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May 2016

March for Dignity & Justice

May 1, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Renwick and Bellaire, Renwick Dr. and Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, TX 77081 United States

Join the diverse Houston Immigrant, Workers' Rights and Social Justice community as we take to the streets on Houston's southwest side and make our voices heard! We will meet up at the corner of Renwick and Bellaire at 12 pm, and march to Burnett Bayland Park (6000 Chimney Rock Rd) at 1pm where we will hold a community rally.

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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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Presentation on Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Activism Against the Occupation

May 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
Free
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Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta, a Quaker Jewish activist and writer from Burnaby, B.C., Canada will be in Houston to speak and do a presentation on nonviolence in Palestine. She will share information about nonviolent activism by Palestinians and Israelis, separately and together, in challenging the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land–as this is a much under-publicized aspect of the Palestinian struggle--as well as ways in which "Internationals" can support these efforts.

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July 2016

The International Day of AL_QUDS

July 1, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
post oak and westhiemer, 2521 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, 77056
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The Quds Day is a universal day. It is not an exclusive day for Quds itself. It is a day for the oppressed to rise

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Campaign, give face and name to political prisoners of Mexico

July 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Student Center South, room 219, second floor., 4455 University Dr.
Houston, TX , 77204
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Nestora Salgado speaks to members of the university community about abuses of power by the Mexican authorities and law enforcement agencies that have left hundreds

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Kashmir cries for justice

July 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2521 Post Oak Blvd
Houston , 77056-5203,
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According to Amnesty International, as of June 2015 no member of the Indian security forces has been tried in civil courts for thousands of human

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August 2016

August “Take Action” Event

August 2, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Central Market Community Room, 3815 Westheimer
Houston, 77027
Free
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Please attend Free and open to the public; Amnesty international Houston’s "Take Action" Event !  Tuesday, August 2nd at 7:30 PM in the Central Market Community

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Amnesty International Houston, Human Trafficking Awareness launch party

August 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stella Link Library, 7405 Stella Link Houston, Texas 77025
Houston, 77025
free

Amnesty International Houston, Local 23 invites you Saturday, August 20th, 3:00PM to 5:00PM  to our "Human Trafficking Awareness" launch party at the Stella Link Library 7405

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September 2016

Lightening Your Footprint

September 10, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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$28

Have you wondered what it means to be sustainable or how you might transition to a more sustainable way of living. What ways are you inspired to make changes in your lifestyle, your neighborhood, workplace or the Houston area that offer more care for the Earth, care for people and creates community?

This workshop is intended to empower you to go forward with your ideas of how to live more sustainably.

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Film: Sonita

September 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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$9

Sonita Winning two awards at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Sonita tells the inspiring story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, who

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American Women Fight To Vote

September 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney
Houston, 77002
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Free

Movie:  Iron Jawed Angels Sponsored by:  Houston Peace & Justice Center and League of Women Voters September 16, 2016 - 7:30-10:00 pm  Discovery Green, 1500

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Meet Author Noah Rattler – Book Party

September 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Home of Judy Hoffhien, 309 Fairbanks
Houston, 77009
Free

Meet Noah Rattler, author of Noah's walk  - September 24, 2016 5:00-9:00 PM A 1,800 Mile Journey Raising the Awareness of Homelessness 312 Fairbanks, Houston,

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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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Film: Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis

October 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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Free

In 1965, the historic Selma March known as Bloody Sunday was a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. John Lewis—now a U.S. Congressman, then a young student—co-led hundreds of peaceful marchers seeking voting rights for African Americans in the South. When they came face to face with a wall of Alabama state troopers, Lewis took a steadfast, nonviolent stand and encouraged his followers to do the same. Seventy-six-year-old Lewis is a respected legislator and elder statesman who continues to practice nonviolence in his determined fight for justice. The film is a riveting portrayal of Lewis’s personal journey of courage, searing disappointments, and hard-won triumphs. Over the decades—including on the House floor this past June—he inspires others to “get in the way.”

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Dowling St. Renaming to Emancipation Ave Public Hearing

October 13, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
City Hall, 901 Bagby
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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We would also like to remind everyone that the Planning Commission’s public hearing on renaming Dowling Street to Emancipation Avenue will take place this Thursday, October 13th beginning at 2:30pm at the City Hall Annex, 900 Bagby. If you’re available and would like to join us in showing support for this important name change, please contact me about carpooling options.

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On the Side of the Road film with former Israeli settler Lia Tarachansky

October 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Emerson UU Church, 1900 Bering Drive
Houston, 77057
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Former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky looks at Israeli’s collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians (700,000+) became refugees. Lia covers attempts by aware Israelis to educate their fellow Israelis. She follows the transformation of Israeli veterans trying to uncover their denial of the war that changed the region forever. Tarachansky then turns the camera on herself and travels back to her settlement where that historical erasure gave birth to a new generation, blind and isolated from its surroundings.

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Restorative Justice 101 Circle Training

October 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet
houston, 77074
$50

Come experience circles led by youth graduates from a restorative justice program. You will be exposed to the roots and practices of restorative justice, including the following types of circles:
Community building
Healing
Reentry
Support
Accountability

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Robert Jensen’s “Plain Radical” Book Salon

October 15, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
2017 W. Main Street
Houston,

University of Texas professor Robert Jensen will discuss his book Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully at the home of Houston house concert promoter Jeff Abrams.

Jensen’s book chronicles his personal, political, and intellectual life with friend and mentor Jim Koplin, who blended the best of rural traditions with a relentless radical critique of concentrated power and illegitimate authority.

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The Realities of the Refugee Life

October 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Syrian American Club, 5729 Winsome Lane
Houston, 77057
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Free

Come out and learn about Syria and Iraq's most vulnerable refugees on October 16, 2016 at an informational program at the Syrian American Club about the work of Collateral Repair Project (CRP.) Amanda Lane, Executive Director of CRP, will speak about life at the head of a grassroots NGO making a difference for struggling refugee families. CRP is a US 501(c)(3) nonprofit grassroots organization in Amman, Jordan that helps urban refugees with food, housing, education and trauma relief. This event will give you a chance to go beyond the headlines and hear the realities of refugee life and how you can help.

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November 2016

Screening of “Best Democracy Money Can Buy” by Greg Palast

November 3, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
AMC Studio 30, 2949 Dunvale Rd
Houston, 77063
$13.50

In this new documentary, Greg Palast entertains as he exposes the billionaire bandits that are working to purge one million voters of color in November and rob them of their constitutional right to vote. I've heard Greg speak at two or three events in different part of the country. He's always right on target and a good storyteller! You don't want to miss his film!!

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