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July 2018

2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla Presentation

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Free

Come see Col. Ann Wright who was with the Gaza flotilla in Sicily and Alex McDonald who was crew member on one of the boats as it was harassed by police in Paris do a presentation on the story of the 4 boats, their stops, the reception in different ports and their crews.

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Houston’s Green Building Resource Center

July 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. On Sunday, July 29 at 6 p.m., we welcome Steve Stelzer, Program Director for Houston’s Green Building Resource Center. Steve is an architect with 30 years’ experience who is focused on making Houston a greener place to live and work. He will discuss the center’s work to educate the public on healthy and energy/water/material-conserving design & construction. This mission is accomplished in a number of ways: a showroom highlighting building components, water conservation, site, and energy efficiency, monthly educational seminars on a wide variety of topics, and plan review services to suggest strategies to conserve energy and water, save money, & create a healthier building environment.

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Peace Camp 2018 – Week Five

July 30 - August 3
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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“Justice” is the theme this summer for Peace Camp 2018. This is an alternative day camp from 9am -3pm, for children ages 5-18. The focus will be on developing inner peace and building problem solving skills. Yoga, gardening, special guests, using puppets co-operative games, and cooking are some of the activities planned. Youth who are 13 and older will have a curriculum that deals with gun control, racism, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and other more mature topics. Although several sessions are at churches, the camp is not religious.

With violence permeating our culture, let’s make teaching peace a priority!

Week Five takes place July 30th-August 3rd at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St. Houston 77004

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August 2018

Please join Amnesty International and guest speaker!

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
upstairs Central Market Community Room, 3815 Westheimer
Houston, 77027
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Free

Free and open to the public; Amnesty International Houston, local 23 welcomes guest speaker; Melike Er.

Speaking on the issue of Human Rights in Turkey.

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Creating Inclusive Communities Teacher Workshop

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holocaust Museum Houston, 9220 Kirby Dr., Suite 100
Houston, 77054
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$25

In correlation with the exhibition, "The Faces of Syrian Refugees," Holocaust Museum Houston will host a one-day education workshop for teachers in the Greater Houston area. In efforts to offer resources and information on refugee resettlement and awareness, refugee advocacy groups will work in conjunction with the HMH Education Department to provide activities, literature, and lessons that teachers can take back to their classrooms.

This workshop is open to educators who work directly with refugee students, educators learning more about the refugee experience, and/or how students can become active advocates.

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Benefit Concert for Peace Camp featuring the band Traveler

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bohemeo’s Cafe & Coffeeshop, 708 Telephone Rd.
Houston, TX 77023 United States
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We hope you can join us for this benefit for Houston Peace Camp, a day camp for kids that fosters an understanding of peace, justice, and environmental awareness.

All proceeds go toward helping this very special program.

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Grannies Respond – Houston Evening of Action

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guadalupe Plaza Park, 2311 Runnels St
Houston, 77003
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Free

We are on a 2,000 mile journey to the border to protest the inhumane treatment of immigrants. And on Sunday, August 5th, we’re stopping for rest in Houston, Texas.

Come down to Guadalupe Plaza Park (or Talento Bilnguae de Houston if you need to beat the heat). Meet the grannies, learn about what they're doing and how to join the caravan, sign our nationwide petition, and more.

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Transition – It’s Up to You

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Haven’s Center, 1827 W Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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Transition Its Up To You

Are you feeling curious? Critical? Excited? Daunted? The Transition movement is made up of people like you who are already feeling the benefit of connecting

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Get to Know the System that Oppresses Us – Capitalism

August 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Houston Communist Party Headquarters, 3100 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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There is much current attention to social and economic inequality. The Occupy movement did much to highlight the inequality and framed the issues as the 1% versus the 99%. Unfortunately, the root cause of inequality is kept a deep secret - theft of surplus value created by workers.

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Free Comedy Theater + Disaster Auction = The Perfect Night Out

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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Free

This fun, FREE event is part theater, part auction – and all help for hurricane victims. You’ll laugh, you’ll feel hope, you’ll experience the world class comedy of Ted & Co TheaterWorks…

Come prepared to laugh out loud, to bid on auction items (part of the performance), and to lend your support to a cause close to all our hearts: All funds raised will benefit the work of Mennonite Disaster Service restoring homes and hope for those affected by natural disaster. MDS is currently working in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, helping those affected by the 2017 hurricanes.

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Mayor’s Back to School Fest

Free

The Mayor’s Back to School Fest is designed to help economically disadvantaged Houston- area elementary school students and their families as they prepare to return to school. With the help of many great partners and sponsors, backpacks, school supplies, health screenings, immunizations, and social service resources are provided to thousands of students, free of charge.

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Houston: Shut Down ICE

August 14 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby Street
Houston, 77002
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Free

The City of Houston is going to allow an ICE Detention Center open soon.
We need Mayor Turner to stop pretending he's powerless.
Together we an challenge Mayor Turner and Houston City Council to make an official statement to end any and all ICE contracts.

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HPJC Board Meeting

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Please join the Houston Peace & Justice Center for our Quarterly Board Meeting. Organizational members are asked to send a representative to each Quarterly Board Meeting. Individual members are always welcome to attend. We will be discussing our 2018 plans for activism towards peace and justice in the areas of peace and family education, foreign and military policy, environmental justice, economic justice, and human rights and criminal justice. We also welcome members to send in their agenda items. Hope to see everyone there!

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Climate Change Town Hall

August 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Talento Bilingue de Houston Houston, TX 77003 United States + Google Map
Free

ou are invited to hear from the Houston Climate Movement and Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) about how climate change is impacting Houstonians. UCS will discuss a recent report on flooding, climate change, and taxes. The Houston Climate Movement will share what we can do locally to act. We envision a world where our communities have access to clean air and water; where we have access to jobs that nourish our communities. And we invite you to join us to create this world.

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Houston DSA EcoSocialist Neighborhood Meeting

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
carnegie neighborhood library, 1050 Quitman
Houston, 77009
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Houston DSA EcoSocialist Neighborhood Meeting

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“Developing and Funding Green Building Retrofits and Upgrades” Webinar

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

The TX PACE authority has two events coming up.  On July 24, there will be breakfast informational session about PACE in Richmond and a webinar on PACE will be offered on Aug. 23.  For more information see:  https://www.texaspaceauthority.org/event-directory/

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Stories of Survival / Historias de Supervivencia – Houston

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NuWaters Co-op, 2320 Elgin St
Houston, TX 77004
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Free

Join us in Houston for the first stop of Stories of Survival Tour. From the the Gulf South to Puerto Rico Stories of Survival will bring community together to learn, deepen connections, and share stories about community-centered solutions and strategies for survival in the face of climate change. Coinciding with observances of the devastating disasters during hurricane season that continually impact our home places, the tour will include FREE solar-powered “Cine Solar” film screenings, community dinners, storytelling, collective visioning, and other unique artistic and cultural offerings.

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Sustainability at Rice University

August 26 @ 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.

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September 2018

Defend the Muslim Community! Anti-Fascist Action at George R. Brown Convention Center!

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Texas Patriot Network and other white supremacists will protest against the Islamic Society of North America Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, on Saturday, September 1. A large, militant counter-demonstration against the fascists will be held next to the Convention Center, beginning at 10 am. We support our Muslim brothers' and sisters' right to hold their convention, to exercise religious freedom, and to live as they wish without fear of violence, harassment, or intimidation.

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Jazz Concert Fundraiser Benefiting the Foreign Policy Alliance

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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$10.

The Foreign Policy Alliance is hosting its first fundraiser, a Jazz Concert, Sunday evening, September 2, featuring noted Houston jazz pianist Bob Henschen's quartet, featuring saxophonist Warren Sneed, and the popular and wildly eclectic group, the Free Radicals. Proceeds go to support the work of the Foreign Policy Alliance, which is bringing together left and right in support of a non-interventionist U.S. foreign Policy.

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