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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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 »