Amnesty International Houston welcomes special guest speaker Judge Mike Fields; of Harris County Criminal Court 14, who will discuss the drug war, bail reform, mass incarceration, indigent defense, mental health services for defendants and overcriminalization.Find out more »
This special program will be held this Saturday, March 10, 7-9 pm, in Room 114 of The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St., Houston. The program will include two presentations on the danger of fascism and how the masses of people can overcome this danger. The program will also include plenty of time for discussion and dialogue. This event is being organized by Houston Socialist Movement and Refuse Fascism Houston. Light refreshments and adult beverages will be served.Find out more »
Hurricane Harvey brought historic challenges to Houston. Compassionate responses from so many reveal our city's hidden strengths. How can we continue to be a compassionate city for those who are still impacted by Harvey and beyond?
Jill Carroll, PhD is a scholar, writer, and expert on World Religions and public life. For many years she has taught and provided religious diversity and global skills training for corporations and non-profits. She has published numerous books and articles on world religions, interfaith relations, and public life.
Join us for a compelling presentation where Dr. Jill Carroll will enlighten us on how our city of diverse faiths, backgrounds, and perspectives helped us all rise and respond with compassion in the wake of Harvey.
If you need FREE legal advice on ANY subject, please allow a volunteer attorney to advise you THIS Saturday from 9:00am- 2:00pm!
All information is confidential!Find out more »
The arts play an important connecting role in society in ways that other sectors cannot. Artists can move through a variety of environments using music, performance, visual arts and other media to address difficult topics, challenge cultural stigmas, bring diverse people together, and provoke new ways of thinking that can lead to powerful social and political changes. In a time of censorship, political bullying, and polarization between people, where do the arts stand today, locally and nationally? What is the role of the arts as commentator and catalyst for social justice? And what is the responsibility of cultural institutions and patrons for preserving the arts as a voice for the public?
In partnership with Houston Grand Opera and in conjunction with their initiative Seeking the Human Spirit, join the Rothko Chapel for a conversation exploring arts and activism in society today from the perspectives of the artist, cultural institution and funder.
The conversation participants include Peter Sellars, renowned opera and theater director and professor at UCLA; Debbie McNulty, Director of Mayor Turner's Office of Cultural Affairs; and Patrick Summers, Artistic and Music Director of Houston Grand Opera; moderated by the Rothko Chapel’s Executive Director David Leslie.Find out more »
If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news. March 21, 2018, at Rice Media Center. 6:30 PM conversation, networking, and a light meal; 7:00 PM screening. Free to the public, though donations are kindly appreciated.Find out more »
Step Up to the Challenge and join us at the Fight For Air Climb. When you participate in a Fight For Air Climb, you are stepping up to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease. Participants raise funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association while training to climb 48 floors, 1,062 step to the top of The First City Tower. Whether you are climbing alone or with friends and family, as a part of a healthy lifestyle or in honor of all those who are affected by lung disease, you will achieve a sense of personal accomplishment as you reach the top of the building and the height of your fundraising potential. Every step you take moves us forward in our fight for healthy lungs and clean air.Find out more »
"When people in a democracy are not educated in the art of living --- to strengthen their conscience, compassion, and ability to question and think critically --- they can be easily manipulated by fear and propaganda. A democracy is only as wise as its citizens, and a democracy of ignorant citizens can be as dangerous as a dictatorship."Find out more »
After the recent mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas, students of the school have organized a nationwide protest including Houston, TX to plea for a strengthening of gun laws.
If you would like to have a serious conversation about gun control, the time is now. Students, Teachers, Parents, and concerned citizens are invited to march in solidarity with us. Please share this page with your loved ones and ask them to join as well.
* Meet at 9am at Tranquility Park
* March begins around 9:05am — we will march 8 blocks total; to Ted Cruz’s office, then back to Tranquility park going with the flow of traffic
* Rally begins around 10am in Tranquility Park
This event is being put together by local students, parents, and teachers hoping to give a voice to those seeking change. As this event grows and changes, more information will be shared on this page. If you have any resources or wish to help in any way, we are welcoming you.Find out more »
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 food cooked by Food Not Bombs will be available on site for a donation.
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 a table/booth, contact Mark Holt at email@example.com
Free Admission.Find out more »
Backspace is a rock-n-roll covered band started in 2007, a group of like-minded (and like-hearted) business professionals who want to benefit the Houston community through their music. Their annual show is a themed “one-time-only” performance for charity. The theme for the 2018 show is “Backspace Rocks the A, B, C’s” wherein Backspace will play a 26-song set by 26 bands representing every letter of the alphabet. The concert will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018, at White Oak Music Hall. Come support Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and other Houston charities that are serving our youngest in need, at a time when we need it the most.Find out more »
Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2018 is Stewardship. At the March web meeting, we welcome John Ferguson, soil scientist & owner of Nature's Way Resources, a Houston-based composting, mulch & recycling firm. John's talk is an introduction to a new model of soil science and fertility management called the “Soil Food Web”. It explains how biological (organic) methods work and how they save you time and money in your gardening projects by preventing many problems. The biological methods are sustainable; greatly reduce water requirements, prevent problems, eliminate air and water pollution, sequester carbon, and lower total management costs from property management to erosion control. Learn from the man whose personal garden has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens and several gardening books. After John’s talk, there will be time for Q&A.Find out more »
Annie Patterson & Peter Blood, the creators of the songbooks Rise Up Singing and Rise Again, are coming to Houston!
They will be teaching and leading songs from their new songbook Rise Again in a singalong concert open to all. This is a great opportunity to meet the couple who "wrote the book" (the best-selling group singing collection Rise Up Singing) as well as building community and celebrating the work being done to build resilience and resistance in these challenging times.Find out more »
Join us to kick off our campaign for abortion access and reproductive justice in Houston and Harris County. Houstonians will share their experiences accessing abortion and being faced with reproductive oppressions through personal storytelling.
Together, let's envision a Houston and a Texas in which there is widespread public support for abortion access, racial, economic, and gender justice, equitable pay & leave policies, justice for undocumented people, and more!
Repro Power Houston is part of a multi-city initiative led by the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity, the Texas Equal Access Fund, the West Fund and NARAL Pro-Choice Texas to build a groundswell of support for abortion access and reproductive justice in local communities.Find out more »
Following traditional Catholic remembrance of the events of Good Friday, groups present their reflections on the justice issues of our day, such as racism, worker rights, refugees/dreamers and the death penalty.Find out more »
Benefit concert for Houston Peace and Justice Center featuring radical singer songwriter David Rovics, radical rockers Torry Mercer and Deconstruction Crew, along with the cutting edge political stand-up of comedian Rob Mungle. This is an early show at the historical Dan Electro's Guitar Bar. Doors at 8pm, music at 8:30.Find out more »
The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to join their team for the Drawdown EcoChallenge. During the three-week challenge period, you form new habits that act to counter climate change. Choose from categories such as electricity generation, women & girls, buildings & cities, food, land use, transport, and materials.Find out more »