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September 2017

Houston Peace News 2017 Jazz Fundraiser

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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$10 - $30

Featuring: Peace Camp Youth, Bob Henschen Jazz Quartet, Free Radicals, vegetarian Indian dinner, and an Art Auction

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Center for Civic Engagement-Kingwood 2017-18 Schedule

September 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on September 12, 2017 at 3:00pm

One event on September 19, 2017 at 12:30pm

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Civic engagement means promoting the quality of life in a community through both political and nonpolitical processes. It teaches many different executive skills such as: grit, self-control, zest, social intelligence, gratitude, optimism, and curiosity.  Check the event for multiple topics and dates.

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Share Your Peace: Creatives Resist

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011 United States
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$5 - $10

As part of our continued efforts to create platforms for peace, self-expression, and creativity, we our hosting our first "Share Your Peace" poetry/prose recitation. One of the most important tools for building a culture of peace, is self expression. Therefore, we invite all poets, writers, resisters, lovers, painters, and creatives of every kind to come and share your peace. Tell us how you live peace. Show us how you live justice. Guide us through your art journey and let's build a creative bond together.

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Palm Center Farmers Market

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 23, 2017

Palm Center Park, 6017 Beekman Rd
Houston, TX 77021 United States
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Join us this weekend at the Houston Southeast Farmer's Market in the Park at Palm Center. Created to provide a way for the community to maintain a healthy eating lifestyle, Houston Southeast Farmer's Market occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

This family outing offers sale items such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, homemade treats and apparel.

This a FREE family friendly event. We hope to see you there!

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No Borders/Sin Fronteras

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shape Community Center, 3903 Almeda Rd
Houston, TX 77004
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$10

As part of Campaign Nonviolence-Houston's continued effort to educate the masses of the struggles that communities are going through and their creative ways of liberating themselves, we have partnered with Black Rose/Rosa Negra to bring you this film SIN FRONTERAS/NO BORDERS produced by Sur Negro Communicaciones
https://eng.surnegro.tv/

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Houston Anarchist Book Fair

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
MECA, 1900 Kane St.
Houston, 77007 United States
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Free

Announcing the 2017 Houston Anarchist Bookfair! On Sunday September 24, 2017, Houston Anarchist Black Cross will host a one-day convergence to network, grow, and celebrate anarchist and anti-authoritarian projects in Texas and the surrounding region. Join us for books, workshops, and discussion to celebrate and expand our southern radical communities of resistance!

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Connections between People & Nature: Biodiversity

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

Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…  Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an environmental education web

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Art and Incarceration: Poetry, Theatre and Music in and about Captivity

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St
Houston, 77006
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Pay what you can
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Concert, Ensemble Pi
For this interdisciplinary performance, Ensemble Pi presents music, text, and theater works that focus on the rise of mass incarceration, the racial disparities it reveals, and the emotional toll it takes on inmates and their families. The concert opens with Rzewski’s minimalist masterpiece, Coming Together, composed in the wake of the 1971 prison riots in upstate New York and powerfully expressing the frustration of life behind bars and anger about injustice.

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Double Jeopardy: Women and the Criminal Justice System

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St
Houston, 77006
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2017 Rothko Chapel Óscar Romero Award Pre-Program
Double jeopardy: Women and the Criminal Justice System
Conversation and Book Signing with Julie Bindel

Women of sex trafficking face the dual realities of being victims while also being prosecuted as offenders. Join Julie Bindel in conversation with Houston activists and advocates as they explore this topic from both local and global perspectives.

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Justice Without Death

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Houston, 10840 Beinhorn Road
Houston, TX 77024 United States
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Free
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Justice Without Death Shared stories from murder victim family members of healing through reconciliation, and Q&A with the Office of Kim Ogg, Harris County District

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Calming the Mind: Joy of Living Level 1

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - October 1 @ 5:00 pm
Dominican Sisters of Houston, 6501 Almeda Rd
Houston, TX, 77021 United States
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$75 - $125

In this weekend meditation workshop, we will learn how cultivating awareness can help create a peaceful mind and joyful heart. The practice of meditation enables us to transform all experiences, even difficult emotions and painful thoughts, into sources of joy. Over the course of this weekend, we will explore the landscape of our experience with mindful awareness, learning how to use the body, sensory experiences, thoughts, emotions, and even awareness itself as supports for meditation.

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Rescheduled: A Dialogue about “Tears We Cannot Stop”

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations encouraged. RSVP required.

Working as a white ally against racism is hard but not impossible.  One thing that doesn’t help is saying “I don’t see color.”  The failure

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October 2017

The Mask of Microaggressions: Studies of Racism in the US

October 4 @ 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 encouraged. Registration required.

Authors Mark Tschaepe and Ronald Goodwin will discuss their new book, The Mask of Microaggressions: Studies of Racism in the US, on Wednesday, October 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford St., Houston, 77004. Tschaepe and Goodwin, assistant professors at Prairie View A&M University, will also sign copies of books purchased at the event.

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Benefit Concert for the Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bohemeo’s Cafe & Coffeeshop, 708 Telephone Rd.
Houston, TX 77023 United States
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$20

Enjoy a concert by the band Traveler & a special guest while sipping coffee/beer/wine and nibbling tasty food at Bohemeo’s, 708 Telephone Rd. The concert benefits the new Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston (IENoH), the Houston chapter of Texas Interfaith Power & Light, a division of the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy.   The IENoH aims to educate and empower the faith community in Houston to advocate and act as stewards of the environment.  A suggested donation of $20 will be accepted at the door. For more information, contact Lisa Brenskelle

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Grassroots Relief and Empowerment on Houston’s Eastside

October 8 @ 9:20 am - 10:20 am
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Free
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Join Cavanaugh Nweze and Andrew Cobb of West Street Recovery to hear about grassroots relief work and ongoing empowerment work in communities of color in

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Ads in Peacemaker Awards Booklet

October 11 - October 13

Buy an advertisement in the program booklet for the upcoming HPJC Peacemaker Awards Dinner.  Promote your organization, advertise your business, or write a note of

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Get Your Garden ON! Join Transition for our Fall 2017 Permablitz

October 14 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Spiral Garden

Come together with like minded people to learn how to learn about permaculture, live more sustainably and help build community! Our projects for the recipient of this permablitz include

• Planting / seeding a garden
• adding a spiral garden bed
• and more!

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Dialogue: Racism

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Event takes place on two consecutive Saturdays: Oct. 7 & 14, 2017
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations encouraged. Registration required.

The Center for the Healing of Racism presents Dialogue: Racism, a two-day intensive workshop that educates participants about racism and facilitates the process by which individuals can begin to counter the affects of racism on their lives and become empowered to interrupt the cycle of racist attitudes. The workshop provides a safe, respectful, and loving atmosphere for individuals to learn new information, share experiences, dispel fears and guilt, and get to know each other.

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Journey of the Universe screenings

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on October 19, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 24, 2017 at 6:00pm

University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX, 77006 United States
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Free

You are invited to go on the Journey of the Universe in October, with three opportunities to be awe-struck by this Emmy-award winning documentary which narrates the 14 billion year story of the universe's development in a single hour. The film tells this story in a way that is accessible to everyone: drawing on astronomy and physics to explain the emergence of galaxies and stars, geology and chemistry to understand the formation of Earth, biology and botany to trace life's evolution, and anthropology and history to see the rise of humans. Journey weaves science and humanities in a new way that allows for a comprehensive sense of awe and wonder to arise. This approach expands the human perspective to one that values life's complexity and sees the role of humans as critical to the further flourishing of the Earth community. An open facilitated discussion will follow each film screening.

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Justice Without Death

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Houston, 10840 Beinhorn Road
Houston, TX 77024 United States
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Free

Justice Without Death
Shared stories from murder victim family members of healing through reconciliation, and Q&A with the Office of Kim Ogg, Harris County District Attorney.

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