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April 2019

Greater Houston Coalition for Justice: News Conference

April 16 @ 10:00 am
TBH, 333 S. Jensen Drive
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Free

The Greater Houston Coalition for Justice, call for state and congressional hearings as a results of the explosion at the KMCO facility and the Intercontinental Terminals Co. plant in Deer Park.

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FREE Houston showing and Q&A on Restorative Justice film called “Circles”

Free

Circles, an award-winning documentary will be shown together with Q&A with Eric Butler, featured in film.  Donations will be welcome and will go to the film creator and distributor and an honorarium to Eric Butler.

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Waking (Let’s Talk) News

April 26 @ 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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We Are Girls Conference

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hogg Middle School, 1100 Merrill St
Houston, 77009
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$30

The We Are Girls Conferences, produced by Girls Empowerment Network (GEN) are held in Austin, Houston, and Dallas, Texas annually and are designed especially for thousands of 3rd – 8th-grade girls and the adults who care about them. With dynamic break-out sessions and an empowering dance party, girls get to be totally in charge of their day. They walk away inspired by what’s possible and with a new belief in their personal power. The 2018-2019 theme is “Ignite Her Power.” Leadership positions are available for high school girls. Tickets cost $30 per person and 50% of attendees receive scholarships.

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Wellness Summit

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
5959 Corporate Dr Houston, Texas, 5959 Corporate Dr
Houston, 77036
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$49

Weight loss and Wellness Summit - learn from breakout sessions provided by doctors, registered dietitian, nutritionist, exercise physiologist, health coach, and food for life instructor. Our inspiring Keynote Speaker is Josh Lajaunie who will share tips and tricks from his journey of going from 420 lbs to ultra marathon runner.

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Peace Camp Brunch and Fundraiser!

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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$10

Mark your calendar to save April 27 from 9 AM-1 PM for a fun brunch! The venue will be Bering Methodist Church on Harold St. This is a fundraiser for Peace Camp scholarships, and there will be delicious food-including vegan options plus exciting entertainment. Invite your friends and come and learn about this exciting outreach program of HPJC!

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Autism: Beyond The Walk

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map
$10 – $60

This event is a opportunity for Autism Awareness.It is also a platform for the families with autistic children to tell their story.

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The Ecological Crisis & The Response of Faith

April 28 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Free

What is our present ecological crisis? What specific issues are central? Lisa Brenskelle will examine the science that explains the present state of our world and the major environmental issues we face. She will then consider how our faith both informs and enables our response to this crisis.

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How Water Conservation Will Save the Dry Day & What You Can Do to Help

April 28 @ 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 in Houston invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues and what you can do.

In April, Robert Mace, professor of practice at U.T. - Austin, Department of Geography, will speak on water issues in Texas. Water Scarcity 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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May 2019

International Workers Day Celebration

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

An International Workers Day Celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 6-8 pm, at Guadalupe Plaza, 2311 Runnels St. Please plan to join us in celebrating this holiday for workers of all nationalities. We will commemorate the past struggles and achievements of the working class, address the dangers faced by workers and oppressed people today, and call for revolutionary social change.

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Alianza Latina Internacional’s May Day March & Rally

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Join us Saturday, May 4th to march from Renwick and Bellaire to Burnett Bayland Park for a rally in celebration of International Workers Day.

Together, we will build solidarity across our differences to honor the legacy of all working people in continuing to fight for immigrant, racial, economic, and environmental justice in a system that puts profit over people.

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The Texas Coastal Exchange – How Houses of Worship & Their Members Can Engage

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard
Houston, 77005
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Free

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to learn about the Texas Coastal Exchange (TCX), a new carbon offset program for our region of Texas. As Jim Blackburn, Rice professor and member of the board of directors for TCX will explain, the TCX is designed both as a land conservation tool and a means to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions. Find out how you/your house of worship can support local land conservation as a buyer of carbon offsets! Or, learn how you/your house of worship can sell carbon storage on your land!

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Climate Change Solutions – Nature of the Flood: Understanding Our Dynamic Rivers and Bayous

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Haven’s Center, 1827 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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We hope you'll join Transition Houston as we discuss Climate Change Solutions! Brad Carter will present the Nature of the Flood: Understanding Our Dynamic Rivers

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May Amnesty Houston Meeting

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map
Free

Free and open to the public; Amnesty International Houston, local 23, welcomes guest speaker Sri Preston Kulkarni. He will be speaking on the issue of immigration.

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Humanists Ideas Club: Universal Health Care through Cooperatives forming in Houston

May 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet
houston, 77074
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Free

"How to create Community-run Cooperatives that result in Universal Health Care." Ed Barr hosts the Ideas Club for Humanists of Houston (www.meetup.com/humanism-177/events/jmrcrpyzhbpb/) at Bayland Community Center. Sat. May 11, Don McCormick, founding CEO of the nonprofits TBT.com and PPC (Patient/Physician Cooperatives based in Houston), will address medical economics, and how to build member-owned Cooperatives around existing clinics and hospitals working with PPC to cut health care costs in half.

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Celebrate World Fair Trade Day

May 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Dominican Center for Spirituality, 6501 Almeda Rd
Houston, 77021
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The Chocolate Case asks "Is eating chocolate linked to child slavery?" Join Fair Trade Houston and the Dominican Sisters for this entertaining and shocking documentary film about the journalists investigating global chocolate production.

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International Conference on Biodiversity and Ecology Restoration

May 15 @ 9:00 am - May 16 @ 5:00 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map
$549
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Meetings International (Meetings Int.) invites you to attend “International conference on Biodiversity and Ecology restoration” which is to be held on May 15-16, 2019 at Brussels, Belgium.

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No License to Discriminate: Postcard Party & Happy Hour

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Axelrad, 1517 Alabama St.
Houston, 77004
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Free

Join the ACLU of Texas and the Transgender Education Network of Texas for a postcard party and happy hour to keep discrimination out of Texas. We need your help to stop SB 17, a bill that would create a license to discriminate against virtually anyone – especially LGBTQ Texans – for religious reasons.

Come out to Axelrad and fill out postcards or submit testimony to your lawmakers. We’ll be there from 6:30PM until 8:00PM so be sure to drop by and make your voice heard. Register to attend via the ticket link above and your first drink is on us!

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HPJC Quarterly Board Meeting

May 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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Achieving Zero Waste in Houston & What You Can Do

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
online, not applicable
not applicable, not applicable United States
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You are invited to join Rosanne Barone, Program Director in Houston for Texas Campaign for the Environment, for an online talk on Achieving Zero Waste in Houston & What You Can Do. Rosanne will address policymaking at the local and state levels to achieve zero waste goals and address problematic waste facilities, as well as international efforts to curb the production of products that can’t be recycled.

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