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June 2017

5th Annual VegFest Houston Vegan Community Expo

June 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road
Houston, TX 77477 United States
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Free Admission. Perk Passes Available for special perks

Vegan Society of P.E.A.C.E. presents the 5th Annual VegFest Houston on Saturday, June 17, 2017! Join us at the Stafford Centre Convention Hall from 10AM-4PM. Come learn about creating an ethical, compassionate and sustainable world for all! Peace begins on our plates!

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On the Fringe book club meeting

June 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Houston, United States

On the Fringe is a monthly gathering to discuss books and Related content pertaining to social justice, humanitarian crises, and other issues that remain “on the fringe” of the concerns of mainstream society.

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26th Juneteenth Ally Awards

June 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Fondren Hall, 5501 Main Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
$5050

The Center for the Healing of Racism will hold its 23rd annual Juneteenth Ally Awards luncheon on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

The luncheon will be held at noon on Saturday, June  24, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (Fondren Hall), 5501 Main Street, Houston, TX 77004.  Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased through the Center for the Healing of Racism.  Contact: cfhr1@juno.com or (713) 520-8226.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to this event to aid in our work, if you are unable to attend.

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Palestinian Scientist speaks on Conflict Resolution

June 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bay Area UU Church, 17503 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058 United States
Free

Mazin Qumsiyeh; he is a medical geneticist who trained in the U.S. and taught at Duke and Yale. He is a Palestinian Christian who teaches at Bethlehem University in Bethlehem in the West Bank and has co-founded a museum of natural history which just opened recently. He is interested in promoting awareness of the museum and its important work in educating children and young people about recycling, sustainability, and nature conservation. The museum is a very exciting endeavor that has already reached many children and youth there and draws a steady stream of visitors and volunteers.

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July 2017

Medicare for All Townhall & Health Fair Supporting HR 676

July 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

We want our representatives to support Medicare for ALL, so we are hosting a Town Hall on July 8th, the same day events will be going on across the country to DEMAND Independence from Privatized Healthcare!

Join elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Harris County in a town hall discussion on H.R.676 - Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act.

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Economic Justice Working Group July Meeting

July 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Black Hole Coffee House, 4504 Graustark
Houston, 77006 United States
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The Economic Justice Working Group will be holding their monthly meeting to discuss ongoing projects and other ideas. All are welcome to attend, please notify the organizer if you would like to attend.

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Transition Houston Summer Potluck!

July 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Japhet Creek, 4646 Billy Street
Houston, TX 77020 United States
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Join Transition Houston for our summer potluck!

It's once again time for our summer social and potluck at Japhet Creek. We hope you'll join us for great food and fellowship as we celebrate and enjoy each other.

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KPFT Local Station Board Meeting

July 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2nd Wednesday
Montrose Center, 401 Branard Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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This body meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 7-10pm at the Montrose Center. Public comment is from 8 to 8.30pm.

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John Pilger’s The coming war on China

July 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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IT’S no secret that Beijing has been building up its military might in the South China Sea.

But there’s another superpower making an even bigger play to stay top dog and many of us wouldn’t event realize. The United States has surrounded China with 400 military bases in an almost perfect “noose”.

In a new documentary set to air on Sunday night, The Coming war on China, award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger challenges the notion of the world’s newest, biggest trading nation as an enemy.  He also reveals the build-up to war taking place right on Beijing’s doorstep.

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Race: Power of an Illusion

July 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Houston Baha’i Center, 2419 Fannin Street
Houston, 77004 United States
Free

The Center for the Healing of Racism presents "Race: The Power of an Illusion," a powerful three-part documentary series that explores the phenomenon we call

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Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Basic Workshop

July 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - July 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
TBD Houston, TX United States
$75

AVP is dedicated to reducing violence: on the streets, at work, in schools, in homes, and in relationships everywhere
AVP provides tools for creative, nonviolent resolution to conflicts used by peace workers such as Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesus of Nazareth, and many others
The Basic AVP Workshop is fun and empowers personal growth—an interactive, intensive,

2½-day experience that hones interpersonal conflict-resolution skills. Experiential exercises, small groups, and one-to-one interactions build community and trust around the themes of:

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Grounds for Amnesty

July 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
nook cafe, 4701 calhoun rd ste 150
Houston, 77004 United States
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An open mic and open house for those who want the opportunity to learn about human rights activities going on in Houston Texas. The event

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Two Houston Quakers Visit Israel / Palestine

July 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
Free

Ever wonder how the $10 million we give to Israel every day is used? Can there ever be peace in Israel / Palestine? What should America's role be there?

Two Quakers have recently returned from an interfaith delegation to Palestine and Israel. They will share photos and stories from their experiences after staying with families, meeting with Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and non-governmental organizations and experiencing life on both sides of the separation barrier.

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6 Months @ Cornyn’s & Medicare Anniversary

July 25, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Houston, United States

Next Tuesday marks 1/2 year of rallying on the sidewalk and meeting with Cornyn's staffers, every Tuesday, rain or shine, hot or cold. Without these

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Solidarity with Anti-fascist Prisoners & J20 Defendants

July 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011 United States
Free

Solidarity with Anti-fascist Prisoners & J20 (Inaugural Protest) Defendants Tuesday, July 25th, 7pm Solidarity Houston 6733 Harrisburg Blvd hosted by Houston Anarchist Black Cross https://www.facebook.com/events/1568923629818647/

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August 2017

Transition Meeting: Solar to the People! And Low Impact Design

August 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Haven’s Center, 1827 W Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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Join Transition Houston at our upcoming meeting on Tuesday, August 1st as we present generating your own power from solar energy and discuss the value of low impact design.

Socializing starts at 6:30pm and the meeting begins at 7:00pm at the Haven’s Center, 1827 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098. We hope to see you! Bring a friend!

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Greater Houston Environmental Summit and Environmental Education Expo

August 4, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
United Way-Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Dr.
Houston, 77007 United States
$50

In 2017, CEC will be hosting the Greater Houston Environmental Summit on Friday, August 4, 2017, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Community Resource Center at the United Way of Greater Houston. In addition to excellent keynote presentations and panels, we will again offer small-format table talks. We will feature a panel in conjunction with EarthShare of Texas, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. We are partnering with a variety of environmental education collaboratives to offer an Environmental Education Expo for teachers and informal educators. If you are interested in exhibiting at the EE Expo, please contact marina@cechouston.org. We’re taking suggestions & proposals for the table talks, so if you have an issue you’d like to learn about or share with the environmental community, drop us a line at rachel@cechouston.org.

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Economic Justice Working Group monthly meeting

August 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Black Hole Coffee House, 4504 Graustark
Houston, 77006 United States
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Join us as we discuss ongoing projects or if you are just interested in learning more about the efforts of the Economic Justice Working Group. Please let the event organizer know if you intend to attend so we don’t start without you!

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Socialist Reading Group

August 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cafe Express, 1422 W Gray Street
Houston, 77019 United States
Free

"Does the Working Class Need Its Own Political Party?" Most ideological discussion on the working class movement towards socialism pivots around the issue of a

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Monthly Non-Violence Discussion Group

August 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on January 1, 1970 at 7:00pm

Field of Greens, 2320 W. Alabama
Houston,

This is an open group, which meets once per month. This month, we will be meeting at Field of Greens. Our topic this month is...

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