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
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.
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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 BrenskelleFind out more »
The Journey of Hope...From Violence to Healing puts human faces on the issue of the death penalty. Led by murder victim family members joined by death row families, the exonerated and others impacted by the failed promises of a broken system. Our unique personal stories touch people’s hearts and change people's minds on this vitally important issue. We advocate for alternatives to the death penalty, we encourage forgiveness as a way of healing and endorse restorative justice as a way of life.Find out more »
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!
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.Find out more »
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.
In the Foreign Policy Alliance’s first speaker program, Professor Lloyd J. Dumas (Political Economy, UT-Dallas) will discuss his recent book, The Peacekeeping Economy: Using Economic Relations to Build a More Peaceful, Prosperous and Secure World (Yale University Press.) The presentation, co-sponsored with Distinguished Diplomats Program of the University of St. Thomas’ Center for International Studies, is free and open to all.Find out more »
The Houston Peace & Justice Center will be holding its Board Meeting on Saturday, October 21st from 1-3pm.
This Board Meeting replaces the quarterly meeting that had to be canceled August 26 due to Harvey.
The meeting is at the Mennonite Church at 1231 Wirt Rd. and is open to the public!Find out more »