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June 2021

Bystander Intervention Training

June 17 @ 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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Bystander Intervention Training

June 17 @ 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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28th Ally Awards Fundraiser / Special Honoree: Lupita Nyong’o

June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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$25

Please join us to honor Lupita Nyong’o, recipient of our 28th Juneteenth Ally Award.  Don’t miss Lupita’s insightful conversation with Houston’s own Cherry Steinwender, co-founder and director of the Center for the Healing of Racism.  The Academy Award winning actress is being honored for being such an inspiring role model for young people of color throughout the world.  Award recipients also include the Houston Coalition Against Hate and Kingwood student Mallory Keeler, organizer of a powerful Black Lives Matter benefit concert…

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Against the Current

June 25 @ 8:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm
Online

Veiga Grétarsdóttir is the first person in the world to attempt to kayak more than 1,200 miles around Iceland, counterclockwise and “against the current.” Veiga’s personal journey is no less remarkable: she was born as a boy 44 years ago in an Icelandic fishing village. Veigar had a wife and family but decided at the age of 38 to undergo gender reassignment. The inner struggle was a journey as difficult, if not more so, than the solo expedition she undertakes.…

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Houston’s Transition to a Low Carbon Future

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online
Free

Join Dr. Bruce Race, FAIA, FAICP, Professor of Architecture at the University of Houston, as he considers how Houston could transition to a low carbon future.  Texas is the historic global epicenter for the carbon economy. Oil and gas represent over one third of the state economy. Texas’ $1.9 trillion GDP, if a country, would make us the 9th largest in the world. We have over 50 Fortune 500 companies, including ExxonMobil (2nd) and ConocoPhillips (4th). Is Houston the next Detroit,…

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Racism in Foster Care

June 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations appreciated

The foster care system is failing Black and Brown children and the death of Ma’Khia Bryant is just one of many examples.  Please join us for a presentation about Racism in Foster Care by Alan Dettlaff, Dean of the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work on Monday, June 28, 2021, 12:00-2:00PM.  A facilitated dialogue will follow the presentation. Dr. Alan Dettlaff’s work focuses on addressing and eliminating the impact of structural and institutional racism on Black children and…

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July 2021

Sun Children

July 2 @ 8:00 am - August 6 @ 5:00 pm
Online

This timely social drama from Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi considers the human rights of children. The story follows a clever 12-year-old and his resourceful friends who live on the streets of Tehran. When a criminal hires them to find treasure hidden under the maintenance tunnel of a school for homeless and immigrant youth, they must get themselves enrolled.

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Amnesty International-Bay Area (Houston) July meeting

July 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online

Our next monthly virtual meeting will be on Monday, July 5th, 2021 at 6:15 PM (Central).  The speaker for this meeting is Diana Mushtaha, Member of the Palestinian American Bridge (PAB). The title of her talk is “Eye Witness to the Gaza Crisis”. She will be joining us, live, from the West Bank.  Please register for the meeting at:  https://ai-july-5-mtg.eventbrite.com/  Zoom doors open at 6:15 PM. Meeting starts at 6:30 PM. See you all soon. Please share this message with your friends/contacts/followers.…

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Contemplation & Sound: Laughter Meditation

July 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St
Houston, 77006
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Join the Rothko Chapel for a Zoom laughter meditation led by Stephen Findley. This interactive, family-friendly offering will focus on the power of laughter and humor to encourage healing and release stress from our bodies. Register to receive the Zoom link.

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Hurricane & Flood Safety

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online

Join Jeff Lindner, Director of Hydrologic Operations, Harris County Flood Control District, as he discusses how to stay safe in a natural disaster.  Jeff’s presentation will cover the various hazards that impact a region during a hurricane landfall, including wind, rainfall and storm surge flooding.  Jeff will then go on to address how to prepare for these hazards so that you and yours can stay safe. Time will be provided for discussion with the audience after his talk.  Please register…

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Peace Camp

July 19 @ 9:00 am - July 23 @ 3:00 pm
Mission Milby Community Center, 2220 Broadway St.
Houston, TX 77012 United States
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Peace Camp provides the Houston metropolitan area with an alternative day camp experience which fosters an understanding of peace, justice, and environmental awareness appropriate to the age of the child.   Only one Peace Camp Session is offered summer 2021.  Attendance is limited to 20 and pre registration is required.  Registration deadline is Friday, July 9. Please register at https://form.jotform.com/hpjc/peace-camp-2021-registration

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Our Moral Obligation: Ensuring the Dignity of All

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St
Houston, 77006
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Join the Rothko Chapel for the first virtual lecture in our Beyond the Rhetoric: Civil Rights & Our Shared Responsibility summer lecture series featuring the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President and Senior Lecturer for Repairers of the Breach and Co-Chair of the Poor People's Campaign. In this virtual conversation, Rev. Dr. Barber will address his perspectives on civil rights in the United States through a moral and faith-based lens. Sharing historical context and contemporary experiences of organizing for…

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August 2021

What’s Up – Que Pasa

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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August 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Struggle for Equality: LGBTQIA+ Rights

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St
Houston, 77006
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Free

Join the Rothko Chapel for a virtual conversation on the state of LGBTQIA+ rights in the US with Alphonso David, President of Human Rights Campaign and Adri Perez, Policy & Advocacy Strategist at ACLU of Texas. Alphonso David will address national LGBTQIA+ issues and initiatives, followed by Adri Perez who will focus on the state of Texas. Register to receive the livestream link.

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HPJC Quarterly Board Meeting

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom

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 our 2021 plans for activism towards peace and justice in the areas of peace and family education, foreign and military policy, environmental justice, economic justice, and human rights and criminal justice.

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Bystander Intervention Training

August 19 @ 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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Music for a Nonviolent Future

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Houston Peace & Justice Center, along with other non-violence & justice organizations across the country, are partnering with Pace Bene to promote a culture of nonviolence through music.  Register now for this important event!! The concert is free for those who register.  If you would like to make a donation and have it go to Houston Peace & Justice Center, please use HPJC in the donation code when you register.  Register at: Goodness-Sake.org now to save your space and for…

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September 2021

Going Renewable at Houses of Worship!

September 12 @ 3:00 pm

Does going renewable for power at your house of worship seem unattainable? In this talk, you'll learn about a host of attractive options, from those that would add solar panels to your property, to those that have no impact on your property at all. You'll learn about community solar projects, solar co-ops, pricing discounts available to put solar on your building's roof, a new renewable energy power aggregation for houses of worship in the Centerpoint service area, and renewable power…

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Bystander Intervention Training

September 16 @ 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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