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July 2018

Assistance for Refugees: Where We Are, Where We’re Going, and How You Can Help

July 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
U.S. Southern District Federal Courthouse, 515 Rusk St., Third Floor
Houston, 77002
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Please join the Honorable Keith Ellison, the Anti-Defamation League, and American Constitution Society for a conversation with Rebecca Heller, director and co-founder of the International Refugee Assistance Program.

Rebecca will be discussing the legal framework for refugee and asylum applicants, the current policies and laws surrounding this issue, and ways the legal community and others can help.

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August 2018

Creating Inclusive Communities Teacher Workshop

August 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holocaust Museum Houston, 9220 Kirby Dr., Suite 100
Houston, 77054
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$25

In correlation with the exhibition, "The Faces of Syrian Refugees," Holocaust Museum Houston will host a one-day education workshop for teachers in the Greater Houston area. In efforts to offer resources and information on refugee resettlement and awareness, refugee advocacy groups will work in conjunction with the HMH Education Department to provide activities, literature, and lessons that teachers can take back to their classrooms.

This workshop is open to educators who work directly with refugee students, educators learning more about the refugee experience, and/or how students can become active advocates.

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September 2018

Houston Youth Voters Conference

September 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rice University, 6100 Main St.
Houston, 77005
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Free

The first ever Houston Youth Voters Conference will take place on Saturday, September 15th at Rice University from 9am-4pm! We will be bringing together 5 Houston-area universities: Rice, UH, UHD, TSU, and Lone Star College to talk about the importance of voting, how to vote, how to get other students on our campuses to vote, and how to mobilize around specific policy issues that we care about. You will get to hear from some awesome guest speakers about youth voting and empowerment and meet with other passionate students from all over Houston!

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November 2018

Community Bike Safety Course

November 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd.
Houston, 77005
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Free

Nervous about biking in Houston? Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church and Bike Houston invite you to a free Community Bike Safety Course where you’ll gain the confidence to cycle safely around town.

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March 2019

Teaching Peace Literacy: A Two-Day Workshop

March 2, 2019 - March 3, 2019
Dominican Center for Spirituality, 6501 Almeda Rd
Houston, 77021
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$40

Learn about Peace Literacy* and why we need it to bring healing in our world of challenging and ever-changing traumas. AND learn how to TEACH Peace Literacy.
Be prepared for a hands-on learning experience for developing curriculum and activities that will provide skills for and resiliency in future peacemakers.
This is a two-day event. To get the most out of the training, please plan to attend both days. Registration covers both days and includes lunches.

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Nonviolent Communication Day-Long Workshop

March 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Country home outside of Brenham

Building Solid Relationships: At Home, Work, School, Anywhere! is the title of this Nonviolent Communication event facilitated by CNVC Certified Trainer, Bren Hardt, long-time member of HPJC.  Staying present and grounded with skills to manage one's emotions, speaking with authenticity, clarity and in a connecting (rather than disconnecting) way, and listening with curiosity for both content and meaning are the skills of NVC - Nonviolent Communication.  NVC is a globally respected communication set of skills that is serving leaders around the world to be more effective and to build a culture of peace.

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April 2019

Fight For Air Climb

April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
First City Tower, 1001 Fannin
Houston, 77002 United States
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$35.00

When you participate in a Fight For Air Climb event, you are stepping up to make a positive impact for those affected by lung disease. You will raise funds to support the American Lung Association's mission while climbing the stairs of a skyscraper.
Whether you are climbing alone or with friends and family, for a healthier lifestyle or in honor of all those who are affected by lung disease, you will achieve a sense of personal accomplishment when you reach the top. Defeating the physical challenge and reaching the height of your fundraising potential will be a gratifying experience. Every Step Counts as we move forward in our fight for healthy lungs and clean air!

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Nonviolent Communication Day-Long Workshop

April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Country home outside of Brenham

Building Solid Relationships: At Home, Work, School, Anywhere! is the title of this Nonviolent Communication event facilitated by CNVC Certified Trainer, Bren Hardt, long-time member of HPJC.  Staying present and grounded with skills to manage one's emotions, speaking with authenticity, clarity and in a connecting (rather than disconnecting) way, and listening with curiosity for both content and meaning are the skills of NVC - Nonviolent Communication.  NVC is a globally respected communication set of skills that is serving leaders around the world to be more effective and to build a culture of peace.

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August 2019

Houston Rapid Response Network Training

August 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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Free

The Houston Rapid Response Network is a group of people on-call to show up for people and families impacted by current anti-immigration laws. The training will review actions to help counteract deportation and the splitting up of families in our state. The training also covers how documented allies can play both small and large roles in the network and how all of us together can show up in solidarity with the undocumented and migrant people in our community.

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Cross Cultural Communication Workshop

August 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required.

Have you ever wanted to know how to better communicate with people from diverse cultures? Then here is your opportunity!

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Faith Over Fear Training – Houston

August 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - August 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
George R. Brown Convention Center
Free

This training is designed for faith leaders, lay leaders, and multifaith or faith-based organizational leaders committed to countering anti-Muslim discrimination in their communities. We'll share up-to-date research, resources, tools, and messaging to be stronger, strategic, and more effective actors in shaping our nation toward a greater vision - where all people, no matter their religious or cultural background, are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

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September 2019

Harris County Voter Registration Event

September 22, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:45 pm
Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd.
Houston, 77005
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Free

If you are not registered to vote, or if you have moved & need to update your registration, you can do so at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston on Sept. 22.

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Dialogue: Racism

September 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required.

The Center for the Healing of Racism will present Dialogue: Racism, a two-day intensive workshop that educates participants about racism and facilitates the process by which they can begin to counter the effects of racism on their lives, empowering them to interrupt the cycle of racist attitudes. The workshop provides a safe, respectful and loving atmosphere for a diverse group of people to learn new information, share experiences, dispel fears and guilt, and get to know each another.

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October 2019

Dialogue: Racism

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required.

The Center for the Healing of Racism will present Dialogue: Racism, a two-day intensive workshop that educates participants about racism and facilitates the process by which they can begin to counter the effects of racism on their lives, empowering them to interrupt the cycle of racist attitudes. The workshop provides a safe, respectful and loving atmosphere for a diverse group of people to learn new information, share experiences, dispel fears and guilt, and get to know each another.

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November 2019

Free Community Bike Safety Course

November 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd.
Houston, 77005
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Free

Nervous about biking in Houston? You are invited to a free Community Bike Safety Course where you’ll gain the confidence to cycle safely around town! This is the only free bike safety course in Houston taught by certified instructors & open to all ages. The course begins with 90 minutes of classroom instruction at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church. 90 minutes of drills in the Rice University parking lot follow the classroom instruction, and then we’ll take a leisurely 1 hour ride around the neighborhood to practice our skills on the road. Instruction is provided by certified instructors from Bike Houston.

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“Did They Really Just Say That?”

November 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations appreciated

Have you ever wondered how to respond to that totally inappropriate racial, ethnic or homophobic slur uttered by Aunt So-and-So or Mr. Whatchamacallit when you least expect it?  You gasp; you cringe.  But what do you say and how do you say it?

 
Please join the Center for the Healing of Racism for "Did They Really Just Say That?", a dialogue with a panel of veteran Center members about how to respond to racist comments made by friends, families and co-workers.

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February 2020

Dialogue: Racism

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX, 77004
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$40

Dialogue: Racism is an intensive workshop that provides a safe, respectful, and loving atmosphere where participants can learn about racism, share personal experiences, dispel fears and guilt and get to know one another.

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Community Restorative Justice Training

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Smith Neighborhood Library, 3624 Scott St
Houston, 77004
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Free

Restorative justice is a philosophy that promotes community building and healing after harm takes place. Come learn from youth experts about how circles can be used to transform families, institutions, and ourselves!

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March 2020

Embodying Nonviolent Communication – David Weinstock

March 20 @ 9:30 am - March 22 @ 5:30 pm
Dominican Sisters of Houston, 6501 Almeda Rd
Houston, TX, 77021 United States
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$390

Practice embodying nonviolence through movement and play. Whole mind/body/linguistic practice, engaged over time, is where we come face to face with the history we’ve embodied, our deeper selves, our most profound gifts, and the motivation to connect more compassionately in the world.

• Develop your empathic listening faculties
• Cultivate a centered presence in stressful times
• Make decisions and take actions that align with your values
• Nurture intimate connections and cultivate community

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June 2020

Interfaith Justice Advocacy Workshop

June 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Calling people of all faiths to learn to more effectively raise your voice for the voiceless! Experts from Texas Impact, an Austin-based interfaith justice advocacy

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