Camp Congress for Girls Houston Fall 2018

Courtyard by Marriott Houston Medical Center 7702 South Main Street, Houston

Camp Congress for Girls Houston Fall 2018 is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 9 to 15 to politics. Camp begins with a lesson on the structure of our political system. Each girl will choose to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives, the US Senate or for the presidency. She will create her own campaign with a platform, campaign slogan, campaign finance plan, campaign marketing materials and a political ad for YouTube. All campers will register to vote and then vote in an election. Once elected to Congress and sworn in, the newly installed members of Congress will learn how to introduce a bill, debate the merits of the bill, lobby fellow legislators, collaborate with the Executive branch and finally vote on the proposed bill. Camp will culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President. Girl Scouts participating in Camp Congress for Girls Houston will earn a Citizen Legacy Badge for participation. All participants will receive Certificate of Completion.

$140 – $160

Harvest Gathering/Creation Fall Festival

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church 2353 Rice Blvd., Houston

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to the 2018 Harvest Gathering/Creation Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27. This free event has fun & educational environmental activities for all ages. Adults can attend lectures by experts addressing the latest science on major environmental issues & what action you can take. Kids can enjoy planting in our pollinator garden, games, fun educational activities, and decorating a pumpkin to take home. Exhibits by local environmental nonprofits will offer more opportunities to learn and engage. 

Free

Roy Zimmerman Concert: Potluck Fundraiser for Peace Camp Houston

Unitarian Fellowship of Houston 1504 Wirt Road, Houston, TX, United States

What can one person do about climate change, torture, racism, xenophobia, gun violence, fracking, Congressional ineptitude, ignorance, war and greed?  Write funny songs, says Roy Zimmerman , master satirist, songwriter, and performer.

HPJC is bringing Roy Zimmerman back to Houston in a benefit to raise funds for Peace Camp Houston. Optional potluck begins at 6pm and the music starts at 7pm.

$15 – $20

Fourth Annual “Dialogue on the Plantations”

Center for the Healing of Racism 3412 Crawford Street, Houston, TX, United States

The Center for the Healing of Racism presents it’s Fourth Annual “Dialogue on the Plantations”, a tour of three historic plantations in Louisiana, the weekend of March 30-31, 2019.  Learn about the role of slavery in the southern plantation economy.  Tour includes visits to St. Joseph Plantation (sugar cane), Laura Plantation (a Creole plantation) and the Whitney Plantation Museum, which pays homage to all slaves throughout the southern United States.  

$299,

Peace Camp 2019 – Week One

Houston Mennonite Church 1231 Wirt Rd., Houston, TX, United States

Peace Camp is an alternative day camp, from 9am - 3pm, for children ages 5-18.  The focus will be on developing inner peace and building problem solving skills.  Yoga, gardening, special guests, using puppets co-operative games, and cooking are some of the activities planned.  Youth who are 13 and older will have a curriculum that deals with gun control, racism, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and other more mature topics.

Peace Camp 2019 – Week Two

Mission Milby Community Center 2220 Broadway St., Houston, TX, United States

Peace Camp is an alternative day camp, from 9am - 3pm, for children ages 5-18.  The focus will be on developing inner peace and building problem solving skills.  Yoga, gardening, special guests, using puppets co-operative games, and cooking are some of the activities planned.  Youth who are 13 and older will have a curriculum that deals with gun control, racism, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and other more mature topics.

Peace Camp 2019 – Week Three

Cameron Retreat Center 2402 Holcombe, Houston, TX, United States

Peace Camp is an alternative day camp, from 9am - 3pm, for children ages 5-18.  The focus will be on developing inner peace and building problem solving skills.  Yoga, gardening, special guests, using puppets co-operative games, and cooking are some of the activities planned.  Youth who are 13 and older will have a curriculum that deals with gun control, racism, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and other more mature topics.

Peace Camp 2019 – Week Four

First Unitarian Universalist Church 5200 Fannin St., Houston, TX, United States

Peace Camp is an alternative day camp, from 9am - 3pm, for children ages 5-18.  The focus will be on developing inner peace and building problem solving skills.  Yoga, gardening, special guests, using puppets co-operative games, and cooking are some of the activities planned.  Youth who are 13 and older will have a curriculum that deals with gun control, racism, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and other more mature topics.

Foreign Policy Alliance Social

Shanghai River Restaurant 2407 Westheimer Rd., Houston

Come join us to discuss concerns and grievances about the endless wars, the bloated pentagon budget and military industrial complex.  We will discuss recent article from Foreign Policy magazine: 'Moscow and Beijing Have Tehran's Back.' Also we welcome newcomers to join and share what's on your mind with regard to foreign policy issues. 

Peace & Wellness Retreat

The Council on Recovery 303 Jackson Hill St #1,, Houston

Holistic wellness retreat focuses on Nutrition, yoga, mindfulness and sustainability. Lecture presentations, break-out sessions, cooking demo, and plant based lunch are included in this full day retreat.

$20

Embodying Nonviolent Communication – David Weinstock

Dominican Sisters of Houston 6501 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX, United States

Practice embodying nonviolence through movement and play. Whole mind/body/linguistic practice, engaged over time, is where we come face to face with the history we’ve embodied, our deeper selves, our most profound gifts, and the motivation to connect more compassionately in the world.

• Develop your empathic listening faculties
• Cultivate a centered presence in stressful times
• Make decisions and take actions that align with your values
• Nurture intimate connections and cultivate community

$390

Peace Camp

Mission Milby Community Center 2220 Broadway St., Houston, TX, United States

Peace Camp provides the Houston metropolitan area with an alternative day camp experience which fosters an understanding of peace, justice, and environmental awareness appropriate to the age of the child.   Only one Peace Camp Session is offered summer 2021.  Attendance is limited to 20 and pre registration is required.  Registration deadline is Friday, July 9. …

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Bilingual Peace Club for kids ages 8-12

Trini Mendenhall Community Center 1414 Wirt rd 1414 Wirt rd, Houston

A 2 hour bilingual Peace Club for kids 8-12 years Children 8-12 learn about peace and non-violence through education, games, crafts  and conversations. Social Distancing and Masks Required.  

Bilingual Peace Club for kids ages 8-12

Trini Mendenhall Community Center 1414 Wirt rd 1414 Wirt rd, Houston

HPJC and Alianza Latina International along with Univision is sponsoring a monthly 2 hour bilingual Peace Club beginning this October 30th.

6th Annual School Mental Health Conference

IA, Italy

The Annual CSBH School Mental Health Conference will be held on August 20, 2022 at the Region 4 Education Center. This is a full-day professional development opportunity with some of the most innovative approaches around education and mental health for participants. The 2022 theme is Beyond a Theory: Healing and Transformation in the Education System. …

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$75

World AIDS Day Observance

Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston

Show support and stand in solidarity with the millions of people living with and impacted by HIV. Attendees are invited to bring a small memento, photo, or item (please no food or drinks) to place on a community altar in remembrance of those who have passed on, and items in celebration of those living with HIV and hope for the …

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Free

“Images & Words: Media’s Influence on the Struggle for Civil Rights” Annual MLK Birthday Observance

Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston

In partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) and The Gordon Parks Foundation, the 2023 Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Observance explores the role of the media in civil rights movements past and present. Inspired by the MFAH’s current exhibition Gordon Parks: Stokely Carmichael and Black Power, panelists share their work …

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$5 – $20

MLK Parade Houston-2023

Midtown Houston 1200 Holman Street San Jacinto Streeet & Elgin Street San Jacinto Streeet & Elgin Street, Houston, TX, United States

The MLK Grande Parade-2023 will be held in Midtown Houston on January 16, 2023 originating on San Jacinto Street & Elgin Street beginning @10A (CST). Watch live on the CW 39-Houston from 9:30A-12P (CST). For more information log on to www.mlkgrandeparade.org

Free to the public

Annual MLK PARADE hOUSTON-2023

IA, Italy

The MLK Grande Parade-2023 will be held in Midtown Houston on January 16, 2023 originating on San Jacinto Street & Elgin Street beginning @ 10A (CST). The parade will be televised by Houston's CW 39 from 9:30A-12P(CST). For more information visit us @ www.mlkgrandeparade.org

Free

Preventing Youth Hate Crimes and Identity-Based Bullying Prevention Virtual Symposium

Virtual

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will host its Preventing Youth Hate Crimes and Identity-Based Bullying Prevention Virtual Symposium on October 17-18, 2023 from 12:00 to 5:15 PM ET. This two-day virtual symposium coincides with Bullying Prevention Month and will focus on how to prevent extremist hate groups from radicalizing youth and …

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Free