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.Find out more »
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:
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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!!Find out more »
It is our sincere pleasure to invite you to this year's Southern Regional Conference. Join us, Saturday, November 19, 2016 – Sunday, November 20, 2016 for a weekend full of human rights learning, networking and growth in the great city of Houston, TX. The conference will bring together hundreds of Amnesty members and other human rights activists from around the region.Find out more »
Prayers, Program and Reception honoring the Churchwomen murdered in El Salvador. Gather at 6:45pm on Dec. 2 at Dominican Sisters of Houston, 6501 Almeda Rd., Houston. Call 713-440-3714 for more info.Find out more »
Rice University's Boniuk Institute joins Congregation Shma Koleinu and Temple Sinai to present Anat Hoffman, founder of Women of the Wall and director of the Israel Religious Action Center.Find out more »
Start at 5pm at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Huntsville, Texas for orientation. Proceed to Huntsville Prison where executions take place for Prayer Vigil at 6pm.Find out more »
Santa At The Jail is a project to provide children visiting their parents at the jail a toy as they leave. Imagine having to leave your parent behind bars on Christmas Eve. Please donate and/or join us on Christmas Eve at the jail, to help us bring a little comfort to these kids as they have to leave their parents behind.Find out more »
WELCOME TO BLACK HERITAGE SOCIETY'S 39th ANNUAL MLK, JR. PARADE
We inspire, teach, and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the weekend of the federal holiday occurring on the third Monday of each January with commemorative parade and celebratory festive community activities throughout the weekend.
The January 20 Coalition is organizing a march and rally to protest the inauguration of Trump on Friday January 20, 1-4 pm. We will assemble on the sidewalk at 900 Smith St., next to Hermann Square, at 1 pm. Beginning at 1:30 pm, we will march on the sidewalks down Smith St. to the Leland Federal Building at 1919 Smith St. Our rally there will include speakers, chants, spoken word artists, and the dramatic smashing of a new Trump piñata.Find out more »
As we march on Austin, we are marching in a symbolic joining of hands with all of the sister marches around this country and the world. We march peacefully to send a message loud and clear – a message that is shared by our allies across the globe. Our mission and vision is the same as that of our principal Women’s March on Washington. The following are the national organization’s Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles.
On January 21, 2017 we will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.Find out more »
The Center for Critical Race Studies at the University of Houston—Downtown offers a space of retreat and reflection for all people, no matter your race, ethnicity, ability, gender, sexuality, religion, class, caste, or national origin. We welcome you to a critical and frank consideration of racialized violence in our country as well as manner in which institutions engage in racist actions under the guise of policy change. The Center recognizes that individuals and institutions are neither neutral nor colorblind.Find out more »
UPDATE: Univision is reporting that Pena Nieto has cancelled his meeting with Trump. But the January 31 protest is still on!
On Tuesday, January 31, Mexican President Pena Nieto will meet with U.S. President Trump. These are two of the worst men on the continent, and they have shown they do not care for Mexican people on either side of the border. The Pena Nieto regime is extremely corrupt, engages in violent repression, and has opened up Mexico's oil resources to exploitation by U.S. capitalists. The new Trump administration is also extremely corrupt, is planning mass deportations of undocumented immigrants, and has taken the first steps toward violent repression on the border and in U.S. cities.Find out more »
Join us on Friday, February 3rd, at 4PM as we make sure our voices are heard in the fight against Islamophobia, xenophobia and all other bigotry that has recently been not only emboldened but acted upon.Find out more »
The pledge of allegiance states that we as a country are "one nation, indivisible" yet our elected president Donald Trump has continuously introduced policies that are dividing us as a nation. We must let him know that we as the MAJORITY do not agree with his hateful rhetoric. His idea of America is not our idea of America.Find out more »
It is time for the city government of Houston to see how diverse we are. The grand claim was made that we are a "welcoming city," but the treatment of the local homeless community, gentrification, lack clarity on where our elected leaders stand on Trump's policies and of course the issue of anti Blackness need to be addressed.
We are not one big happy family until justice is extended to all!
WE WILL MARCH UP FANIN FROM HERMANN PARK TO NRG PARK. RAIN OR SHINE.