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March 2020

Fifth Annual “Dialogue on the Plantation”

March 21 @ 6:30 am - March 22 @ 6:30 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX, 77004
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$299

The fifth annual “Dialogue on the Plantations” includes guided tours of three Louisiana plantations: St. Joseph, Laura and Whitney Plantation. The latter is the site of the acclaimed Whitney Plantation Museum that pays homage to all of the enslaved Africans and their descendants who lived in the US South. The cost includes transportation on a video/WIFI bus equipped with a restroom, snacks on the bus, admission to all plantations, dinner, breakfast and an amazing learning opportunity.

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Houston Women’s Group: Weekly Meeting

March 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free

THE HOUSTON WOMEN’S GROUP is a diverse multi-generational feminist group for all women identified women, that meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin at Southmore Blvd., 2nd floor, room #201 (elevator accessible). Each woman defines her own feminism. After the group adjourns at 12 noon we gather at a nearby restaurant to enjoy a meal and further conversation. Other events occur at various other times. This is a feminist group, not a religious church affiliated one.

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Foreign Policy Social

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cafe Express, 1422 W Gray Street
Houston, 77019 United States
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Free
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Come join members of the Foreign Policy Alliance to discuss concerns developments and opinions related to U.S. foreign policy, militarism and endless war, including, but not limited to: recent developments with regard to Afghanistan, Iraq, and other countries we are militarily involved with, the bloated Pentagon and military budget, the nuclear threat, and positions and likely actions of the Democratic presidential candidates and/or the Trump Administration in the years ahead.

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Waking News!

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX, 77004
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Free. RSVP required. Donations appreciated

Come share an article you found in a magazine, journal, or online resource relating to discrimination, oppression, or any forms of racism. Then join us in a lively discussion where we engage in the complexities of racism and how we can all heal from it.

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Heading for Extinction and What to Do About It

March 28 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
by zoom–link on website Houston, 77008 + Google Map
Free
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"Heading for Extinction--and what to do about it" is the classic Extinction Rebellion presentation known as "the talk", given with a Houston twist. Please join us to learn the scope and scale of our current predicament, why current approaches are flawed, and how you can make a difference.

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Houston Women’s Group: Weekly Meeting

March 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free

THE HOUSTON WOMEN’S GROUP is a diverse multi-generational feminist group for all women identified women, that meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin at Southmore Blvd., 2nd floor, room #201 (elevator accessible). Each woman defines her own feminism. After the group adjourns at 12 noon we gather at a nearby restaurant to enjoy a meal and further conversation. Other events occur at various other times. This is a feminist group, not a religious church affiliated one.

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The Wonders of the Deep Sea

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online
Free

Approximately two thirds of the earth’s surface is covered by oceans with an average depth of about 2.65 miles. Below 0.62 miles, the water is completely dark, temperatures plummet to 39 °F, and the pressure is about 40 times the pressure of earth’s atmosphere. Nonetheless, many creatures can live in this extreme place having no light. Deep sea explorations have found shrimp, fish, coral, tube worms, mussels, starfish, and many other creatures even below 2 miles. About 95% of the ocean remains unexplored, and marine scientists continuously find new species in this unusual place. In addition to creatures, huge quantities of methane gas hydrates and billions of tons of manganese nodules are found in deep ocean floors (2-4 miles deep). Manganese nodules grow only 10-100 millimeters per million years. Gas hydrates may contain roughly twice the carbon contained in all reserves of coal, oil, and conventional natural gas combined. Join Professor Hyun-Min Hwang of Texas Southern University to be awestruck by these, and other, wonders of the deep sea.

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April 2020

The Center for Hearing and Speech’s Sound & Soul Gala

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas St., 2nd floor
Houston, 77002
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The Center for Hearing and Speech (CHS) will launch its newest expansion plan at the annual Sound & Soul Gala on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Held at The Ballroom at Bayou Place, this year’s gala is nautical themed in honor of The Center for Hearing and Speech “Launching into the Future.”

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Houston Women’s Group: Weekly Meeting

April 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free

THE HOUSTON WOMEN’S GROUP is a diverse multi-generational feminist group for all women identified women, that meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin at Southmore Blvd., 2nd floor, room #201 (elevator accessible). Each woman defines her own feminism. After the group adjourns at 12 noon we gather at a nearby restaurant to enjoy a meal and further conversation. Other events occur at various other times. This is a feminist group, not a religious church affiliated one.

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Evening with Robert Reich

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation Emanu El, 1500 Sunset Blvd
Houston, 77005
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$150

A lecture event with Robert Reich on his upcoming book, The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It.

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Houston Women’s Group: Weekly Meeting

April 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free

THE HOUSTON WOMEN’S GROUP is a diverse multi-generational feminist group for all women identified women, that meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin at Southmore Blvd., 2nd floor, room #201 (elevator accessible). Each woman defines her own feminism. After the group adjourns at 12 noon we gather at a nearby restaurant to enjoy a meal and further conversation. Other events occur at various other times. This is a feminist group, not a religious church affiliated one.

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Houston Women’s Group: Weekly Meeting

April 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free

THE HOUSTON WOMEN’S GROUP is a diverse multi-generational feminist group for all women identified women, that meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin at Southmore Blvd., 2nd floor, room #201 (elevator accessible). Each woman defines her own feminism. After the group adjourns at 12 noon we gather at a nearby restaurant to enjoy a meal and further conversation. Other events occur at various other times. This is a feminist group, not a religious church affiliated one.

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Close the Camps! Free Them All! April 19 Demonstration at SWK!

April 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Never Again Action-Houston will hold a second COVID-safe, car-only demonstration to demand the closure of the Southwest Key detention center at 419 Emancipation Avenue on Sunday, April 19, at 1:30 pm. We will assemble in the parking lot diagonally across from the detention center and place signs on our cars--at a safe distance from each other. Please bring your own signs and tape! Then we will form a caravan and drive around the detention center, honking and chanting as we go, for about one hour.

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The Wonders of Coastal Wetlands

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online
Free

Historically, wetlands were considered useless land, and we filled them in to make farmland and housing. Today, we realize that wetlands provide numerous valuable services to humanity, and we seek to protect and restore them. Coastal wetlands are threatened by a number of factors, but can be remarkably resilient to moderate rates of sea level rise. This talk will review some of the benefits we derive from coastal wetlands, discuss the threats facing them, and explain why we have reason to expect that wetlands will survive despite ongoing global change. Join this conversation with Professor Steven Pennings of the University of Houston as we wonder at coastal wetlands!

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Earth Week Events!

April 20 - April 27
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Happy EarthDay Week from the Houston Peace & Justice Center! There are lots of virtual activities going on this week. Please visit xrhouston.com for more

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Lunch & Learn Dialogues: Racism Higher Education

April 22 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX, 77004
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Free. RSVP required. Donations appreciated

Bring your lunch to the Center for the Healing of Racism on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM, for a presentation by Stephen Cherry, PhD, a sociology professor at UH Clear Lake, about Racism in Higher Education. The talk will be followed by a dialogue.

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Spring 2020 Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event

April 26 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Willow Waterhole Greenspace, 5300 Dryad
Houston, 77035
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Free

Calling people of all faiths, or no faith at all, to engage in hands-on care for our shared environment at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve in Houston.

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May 2020

HPJC Quarterly Board Meeting

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

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.

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Lunch & Learn Dialogues: Racism in the Arts

May 20 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX, 77004
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Free. RSVP required. Donations appreciated

Bring your Lunch and join us for a conversation on Racism in the Arts with Harrison Guy, founder and artistic director of Urban Souls Dance Company.

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Waking News!

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX, 77004
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$2019

Come share an article you found in a magazine, journal, or online resource relating to discrimination, oppression, or any forms of racism. Then join us in a lively discussion where we engage in the complexities of racism and how we can all heal from it.

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