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February 2018

Dialogue: Racism – Winter 2018

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - April 4 @ 9:00 pm
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Every Wednesday evening through April 4, 2018
Houston Baha’i Center, 2419 Fannin Street
Houston, 77004 United States
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Free. Donations encouraged. RSVP required.

The Center for the Healing of Racism presents Dialogue: Racism, an intensive workshop that educates participants about racism and facilitates the process by which individuals can begin to counter the affects of racism on their lives and become empowered to interrupt the cycle of racist attitudes. The workshop provides a safe, respectful, and loving atmosphere for individuals to learn new information, share experiences, dispel fears and guilt, and get to know each other.
Dialogue: Racism will be offered on Eight (8) consecutive Wednesday evenings, Feb. 14 through April 4, 2018, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Houston Baha'i Center, 2419 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77002.  The series is free and open to the public (first 50 to RSVP). Donations are encouraged.  Registration required by emailing cfhr1@juno.com or calling (713) 520-8226. Free parking is available at the Houston Baha’i Center.

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“America Beyond The Color Line”

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations encouraged. RSVP required.

In commemoration of Black History Month, The Center for the Healing of Racism will screen “America Beyond The Color Line (Episode 1)”  on February 19, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  The series, written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., examines the legacy of the Civil Rights movement since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  In Episode 1: “South: The Black Belt,” Gates assesses changes in the racial climate of the southern United States.  Among others, Gates interviews Morgan Freeman and Maya Angelou.  The screening will be following by a discussion.

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Stewardship of Water

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2018 is Stewardship.

At the February web meeting, we welcome Bruce Bodson, President/Executive Director of Lower Brazos Riverwatch, who will address Stewardship of Water.  Water is a uniquely versatile medium, functioning as a vital resource, a habitat, a recreation venue, and a waste conveyance.  As we have often seen in Houston, it is also a destructive force of nature.  Stewardship of water entails balancing these functions and our management of the hazard in a manner that allows for protection of the resource, for all the human benefits to be obtained, and still leave a reasonably unimpaired habitat for other species.  Here in Houston, the Bayou City, we are blessed with an abundance of waters, but we struggle with maintaining the balance of uses that allows us to enjoy this abundance without causing irreparable harm to the resource.  This presentation will examine the resources we have, and consider the effects of the ever growing demand placed on them.  It will also look at some examples of local programs that strive to bring balance to our consumption and regulation of the resource.  After Bruce’s talk, there will be time for Q&A.  Please register for this talk, and you will receive an invitation to the web meeting.  Contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com with any questions.

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March 2018

Pax Christi Texas 2018 State Conference

March 24 @ 8:45 am - 3:45 pm
$40 - $50

"When people in a democracy are not educated in the art of living --- to strengthen their conscience, compassion, and ability to question and think critically --- they can be easily manipulated by fear and propaganda.  A democracy is only as wise as its citizens, and a democracy of ignorant citizens can be as dangerous as a dictatorship."

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