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February 2017

Love Thy Neighbor Rally in Clear Lake!

February 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bay Area UU Church, 17503 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058 United States

Residents from across the southern suburbs of Houston will be publicly showing our support for our Muslim neighbors and for refugees and immigrants from predominately Muslim countries. Recent efforts to restrict immigration, turn away refugees, and incidents of anti-Muslim violence and harassment make this an important time for us all to come together and let our voices of respect and compassion be heard.

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We the People Connect the Dots – Citizens to Rally and March Against Tyranny

February 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
City TX United States
Free

Citizens to Rally and March Against Tyranny in Downtown Houston

Houston, TX – (February 13, 2017) – Most years, this weekend would be dedicated to the power of the President. This year on Sunday, February 19, “We the People Connect the Dots” march against tyranny and ongoing attacks on social justice and civil rights.

Instead of honoring our current President on this holiday, we honor the American people and the values that hundreds of thousands of us are fighting for. We are democracy. We are patriots. We are America.” states the membership of Indivisible Houston.

The March will begin at 3:00 PM with speakers from diverse advocacy groups united by those interconnected issues and articulating true American values.

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March 2017

PEACEMAKER: From Guns to Garden Tools

March 10, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston, United States

Join RAWtools, The Peace Pastor Marty Troyer, Texas Gun Sense and others on Friday, March 10th at 6:45pm as we turn guns into garden tools and learn of a 3rd way of addressing gun violence.

RAWtools, Inc. gets its scriptural motivation from Isaiah 2:4 and Micah 4:3. We want to be comprehensive in our efforts to move our communities away from gun violence and violence as a whole. Its not enough to just make a lot of tools from guns. We need to help teach each other new ways to solve our problems through relationship, dialogue, and alternative means of justice, i.e. Restorative Justice practices and victim-offender dialogue.

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Nonviolence and Just Peace

March 11, 2017
Houston, United States
$40,

This is the 2017 Pax Christi Texas State Conference. Our guest speaker this year will be Marie Dennis, Co-Director of Pax Christi International. She will describe her experience at the 2016 Vatican Conference on nonviolence. Marie will be speaking about a new global initiative reaffirming the centrality of active nonviolence to the vision and message of Jesus to the life of the Catholic Church, and to the long-term vocation of healing and reconciling both people and the planet.

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Living Peace in a Time of Uncertainty

March 12, 2017 @ 9:20 am - 10:20 am
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States

You are invited to join with Bren Hardt, sharer of Compassionate Communication (NVC), coming from Brenham, TX, to explore together how we can maintain a balance between activism and our own nurturance plus how we can show love to our fellow activists/ friends/ colleagues by strengthening our willingness and skills at deeply listening to one another

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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

Good Friday Walk for Justice

April 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
City Hall, 901 Bagby
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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The annual Good Friday "Walk for Justice", sponsored by Pax Christi,  will take place on Friday, April 14.  Gather at 12 noon at the reflecting

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Winning The Peace

April 27, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 7:00am on day 27 of the month, repeating until May 21, 2017

At a Houston High School Houston, TX United States
Cost of purchasing palm cards

NNOMY is working with War Resisters League to distribute palm cards at high schools that will direct youth to online resources that they can access on their mobile devices. This information and additional links will assist them in answering the questions they will have about the realities of military enlistment that they will not hear from military recruiters, and direct them to non-military alternatives to achieve their future educational and career goals.

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May 2017

Peace Camp Houston Fundraiser

May 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
East End Street Market, 2800 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77003
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Peace Camp Houston is partnering with the East End Market to raise funds to provide more children the opportunity to attend Peace Camp this summer.

Bring the whole family to enjoy arts and crafts activities, story time, cooperative games, face painting and more to raise funds for Peace Camp Houston Kids! Plus, the regular Sunday East End Market which offers local food, art and farmers market!

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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

Peace Camp Houston

June 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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It’s time to register for the Peace Camp Houston sessions for Summer 2017.

“One Earth, One People” is the theme. Crafts, yoga, cooperative games, special guests, cooking, and MUSIC, are among the fun and age-appropriate activities that will help children and teens with skills and understanding for building a more peaceful world.

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Yoga for Meditation

June 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Houston Zen Center, 1605 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Certified Yoga teacher and Zen meditator Kosen Brian Burrell teaches a series of classes exploring the close relationship between yoga postures and sitting meditation.

This class will:

- Heal, challenge, and energize the body and mind
- Promote awareness through breathwork, stretching, standing poses and relaxation
- Support sitting & walking meditation practice

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5th Annual VegFest Houston Vegan Community Expo

June 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road
Houston, TX 77477 United States
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Free Admission. Perk Passes Available for special perks

Vegan Society of P.E.A.C.E. presents the 5th Annual VegFest Houston on Saturday, June 17, 2017! Join us at the Stafford Centre Convention Hall from 10AM-4PM. Come learn about creating an ethical, compassionate and sustainable world for all! Peace begins on our plates!

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July 2017

John Pilger’s The coming war on China

July 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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IT’S no secret that Beijing has been building up its military might in the South China Sea.

But there’s another superpower making an even bigger play to stay top dog and many of us wouldn’t event realize. The United States has surrounded China with 400 military bases in an almost perfect “noose”.

In a new documentary set to air on Sunday night, The Coming war on China, award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger challenges the notion of the world’s newest, biggest trading nation as an enemy.  He also reveals the build-up to war taking place right on Beijing’s doorstep.

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Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Basic Workshop

July 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - July 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
TBD Houston, TX United States
$75

AVP is dedicated to reducing violence: on the streets, at work, in schools, in homes, and in relationships everywhere
AVP provides tools for creative, nonviolent resolution to conflicts used by peace workers such as Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesus of Nazareth, and many others
The Basic AVP Workshop is fun and empowers personal growth—an interactive, intensive,

2½-day experience that hones interpersonal conflict-resolution skills. Experiential exercises, small groups, and one-to-one interactions build community and trust around the themes of:

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August 2017

On The Beach (1959 Movie)

August 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

On the Beach is a 1959 American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama film from United Artists, produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, that stars Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins. This black-and-white film is based on Nevil Shute's 1957 novel of the same name depicting the aftermath of a nuclear war. Unlike the novel, no blame is placed on whoever started the war; it is hinted in the film that the threat of annihilation may have arisen from an accident or misjudgment.

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September 2017

Investigating Russia 2017 Natalie M. Smith PH.D

September 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
Free

Natalie M Smith visited Crimea, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, as a delegate of the Center for Citizen Initiatives in May 2017. She has a Ph.D. in Russian literature and linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin and has traveled in the Russian Federation since 1995. CCI, the largest citizen diplomacy organization between the two nations, determined this year to carry out a first-ever “information-gathering” delegation of American citizen investigators who would travel to major Russian cities to learn what is happening in Russia – since many allegations are made in US mainstream media and few know whether it is truth or misinformation.

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ACR Houston Lifetime Achievement Gala

September 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, 77027 United States

A Salute to Leaders in the Field of Conflict Resolution

The Association for Conflict Resolution Houston (ACRH) Chapter, a 501c3 since 2001, is holding its inaugural benefit to raise funds for the professional commitment of local mediators to initiate Peer Mediation programs within schools in the Harris County and contiguous counties.

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January 2018

Alternatives to Violence Project Basic Workshop January 12 – 14, 2018

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - January 14 @ 4:00 pm
TBD Houston, TX United States + Google Map
$75

The Basic AVP Workshop is fun and empowers personal growth—an interactive, intensive,

2½-day experience that hones interpersonal conflict-resolution skills. Experiential exercises, small groups, and one-to-one interactions build community and trust around the themes of:

Affirmation & Self Esteem

Communication & Cooperation

Creative Conflict Resolution

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