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November 2017

Silencing Opposition: Human Rights Violations in Burundi

November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St
Houston, 77006
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ORA Pre-Program: Silencing Opposition: Human Rights Violations in Burundi
Conversation with Former Ambassador Robert Krueger and Tony Tate, The Fund for Global Human Rights

About the presenters:
Robert Krueger is a former US Representative and US Senator from Texas, and served as US Ambassador on three occasions: to Mexico, Burundi, and Botswana; and additionally as US Special Representative to the Southern African Development Community

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Scarred Lands, Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War

November 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community House at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 1755 Sul Ross
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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Join us on Sunday, November 5th for a viewing of the film, Scarred Lands, Wounded Lives: The Environmental Impact of War. This event is sponsored by Transition Houston, the Houston Peace and Justice Center, Houston 350.org. Contributions are welcome and will benefit Houston Peace News.

It will be shown at St.Stephen's Episcopal Church, Pecore Hall, 1800  Sul Ross, Sunday Nov. 5 at 7Pm.(Doors open at 6:30P)

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Book Salon and Reading by Julie Bindel, The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth

November 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Jeff Abrams’ House, 2017 W. Main St.
Houston, 77098 United States
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Free

I am hosting a book salon with Julie Bindel:The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth, Friday, 11/10/17, 7:30 PM, who has come highly recommended

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Cycle for Hope

November 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Define: Body & Mind, 2518 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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$30 - $250

CanCare will be having our Cycle for Hope event on Saturday, November 11th at DEFINE body and mind. This is a fun-filled 45-minute cycle ride for a great cause, where participates can ride in honor or memory of a loved one who has battled cancer. This unique workout experience and exciting upbeat atmosphere will have you enjoying exercise like never before!

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Sissy’s Reception for You and the Peacemakers

November 11, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$75

Sissy Farenthold will welcome you to a  reception for Houston Peace and Justice Center's 2017 Peacemakers.  Enjoy tapas and beverages in a beautiful setting while getting to know these honorees and other kindred spirits.

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2017 Peacemaker Awards Dinner

November 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Crowne Plaza River Oaks, 2712 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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$100

Houston Peace and Justice Center's 2017 Peacemaker Awards Dinner will spotlight Chief Arvol Looking Horse,  Diane Wilson, Jacquelyn Battise, and the Texas Organizing Project (TOP).

Come meet with friends, old and new, and be inspired by the accomplishments of these honorees.

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2017 Rothko Chapel Óscar Romero Award Ceremony

November 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St
Houston, 77006
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Rothko Chapel's bi-annual Óscar Romero Award--named after Archbishop Óscar Romero of San Salvador who was assassinated on March 24, 1980, because of his vocal opposition to the violent oppression of his fellow citizens--has been given every two years since 1987 in recognition of courageous, grassroots human rights advocacy. Building upon the topic of ending mass incarceration addressed at our 2017 Spring Symposium, the Chapel will honor two recipients, one internationally and the other locally selected, for this year's recognition.

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Transition Houston Meeting: Cohousing – Creating Intentional Community / Learn About Houston’s First Official Cohousing Project

November 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Haven’s Center, 1827 W Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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Join us for our final meeting of the year!

Socializing starts at 6:30pm and the meeting begins at 7:00pm at the Haven’s Center, 1827 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098.

Are you interested in the concept of building a cohousing community in Houston, one of the most wonderfully diverse and dynamic cities in the country? Cohousing Houston will be presenting their initiative to develop the first ever cohousing community in Houston.

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“From Swastika to Jim Crow”

November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations encouraged. RSVP required.

The Center for the Healing of Racism will present a screening of the film “From Swastika to Jim Crow” on Thursday, November 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at 3412 Crawford St., Houston, 77004.  The one-hour documentary tells the little known story of German Jewish professors who, expelled from their homeland by the Nazis, found new lives and careers at all-Black colleges and universities in the South.  The film uncovers a remarkable moment in U.S. history while offering a fresh perspective on the complex history of race relations in the United States.  The screening will be followed by a discussion.

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Houston Via Colori® Street Painting Festival

November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - November 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Hermann Square at City Hall, 900 Smith St
Houston, TX 77002 United States
$10

The 12th annual Houston Via Colori® Street Painting Festival is one of the city’s signature art and music festivals. More than 200 local and international artists converge on the streets of downtown Houston to create live street paintings right before your eyes. Attendees can enjoy live music performed by local bands and entertainers on three stages, family-friendly activities, and delicious local food and beverages. A private VIP Lounge features exclusive themed mini-events throughout the weekend.

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Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event

November 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Gathering Place, 5310 S. Willow Dr.
Houston, TX, 77035 United States
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Calling people of all faiths, or no faith at all, to join in caring for our shared environment on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. We will engage in hands-on environmental stewardship at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve. This event will offer activities for all ages and skill levels, so bring the whole family, your neighbors and your friends.

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Quaker Barter Fair

November 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Free

An opportunity to trade objects and services without using common currency and to support “Buy Nothing Day,” a national effort to provide alternatives to the media driven consumerism of “Black Friday.”  This also offers the community an opportunity to share in the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, stewardship, and community by creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community.

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Meet Your Muslim Neighbors

November 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Hilton Americas, 1600 Lamar St
Houston, TX, 77010 United States
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Free

Your Muslim American neighbors would be honored if you, your family and friends would join us at the Hilton Hotel. We have made special arrangements for you and your guests to enjoy a complimentary luncheon followed by an engaging presentation and Q & A session about Islam and Muslims. It is our sincere hope that we will be able to build alliances, strengthen communities and create lasting friendship.

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Connections between People & Nature: Scripture & Science

November 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2017 is Connections between People and Nature.

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December 2017

HPJC Quarterly Board Meeting

December 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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Before everyone leaves town or gathers around the table for their turkey and cornbread stuffing, please join us for the last board meeting of the year:
 
December 2, 2017 - 1-3 PM
Houston Mennonite Church
1231 Wirt Road
 
We will be electing officers, and we have some places to fill.  Following are the elected positions, and if you have any nominations, please send them in as soon as possible, along with the email addresses and phone numbers.  

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Demonstration against War in Korea

December 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A demonstration against war in Korea will he held on Monday, December 4, at 12 pm, outside Senator Ted Cruz’s office, 808 Travis St. This action is being organized by the No War in Korea Coalition. For more information, please see the FB event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/364656580648171/

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Conversations on Journey of the Universe

December 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - January 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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twice per week, on Tuesday & Thursday, except Thanksgiving
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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to join them for conversations on Journey of the Universe, an Emmy-award-winning documentary of the 14 billion year history of the universe. The first half of these conversations go into detail on the history of the universe with top scientists. The second half of these conversations are interviews with change-makers in many areas, inspired by our knowledge of this history.

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Ai Weiwei’s THE HUMAN FLOW

December 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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$8 - $10

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change, and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic documentary by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to the massive human migration. Captured over the course of one year in 23 countries, the film witnesses its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter, and justice. A visceral work of cinema that begs the question: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?

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Sacred

December 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on December 17, 2017 at 5:00pm

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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$7 - $9

“Directed by Academy Award–winner Thomas Lennon and shot around the world by 40 filmmaking teams, Sacred immerses the viewer in an exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions. This nomadic film explores faith as primary human experience and shows how people turn to ritual and prayer to navigate the milestones and crises of life.

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Christmas at the Jail 5

December 24, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Harris County Jail, San Jacinto St. at Baker St.
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Having a parent behind bars is traumatic enough for children, but to a young child at Christmas time it may be an emotional disaster.  When children go into a jail to see their mother or father during the holidays, the very real potential for psychological scarring exists.  A group of men, women and children since 2013 have taken these kids, the most innocent victims of mass incarceration, into their hearts and their arms at Christmas time at the jails in Houston.  They have donated time, money and energy to ensure these little humans receive at least a little glimmer of happiness when they emerge from the repressive atmosphere of the Harris County Adult Detention Center.  Walking out of the doors there, they see a crowd of smiling faces standing behind Santa Claus and a huge pile of presents.  To see the transformation on these small faces from sadness and confusion to wonder and pure joy changes the lives of all who experience it.

You are cordially invited to join us at the jail on Christmas Eve this year as we carry these children a message of hope and love. To Volunteer contact:  Rebecca Lavergne: cmason4103@yahoo.com

If you cannot make it but still want to help, please go to www.hpjc.org and note that the donation is for the Christmas at the Jail event.  Snail mailers can send tax free donations to Houston Peace and Justice Center, PO Box 66234, Houston Texas 77266. 

There is much wrong in the world today, this is an opportunity to be a part of something which is clearly good and positive. 

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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