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April 2021

“An Unlevel Playing Field: The Myth of Access and Equality in Higher Education”

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX, 77004
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Free. Donations appreciated

In light of the recent Georgetown law professor’s comments about Black students' academic performance and the viral video of the Oxnard College professor who berated a deaf student for “not paying attention in class,” it’s time to talk about the myth of access and equality in higher education.  Please join the Center for the Healing of Racism on Monday, April 12, 3:00-5:00 PM for a Zoom presentation by University of Houston Professor Sharon Grigsby Hill.  A facilitated dialogue will follow…

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Bystander Intervention Training

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom Event
Free

Learn how to help people targeted by identity-based bigotry and harassment. Register today at https://houstonagainsthate.org/BIT This FREE 1.5-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect — from microaggressions to violence — that people with marginalized identities face and the history of identity-based violence. You’ll also learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for…

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Protect Our Vote Rally: #StopSB7! #HaltHB6!

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Free, as the First Amendment should be

Join VoteSimple, Indivisible Houston, Swing TX Left, Emgage, Gulf Coast ADAPT, and more for a rally this Saturday, April 17th, 10 AM CT at the Greater Houston Partnership building located at 701 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010 as we continue to raise awareness around voter suppression. All activities will follow social distancing and COVID protocols. We will have a variety of PPE available for participants. Purpose: We call on the Greater Houston Partnership and Houston's business community to…

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Save Myanmar Rally

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Help protest against the violence and brutal suppression by the military against the peaceful pro-democracy protests. We will be holding the Protest in front of Chevron Headquarters in Houston to urge Chevron to stop dealing with Junta, to bankrolling Junta, and to cut ties with Junta.

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Earth Day Barter Fair

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Free

Trade objects and services without using common currency Support Earth Day efforts to decrease our carbon foot print 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. Kid friendly earth care activities, such as a program by a Master Gardener on monarch butterflies complete with planting native milkweed plants in our pollinator garden.…

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Jim Presley in Concert–old school acoustic blues and Native American music

April 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Free

For the second barter fair in a row, we will also welcome blues guitarist Jim Presley to the Barter Fair sound stage. Jim will play Old School Acoustic Blues plus original creations in this tradition and others, as well as Native American songs interspersed with delightful stories.  Learn more about Jim and his music here Concert will be outdoors and we will be observing Covid-19 precautions--social distancing, masks, good hand sanitizing technique

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Brian Greene Livestream

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Progressive Forum Website
Free

World-renowned theoretical physicist to discuss his book, Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe, in a half-hour interview with Progressive Forum president Randall Morton. Don’t miss this discussion of the ultimate story: The beginning of the universe to the end; the evolution of stars; cellular life; and the emergence of mind – how do we find meaning in an impersonal cosmos?

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Waking (Let’s Talk) News!

April 30 @ 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

Bring a bag lunch!  Come; share an article with us!  Bring your articles clipped from newspapers, magazines, journals, or computers 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 tool kit. This event is free and open to the public.  Donations appreciated.  RSVP: http://www.centerhealingracism.org/event-calendar/

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May 2021

Contemplation & Sound: Islamic Tradition

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St
Houston, 77006
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Free

Join the Rothko Chapel for a livestream meditation in the Islamic tradition led by Mohamed Hussein and organized by the Minaret Foundation. Comparing elements of sound in different Quran recitation styles, this contemplative practice will showcase thematic recitations where tunes and melodies match the stories being read, allowing the audience to get lost in the stories. Register to receive the livestream link.

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HPJC Quarterly Board Meeting

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom

Please join the Houston Peace & Justice Center via Zoom 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 welcome members to send in their agenda items. Hope to see everyone there!

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100 Climate Solutions for Houses of Worship & Their Members

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online
Free

100 Climate Solutions for Houses of Worship & Their Members Sunday, May 9, 2 p.m., online   “Can we reverse global warming by 2050?” is the question addressed by Project Drawdown.   Project Drawdown’s research into all possible solutions yielded the top 100 most impactful solutions to climate change, in priority order, with estimates of cost and benefits.  The results may surprise you. Here are a few examples:   Changing our food habits should help as much as wind power.  “Eat…

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Bystander Intervention Training

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom Event
Free

Learn how to help people targeted by identity-based bigotry and harassment. Register today at https://houstonagainsthate.org/BIT This FREE 1.5-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect — from microaggressions to violence — that people with marginalized identities face and the history of identity-based violence. You’ll also learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for…

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A Resilient Future for All Rests on Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online
Free

Join Kristen Schlemmer, Legal Director at Bayou City Waterkeeper, as she considers how disasters, while affecting large portions of the Houston population, impact the vulnerable more severely and why building resilience is critical.  Hurricane Harvey and Winter Storm Uri showed us that disasters increasingly affect large portions of our region's population. While many of us are able to recover from these storms in a matter of weeks, decades of underinvestment in our water systems and flood protection have left low-income…

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Say His Name: Commemorating How George Floyd Changed the World

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free and open to the public, with donations encouraged. To reserve your spot and receive a Zoom link, please register below by May 23. To register after May 23, please email cfhr1@juno.com.   https://www.centerhealingracism.org/event/say-his-name-commemorating-george-floyd-one-year-later-on-zoom/  

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Waking (Let’s Talk) News!

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street (@ Holman)
Houston, TX, 77004
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Free. Donations appreciated

Bring a bag lunch!  Come; share an article with us!  Bring your articles clipped from newspapers, magazines, journals, or computers 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 tool kit. This event is free and open to the public.  Donations appreciated. http://www.centerhealingracism.org/event-calendar/

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June 2021

Contemplation & Sound: Unitarian Universalist Tradition

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St
Houston, 77006
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Free

Join the Rothko Chapel for a livestream meditation in celebration of Pride month in the Unitarian Universalist tradition led by Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen and Mark Vogel of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston. This family-friendly offering will include songs of social justice, readings and interactive meditations. Register to receive the livestream link.

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Racism in Transportation

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX, 77004
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Free. Donations appreciated

Access to safe, reliable and affordable transportation is vital to all of us. Whether we travel in a car, bus, train, bicycle, wheelchair or on foot, we can’t get to where we need to go — work, school, healthcare, supermarket or socializing — without transportation.  All too often, government transportation policies promote driving a car over other, less-costly means of travel.  This has presented significant problems for Black and Latinx populations where car ownership is lower and decades of disinvestment…

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Houston Franchise Show – Free Tickets

June 5 @ 8:00 am - June 6 @ 4:00 pm
NRG Center, 1 NRG Park
Houston, 77054
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Free

You are invited to The Franchise Show at the NRG Center from June 5 – 6, 2021!   (*Safety Precautions are in Place*)   Buying a franchise or proven business opportunity eliminates all the hard work of opening a business independently and will help avoid much of the risk of starting a new business. Take control of your future, increase your income, and find your path to a better lifestyle. Get the information you need to find the right business…

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Faith & Resilience: Spiritual Hubs

June 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online
Free

Faith & Resilience: Spiritual Hubs Sunday, June 6, 3 p.m, online Join Jim Blackburn, long-time environmental lawyer/planner and Professor in the Practice of Environmental Law in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice University, for a talk on faith and resilience.  Jim’s talk will focus on physical, economic and spiritual resilience in the context of our changing climate and the need to understand its implications and address its impacts. The role of the faith community will be discussed. Jim will also…

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Explore Rothko’s Design Process & the Chapel Paintings with Art Historian Sheldon Nodelman

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for a livestream lecture and conversation exploring the Rothko Chapel paintings with art historian Sheldon Nodelman and Christopher Rothko!  In 1997, Sheldon Nodelman authored Rothko Chapel Paintings: Origin, Structure, Meaning, where he explored the Rothko Chapel as a "masterpiece of twentieth century art and incontestably the greatest work of pictorial installation to date, both dauntingly complex and enigmatic." The 20+ years since the publication of this landmark work have allowed for further reflection on the Chapel paintings and…

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