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October 2016

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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Sauerkraut and Fermented Vegetables

October 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Finca Tres Robles, 257 N. Greenwood
Houston, TX 77011
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$40

Come learn the ancient art of fermentation! It’s a way to preserve food, harvest probiotics, spread food cultures, and get creative with your food. In this introductory class, we will cover the basics of the fermentation process, taste homemade ferments, and you will make and take home a mason jar of your first vegetable ferment! Your gut is already thanking you. The class is based on the teachings of Sandor Katz’ book Wild Fermentation, an essential reference for budding home fermenters.

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Power Matters: Unlocking Resources for Everyone!

October 28, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 30, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
Dominican Sisters of Houston, 6501 Almeda Rd
Houston, 77021
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$330

Please join us for 3 days of "Power Matters: Unlocking Resources for Everyone!" We intend to create a learning community for the weekend in which the direction of our work together is determined by the needs and requests of those who are present. We'd love for you to join us. (We will be using the world-acclaimed principles and skill sets of Nonviolent Communication. You do NOT need to already know and practice these skills to attend.)

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Lighten Your Footprint Workshop

October 29, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Finca Tres Robles, 257 N. Greenwood
Houston, TX 77011
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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? Through storytelling of active projects in the Houston area, we will discuss and work together on ideas for projects, large or small that you may have envisioned.

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November 2016

Quaker Barter Fair and Pop Up Peace Festival

November 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
Free

An opportunity to trade objects and services without using common currency and to support “Buy Nothing Day,” and an opportunity to share in the Quaker

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January 2017

Peace Club Beloved Community Jan 8th

January 8, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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Happy New Year! The 8th and 22nd of January will be the next sessions for Peace Club. The group will be making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for food not bombs and learning to knit and crochet hats for needy folks. Participating in the MLK Parade will be discussed, and possible activities for the next 6 months will be planned. Ages 5 and older are invited, so bring friends. Supporting each other will help us become more compassionate peacemakers. 2017 will be a challenge, so let’s work with our youth to create the Beloved Community.

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February 2017

Alternatives to Violence Project Basic Workshop

February 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - February 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Mankind Project Houston meeting space, 3518 Dowling Street
Houston, 77004
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$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

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“The Joy” a play about Mary Dyer

February 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
Pay-What-You-Can, plus bring toiletries for packets for Health Care for the Homeless.

Renowned actor-playwright, Jeanmarie (Simpson) Bishop performs her Houston debut of "The Joy", a play about pre-First Amendment martyr, Mary Dyer. - The performance is Pay-What-You-Can,

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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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