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April 2018

Medicare for All Town Hall and Campaign Kickoff

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1805 W. Alabama St.
Houston, 77098
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The time has come to stand up and demand full health coverage for everyone in this country!

As part of our national strategy, the Houston DSA chapter will be kicking off their local campaign efforts with a Town Hall event on April 21st at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. You're invited you to come listen to our great guest speakers, learn more about the national campaign, and find out how you can get involved to fight for health justice here in Texas!

The event is free and open to all who may be interested in learning more or figuring how they can participate.

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Indivisible Houston Resistance Carnival

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dan Electros Guitar Bar, 1031 E 24th St
Houston, 77009
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Come out and join us for the first ever Resistance Carnival. Get ready for Games, Crazy Contests, Photo Booths and our Exclusive Dunk An Activist Tank.

Get to know your fellow resistance fighters better and spend a fun family friendly afternoon getting recharged.

See you under the big top!!!!

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Earth Day Labyrinth Walk and Prayer

April 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Dominican Sisters Chapel, 6504 Almeda Rd
Houston, TX United States
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Join the Dominican Sisters of Houston as we celebrate Earth Day with prayer and walk on the Labyrinth Saturday, April 21, 2018.

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Houston’s Annual Compassion Week 2018

April 22 - April 28
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Join us for a week of compassionate action and education to celebrate and cultivate Houston’s compassionate culture!

Please go to http://compassionatehouston.org/cw2018/ for more info.

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Earth Day Houston

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney
Houston, 77002
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Please mark your calendars for Earth Day Houston on Sunday, April 22, 2018, from noon to 6 pm at Discovery Green park! Hosted in partnership with the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, Discovery Green’s citywide Earth Day celebration–presented by Green Mountain Energy–is designed to inspire, educate, and encourage action. The event features displays, exhibits and booths on topics ranging from alternative energy to recycling methods, a foodie farmers market, Canned Acoustica, recycling, and more.

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2018 Brew at the Zoo

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, 77030
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$25 - $45

Brew at the Zoo highlights some of the best beers from Texas and surrounding areas. As you sip, you can stroll through parts of the Houston Zoo and check out some of your favorite animals. See special presentations with our elephants, jaguars, sea lions, and more. Step into Kipp Aquarium, Carruth Natural Encounters, and the Reptile & Amphibian House for Meet the Keeper Talks Presented by Phillips 66.

Music and entertainment will delight you as you sample a variety of refreshing beers. Additional beer sample passports will be available for purchase during the night. Plus, enjoy live music by local artists and participate in our special animal-themed Trivia Gone Wild for a chance to win exclusive Zoo prizes! Pub-style grub will also be available for purchase throughout the event.

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Heart of HoUSton 2018: Lessons in Servant Leadership on the Road to 2036

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 3816 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, 77025
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Join us to explore how to create sustainable leadership, personal transformation and authentic involvement for individuals and organizations. Based on Lawrence J. Payne’s edited volume of the same name, attendees will hear from Houston leaders across disciplines to gain an understanding of how to sustainably impact our communities for the better.

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“Human Flow” Film Screening

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
University of Houston – Sugar Land, 14000 University Blvd
Sugar Land, 77479
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Human Flow, an epic film journey by Ai Weiwei, captures massive human migration. As uprooted people (from around the world) try to escape famine, climate change, and war, in search of safety, shelter, and justice.

*FREE* Viewing at the University of Houston at Sugar Land, Saturday, April 28th, 1 PM.

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The Living Library

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jungman Library, 5830 Westheimer
Houston, 77057
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"Living Books" are members of the community who have volunteered their time and their personal experiences as representatives of different segments of society. One of the great features of the Living Library and checking out a Living Book is that there are no such things as stupid questions. Books have been prepared and made themselves available to you to be able to dig deep and find out what you always wanted to know about the book topic. They are familiar with the topics they represent and are available to discuss that topic with "Readers."

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Police Brutality Around Us: History & Discussion

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Moody Park Gazebo, 3725 Fulton St.
Houston, 77009
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This event will highlight a Northside student's presentation on police brutality. We will also have speakers, including Janie Torres, to discuss the history of police brutality in our area.

While the murder of Joe Campos Torres and the Moody Park Riots will be our main topics, we would like to remind everyone that the murder of Joe Campos Torres and the Moody Park riots are not just historical events. Family members still feel the loss of Joe Campos Torres and police brutality continues to be an issue today.

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Spring 2018 Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event

April 29 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Gathering Place, 5310 S. Willow Dr.
Houston, TX, 77035 United States
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Calling people of all faiths or no faith at all in Houston to care for our shared environment during Earth Month.
We will engage in hands-on environmental stewardship by mulching around plantings, planting native plants & removing trash at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve. This event will offer activities for all ages and skill levels, so bring the whole family, your neighbors and your friends.
Meet at The Gathering Place, 5310 South Willow Dr., Houston 77035 to sign in. Metro bus line 7 stops nearby and line 49 is not far. Tools/supplies will be provided.

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Interfaith March for Peace & Justice

April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guiding Principles:

All people should be free to practice the faith of their choice without fear of discrimination, intimidation, or reprisal;
Multiple religions and faith traditions can coexist peacefully;
Equal justice and equal protection under the law are rights to which all people are entitled regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration and economic status, or religion;
Governments must protect vunerable communities and never cease to seek justice for acts of violence perpetrated against these communities.

If these principles are worthy of your celebration, join us on April 29th! Please express our principles and pride in your faith tradition with non-partisan signs (No sticks), posters, or banners.

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Addressing Ongoing Air Quality Challenges in Houston

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2018 is Stewardship.

At the April web meeting, we welcome Bakeyah Nelson, Air Alliance Houston's Executive Director, who will discuss Addressing Ongoing Air Quality Challenges in Houston. Bakeyah will provide her perspective on some of the current air quality challenges that Houston is facing - ones that Air Alliance Houston is working to address to improve public health. These range from concerns about concrete batch plants and metal recycling facilities, to the proposed expansion of I-45. Air Alliance Houston is also working with community partners to address some of the challenges exposed during Hurricane Harvey. Bakeyah will also highlight how you can get involved. After her talk, there will be time for Q&A.  Please register for this talk, and you will receive an invitation to the web meeting.  Contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com with any questions.

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May 2018

International Workers Day Rally

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Guadalupe Plaza, 2311 Runnels St.
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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An International Workers Day Rally will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 6-8 pm, at Guadalupe Plaza, 2311 Runnels St.,  Houston. 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.

Stop the Exploitation and Oppression of Workers! Workers' Struggles Have No Borders! Stop Racist Police Murders! Black and Brown Lives Matter! Stop ICE Raids and Deportations! Defend the DREAMERS! Defend the Muslim Community! Fight for Women's Equality! Defend LGBTQ Communities! Stop the Violence against Trans Women! Fight for a Living Wage, Jobs for All, and the Right to a Union! End Gentrification! Housing, Health Care, Child Care, Education, and Pensions for All! End Imperialist Wars! Hands Off the Middle East! No War on Korea! End Capitalism's Destruction of the Environment! Unite against Trump and the Threat of Fascism! End Capitalism Before It Ends Us!

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Transition Houston Meeting: Complete Communities

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Haven’s Center, 1827 W Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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Complete Communities

Join us at our upcoming Transition Houston meeting! Socializing starts at 6:30pm and the meeting begins at 7:00pm at the Haven’s Center, 1827 W Alabama


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Monthly Non-Violence Discussion Group

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant & Lounge, 6800 Southwest Fwy.
Houston, 77074
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The HPJC non-violence discussion group attempts to meet every month.

This month, we will be meeting at Lucy, a great Ethiopian restaurant! Come prepared to eat and talk (or listen).

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Amnesty Houston’s “Take Action” Event

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Central Market Community Room, 3815 Westheimer
Houston, 77027
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Free and open to the public; Amnesty International Houston’s "Take Action" Event.  Learn how *you* can make a difference locally and globally !

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Breaking the Siege of Gaza w/Ann Wright

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arab American Cultural and Community Center, 10555 Stancliff Rd
Houston, 77099
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$10 - $15

Learn about Gaza's increasingly deteriorating conditions and hear how a broad coalition of activists, academics, veterans, and Palestine solidarity organizers plan to break the siege in this summer's upcoming Gaza Freedom Flotilla and to draw attention to the inhumane conditions Israeli Occupation and blockades imposes on Palestinians.

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“Dialogue on the Plantations”

May 5 - May 6
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 presents it’s third annual “Dialogue on the Plantations”, a tour of three historic plantations in Louisiana, the weekend of May 5-6, 2018.  Learn about the role of slavery in the southern plantation economy.  Tour includes visits to St. Joseph Plantation (sugar cane), Laura Plantation (a Creole plantation) the the Whitney Plantation Museum, which pays homage to all slaves throughout the southern United States.

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HPJC Executive Committee Meeting

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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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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