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October 2019

Houston Women’s Group: Weekly Meeting

October 20 @ 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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Be Bold Be Heard- Learn to Make Democracy Work

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Westchester Academy, 901 Yorkchester Dr
Houston, 77079
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This is a 'lunch and learn' talk by a visiting activist from India. Jayaram Venkatesan heads a citizens movement in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, which aims to create a just and equitable society. He and his team have led campaigns against corruption, for restoration of waterbodies, for improving quality of public health system, and for raising awareness about people's civic rights and responsibilities.

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FILM: A Better World IS Possible

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community House at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 1755 Sul Ross
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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$5.00
peace dove

Exciting and very focused one-hour film that lays out a history of American policies. The idea to offer a deeper understanding of what the Trump/Pence White House plan actually is and how this plan is being executed to detail. It is a must-see!

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“Lunch & Learn Dialogues”

October 23 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required.

The Center for the Healing of Racism invites you to “Lunch & Learn Dialogues” once a month through December 2019.

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Waking (Let’s Talk) News

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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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Houston Demands Trump/Pence Out Now! #OutNow!

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Westheimer Rd. & Post Oak Blvd., Westheimer Rd. & Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, 77056
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JOIN US and DEMAND: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go – NOW!

The time has come to launch mass, sustained, non-violent protests that come back week after week, refusing to stop until the Trump/Pence Regime has been removed from power.

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Houston Women’s Group: Weekly Meeting

October 27 @ 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 Earth Charter & Lutheran Social Statements

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House & online, 1320 W 26th St
Houston, 77008
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Join Lisa Brenskelle, head of the Lutherans Restoring Creation Team for the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), for a talk on the Earth Charter.  The ELCA voted to endorse the Earth Charter at its national assembly in August. The Earth Charter, while a completely secular document, is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful society. As such, it’s precepts have much in common with Christian social teaching, and indeed, with the social teaching of many faiths. This first half of this talk will cover the Earth Charter, its origins & principles, as well as materials available from the Earth Charter Initiative. The second half of the talk will explain the relationship between Earth Charter principles & Christian social teaching, using the social statements of the ELCA as a basis

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November 2019

Houston Women’s Group: Weekly Meeting

November 3 @ 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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Free Community Bike Safety Course

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd.
Houston, 77005
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Nervous about biking in Houston? You are invited to a free Community Bike Safety Course where you’ll gain the confidence to cycle safely around town! This is the only free bike safety course in Houston taught by certified instructors & open to all ages. The course begins with 90 minutes of classroom instruction at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church. 90 minutes of drills in the Rice University parking lot follow the classroom instruction, and then we’ll take a leisurely 1 hour ride around the neighborhood to practice our skills on the road. Instruction is provided by certified instructors from Bike Houston.

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Mennonite Sale for World Peace

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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Free

A celebration of the handmade and the unique, the practical and the beautiful, the Peace Sale takes tradition and gives it a few modern touches. Buy handmade treasures; bid on a quilt during the live auction; browse Ten Thousand Villages; drink Fair Trade coffee; feast on freshly prepared food, take home a shoo-fly pie - and know that you're supporting peace and justice at home and abroad.

The Mennonite Sale for World Peace is a sale and auction in the tradition of Mennonite Relief Sales held annually across the United States and Canada.

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Join Us for a Repair Cafe! Recycle/Reuse/Repair Your Stuff!

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TXRX Labs, 205 Roberts St, Houston, TX 77003
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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Repair Cafe Sponsors

their broken items for assessment, disassembly and repair. Bring your toolkit and join us to have fun and learn while helping others troubleshoot and fix their broken stuff! Volunteers assess, take apart, and hopefully -- REPAIR.

We invite you to bring in a broken item and meet local people who have offered to share their skills to help you make repairs. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table, by leafing through books on repairs and DIY.

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Houston Women’s Group: Weekly Meeting

November 10 @ 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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2019 HPJC Peacemaker Awards Dinner & Auction

November 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2712 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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$80 – $100

Please join us on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10th as we celebrate our National and Local Peacemaker Award Recipients!

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Transition Houston Meeting: Houston Landscape of Nature

November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Haven’s Center, 1827 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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Houston Landscape of Nature We hope you'll join us for our upcoming Transition Houston meeting! Socializing starts at 6:30pm and the meeting begins at 7:00pm at the Haven’s Center, 1827

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“Lunch & Learn Dialogues”

November 13 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required.

The Center for the Healing of Racism invites you to “Lunch & Learn Dialogues” once a month through December 2019.

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Houston Women’s Group: Weekly Meeting

November 17 @ 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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Fall 2019 Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event

November 17 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Gathering Place, 5310 S. Willow Dr.
Houston, TX, 77035 United States
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We will engage in hands-on environmental stewardship by trimming trees, mulching, and watering at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve in Houston.

This event is organized by Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, Congregation Brith Shalom, and the Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston, in partnership with the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy.

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“Did They Really Just Say That?”

November 18 @ 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 appreciated

Have you ever wondered how to respond to that totally inappropriate racial, ethnic or homophobic slur uttered by Aunt So-and-So or Mr. Whatchamacallit when you least expect it?  You gasp; you cringe.  But what do you say and how do you say it?

 
Please join the Center for the Healing of Racism for "Did They Really Just Say That?", a dialogue with a panel of veteran Center members about how to respond to racist comments made by friends, families and co-workers.

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“Two Spirits” film screening

November 19 @ 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. RSVP required. Donations appreciated

The Center for the Healing of Racism invites you to a screening of “Two Spirits,” an award-winning documentary film.  This film, which will be followed by a dialogue, interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female, and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.

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