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September 2018

Amnesty International welcomes special guest speaker!

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Central Market Community Room, 3815 Westheimer
Houston, 77027
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Free

Amnesty International Houston welcomes guest speaker Sri Preston Kulkarni, who will be speaking on the issue of immigration.

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Houston Strong for Climate

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Ave.
Houston, 77004
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On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us.

Join us as we hold our local leaders to account and demand that they walk the talk on climate action.

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HPJC Executive Committee Meeting

September 8 @ 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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Awakening the Spirit

September 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 5308 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, 77005
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The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to explore spirituality in nature with those of other faiths, using the documentary The National Parks – America’s Best Idea, as a source of inspiration.

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Vote Smart: 2018 Facts Matter Tour

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Houston, 10840 Beinhorn Road
Houston, TX 77024 United States
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The Vote Smart: 2018 Facts Matter Tour will be hosted on September 9th at First Congregational Church in Houston.  This is the only Houston presentation on the national tour of this voter education program.

The Facts Matter Tour will address Voter Self-Defense strategies that help us
·       Learn how to view entertaining but dangerous political commercials that manipulate us instead of informing us
·       Take actions to defend our right to the facts, the truth, and the reality that our democracy depends on

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HARC People & Nature Speaker Series: Innovative Resilience Financing

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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“Will we be Ready for the Next Harvey? Innovative Funding Strategies and Opportunities for Community Resilience”

On Wednesday, September 12, HARC will continue its People & Nature Speaker Series hosting an evening conversation with six national thought leaders on the topic of innovative resilience financing and the role that the public and private sectors can play to develop new community partnerships and diversified resilience funding mechanisms in Greater Houston.

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Special Presentation: Run Like the Devil

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St,
Houston, 77005
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$7 – $9

The MFAH hosts the Houston stop on the state-wide tour of this new documentary. Run Like the Devil chronicles the energetic and impassioned 2018 race for the U.S. Senate between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas). Filmmaker Steve Mims takes a nonpartisan look at the candidates and their tireless efforts to communicate with voters across the Lone Star State. Campaign-trail interviews with Cruz and O’Rourke—interwoven with stories from political insiders including Mark McKinnon and Evan Smith—create a vivid, timely, and exhausting account of a uniquely Texan campaign.

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An Evening with Doug Blackmon

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Drive
Houston, 77079
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$15

Dinner and conversation with Douglas Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II."

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Houston Youth Voters Conference

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rice University, 6100 Main St.
Houston, 77005
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The first ever Houston Youth Voters Conference will take place on Saturday, September 15th at Rice University from 9am-4pm! We will be bringing together 5 Houston-area universities: Rice, UH, UHD, TSU, and Lone Star College to talk about the importance of voting, how to vote, how to get other students on our campuses to vote, and how to mobilize around specific policy issues that we care about. You will get to hear from some awesome guest speakers about youth voting and empowerment and meet with other passionate students from all over Houston!

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Climate Change and Health Care

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boomtown Coffee, 300 S. Main St.
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Come to our discussion group on how the crisis of poor health and costly health care is exacerbated by inaction on climate change, climate denial, poor air quality, fossil fuel dependence and forced car dominance, especially in low income areas and communities of color.

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TCEQ and Valero Public Meeting on Hydrogen Cyanide

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hartman Park, 9311 E Avenue P
Houston, 77012 United States
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Valero has asked the TCEQ(Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) for an increase in the level of HYDROGEN CYANIDE emissions they can release, specifically 512 tons. Valero also wants to stop tracking its BENZENE emissions reductions, makes no sense right? 

So then let's show up in solidarity with Manchester residents and tell TCEQ and Valero that we're sick(literally) of disgustingly rich corporations killing everything on the planet in their pursuit of more wealth and power. 

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Children’s Art Project for the International Day of Peace 2018

September 21
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For the fourth year, the Peace and Justice Network of Montgomery County, Inc. is organizing a children’s art project for the International Day of Peace. Groups of children from various organizations and churches in the county are making art pieces with peace as the theme.

The art will be displayed in several community locations including the South County, Mitchell, and Conroe public libraries, the Conroe Chamber of Commerce office, the South County Community Center, and the South County and Conroe YMCAs. Additionally, art will be exhibited in the churches and other facilities where children created it including the Oscar Johnson Community Center, the Congregation Beth Shalom in the Woodlands, the Al-Ansaar Mosque, Trinity Episcopal Church, and Children’s Books on Wheels.

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SAYHU First Southern Regional Summit 2018

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - September 23 @ 3:00 pm
Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd
Houston, 77006n
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SAYHU is inviting all Southern folks interested in change, social justice, local activism and those who want to build a community.

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Dialogue: Racism

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 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 will presentDialogue: Racism, a two-day intensive workshop that educates participants about racism and facilitates the process by which they can begin to counter the effects of racism on their lives, empowering them to interrupt the cycle of racist attitudes. The workshop provides a safe, respectful and loving atmosphere for a diverse group of people to learn new information, share experiences, dispel fears and guilt, and get to know each another.

Dialogue: Racismwill be on two consecutive Saturdays, September 22 & 29 from 9 AM to 4:30 PM at 3412 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77004.

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Benefit Concert for Climate Change

September 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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$20

The Climate Action Team of First Unitarian Universalist Church will host Traveler in a concert on Saturday, September 22, 7:30pm at the Church at 5200 Fannin.  Proceeds will be donated to Clinic Access and the Malala Fund, both of which combat climate change by helping to stabilize the population.  Traveler is a well-known three member group of local folk/rock/blues singer songwriters.

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Voter Registration Events

September 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, repeating until September 23, 2018

One event on September 16, 2018 at 9:30am

Free

If you are not registered to vote, or if you have moved & need to update your registration, you can do so at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston on Sept. 9 & 16. To check if you are registered, and at what address, see https://www.hctax.net/Voter/Search. Bring your TX driver’s license, or state-issued i.d. to register. Or, if you don’t have these forms of identification, you can register using the last 4 digits of your social security number. Get ready to vote in September! Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church is located at 2353 Rice Blvd. Metro buses 41 and 27 stop nearby. For more information, contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com.

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Arjun Singh Sethi – AMERICAN HATE: SURVIVORS SPEAK OUT

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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In American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, chronicles the stories of individuals affected by hate. In a series of powerful, unfiltered testimonials, survivors tell their stories in their own words and describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration have intensified bullying, discrimination, and even violence toward them and their communities.

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EcoSocialist Neighborhood Meeting

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
carnegie neighborhood library, 1050 Quitman
Houston, 77009
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For months we've discussed a variety of campaigns that our working group could potentially take on and at last month's meeting we finally decided that our focus should be on targeting a source of carcinogens being emitted by a local company. 

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No Nuclear Waste in Our Community!

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
True Love Baptist Church, 4029 Falls St
Houston, 77026
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Texas is at risk. Communities across the state are coming together, concerned about an issue that will affect our communities, our future generations, and the wonderful state we call home. We are concerned about high-level nuclear reactor waste that could come through our communities and be dumped on Texas for decades to come.

Deadly radioactive waste could come through our cities and rural lands, headed to two proposed sites. The Consolidated Interim Storage project of Waste Control Specialists (WCS) and ORANO seeks to store 40,000 tons of high-level radioactive waste in Andrews, Texas. Holtec proposes a similar high-level radioactive waste storage project for 173,000 tons of spent fuel just a short distance from Texas, across the New Mexico border.

The public comment period ends October 19th. Learn more and discuss options for action at a community meeting

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Climate Resilience, Civil Society and Disruptive Change

September 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Free
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Learn how your spending and environmental impacts are connected, so you can save money. Develop strategies to build your personal resilience and preparedness for the future. Participants report saving an average of $2,700 per year and up to $20,000 per year. The average participant drops their electricity use by 15% and 5 tons of carbon dioxide each year.

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