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May 2017

Hope Farms Farm Stand

May 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hope Farms HTX, 10401 Scott Street TX 77051 + Google Map

The typical American diet is contributing to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other health problems, which cost Americans for than $150 billion per year. Many of our neighbors are marooned in vast urban food deserts without access to fresh affordable food. Equitable access to healthy options will support parents in save their own health, set their children on a path to a healthy future and put our food system on a more humane, sustainable path.

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Black Lives Matter Houston March 4 Human Rights

May 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney
Houston, 77002
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The #BLMHOU march for human rights is intended as a unity event while centering Blackness in all of the issues that we are facing in this country, state, city and all while trying to survive under President Agent Orange.

This is a march against hate, phobia, and bigotry all are invited.

- This event will NOT center whiteness
- This event will not be one where you take the time to hug the police
- This event is intended to show that we can come together and also RESPECT separate movements.

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Peace Camp Houston Fundraiser

May 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
East End Street Market, 2800 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77003
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Peace Camp Houston is partnering with the East End Market to raise funds to provide more children the opportunity to attend Peace Camp this summer.

Bring the whole family to enjoy arts and crafts activities, story time, cooperative games, face painting and more to raise funds for Peace Camp Houston Kids! Plus, the regular Sunday East End Market which offers local food, art and farmers market!

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13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance

Free

Melissa Cardoza, an afro-indigenous feminist leader from Honduras, is coming to Houston on May 22, together with Honduran singer-songwriter Karla Lara, as part of a tour of the U.S. promoting the new bilingual Spanish-English edition of Melissa's book, 13 colores de la resistencia hondureña / 13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance.

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HPJC Executive Committee meeting

May 22, 2017 @ 12:00 am
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Executive Committee Meeting 1-3 pm -Bering Memorial UMC, 1440 Harold (entrance on Mulberry Street - Fellowship Hall All HPJC members welcome - for more information

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Houston Zen Retreat

May 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - May 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Houston Zen Center, 1605 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Our great ancestors have described our sitting meditation — zazen —as the pivotal activity of all Buddhas. This practice is also the pivotal activity of all events. It is our own pivotal activity.

This retreat will explore this inconceivably wonderful activity of all Buddhas. Join the retreat to hear the teachings of this wonderful teacher.

Led by Tenshin Reb Anderson Roshi
Senior Dharma Teacher of San Francisco Zen Center and Founder of Houston Zen Center

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The Butterfly Project Action Rally: Help Hope Rise Up

May 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Black Sheep Agency, 611 West 22nd Street
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Free

Hope isn’t wishful thinking—it’s taking action for a better future. In a world where strife, uncertainty and hate grab headlines and inspire fear in the hearts of people across the world, hope is a balm that heals. It’s powerful. It’s critical. Hope is a radical act.

Small actions, done by caring individuals, can change the world. But where does one start? How can you get involved to make a bigger impact? Join us for The Butterfly Project Action Rally on May 24th and find out how you can be a part of this global movement promoting a more compassionate, respectful and just society.

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Meet filmmaker Regis Tremblay 11:59:30-Thirty Seconds to Midnight

May 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Donations accepted

Reception with Regis Tremblay

My new documentary, Thirty Seconds to Midnight, is ready and we will show it in Houston, TX

This has been a very long, three year project that began with my first feature documentary, The Ghosts of Jeju. It was then that I realized the U.S. plan for full spectrum dominance of the planet. My research and interest since then has focused on the trajectory of Manifest Destiny since the white, European explorers came to the Americas in the 15th Century.

And so it is, America’s destiny has all life on the planet on the very brink of extinction. As Dr. Caldicott wonders at the end of the film, “Are we an evolutionary aberration designed in an evolutionary sense not to survive? I wonder.”

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June 2017

Peace Camp Houston

June 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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It’s time to register for the Peace Camp Houston sessions for Summer 2017.

“One Earth, One People” is the theme. Crafts, yoga, cooperative games, special guests, cooking, and MUSIC, are among the fun and age-appropriate activities that will help children and teens with skills and understanding for building a more peaceful world.

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Yoga for Meditation

June 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Houston Zen Center, 1605 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Certified Yoga teacher and Zen meditator Kosen Brian Burrell teaches a series of classes exploring the close relationship between yoga postures and sitting meditation.

This class will:

- Heal, challenge, and energize the body and mind
- Promote awareness through breathwork, stretching, standing poses and relaxation
- Support sitting & walking meditation practice

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A Tilted Guide to Being A Defendant: Book Presentation and Community Discussion

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

From Black Lives Matter to Standing Rock to the resistance against the Trump regime, thousands of people across the country have faced arrest and prosecution in recent years for their political actions and activity. They find the legal system confusing, alienating, and isolating, and the government is often successful at using criminal charges to disrupt, destroy, and neutralize radical and revolutionary struggles for liberation.

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Russia Observations Fake News

June 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bay Area UU Church, 17503 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058 United States
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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

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Radical Coffee Hour: Let’s End Militarism

June 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011 United States
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Campaign Nonviolence-Houston wants to meet with young radicals who are interested in abolishing war, ending militarism at home & abroad, transforming weapons into tools, and building a new world!
JOIN US as we share a cup of coffee, share our stories, and envision a world free from militarism, war, weapons, and the epidemic of social/global violence.

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“If a Tree Falls” Film Screening and Vegan Tamale Sale

June 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011 United States
Free

June 11 is the International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason and All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners! We will be screening If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011), writing letters and cards of support to anarchist political prisoners, and selling vegan tamales at a sliding scale to raise money for Marius!

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HUG Talk -Integrating animals into row crop gardens.

June 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
West Grey Multiservice Center, 1475 W Gray St
Houston, TX 77019 United States
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The history of the farm was always a place where animals and plants were rotated in the fields. The animal manure provided fertility for the plants to grow. In the last 75 years, farming has steadily moved away from that. They have created new industries providing fertility through fossil fuel based fertilizers, mined amendments and manure, blood meal and bone meal collected from confined animal feeding operations. These are trucked to the farm, spread with tractors and tilled into the soil, destroying the microbiology of the soil food web. The nutrients in the soil and our food have plummeted and diet related disease has skyrocketed.

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Economic Justice Working Group meeting

June 12, 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 meeting at the Black Hole Coffee House to conduct EJWG business. Interested individuals are welcome to attend. Ask for Chad, he’ll be wearing a solid blue baseball hat.

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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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