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February 2019

Black History Month: “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required.

In celebration of Black History Month, the Center for the Healing of Racism will hold a dialogue on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Twelve Center members will review the contents of the letter and lead a discussion on it’s continuing importance.  The event will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 7 to 9 PM at the Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street (@Holman), Houston, TX 77004.  Free parking is available across the street in HCC’s Lot 9.  The event is free and open to the public, however, donations are welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. RSVP: 713-520-8226. or cfhr1@juno.com.

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Third Coast Regional Conference Citizens’ Climate Lobby

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Student Center South, University of Houston, 4455 University Drive
Houston, 77204
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$25

 The Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) will host its sixth annual Third Coast Regional
Conference for its Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi volunteers on February 9, 2019,
in Houston,Texas.  With the theme "Uniting for Climate Solutions," the conference is
open to anyone who wants to move our country towards solving climate change.

  This Conference follows a major breakthrough for CCL with the introduction of the
Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act in late 2018.The bill was the result of
years of work by CCL volunteers across the country and stands as the first national,
bipartisan-cosponsored carbon pricing bill in nearly a decade.
Conference attendees will explore strategies for transforming political divisions into
solidarity, be trained in how to engage Congress effectively,and receive expert
instruction about carbon reduction solutions and the impacts of climate change on
the Gulf Coast's economy.

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“Toxic Tour” of Houston

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St
Houston, 77006
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$20

Rothko Chapel Presents, Offsite Program: "Toxic Tour" of Houston with t.e.j.a.s.

Juan Parras and Yvette Arellano of Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s.) will lead a tour addressing toxic sites in and around the greater Houston community.

t.e.j.a.s. originated the toxic tour over 20 years ago in Houston as an educational tool for individuals within and outside of the community to gain a further understanding of environmental justice issues. Pictures cannot easily convey the surreal site of this massive industrial complex, nor the thick polluted air. Join us on a tour through the East End of Houston, where some of the largest refineries and chemical plants surround neighborhoods and spew toxins into the air. Thousands of people live, work, and attend schools in the shadow of these facilities.

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Roy Zimmerman Concert: Potluck Fundraiser for Peace Camp Houston

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of Houston, 1504 Wirt Road
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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$15 – $20

What can one person do about climate change, torture, racism, xenophobia, gun violence, fracking, Congressional ineptitude, ignorance, war and greed?  Write funny songs, says Roy Zimmerman , master satirist, songwriter, and performer.

HPJC is bringing Roy Zimmerman back to Houston in a benefit to raise funds for Peace Camp Houston. Optional potluck begins at 6pm and the music starts at 7pm.

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No Wall! No Emergency Powers! Stop Trump’s War Against Migrants!

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Consejo Migrante Por Un Cambio, Houston United Front Against Fascism, Refuse Fascism, and other groups are organizing a demonstration against Trump's wall, his effort to exercise emergency powers, and his war on migrants on Sunday, February 17, at 2 pm. We will assemble at Hermann Square and then march to the Leland Federal Bulding at 1919 Smith St. for a spirited demonstration. Everyone who shares our opposition to Trump is invited to join us on February 17.

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Emergency Demonstration Against SWK’s Child Detention Center

February 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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On February 14, Mayor Turner announced the elimination of the most important obstacles to the opening of Southwest Key's new child detention center at 419 Emancipation Avenue. His media advisory was misleading--it did not mention that a federal judge ruled against the City of Houston two months ago on the question of which permit is required. And now the administration's previous expression of concern about sexual crimes, abuse, neglect, and hundreds of other violations at SWK facilities seems to have disappeared!

In view of its awful record, Southwest Key should not be allowed to house migrant children. The people of the most diverse city in the country have been opposing this facility since last June. And we must continue this struggle. We need to stop SWK from putting children at risk! The Free Los Niños Coalition will hold an emergency demonstration against SWK's child detention center on Monday, February 18, at 5 pm. This will be the Coalition's twelfth protest during the past eight months. The broadest possible participation is strongly encouraged.

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Town Hall Meeting to Discuss No Knock Warrants & Shooting Incident

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Talento Bilingue de Houston, 333 S. Jensen Drive
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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Free

"No knock warrants" endanger the lives of police officers and innocent victims!

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Black History Month Event: “Talk With Us”

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Energy Institute High School, 3501 Southmore Blvd., 2nd Floor "Ted Talk" Room
Houston, 77004
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Free

What are the origins of racism?  Can a person stop being racist?  How can we make talking about race easier?  These are just a few of the topics to be discussed during “Talk with Us,” an event hosted by the African American Culture Club of Energy Institute High School on Wednesday, February 20th from 6:00 to 8:00PM, 3501 Southmore Blvd. (Ted Talk room), Houston, TX 77004.  The event will feature a discussion led by Ms. Cherry Steinwender, co-founder and executive director of the Houston-based Center for the Healing of Racism.  Ms. Steinwender’s talk will be followed by a Q & A and an Open Mic session.  This free event is open to the general public.

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Waking (Let’s Talk) News

February 22 @ 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, repeating until November 22, 2019

Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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None. Donations encouraged.

Come; share an article with us! Bring a bag lunch and your articles clipped from newspapers, magazines, journals or online sources relating to discrimination, oppression and all forms of racism.  Join us in a lively discussion and contribute your ideas and materials to the Center for the Healing of Racism. During 2019, we will meet on the last Friday of each month (January through October) from Noon to 2:00 pm at 3412 Crawford Street (corner of Holman), Houston, TX 77004.

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Dialogue: Racism

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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The Center for the Healing of Racism will present Dialogue: Racism, a two-day intensive workshop that educates participants about racism and facilitates the process by which they can begin to counter the effects of racism on their lives, empowering them to interrupt the cycle of racist attitudes. The workshop provides a safe, respectful and loving atmosphere for a diverse group of people to learn new information, share experiences, dispel fears and guilt, and get to know each another.

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In Their Footsteps: An American Muslim Civil Rights Journey

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bay Area UU Church, 17503 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058 United States
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Free

In Their Footsteps: An American Muslim Civil RightsJourney” follows some 30 American Muslim civil rights leaders as they journeyed through Alabama in April 2018 to learn about the history of slavery, lynching, segregation, and about present-day racial injustice.

During the journey, the Muslim leaders attended the inauguration of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery and learned from experts at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Civil Rights Memorial. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion of the film and related topics.

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Climate Change & What You Can Do

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
online, not applicable
not applicable, not applicable United States
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Free

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues and what you can do. In February, Dan Cohan, associate professor at Rice University, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, will speak on climate change. Climate change has been deemed one of the most significant environmental issues facing North America by the U.N.'s Global Environmental Outlook, the U.N.'s flagship environmental assessment.

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Climate Change & What You Can Do

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Dan Cohan, associate professor at Rice University, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, will speak on climate change. Climate change has been deemed one of the most significant environmental issues facing North America by the U.N.'s Global Environmental Outlook, the U.N.'s flagship environmental assessment. Professor Cohan will educate on the latest research and reports on climate change, so that you thoroughly understand the issue. He will also explain the actions you can take to combat climate change.

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FCNL Advocacy Training

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Free

Change in Washington starts with you.

Please join FCNL for an advocacy workshop:

-Influence your members of Congress and their staff through face-to-face conversations
-Drive the media coverage you want to see
-Build a strategic team in your community that lobbies as part of a powerful national advocacy network
-Join our 2019 Advocacy Team campaign to stop endless wars by urging Congress to reassert its constitutional authority. We are supporting legislation to repeal the AUMF and encourage public debate on all issues of war and peace.

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March 2019

Teaching Peace Literacy: A Two-Day Workshop

March 2 - March 3
Dominican Center for Spirituality, 6501 Almeda Rd
Houston, 77021
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$40

Learn about Peace Literacy* and why we need it to bring healing in our world of challenging and ever-changing traumas. AND learn how to TEACH Peace Literacy.
Be prepared for a hands-on learning experience for developing curriculum and activities that will provide skills for and resiliency in future peacemakers.
This is a two-day event. To get the most out of the training, please plan to attend both days. Registration covers both days and includes lunches.

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Do-It-Yourself Energy Audits for Houses of Worship & Their Members

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you learn how to conduct a DIY energy audit at your house or worship or in your home to figure out how to lower energy costs. Our speaker, Colby May, has performed professional energy audits at more than 2000 facilities, specializing in houses of worship, educational institutions & government buildings. Learn from an expert!

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Learning from the World’s Children: An Evening with President & CEO of UNICEF USA, Caryl Stern

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, 7Q7027
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$15 – $50

Sponsored by IM’s women’s initiative, IMpower, this community-wide event will feature Caryl Stern, President & CEO of UNICEF USA, one of our world's most notable organizations working toward the day when no child dies from preventable causes.  The evening will also feature a special fireside chat with Caryl and Lisa Falkenberg, a Pulitzer Prize Journalist and now Houston Chronicle’s Editor of Opinion.  A dessert reception will follow the lecture.

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Nonviolent Communication Day-Long Workshop

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on April 13, 2019 at 9:00am

Building Solid Relationships: At Home, Work, School, Anywhere! is the title of this Nonviolent Communication event facilitated by CNVC Certified Trainer, Bren Hardt, long-time member of HPJC.  Staying present and grounded with skills to manage one's emotions, speaking with authenticity, clarity and in a connecting (rather than disconnecting) way, and listening with curiosity for both content and meaning are the skills of NVC - Nonviolent Communication.  NVC is a globally respected communication set of skills that is serving leaders around the world to be more effective and to build a culture of peace.

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HPJC Executive Committee Meeting

March 9 @ 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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Called to Conversion: Laudato Si’ & Catholic Ecological Awakening

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Villa de Matel Convent, 6510 Lawndale
Houston, 77023
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Free

Called to Conversion: Laudato Si’ & Catholic Ecological Awakening, 9-12 p.m. Saturday, March 16th, Villa de Matel Convent, 6510 Lawndale Street, Houston, TX.  The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, host a morning of critical reflection on one of the greatest moral challenges of our time. "TEDTalk"- style presentations and a panel of local Catholic leaders will discuss the responsibility of individual Christians and the role of the local Church to Care for our Common Home. Come early for a Labyrinth Prayer Walk at 8 a.m. Free with Spanish interpretation offered.

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