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October 2020

The Structure of Racism

October 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom Event
Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required

Please join the Dominican Sisters of Houston and the Center for the Healing of Racism on Saturday, October 10, 2020, 1-3 PM, for “The Structure of Racism,” a Zoom presentation examining the structural and psychological causes and consequences of prejudice and discrimination. The workshop will be led by Dr. Craig Oettinger who will discuss these persistent patterns and — with the help of the audience — explore how change is possible.

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Rain Barrels for The Houston-Area Community

October 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
online
$35

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston and Galveston Bay Foundation invite all houses of worship and their members in Houston, alongside any interested Houstonians, to a rain barrel workshop.

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Houston Racial Reconciliation Workshop ONLINE

October 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - October 15, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
by zoom–link on website Houston, 77008 + Google Map

Expect to dig deep as we look through the lens of history, as well as the events we are experiencing today, to understand how race remains a salient factor in shaping our society.

Throughout the course, we will actively build relationships as we participate and engage one another through conversation, experiences, and learning in a Gospel centered environment.

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MFAH Virtual Films: Native Son

October 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am - October 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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$10

Richard Wright’s widely praised 1940 novel exposed the injustices of Black urban life. Bigger Thomas,in prison for murder and sentenced to death, reflects back on the circumstances that led to his incarceration. This new restoration of the 1951 screen adaptation, in the film-noir genre, stars author Richard Wright as Bigger Thomas, and is being released in its original length for the first time. This new restoration of the 1951 film version is preceded by a special filmed introduction by film historians Eddie Muller (Film Noir Foundation) and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, courtesy of Turner Classic Movies.

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MFAH Virtual Films: Nationtime – Gary

October 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St,
Houston, 77005
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$10

In March 1972, an estimated 10,000 Black politicians, activists, artists, and performers congregated at the National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana. Attendees included Amiri Baraka, Dick Gregory, Isaac Hayes, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Coretta Scott King, and Bobby Seale. William Greaves (1926–2014), the established documentarian of Black history, culture and politics, directed a camera crew and captured it all. Narrated by Sidney Poitier with poetry recited by Harry Belafonte, the film was thought at the time to be too radical for television broadcast and was drastically edited. Now restored to its original length, this essential documentary reveals a rousing, at times contentious, yet undeniably significant historical event.

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Waking News!

October 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX, 77004
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Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required

Come share an article you found in a magazine, journal, or online resource relating to discrimination, oppression, or any forms of racism. Then join us in a lively discussion where we engage in the complexities of racism and how we can all heal from it.

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November 2020

We Won’t Let Trump Steal the Election! We Will Defeat Fascism!

November 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Donald Trump es el presidente más racista, sexista, antiobrero y autoritario en medio siglo. Ha implementado una prohibición de viajar a los musulmanes, ha comenzado a construir un muro para mantener a los migrantes mexicanos y centroamericanos fuera de nuestro país y ha difamado a líderes políticos, atletas y otras personas de ascendencia africana. Trump ha apoyado las exenciones fiscales para las corporaciones gigantes y los superricos. Se ha opuesto a los sindicatos, los servicios sociales y la protección del…

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Mother I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You. Presented by Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020

November 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - November 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Eventive
Free

For the Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020, Houston Cinema Arts Society features virtual and drive-in screenings of films in addition to live stream performances, interactive experiences, and Q&A and panels. This year, HCAF celebrates "Urbana," inspired by the globally popular Spanish-language genre música Urbana, which has its origin in African and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

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The 24th presented by Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020

November 14, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - November 16, 2020 @ 3:30 pm
Eventive
$10.00

For the Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020, Houston Cinema Arts Society features virtual and drive-in screenings of films in addition to live stream performances, interactive experiences, and Q&A and panels. This year, HCAF celebrates "Urbana," inspired by the globally popular Spanish-language genre música Urbana, which has its origin in African and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

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Landfall presented by Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020

November 15, 2020 @ 3:45 pm - November 16, 2020 @ 3:45 pm
Eventive
$10

For the Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020, Houston Cinema Arts Society features virtual and drive-in screenings of films in addition to live stream performances, interactive experiences, and Q&A and panels. This year, HCAF celebrates "Urbana," inspired by the globally popular Spanish-language genre música Urbana, which has its origin in African and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

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Pier Kids presented by Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020

November 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - November 22, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Eventive
$10.00

For the Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020, Houston Cinema Arts Society features virtual and drive-in screenings of films in addition to live stream performances, interactive experiences, and Q&A and panels. This year, HCAF celebrates "Urbana," inspired by the globally popular Spanish-language genre música Urbana, which has its origin in African and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

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Waking News!

November 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX, 77004
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Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required

Come share an article you found in a magazine, journal, or online resource relating to discrimination, oppression, or any forms of racism. Then join us in a lively discussion where we engage in the complexities of racism and how we can all heal from it.

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December 2020

2020 Peacemaker Award Ceremony

December 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom Event
Peacemaker Awards Ceremony 2020

Please join us online SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5th as we celebrate our
National and Local Peacemaker Award Recipients!

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Green Jobs for All: How the Gulf South Wins a Green New Deal

December 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Climate change is here and a people’s mass movement must meet the moment. Though the Biden administration pledges to address climate change, he and the DNC have failed to embrace a Green New Deal (GND) that provides a just transition towards millions of green jobs and protects our environment and communities from the dire consequences of climate change. Oil and gas workers, environmental justice communities, and BIPOC leaders of the Gulf South states, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida, must…

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HPJC Quarterly Board Meeting

December 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom
Free

Please join the Houston Peace & Justice Center for our Quarterly Board Meeting. Organizational members are asked to send a representative to each Quarterly Board Meeting. Individual members are always welcome to attend. We will be discussing Officers for 2021 and other agenda items.

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Christmas at the Jail VIII

December 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Free

Just because COVID has eliminated visits to inmates at the jail this year, we want to remember that children are still missing their incarcerated loved ones. Michael would expect us to continue his tradition. Therefore, the program has adjusted to make sure some kids get a gift from Santa, and if possible the family gets a gift certificate for Christmas dinner.

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January 2021

Prayer to End Human Trafficking

January 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Zoom

Join the Dominican Sisters of Houston on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 9am as they gather virtually for Prayer to End Human Trafficking.

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COVID, the Environment & Justice: A Faith Panel Discussion

January 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online
Free

COVID, the Environment & Justice: A Faith Panel Discussion Sunday, January 10, 3 p.m., online     Join an online panel of speakers from diverse faith traditions to explore the connections between COVID, the environment and justice. Each speaker will address this topic from the perspective of their faith.  See below for a list of panelists. Once we’ve heard from all the speakers, we’ll open up the discussion to questions and comments from the virtual audience.  Learn more/register on www.eventbrite.com at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-the-environment-justice-a-faith-panel-discussion-tickets-130073227525.…

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The Radical King and the Quest to Change America

January 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Today MLK is celebrated for his 'dream' of a just America, but by the end of his career King was calling for a "radical reconstruction" of the United States. What compelled the transformation of King's ideas and what do they tell us about our society today? Join the Rothko Chapel for our livestream 2021 Annual MLK Birthday Celebration featuring Princeton University professor of African-American Studies Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor who will engage these questions in hopes of unlocking the ideas and strategies necessary to enact effective and lasting change the United States.

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43rd Annual “Original” MLK Day Parade & Holiday Celebration

January 18
Online
Free

On January 18, 2021 the Houston Black Heritage Society will celebrate its 43rd Annual “Original” MLK Day Parade and Holiday Celebration. Due to COVID-19 and the commitment to prioritizing the health and safety of our fellow citizens in the community, the City of Houston and the Black Heritage Society’s 2021 Annual “Original” MLK Day Parade will broadcast live on virtual platforms for this year. 

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