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February 2017

“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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House Concert w/ Rainbow Girls in KPFT backyard

February 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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We'll have a keg of home brew and kombucha, some blankets on the grass and an intimate, bluesy show by the Rainbow Girls - three of my best friends from Bodega Bay, CA, stopping through on their south coast house concert tour. We'll be taking donations and all donations will BENEFIT Houston Stands with Standing Rock. Much thanks to KPFT for hosting us in their awesome backyard! Bring friendly folks, children are welcome :)

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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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April 2017

Roy Zimmerman Concert – Potluck- Fundraiser for Peace Camp Houston

April 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St.
Houston, TX 77006 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. In 14 albums over 20 years, Roy has brought the sting of satire and parody to the struggle for peace and social justice.

He makes fun of right wing politicians, hypocrites, war profiteers, large multinational corporations, religious bigots, and hate-mongers, while entertaining you with stories and music.

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May 2017

13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance

Free

Melissa Cardoza, an afro-indigenous feminist leader from Honduras, is coming to Houston on May 22, together with Honduran singer-songwriter Karla Lara, as part of a tour of the U.S. promoting the new bilingual Spanish-English edition of Melissa's book, 13 colores de la resistencia hondureña / 13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance.

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September 2017

Share Your Peace: Creatives Resist

September 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011 United States
$5 – $10

As part of our continued efforts to create platforms for peace, self-expression, and creativity, we our hosting our first "Share Your Peace" poetry/prose recitation. One of the most important tools for building a culture of peace, is self expression. Therefore, we invite all poets, writers, resisters, lovers, painters, and creatives of every kind to come and share your peace. Tell us how you live peace. Show us how you live justice. Guide us through your art journey and let's build a creative bond together.

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Art and Incarceration: Poetry, Theatre and Music in and about Captivity

September 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St
Houston, 77006
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Pay what you can
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Concert, Ensemble Pi
For this interdisciplinary performance, Ensemble Pi presents music, text, and theater works that focus on the rise of mass incarceration, the racial disparities it reveals, and the emotional toll it takes on inmates and their families. The concert opens with Rzewski’s minimalist masterpiece, Coming Together, composed in the wake of the 1971 prison riots in upstate New York and powerfully expressing the frustration of life behind bars and anger about injustice.

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October 2017

Benefit Concert for the Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston

October 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bohemeo’s Cafe & Coffeeshop, 708 Telephone Rd.
Houston, TX 77023 United States
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$20

Enjoy a concert by the band Traveler & a special guest while sipping coffee/beer/wine and nibbling tasty food at Bohemeo’s, 708 Telephone Rd. The concert benefits the new Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston (IENoH), the Houston chapter of Texas Interfaith Power & Light, a division of the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy.   The IENoH aims to educate and empower the faith community in Houston to advocate and act as stewards of the environment.  A suggested donation of $20 will be accepted at the door. For more information, contact Lisa Brenskelle

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November 2017

Houston Via Colori® Street Painting Festival

November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - November 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Hermann Square at City Hall, 900 Smith St
Houston, TX 77002 United States
$10

The 12th annual Houston Via Colori® Street Painting Festival is one of the city’s signature art and music festivals. More than 200 local and international artists converge on the streets of downtown Houston to create live street paintings right before your eyes. Attendees can enjoy live music performed by local bands and entertainers on three stages, family-friendly activities, and delicious local food and beverages. A private VIP Lounge features exclusive themed mini-events throughout the weekend.

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February 2018

On Belonging: A Multidisciplinary Performance by Sehba Sarwar

February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cy Twombly Gallery, 1501 Branard St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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On Belonging is a performance by writer/artist Sehba Sarwar, whose work contends with issues of displacement and identity. Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Sarwar grounds her work in her home city even as she moves between Houston, Los Angeles, and Karachi. Sarwar will perform new writings and launch a site-specific installation containing community responses to the question of belonging. The performance/installation will be held by the oak tree near the Cy Twombly Gallery on the Menil Collection campus. Sehba's performance tackles critical issues at a time when walls are being raised and border crossings are being restricted.

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March 2018

2018 UU Music, Peace & Justice Festival

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of Houston, 1504 Wirt Road
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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Free

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.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon and evening with peace and justice activists. HPJC member organizations are invited to share information and literature, while everyone gets to have a day of music and food and fun. To reserve space for a table/booth, contact Mark Holt at uumusicfest@gmail.com

Free Admission.

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Backspace Rocks the A,B,Cs fundraiser for Moms Demand Action

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N Main St
Houston, 77009
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$26

Backspace is a rock-n-roll covered band started in 2007, a group of like-minded (and like-hearted) business professionals who want to benefit the Houston community through their music. Their annual show is a themed “one-time-only” performance for charity. The theme for the 2018 show is “Backspace Rocks the A, B, C’s” wherein Backspace will play a 26-song set by 26 bands representing every letter of the alphabet. The concert will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018, at White Oak Music Hall. Come support Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and other Houston charities that are serving our youngest in need, at a time when we need it the most.

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Rise Up and Sing – Concert with Annie Patterson and Peter Blood

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Annie Patterson & Peter Blood, the creators of the songbooks Rise Up Singing and Rise Again, are coming to Houston!

They will be teaching and leading songs from their new songbook Rise Again in a singalong concert open to all. This is a great opportunity to meet the couple who "wrote the book" (the best-selling group singing collection Rise Up Singing) as well as building community and celebrating the work being done to build resilience and resistance in these challenging times.

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HPJC Benefit w David Rovics, Deconstruction Crew, & Rob Mungle

March 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on November 13, 2018 at 8:00pm

Dan Electros Guitar Bar, 1031 E 24th St
Houston, 77009
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Pay What You Want

Benefit concert for Houston Peace and Justice Center featuring radical singer songwriter David Rovics, radical rockers Torry Mercer and Deconstruction Crew, along with the cutting edge political stand-up of comedian Rob Mungle. This is an early show at the historical Dan Electro's Guitar Bar. Doors at 8pm, music at 8:30.

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April 2018

Houston in Concert Against Hate: Many Voices, One City

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street
Houston, 77002
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Houston in Concert Against Hate: Many Voices, One City presents the world-renowned
Houston Symphony Orchestra and moving stories of ADL’s work to combat hate and promote
respect. This year, we celebrate the global diversity of the City of Houston, acknowledge
the struggles of its multicultural communities, and call on all of our supporters to join their
voices in the fight against hate.

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RACE CARDS: SELINA THOMPSON

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - April 15 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Selina Thompson is a UK based artist, performer, and writer. Her practice is primarily intimate, political, and participatory, with a strong strand of public engagement that then leads to joyous, highly visual work that seeks to connect to those often marginalized by the arts.

The Race Cards installation is a room containing 1,000 questions about race, written by Selina Thompson. In this constantly evolving installation and archive, Thompson invites participants to supply their own answers to the many facets of race and racism in modern society by answering one of the questions. Up to four people may access the installation at once, and are invited to spend some time experiencing it at their own pace.

On April 14 at 3pm, Selina Thompson will ask all 1,000 questions in a durational performance in MATCH Box 1. Audience members may come and go throughout the performance, arriving anytime between 3pm and 7pm. While at the MATCH, audiences are encouraged to interact with the Race Cards gallery installation.

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August 2018

Benefit Concert for Peace Camp featuring the band Traveler

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bohemeo’s Cafe & Coffeeshop, 708 Telephone Rd.
Houston, TX 77023 United States
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We hope you can join us for this benefit for Houston Peace Camp, a day camp for kids that fosters an understanding of peace, justice, and environmental awareness.

All proceeds go toward helping this very special program.

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Free Comedy Theater + Disaster Auction = The Perfect Night Out

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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Free

This fun, FREE event is part theater, part auction – and all help for hurricane victims. You’ll laugh, you’ll feel hope, you’ll experience the world class comedy of Ted & Co TheaterWorks…

Come prepared to laugh out loud, to bid on auction items (part of the performance), and to lend your support to a cause close to all our hearts: All funds raised will benefit the work of Mennonite Disaster Service restoring homes and hope for those affected by natural disaster. MDS is currently working in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, helping those affected by the 2017 hurricanes.

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Stories of Survival / Historias de Supervivencia – Houston

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NuWaters Co-op, 2320 Elgin St
Houston, TX 77004
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Free

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.

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September 2018

Jazz Concert Fundraiser Benefiting the Foreign Policy Alliance

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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$10.

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.

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