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August 2018

“Developing and Funding Green Building Retrofits and Upgrades” Webinar

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

The TX PACE authority has two events coming up.  On July 24, there will be breakfast informational session about PACE in Richmond and a webinar on PACE will be offered on Aug. 23.  For more information see:  https://www.texaspaceauthority.org/event-directory/

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Sustainability at Rice University

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2018 is Stewardship.

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“Waking (Let’s Talk) News!”

August 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Last of the month, happening 8 times

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

Come to the Center for the Healing of Racism and share an article with us!  Bring a bag lunch and your articles clipped from newspapers, magazines, journals or online sources - anything relating to discrimination, oppression and all forms of racism.  Join us in a lively discussion and contribute your ideas and materials to the Center’s toolkit.  We meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.  3412 Crawford Street (corner of Holman), Houston, TX 77004.  Free parking across the street at HCC Lot 9.  RSVP: 713-520-8226 or cfhr1@juno.com. Website: http://www.centerhealingracism.org/

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September 2018

Jazz Concert Fundraiser Benefiting the Foreign Policy Alliance

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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$10.

The Foreign Policy Alliance is hosting its first fundraiser, a Jazz Concert, Sunday evening, September 2, featuring noted Houston jazz pianist Bob Henschen's quartet, featuring saxophonist Warren Sneed, and the popular and wildly eclectic group, the Free Radicals. Proceeds go to support the work of the Foreign Policy Alliance, which is bringing together left and right in support of a non-interventionist U.S. foreign Policy.

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Amnesty International welcomes special guest speaker!

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Central Market Community Room, 3815 Westheimer
Houston, 77027
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Free

Amnesty International Houston welcomes guest speaker Sri Preston Kulkarni, who will be speaking on the issue of immigration.

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HPJC Executive Committee Meeting

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Free

Taking place (usually) the first Saturday of every month, and open to the public, is HPJC’s Executive Committee meeting. However, voting only takes place at our Quarterly Board Meeting, which is also open to the public.

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Awakening the Spirit

September 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 5308 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, 77005
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Free

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to explore spirituality in nature with those of other faiths, using the documentary The National Parks – America’s Best Idea, as a source of inspiration.

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Special Presentation: Run Like the Devil

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St,
Houston, 77005
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$7 – $9

The MFAH hosts the Houston stop on the state-wide tour of this new documentary. Run Like the Devil chronicles the energetic and impassioned 2018 race for the U.S. Senate between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas). Filmmaker Steve Mims takes a nonpartisan look at the candidates and their tireless efforts to communicate with voters across the Lone Star State. Campaign-trail interviews with Cruz and O’Rourke—interwoven with stories from political insiders including Mark McKinnon and Evan Smith—create a vivid, timely, and exhausting account of a uniquely Texan campaign.

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An Evening with Doug Blackmon

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Drive
Houston, 77079
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$15

Dinner and conversation with Douglas Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II."

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Arjun Singh Sethi – AMERICAN HATE: SURVIVORS SPEAK OUT

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Free

In American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, chronicles the stories of individuals affected by hate. In a series of powerful, unfiltered testimonials, survivors tell their stories in their own words and describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration have intensified bullying, discrimination, and even violence toward them and their communities.

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Triumph of the Human Spirit: Works from Houston’s Refugee and Immigrant Artists

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. John’s School Campus, 2401 Claremont Lane
Houston, 77019
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Free

This event will feature artwork from local refugee and immigrant artists at the YMCA's third annual art show and auction.

Proceeds from the sale of all artwork will be shared equally between the artists and YMCA International Services, where the funds will be used to support programming.

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Kick-off of Mahatma Gandhi Sesquicentennial Yearlong Celebration

September 30 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Asia Society of Houston, 1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, 77004
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$5

Mahatma Gandhi, apostle of peace and non-violence, demonstrated to the world the effectiveness of non-violent means for bringing about profound social changes and lasting peace.

Mahatma Gandhi Library is pleased to announce the Kick-off event of the yearlong celebration of Gandhi Sesquicentennial (150th birthday) which falls on October 2, 2019! 

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October 2018

Yoga and Meditation Mini-Retreat

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Council on Recovery, 303 Jackson Hill St #1
Houston, TX 77007 United States
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$20

Yoga and Meditation retreat with breakout sessions and plant based lunch provided.

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Camp Congress for Girls Houston Fall 2018

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Courtyard by Marriott Houston Medical Center, 7702 South Main Street
Houston, 77030
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$140 – $160

Camp Congress for Girls Houston Fall 2018 is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 9 to 15 to politics. Camp begins with a lesson on the structure of our political system. Each girl will choose to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives, the US Senate or for the presidency. She will create her own campaign with a platform, campaign slogan, campaign finance plan, campaign marketing materials and a political ad for YouTube. All campers will register to vote and then vote in an election. Once elected to Congress and sworn in, the newly installed members of Congress will learn how to introduce a bill, debate the merits of the bill, lobby fellow legislators, collaborate with the Executive branch and finally vote on the proposed bill. Camp will culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President. Girl Scouts participating in Camp Congress for Girls Houston will earn a Citizen Legacy Badge for participation. All participants will receive Certificate of Completion.

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1000 Walk for Peace & Lights for Peace

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Miller Outdoor Theater, 6000 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Free

1000 Lights For Peace will take place on Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 5 PM to 8 PM at the Miller Outdoor Theatre.

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November 2018

HPJC Peacemaker Awards Dinner

November 11 @ 5:30 pm
Crowne Plaza River Oaks, 2712 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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$80 – $100

Please join us as we celebrate our National and Local Peacemaker Award Recipients!

Our National Peacemaker Award will be awarded to Chuck Collins, author and co-founder of Wealth for Common Good. Our Local Peacemaker Award recipients are Dr. Gerald Horne, Children's Prison Arts Project, and the Houston chapter of United We Dream.

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SOA Watch Border 2018 Encuentro

November 16 - November 18
Ambos Nogales, tbd
Nogales, 85621
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Free

Join indigenous communities, migrants, human rights activists, torture survivors, union workers, veterans, community organizers, faith communities, students and educators from across the Americas.  More info coming soon.  Keep an eye on http://www.soaw.org/border/

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International Conference on Obesity and Diet Imbalance

November 29 @ 9:00 am - November 30 @ 6:00 pm
Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian, Jl. Sri Rama No.8C Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung Bali 80361, Indonesia
Bali, EC1V2NX Indonesia
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$175

Obesity Diet 2018 is a worldwide stage to examine and find out about Weight Management, Childhood Obesity, Anti-obesity drugs, Obesity & Cancer, Genetical Obesity, Obesity and Diabetes, Advanced medications for Obesity, Health Behavior and Environment, Basic nourishment and diet, Bariatric treatment, Scientific gatherings and meetings and the field of Obesity.

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All Earth is Waiting – An Advent Retreat

November 30 @ 7:00 pm
Cramer Retreat Center, 1800 Meadow Edge Lane
Spring, TX, 77388 United States
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$60

Escape from the frenzy of the start of the “Christmas shopping season” on an intimate, 24-hour retreat in the beauty of God’s good creation at the Cramer Retreat Center in Spring.  This retreat invites you to get ready for the coming of Christ by exploring familiar Advent themes: hope, preparation, joy and peace, with the reconciliation of heaven and earth in mind. Consider how all creation longs for the coming of Christ, and how we are called to witness the Incarnation in our care of all God’s created world and all God’s creatures.  Enjoy a time of renewal, reflection, recreation, and restoration on this retreat.  The retreat is open to adults, and to youth 10+, when accompanied by an adult.

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All Earth is Waiting – An Advent Retreat

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - December 1 @ 7:00 pm
Cramer Retreat Center, 1800 Meadow Edge Lane
Spring, 77388
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$60.00

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