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April 2016

Houston Music, Peace, and Justice Festival 2016

April 9, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of Houston, 1504 Wirt Road
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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Outdoor Music, Peace and Justice Festival in a beautiful, shaded setting, with indoor space in case of bad weather. Music! Food! Hoola Hoops! Belly Dancers! Arts and Crafts! Hand Drumming! HPJC Information Tables. Children's Peace Club Activities!
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.

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HPJC April Social

April 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Field of Greens, 2320 W. Alabama
Houston,

YOU are invited to visit & have a good time with other peace & justice activists. Bring information to share, if you wish, about your favorite upcoming event, or just come and relax!

Many vegan and vegetarian options are available on the menu. See the venue's web site for more details.

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May 2016

See/Hear/Meet Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! in Houston

May 1, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Carl Walker Jr. Multi-Purpose Center, 4300 Noble St at Waco
Houston, 77020
$10
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KPFT will be hosting Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan, authors of a new book, “Democracy Now!: 20 years of Covering the Movements Changing America”, in a book signing event, at 1 pm on May 1.

There will also be a meet & greet before the main event, lasting from 12 noon to 12:50 pm. An additional donation is requested, and spaces are very limited, so if you’re interested please get your tickets now.

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July 2016

HPJC Peace Potluck 2016

July 10, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
First Congregational Church of Houston, 10840 Beinhorn Road
Houston, TX 77024 United States
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Bring a dish to share with other peace, justice, and environmental activists, and plan on having a relaxed time enjoying all the great food. Share literature about your organization and its activities, and tell everyone about your upcoming events. Children are welcome.

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RFK: A Portrait of Robert F. Kennedy

July 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - August 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
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Main Street Theater, 2540 Times Blvd.
Houston, 77005
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36$ - 39$

At Main Street Theater we are currently running 2 plays that have, sadly, turned out to be incredibly timely with all that seems to be falling apart in our world:

RFK: A Portrait of Robert Kennedy and Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-A** Wit of Molly Ivins. (The shows run in repertory, alternating days) through August 14.

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August 2016

Meditation, with a Side of Ginger Rothko Chapel’s “Twelve Moments” series continues with Vipassana meditation

August 3, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
$10

Turn off your inner critic and learn to see the world in a new way at the Rothko Chapel.
Ginger Clarkson will be leading guided Vipassana meditation at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3 at the Rothko Chapel, located at 3900 Yupon. Suggested donation is $10.

Vipassana is a meditation technique which requires internal and external attention. A practitioner consciously observes without judgment, analysis or the attempt to change anything.

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September 2016

Film: Sonita

September 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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Sonita Winning two awards at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Sonita tells the inspiring story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, who

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October 2016

Film: Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis

October 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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In 1965, the historic Selma March known as Bloody Sunday was a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. John Lewis—now a U.S. Congressman, then a young student—co-led hundreds of peaceful marchers seeking voting rights for African Americans in the South. When they came face to face with a wall of Alabama state troopers, Lewis took a steadfast, nonviolent stand and encouraged his followers to do the same. Seventy-six-year-old Lewis is a respected legislator and elder statesman who continues to practice nonviolence in his determined fight for justice. The film is a riveting portrayal of Lewis’s personal journey of courage, searing disappointments, and hard-won triumphs. Over the decades—including on the House floor this past June—he inspires others to “get in the way.”

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November 2016

HPJC 2016 Peacemaker Awards Dinner with Sonia Nazario

November 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
University Hilton Hotel, University of Houston, 4350 University Drive
Houston, TX United States
$100

HPJC's annual awards dinner brings together peace and justice activists from the southeast Texas area for our 2016 celebration of peacemakers.

Our national peacemaker and keynote speaker will be Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario, author of the bestseller "Enrique's Journey", a true story about a young Honduran boy's search for his mother who left home to find work in the US to pay for food for her starving family.

Our local peacemaker awardees will be Bren Hardt, Ashton Woods, and Jackie Young. Each of them will get to tell us about the important work they do. A special presentation will also be given to Casa Juan Diego.

The final reservation deadline was Nov. 7, so we're sorry but no more reservations may be accepted.
Parts of the program, including Sonia Nazario's talk, may be broadcast later on KPFT's The Progressive Forum (Thursdays, 7-9 pm).

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December 2016

Houston Food Policy Workgroup Potluck

December 14, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Scott Howard Home, 1920 West Clay St
Houston, TX 77019 United States
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It's time again for our infamous year-end holiday potluck. Please join us as we reflect upon the successes of this year, project our goals for the year ahead, and celebrate local food and friendship in Houston. We'll say thanks to Libby Kennedy for her service as co-chair, and unveil the 2017 schedule.

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February 2017

Houston Stands with Standing Rock/First Friday: Pre-Superbowl Meeting/Potluck

February 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - February 4, 2017 @ 2:00 am
La Playa, 2719 Alabama
Houston, TX 77004 United States

Meet the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe, and Houston-Area Water Protectors at a Kid-Friendly Potluck/Meeting! There they will discuss the situation going on at Standing Rock, Big Bend, and announce the fine details of the Superbowl Action!

First Friday is an absolutely FREE potluck event held at different locations on the first Friday of every month, focused on community building and social dialogue these events are conceptually anchored to fire and our discourse with it.

Accepting Supply Donations for Encampments at Big Bend.

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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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March 2017

Breakfast Yoga Club & Red Sand Project

March 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Border, USA|MX Earthwork, 1302 Dennis Street
Houston, TN 77004 United States
Free

Please join BYC Houston and Red Sand Project as we shine the light on human trafficking, learn how we can be of service and come together to raise the vibration of our city and beyond.

If you love what we offer, this event promises an entirely new concept as to what it means to be of service.

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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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Earth Day Barter Fair

April 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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A Barter Fair provides an opportunity to trade objects and services without using common currency. The Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Community and Stewardship encourage Friends to find creative ways to care for the earth and each other, and we want to extend this opportunity to others in the community. Creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community seems like a worthwhile way to observe the 48th anniversary of Earth Day.

To get involved, just come! Bring a table, shelf, rug or blanket to display your goods or a sign that describes your service(s). CHILDREN ARE WELCOME! Children are often the best models of how this can work. They have the ability to add value to an item by describing potential uses, and the creativity to negotiate three-way trades.

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May 2017

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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“If a Tree Falls” Film Screening and Vegan Tamale Sale

June 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011 United States
Free

June 11 is the International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason and All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners! We will be screening If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011), writing letters and cards of support to anarchist political prisoners, and selling vegan tamales at a sliding scale to raise money for Marius!

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July 2017

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

Socialist Reading Group

August 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cafe Express, 1422 W Gray Street
Houston, 77019 United States
Free

"Does the Working Class Need Its Own Political Party?" Most ideological discussion on the working class movement towards socialism pivots around the issue of a

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