ON THE FRINGE Book Club
On the Fringe was created as a response to the current political climate.
On the Fringe is a social gathering that happens every other month focused on discussing books and related content pertaining to social justice, humanitarian crises, and other issues that remain “on the fringe” of the concerns of mainstream society.
Our fourth meeting will focus on the topic of Immigration.
We will be discussing The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla.
Please bring an appetizer or beverage to share! Also, feel free to share this information with those you think would have an interest in the topic.
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**In collaboration with the Houston Peace and Justice Center (HPJC)Find out more »
On the Beach is a 1959 American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama film from United Artists, produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, that stars Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins. This black-and-white film is based on Nevil Shute's 1957 novel of the same name depicting the aftermath of a nuclear war. Unlike the novel, no blame is placed on whoever started the war; it is hinted in the film that the threat of annihilation may have arisen from an accident or misjudgment.Find out more »
The Don Greene Nature Park is a one acre new Harris County neighborhood pocket park left to the county and dedicated in honor of Don Greene's memory.
Every third Saturday mark your calendars and join us for a work day that will include planting trees and starting a pocket prairie. We start at 9am and coffee will be provided. Bring a light breakfast snack to share. Bring a wheelbarrow, if you have one, garden gloves and shovel!Find out more »
Our society revolves around consumption. Personal consumption of durable goods add up to 8% of GDP, and non-durable goods add up to 15%, totaling about $4 trillion dollars annually in the USA! The more we buy, the more we throw away, often during the first year! And... most people no longer know how to repair things.Find out more »
Announcing the 2017 Houston Anarchist Bookfair! On Sunday September 24, 2017, Houston Anarchist Black Cross will host a one-day convergence to network, grow, and celebrate anarchist and anti-authoritarian projects in Texas and the surrounding region. Join us for books, workshops, and discussion to celebrate and expand our southern radical communities of resistance!Find out more »
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
An opportunity to trade objects and services without using common currency and to support “Buy Nothing Day,” a national effort to provide alternatives to the media driven consumerism of “Black Friday.” This also offers the community an opportunity to share in the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, stewardship, and community by creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community.Find out more »
Your Muslim American neighbors would be honored if you, your family and friends would join us at the Hilton Hotel. We have made special arrangements for you and your guests to enjoy a complimentary luncheon followed by an engaging presentation and Q & A session about Islam and Muslims. It is our sincere hope that we will be able to build alliances, strengthen communities and create lasting friendship.Find out more »
IMpulse is Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s new young leaders and professionals group. The speaker is Dr. Stephen Klineberg, who is the Founding Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research. For those of you who have heard him speak, you know he is an amazing speaker and his information on Houston’s demographics, trends, challenges and opportunities is fascinating and informative. For those of you have not heard him speak, here is your chance!Find out more »
The Coalition for the Cesar Chavez march invites community members to join us & take part as we march in peace & power in honor of one of our greatest champions of workers rights & economic justice, Cesar Chavez.
March 31 is the birthday of Cesar Chavez, one of the most important labor activists in the second half of the twentieth century. A march, rally, and film screening will be held to honor him in Houston on Saturday, March 31. Participants will assemble in the Sellers Brothers parking lot at 601 N. Cesar Chavez Blvd. at 11 am.Then, at 11:30 am, we will march in the street to Hidalgo Park, 7000 Avenue Q, for a rally featuring Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl, speakers, poets, music, and more. At 4:30 pm, “Cesar’s Last Fast,” will be shown at Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd.Find out more »
On Thursday, April 5th, United We Dream - Houston will be hosting a community gathering. We will be discussing important issues such as DREAM, SB4, Coming Elections and the launch of the new Houston Hotline. Please do not miss out on these important conversations now more than ever we need to unite and fight back to stop the deportation and separations of families.
Hola gente hermosa no se les olvide que este Jueves tenemos junta Comunitaria donde estaremos discutiendo sobre temas importantes como lo que esta pasando con el DREAM ACT, la ley SB4 y las proximas elecciones asi como el lanzamiento de la nueva linea de ayuda para la comunidad imigrante. Por favor no falten ahora mas que nunca tenemos que unirnos y pelear para parar la deportacion y seperacion de familias.Find out more »
Come out and join us for the first ever Resistance Carnival. Get ready for Games, Crazy Contests, Photo Booths and our Exclusive Dunk An Activist Tank.
Get to know your fellow resistance fighters better and spend a fun family friendly afternoon getting recharged.
See you under the big top!!!!Find out more »
Join us for a week of compassionate action and education to celebrate and cultivate Houston’s compassionate culture!
Please go to http://compassionatehouston.org/cw2018/ for more info.Find out more »
Please mark your calendars for Earth Day Houston on Sunday, April 22, 2018, from noon to 6 pm at Discovery Green park! Hosted in partnership with the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, Discovery Green’s citywide Earth Day celebration–presented by Green Mountain Energy–is designed to inspire, educate, and encourage action. The event features displays, exhibits and booths on topics ranging from alternative energy to recycling methods, a foodie farmers market, Canned Acoustica, recycling, and more.Find out more »
Brew at the Zoo highlights some of the best beers from Texas and surrounding areas. As you sip, you can stroll through parts of the Houston Zoo and check out some of your favorite animals. See special presentations with our elephants, jaguars, sea lions, and more. Step into Kipp Aquarium, Carruth Natural Encounters, and the Reptile & Amphibian House for Meet the Keeper Talks Presented by Phillips 66.
Music and entertainment will delight you as you sample a variety of refreshing beers. Additional beer sample passports will be available for purchase during the night. Plus, enjoy live music by local artists and participate in our special animal-themed Trivia Gone Wild for a chance to win exclusive Zoo prizes! Pub-style grub will also be available for purchase throughout the event.Find out more »
"Living Books" are members of the community who have volunteered their time and their personal experiences as representatives of different segments of society. One of the great features of the Living Library and checking out a Living Book is that there are no such things as stupid questions. Books have been prepared and made themselves available to you to be able to dig deep and find out what you always wanted to know about the book topic. They are familiar with the topics they represent and are available to discuss that topic with "Readers."Find out more »
Houston Mennonite Church has a new home!
Our official grand opening will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 and we would love for you to join us.
Plan to drop by between 10am and 2pm and see our lovely new space for yourself. The official opening ceremony will start at 11:30am and finish around noon.
Meet our sister churches, Amor Viviente and the Korean Vision Church (who share our space), take a tour of the new building, enjoy musical performances, sample food from both our Mennonite heritage and our multicultural present...
Craft activities for kids, face-painting, piñata, yard games, and more!Find out more »