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August 2018

HPJC Board Meeting

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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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 our 2018 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. We also welcome members to send in their agenda items. Hope to see everyone there!

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Climate Change Town Hall

August 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Talento Bilingue de Houston Houston, TX 77003 United States + Google Map
Free

ou are invited to hear from the Houston Climate Movement and Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) about how climate change is impacting Houstonians. UCS will discuss a recent report on flooding, climate change, and taxes. The Houston Climate Movement will share what we can do locally to act. We envision a world where our communities have access to clean air and water; where we have access to jobs that nourish our communities. And we invite you to join us to create this world.

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Houston DSA EcoSocialist Neighborhood Meeting

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
carnegie neighborhood library, 1050 Quitman
Houston, 77009
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Houston DSA EcoSocialist Neighborhood Meeting

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“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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Stories of Survival / Historias de Supervivencia – Houston

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NuWaters Co-op, 2320 Elgin St
Houston, TX 77004
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Join us in Houston for the first stop of Stories of Survival Tour. From the the Gulf South to Puerto Rico Stories of Survival will bring community together to learn, deepen connections, and share stories about community-centered solutions and strategies for survival in the face of climate change. Coinciding with observances of the devastating disasters during hurricane season that continually impact our home places, the tour will include FREE solar-powered “Cine Solar” film screenings, community dinners, storytelling, collective visioning, and other unique artistic and cultural offerings.

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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

Defend the Muslim Community! Anti-Fascist Action at George R. Brown Convention Center!

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Texas Patriot Network and other white supremacists will protest against the Islamic Society of North America Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, on Saturday, September 1. A large, militant counter-demonstration against the fascists will be held next to the Convention Center, beginning at 10 am. We support our Muslim brothers' and sisters' right to hold their convention, to exercise religious freedom, and to live as they wish without fear of violence, harassment, or intimidation.

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

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Houston Strong for Climate

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Ave.
Houston, 77004
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Free

On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us.

Join us as we hold our local leaders to account and demand that they walk the talk on climate action.

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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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Vote Smart: 2018 Facts Matter Tour

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Houston, 10840 Beinhorn Road
Houston, TX 77024 United States
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Free

The Vote Smart: 2018 Facts Matter Tour will be hosted on September 9th at First Congregational Church in Houston.  This is the only Houston presentation on the national tour of this voter education program.

The Facts Matter Tour will address Voter Self-Defense strategies that help us
·       Learn how to view entertaining but dangerous political commercials that manipulate us instead of informing us
·       Take actions to defend our right to the facts, the truth, and the reality that our democracy depends on

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HARC People & Nature Speaker Series: Innovative Resilience Financing

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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“Will we be Ready for the Next Harvey? Innovative Funding Strategies and Opportunities for Community Resilience”

On Wednesday, September 12, HARC will continue its People & Nature Speaker Series hosting an evening conversation with six national thought leaders on the topic of innovative resilience financing and the role that the public and private sectors can play to develop new community partnerships and diversified resilience funding mechanisms in Greater Houston.

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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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Houston Youth Voters Conference

September 15 @ 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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Voter Registration Events

September 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, repeating until September 23, 2018

One event on September 16, 2018 at 9:30am

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. 9 & 16. To check if you are registered, and at what address, see https://www.hctax.net/Voter/Search. Bring your TX driver’s license, or state-issued i.d. to register. Or, if you don’t have these forms of identification, you can register using the last 4 digits of your social security number. Get ready to vote in September! Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church is located at 2353 Rice Blvd. Metro buses 41 and 27 stop nearby. For more information, contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com.

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Climate Change and Health Care

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boomtown Coffee, 300 S. Main St.
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Come to our discussion group on how the crisis of poor health and costly health care is exacerbated by inaction on climate change, climate denial, poor air quality, fossil fuel dependence and forced car dominance, especially in low income areas and communities of color.

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