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November 2016

Transition Houston Meeting: It’s All About Water

November 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Haven’s Center, 1827 W Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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Join us as Transition Houston welcomes Ken Kramer, former Director for the Sierra Club's Lone Star Chapter and a specialist in environmental policy and administration. For several years, Ken served as a lobbyist, representing the Sierra Club at the Texas Legislature and Texas state agencies. Ken will provide us with details on Texas water conservation and protection efforts including upcoming legislation and privatization efforts in the state of Texas.

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December 2016

Conflict Transformation and Nonviolent Communication Workshop

December 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011 United States
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Join Ethan Hughes of the Possibility Alliance for a 2 hour workshop on Conflict Transformation and Nonviolent Communication. Ethan has studied NVC for many years and practices it daily at his permaculture homestead. He has organized and been part of restorative circles, and notes that his community wouldn't exist without them.

This class will focus on NVC in group situations like Food Not Bombs. What approach can be taken when someone in like cuts and a fight breaks out? What if someone wants to call the police for a non-emergency? How can we understand peoples motivations and what drives them to anger and aggression?

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January 2017

Kombucha & Ginger Beer

January 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Finca Tres Robles, 257 N. Greenwood
Houston, TX 77011
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Want to learn to make homemade Kombucha and Wild Fermented root drinks like Ginger Beer, Turmeric Beer, and Sunchoke Beer? They are all fermented to be full of probiotics (healthy gut!), nonalcoholic (less than .5 percent), and simple to make. Kombucha is a fermented tea that acts as an adaptogen, which helps the body maintain homeostasis. The wild root drinks bring wild yeasts and bacteria from your environment into your system, which makes for a happy gut. The main ingredients are simple; water, the root or SCOBY, and something sweet.

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2017 Scholar-in-Residence Mr. Tim Wise

January 31, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Houston Downtown, One Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
Free

The Center for Critical Race Studies at the University of Houston—Downtown offers a space of retreat and reflection for all people, no matter your race, ethnicity, ability, gender, sexuality, religion, class, caste, or national origin. We welcome you to a critical and frank consideration of racialized violence in our country as well as manner in which institutions engage in racist actions under the guise of policy change. The Center recognizes that individuals and institutions are neither neutral nor colorblind.

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February 2017

Kimchi and Fermented Vegetables

February 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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. This class will use locally grown produce whenever possible, meaning that the vegetables we ferment in class will change by the season! We have fermented cabbage, beets, carrots, daikon radish, green beans, turnips, mustard greens, and more. These nutritious goods have been flavored with dill, fennel, oranges, garlic, and ginger. Come see what’s in season and make your own combination!

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Transition Houston Meeting: Creating Resilience and Hope in Extraordinary Times

February 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Haven’s Center, 1827 W Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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What is Transition? Creating Resilience and Hope in Extraordinary Times We invite you to our first gathering of 2017 on Tuesday, February 7th. We'll be

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Dialogue: Racism

February 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 25, 2017

Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
Donations encouraged

The Center for the Healing of Racism presents Dialogue: Racism, a two-day 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.

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March 2017

How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We can do about it

March 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bay Area UU Church, 17503 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058 United States

The BAUUC Service and Justice Ministry (SJM) invite all to hear acclaimed author and scholar Chuck Collins discuss, "How wealth inequality is wrecking the world and what we can do about it". The event is scheduled for March 22nd, 7 to 9PM

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April 2017

Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Training

April 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Emerson UU Church, 1900 Bering Drive
Houston, 77057
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$10,

Learn about the history of non violent civil disobedience and learn practical skills for direct actions and non violent civil disobedience. If you're thinking about taking a step beyond standing on the sidewalk with a sign, the presentations and role playing will help you decide if that's right for you, and prepare you to take action.

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May 2017

2nd China Church Forum

May 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scanlan Room | University of St. Thomas | 4000 Mt. Vernon St. Houston, TX 77006, Scanlan Room | University of St. Thomas | 4000 Mt. Vernon St. Houston, TX 77006
Houston, 77006
$2525
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A unique cross-cultural, English-speaking forum for clergy, laity, religious, students, professionals, scholars as well as anyone who loves China!  Joined by Bishop Sheltz and China

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VBB’s Borderlines Volume Three Book Launch

May 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Free

Continuing its tradition of celebrating communities from border regions in North America and South Asia, Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) will launch the third and final installment of its internationally renowned anthology series. Borderlines Volume Three features original photos, essays, poetry and journalistic narratives that find commonalities, and explore issues erupting across areas splintered by borders.

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Houston Zen Retreat

May 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - May 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Houston Zen Center, 1605 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Our great ancestors have described our sitting meditation — zazen —as the pivotal activity of all Buddhas. This practice is also the pivotal activity of all events. It is our own pivotal activity.

This retreat will explore this inconceivably wonderful activity of all Buddhas. Join the retreat to hear the teachings of this wonderful teacher.

Led by Tenshin Reb Anderson Roshi
Senior Dharma Teacher of San Francisco Zen Center and Founder of Houston Zen Center

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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

A Tilted Guide to Being A Defendant: Book Presentation and Community Discussion

June 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011 United States
Free

From Black Lives Matter to Standing Rock to the resistance against the Trump regime, thousands of people across the country have faced arrest and prosecution in recent years for their political actions and activity. They find the legal system confusing, alienating, and isolating, and the government is often successful at using criminal charges to disrupt, destroy, and neutralize radical and revolutionary struggles for liberation.

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Russia Observations Fake News

June 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bay Area UU Church, 17503 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058 United States
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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

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26th Juneteenth Ally Awards

June 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Fondren Hall, 5501 Main Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
$5050

The Center for the Healing of Racism will hold its 23rd annual Juneteenth Ally Awards luncheon on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

The luncheon will be held at noon on Saturday, June  24, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (Fondren Hall), 5501 Main Street, Houston, TX 77004.  Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased through the Center for the Healing of Racism.  Contact: cfhr1@juno.com or (713) 520-8226.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to this event to aid in our work, if you are unable to attend.

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July 2017

Race: Power of an Illusion

July 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Houston Baha’i Center, 2419 Fannin Street
Houston, 77004 United States
Free

The Center for the Healing of Racism presents "Race: The Power of an Illusion," a powerful three-part documentary series that explores the phenomenon we call

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Solidarity with Anti-fascist Prisoners & J20 Defendants

July 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011 United States
Free

Solidarity with Anti-fascist Prisoners & J20 (Inaugural Protest) Defendants Tuesday, July 25th, 7pm Solidarity Houston 6733 Harrisburg Blvd hosted by Houston Anarchist Black Cross https://www.facebook.com/events/1568923629818647/

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August 2017

A Dialogue About Tears We Cannot Stop

August 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
Free. Donations encouraged.

Working as a white ally against racism is hard but not impossible.  One thing that doesn’t help the cause is saying “I don’t see color.”  The failure to see color only benefits white America.  A world without color is a world without racial debt.  Rather, the most radical action a white person can take is to acknowledge privilege, to admit that in the institutional and deep psychological structures of the United States, the underlying assumption is that white lives are worth more than black lives.

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September 2017

INVESTIGATING RUSSIA—2017 Natalie M. Smith PH.D.

September 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bay Area UU Church, 17503 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058 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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