destiny since the white, European explorers came to the Americas in the 15th Century.

And so it is, America’s destiny has all life on the planet on the very brink of extinction. As Dr. Caldicott wonders at the end of the film, “Are we an evolutionary aberration designed in an evolutionary sense not to survive? I wonder.”

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June 2017

A Tilted Guide to Being A Defendant: Book Presentation and Community Discussion

June 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011 United States
Free

From Black Lives Matter to Standing Rock to the resistance against the Trump regime, thousands of people across the country have faced arrest and prosecution in recent years for their political actions and activity. They find the legal system confusing, alienating, and isolating, and the government is often successful at using criminal charges to disrupt, destroy, and neutralize radical and revolutionary struggles for liberation.

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“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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July 2017

Medicare for All Townhall & Health Fair Supporting HR 676

July 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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.

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Grounds for Amnesty

July 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
nook cafe, 4701 calhoun rd ste 150
Houston, 77004 United States
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An open mic and open house for those who want the opportunity to learn about human rights activities going on in Houston Texas. The event

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Solidarity with Anti-fascist Prisoners & J20 Defendants

July 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011 United States
Free

Solidarity with Anti-fascist Prisoners & J20 (Inaugural Protest) Defendants Tuesday, July 25th, 7pm Solidarity Houston 6733 Harrisburg Blvd hosted by Houston Anarchist Black Cross https://www.facebook.com/events/1568923629818647/

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August 2017

Hannah Arendt movie “the Banality of evil”

August 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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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.

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A Dialogue About Tears We Cannot Stop

August 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
Free. Donations encouraged.

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.

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