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January 2022

Houston Community Leadership Program

January 22 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Houston Food Bank, 535 Portwall St
Houston, TX 77029
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Free

The Houston Community Leadership Program is a free, non-partisan half-day event where AIT, local partner organizations, and community leaders provide civic engagement training and tools to help underrepresented women develop civic leadership skills. The agenda includes a panel conversation with local elected officials, breakout sessions led by local nonprofits, interactive trainings, and tabling services from community organizations. We will also provide free breakfast and lunch, childcare services, interpretation services, and more.

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Houston Community Leadership Program

January 22 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Houston Food Bank, 535 Portwall St
Houston, TX 77029
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Free

The Houston Community Leadership Program is a free, non-partisan half-day event where AIT, local partner organizations, and community leaders provide civic engagement training and tools to help underrepresented women develop civic leadership skills. The agenda includes a panel conversation with local elected officials, breakout sessions led by local nonprofits, interactive trainings, and tabling services from community organizations. We will also provide free breakfast and lunch, childcare services, interpretation services, and more.

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A Way Forward – A History of Racism in Law Enforcement-Zoom

January 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

A Way Forward – A History of Racism in Law Enforcement-Zoom

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A Way Forward: A History of Racism in Law Enforcement

January 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom
Free. Donations appreciated

Please join us on Saturday, January 22, 2022 (9 AM to 1 PM) to examine the history of racism in law enforcement in the United States. Our presenter, Jeff Reese, will discuss the origins of the problem and how we got where we are today.  Reese will lead us in seeking A Way Forward to dismantle institutional racism and mass incarceration. During his 26 year career with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Jeff Reese worked as a hostage negotiator, suicide…

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Racism in law enforcement

January 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom Event

Seminar

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Waking (Let’s Talk) News!

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom Event
Free. Donations appreciated

Bring a bag lunch!  Come; share an article with us on Zoom!  Bring your articles clipped from newspapers, magazines, journals, or computers relating to discrimination, oppression and all forms of racism.  Join us in a lively discussion and contribute your ideas and materials to the Center’s tool kit. This event will be held on Zoom This event is free and open to the public. Donations appreciated. RSVP to receive the link: https://www.centerhealingracism.org/event/waking-news-january-on-zoom/

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The Grammar of Creation: What is Nature Speaking to Us? (And Are We Listening?)

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online
Free

Join Sr. Damien Marie Savino, Dean of Science & Sustainability at Aquinas College and a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist with a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, as she reflects on the ancient notion of the "grammar of creation" in light of contemporary ecological challenges. In many ways today, creation is "groaning, waiting to be made known" (Romans 8), waiting for humans to hear its cry. Sister Damien Marie will share her "reading" of some key messages from the grammar of…

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February 2022

African American Artists in Texas: Selections from the John L. Nau III Collection of Texas Art

February 3 @ 10:00 am - March 12 @ 4:00 pm
The African American Library at the Gregory School, 1300 Victor Street
Houston, 77019
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Spanning over six decades of cultural production, this exhibition presents paintings, drawings and prints of works by African Americans in Texas with a combination of portraiture, landscape and abstraction on display. In collaboration with the John L. Nau III Collection of Texas Art, this exhibition features works from Texan artists including John Willard Banks, John Biggers, Sedrick Huckaby, and Kermit Oliver, supplemented with special collection materials from the African American Library at the Gregory School.

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African American Artists in Texas: Selections from the John L. Nau III Collection of Texas Art

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The African American Library at the Gregory School, 1300 Victor Street
Houston, 77019
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Free

Spanning over six decades of cultural production, this exhibition presents paintings, drawings and prints of works by African Americans in Texas with a combination of portraiture, landscape and abstraction on display. In collaboration with the John L. Nau III Collection of Texas Art, this exhibition features works from Texan artists including John Willard Banks, John Biggers, Sedrick Huckaby, and Kermit Oliver, supplemented with special collection materials from the African American Library at the Gregory School.

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Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - May 17 @ 7:00 pm
Online
Free

Scientists tell us that we must reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030. That may seem like a very high hurdle. But, it translates to only a 5%/year reduction. Participants in this course will leave with a plan for at least their first 5% reduction, and knowledge of how to find the other 40%. Many participants have found easy, cost-effective reductions of more than 20%. The course was developed in response to the Walk on Earth Gently multifaith…

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Houston Community Leadership Program

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Houston Food Bank, 535 Portwall St
Houston, TX 77029
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Free

Join us at our CLP event in Houston! Whether you wish to attend as a participant or partner organization/volunteer, we invite you to take part in our interactive half-day civic education event. We will have a panel discussion with elected officials, workshops on advocacy and leadership, tabling and networking sessions, and more! Bring your children along too--let us know and we'll provide childcare services. Need other services such as language interpretation? Let us know when you register. This event is…

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Earth Church

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online
Free

Join Jim Blackburn, Professor in the Practice in Environmental Law at Rice University, who will discuss his new book, Earth Church, which he co-authored with artist Isabelle Scurry Chapman. Earth Church is a book about Earth-based spirituality, a subject that will become much more prominent in a future defined by a changing climate and the creation of a new economic system that is circular rather than linear. At the center of Earth-based spirituality is the Earth itself, that wonderful planet without…

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March 2022

The Face of God

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - April 7 @ 7:00 pm
Online
Free

From the melting permafrost that threatens churches in Alaska to the wildfires that ravaged California this past year, to the U.S. South where hurricanes are becoming stronger and more deadly, communities around the globe are already feeling the rising impacts of global climate change. The Face of God is a film about God and nature, faith and climate change, and the experience of communities around the world facing and experiencing changes in their lives now. This is also a film…

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Houston’s Climate Action and Resilience Strategies

March 6 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Online
Free

Join Priya Zachariah, Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer for the City of Houston, as she discusses the City of Houston’s Climate Action Plan and the Resilient Houston plan. Priya will explain how the City of Houston’s Climate Action Plan aims to address reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the Resilient Houston plan addresses community resilience, especially for our most vulnerable and under-resourced communities. Priya will delve into aspects of both plans that address these issues, highlighting how faith communities can…

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2022 Circles of Excellence Criminal Justice Awards Reception

March 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston), 3400 Main Street
Houston, 77002
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$45.00

March is National Criminal Justice Month.  Established by the United States Congress in 2009, its purpose is to promote societal awareness around the causes and consequences of crime, as well as strategies for preventing and responding to crime. On Sunday, March 20, 2022, Prevention Zone, Inc will recognize excellence within the criminal justice system through its annual Circles of Excellence Criminal Justice Award Reception by recognizing individuals, public officials, organizations, celebrities, activists, and community leaders from across Texas whose exceptional…

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Waking (Let’s Talk) News!

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom Event
Free. Donations encouraged.

Bring a bag lunch!  Come; share an article with us on Zoom!  Bring your articles clipped from newspapers, magazines, journals, or the internet relating to discrimination, oppression and all forms of racism.  Join us in a lively discussion and contribute your ideas and materials to the Center’s tool kit. This event is free and open to the public. Donations appreciated. RSVP to receive the link: https://www.centerhealingracism.org/event/waking-news-march/

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2022 Spring Music, Peace, and Justice Festival

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of Houston, 1504 Wirt Road
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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Free

Outdoor Music, Peace and Justice Festival in a beautiful, shaded setting at the Unitarian Fellowship of Houston, with indoor space in case of bad weather.  Music! Food! Information Tables! Networking! Fun! Bring lawn chairs and picnic lunch, or visit a food truck. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon and evening with peace and justice activists. HPJC member organizations are invited to share information and literature, while everyone gets to have a day of music and food and fun. To reserve space for…

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Eight Crucial Years for Our Civilization

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online
Free

Most people don’t realize quite how pivotal the next eight years are for the future of our climate, our planet, and our civilization. Join Phoebe Barnard, lead author of the global climate action blueprint, “World Scientists’ Warnings Into Action: Local to Global,” with 15 top global scientists, economists and governance specialists, as she outlines the actions that humanity needs to take to avert our complex planetary crises by 2026, 2030 and 2050 at six scales, from the household and community levels…

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Women’s History Month: Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Event
Free. Donations appreciated

Four out of five indigenous women are affected by violence today, with murder rates more than 10 times the national average. So why don’t we hear more about this shocking issue? Please join the Center for the Healing of Racism on Monday, March 28, 2022, 6:00-8:00pm (CDT) for a Zoom dialogue about the crisis of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW).  Our speakers, Jodi Voice Yellowfish and Christy Swimmer McLemore of MMIWTX Rematriate, will discuss the history and current status of this…

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Civil Rights & Our Shared Responsibility

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Civil rights lawyer, advocate, legal scholar and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness—the bestselling book that helped to transform the national debate on racial and criminal justice in the United States—Michelle Alexander

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