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August 2017

Rescheduled Economic Justice Working Group monthly meeting

August 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Black Hole Coffee House, 4504 Graustark
Houston, 77006 United States
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Due to rain and scheduling conflicts on the 8th, the EJWG has decided to reschedule for the following week, 8/14 at the same place and time. Apologies for the inconvenience

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Death Row Exonoree Anthony Graves

August 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Anthony Graves spent more than 18 years on Texas death row for a crime he did not commit. During these nearly two decades, he never

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HPJC budget planning retreat

August 19, 2017
Houston, United States
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Annual Budget Planning Retreat - 10:00 to 3:00 pm (lunch included)

351 Lakeside Ln #3310
Clear Lake - Houston TX (home of Joe & Laura Marcinkowski - on the bay)

All HPJC members highly encouraged to attend. Annual budget will be established for new fiscal year. Special attention given to grants & sponsorships as well as fundraising.

Reservations needed for food planning. - contact Gail Rickey at PatRickey@aol.com

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Don Green Nature Park Workday

August 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until September 1, 2017

Don Greene Nature Park, 6009 Cypress St
Houston, 77074 United States
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Don Green Nature Park

The Don Greene Nature Park is a one acre new Harris County neighborhood pocket park left to the county and dedicated in honor of Don Greene's memory.

Every third Saturday mark your calendars and join us for a work day that will include planting trees and starting a pocket prairie. We start at 9am and coffee will be provided. Bring a light breakfast snack to share. Bring a wheelbarrow, if you have one, garden gloves and shovel!

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Hannah Arendt movie “the Banality of evil”

August 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Hannah Arendt is a 2012 German-Luxembourgish-French biographical drama film directed by Margarethe von Trotta and starring Barbara Sukowa. The film centers in the life of German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. It is distributed by Zeitgeist Films in the United States, where it opened theatrically on 29 May 2013.

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Cancelled: HPJC Quarterly Board Meeting

August 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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HPJC holds a quarterly board meeting for member organizations and executive committee members to discuss business items and network.

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HPJC Board Meeting

August 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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Third Quarter Board Meeting

August 26, 2017 - 1-3 pm

Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd, Houston, Tx

Open To All Members - Guests also welcome

An excellent way to get to know HPJC as an organization if you are considering joining.

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A Dialogue About Tears We Cannot Stop

August 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
Free. Donations encouraged.

Working as a white ally against racism is hard but not impossible.  One thing that doesn’t help the cause is saying “I don’t see color.”  The failure to see color only benefits white America.  A world without color is a world without racial debt.  Rather, the most radical action a white person can take is to acknowledge privilege, to admit that in the institutional and deep psychological structures of the United States, the underlying assumption is that white lives are worth more than black lives.

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September 2017

Progressive Movie Night

September 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Join the Houston Communist Party for our monthly Progressive Movie Night! This month our feature film will be Sergei Eisenstein's classic, "Battleship Potemkin". When they

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INVESTIGATING RUSSIA—2017 Natalie M. Smith PH.D.

September 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bay Area UU Church, 17503 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058 United States
Free

Natalie M Smith visited Crimea, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, as a delegate of the Center for Citizen Initiatives in May 2017. She has a Ph.D. in Russian literature and linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin and has traveled in the Russian Federation since 1995. CCI, the largest citizen diplomacy organization between the two nations, determined this year to carry out a first-ever “information-gathering” delegation of American citizen investigators who would travel to major Russian cities to learn what is happening in Russia – since many allegations are made in US mainstream media and few know whether it is truth or misinformation.

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Latinx History Month

September 9, 2017 @ 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 encouraged. Registration required.

In celebration of Latinx History Month, the Center for the Healing of Racism will present a screening and discussion of “Latino Americans” on Thursday, September

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Investigating Russia 2017 Natalie M. Smith PH.D

September 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
Free

Natalie M Smith visited Crimea, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, as a delegate of the Center for Citizen Initiatives in May 2017. She has a Ph.D. in Russian literature and linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin and has traveled in the Russian Federation since 1995. CCI, the largest citizen diplomacy organization between the two nations, determined this year to carry out a first-ever “information-gathering” delegation of American citizen investigators who would travel to major Russian cities to learn what is happening in Russia – since many allegations are made in US mainstream media and few know whether it is truth or misinformation.

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September 2017 Economic Justice Working Group monthly meeting

September 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Black Hole Coffee House, 4504 Graustark
Houston, 77006 United States
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Come join us as we discuss current plans and future goals relating to economic justice.

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Repair Cafe

September 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
TXRX Labs, 205 Roberts St, Houston, TX 77003
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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Our society revolves around consumption. Personal consumption of durable goods add up to 8% of GDP, and non-durable goods add up to 15%, totaling about $4 trillion dollars annually in the USA! The more we buy, the more we throw away, often during the first year! And... most people no longer know how to repair things.

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ACR Houston Lifetime Achievement Gala

September 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, 77027 United States

A Salute to Leaders in the Field of Conflict Resolution

The Association for Conflict Resolution Houston (ACRH) Chapter, a 501c3 since 2001, is holding its inaugural benefit to raise funds for the professional commitment of local mediators to initiate Peer Mediation programs within schools in the Harris County and contiguous counties.

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Houston Peace News 2017 Jazz Fundraiser

September 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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$10 - $30

Featuring: Peace Camp Youth, Bob Henschen Jazz Quartet, Free Radicals, vegetarian Indian dinner, and an Art Auction

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Center for Civic Engagement-Kingwood 2017-18 Schedule

September 19, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on September 12, 2017 at 3:00pm

One event on September 19, 2017 at 12:30pm

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Civic engagement means promoting the quality of life in a community through both political and nonpolitical processes. It teaches many different executive skills such as: grit, self-control, zest, social intelligence, gratitude, optimism, and curiosity.  Check the event for multiple topics and dates.

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Share Your Peace: Creatives Resist

September 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011 United States
$5 - $10

As part of our continued efforts to create platforms for peace, self-expression, and creativity, we our hosting our first "Share Your Peace" poetry/prose recitation. One of the most important tools for building a culture of peace, is self expression. Therefore, we invite all poets, writers, resisters, lovers, painters, and creatives of every kind to come and share your peace. Tell us how you live peace. Show us how you live justice. Guide us through your art journey and let's build a creative bond together.

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Palm Center Farmers Market

September 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 23, 2017

Palm Center Park, 6017 Beekman Rd
Houston, TX 77021 United States
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Join us this weekend at the Houston Southeast Farmer's Market in the Park at Palm Center. Created to provide a way for the community to maintain a healthy eating lifestyle, Houston Southeast Farmer's Market occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

This family outing offers sale items such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, homemade treats and apparel.

This a FREE family friendly event. We hope to see you there!

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No Borders/Sin Fronteras

September 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shape Community Center, 3903 Almeda Rd
Houston, TX 77004
$10

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
https://eng.surnegro.tv/

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