Join us in Houston for the first stop of Stories of Survival Tour. From the the Gulf South to Puerto Rico Stories of Survival will bring community together to learn, deepen connections, and share stories about community-centered solutions and strategies for survival in the face of climate change. Coinciding with observances of the devastating disasters during hurricane season that continually impact our home places, the tour will include FREE solar-powered “Cine Solar” film screenings, community dinners, storytelling, collective visioning, and other unique artistic and cultural offerings.
The Foreign Policy Alliance is hosting its first fundraiser, a Jazz Concert, Sunday evening, September 2, featuring noted Houston jazz pianist Bob Henschen's quartet, featuring saxophonist Warren Sneed, and the popular and wildly eclectic group, the Free Radicals. Proceeds go to support the work of the Foreign Policy Alliance, which is bringing together left and right in support of a non-interventionist U.S. foreign Policy.
What are the origins of racism? Can a person stop being racist? How can we make talking about race easier? These are just a few of the topics to be discussed during “Talk with Us,” an event hosted by the African American Culture Club of Energy Institute High School on Wednesday, February 20th from 6:00 to 8:00PM, 3501 Southmore Blvd. (Ted Talk room), Houston, TX 77004. The event will feature a discussion led by Ms. Cherry Steinwender, co-founder and executive director of the Houston-based Center for the Healing of Racism. Ms. Steinwender’s talk will be followed by a Q & A and an Open Mic session. This free event is open to the general public.
Outdoor Music, Peace and Justice Festival in a beautiful, shaded setting at the Unitarian Fellowship of Houston, with indoor space in case of bad weather. Music! Food! Information Tables! Networking! Fun!
Bring lawn chairs and picnic lunch, or food cooked by Food Not Bombs will be available on site for a donation.
Core Dance, a professional dance organization, invites Houstonians of all ages and abilities to come together to dance for peace on Sunday, June 2 from 10am to noon in Hermann Park. Now in its 39thyear, Planetary Danceis a simple dance that everyone can do co-created by Anna Halprin. Known as the pioneer of the postmodern dance movement, Halprin describes Planetary Danceas “a dance for promoting peace among people and peace with the Earth.” Local dancers and drummers will invite those participating to walk, run, or stand in three concentric circles creating a moving mandala. Halprin’s intent is that the group will form a collective body whose every step will become a prayer for healing Earth.
The annual Jazz for Peace performance at Houston Mennonite Church is back for 2019!
Featuring Free Radicals + The Bob Henschen Quartet
Potluck, silent auction, and performance to help Free Radicals pay fair wages to the many guest artists on their upcoming 8th album. The silent auction will include dozens of peace posters from the personal collection of longtime Houston peace and justice activist Lee Loe.
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. Finger-foods and social begins at 6pm and the music starts at 7pm.
Join the Rothko Chapel for a livestream meditation in the Hindu tradition, led by Dr. Hansa Medley and representatives of International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) of Houston. In this traditional Vedic or Hindu meditation we will vibrate sacred sound in the form of mantras accompanied by musical instruments. Register to receive the livestream link.
The Rothko Chapel continues its 50th Anniversary celebrations with a livestream jazz performance inspired by the work of Mark Rothko. In honor of Rothko’s Latvian heritage, Latvian jazz ensemble the Māris Briežkalns Quintet commissioned ten Latvian composers to each create an original jazz composition, arranged and performed by the Quintet. Each composition is created to …
For the second barter fair in a row, we will also welcome blues guitarist Jim Presley to the Barter Fair sound stage. Jim will play Old School Acoustic Blues plus original creations in this tradition and others, as well as Native American songs interspersed with delightful stories. Learn more about Jim and his music here Concert will …
Join the Rothko Chapel for a livestream meditation in celebration of Pride month in the Unitarian Universalist tradition led by Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen and Mark Vogel of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston. This family-friendly offering will include songs of social justice, readings and interactive meditations. Register to receive the livestream link.
Pulitzer Prize winner Nikole Hannah-Jones will discuss her book, New York Times number one bestseller The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story, at The Progressive Forum Wednesday, August 24, at 7:30 p.m. CT. In 2021, Governor Abbott and Texas legislators explicitly banned The 1619 Project from being taught in K-12 public schools. The ACLU of …
New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley will discuss his upcoming book, Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the Great Environmental Awakening, at The Progressive Forum Thursday, November 10, at 7:30 p.m. CT.
On Jan 15, POST is celebrating the Lunar New Year which welcomes the Year of the Rabbit (Year of the Cat in the Vietnamese Zodiac). The celebration, which brings back Lunar New Year festivities to downtown, is hosted by the Ho Family of the House of Ho on HBO Max and powered by the sustainable electricity provider Rhythm …
Loop38 explores human creativity, perseverance, and all that binds us all together. Works by George Lewis and Chen Yi look inward, considering humanity's inherent creativity and life force, while Carolyn Chen's work looks outward, contemplating our relationship with the environment. Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton joins the musicians of Loop38 to present the world premiere of a work …
Please join the Center for the Healing Racism on Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM (CDT) to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. The event will take place at 3412 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77004. If you are a spoken word artist, poet, singer or other performing artist, …