Nonviolent Communication Day-Long Workshop

Country home outside of Brenham

Building Solid Relationships: At Home, Work, School, Anywhere! is the title of this Nonviolent Communication event facilitated by CNVC Certified Trainer, Bren Hardt, long-time member of HPJC.  Staying present and grounded with skills to manage one's emotions, speaking with authenticity, clarity and in a connecting (rather than disconnecting) way, and listening with curiosity for both content and meaning are the skills of NVC - Nonviolent Communication.  NVC is a globally respected communication set of skills that is serving leaders around the world to be more effective and to build a culture of peace.

A Way Forward: Healing from Racism

The Center for Healing Racism is happy to invite you to the first conference on dismantling institutional racism.

While the Center has worked tirelessly for 30 years to help individuals heal from internalized racial conditioning, this conference will explore the systemic nature of racism in U.S. society; the ways in which the institutions in our country have created advantages and disadvantages for different groups of people. In bringing together a diverse group of communities, our goal is to begin developing strategies for achieving a more just and equitable society.

Conference participants will include academics, social justice activists, artists and advocates of equity and equality who will examine the educational, health care, nutritional, criminal justice and environmental systems of our society, with an eye towards dismantling institutional racism and fostering a community in which all can thrive.

As an affiliate of Houston Community College, we will also consider the impact of institutional racism on students, faculty and the community at large, presenting strategies for these groups to cope with the distress caused by systemic oppression, which can diminish cognitive “bandwidth” and interfere with performance at school, at work and in the world.

Fall Festival / Halloween Carnival

Grace United Church of Christ 8515 Brookwulf, Houston

Grace United Church of Christ will host the free neighborhood Fall Festival / Halloween Carnival. It's a wonderful opportunity to connect with neighbors.  There will be games, candy and a cakewalk!

Free

Mennonite Sale for World Peace

Houston Mennonite Church 1231 Wirt Rd., Houston, TX, United States

A celebration of the handmade and the unique, the practical and the beautiful, the Peace Sale takes tradition and gives it a few modern touches. Buy handmade treasures; bid on a quilt during the live auction; browse Ten Thousand Villages; drink Fair Trade coffee; feast on freshly prepared food, take home a shoo-fly pie - and know that you're supporting peace and justice at home and abroad.

The Mennonite Sale for World Peace is a sale and auction in the tradition of Mennonite Relief Sales held annually across the United States and Canada.

Free

Fall 2019 Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event

The Gathering Place 5310 S. Willow Dr., Houston, TX, United States

We will engage in hands-on environmental stewardship by trimming trees, mulching, and watering at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve in Houston.

This event is organized by Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, Congregation Brith Shalom, and the Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston, in partnership with the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy.

Free

“Did They Really Just Say That?”

Center for the Healing of Racism 3412 Crawford Street, Houston, TX, United States

Have you ever wondered how to respond to that totally inappropriate racial, ethnic or homophobic slur uttered by Aunt So-and-So or Mr. Whatchamacallit when you least expect it?  You gasp; you cringe.  But what do you say and how do you say it?

 
Please join the Center for the Healing of Racism for "Did They Really Just Say That?", a dialogue with a panel of veteran Center members about how to respond to racist comments made by friends, families and co-workers.

Free. Donations appreciated

Taking Time to Exhale: A Zoom Workshop for Healing

So many have expressed feeling as though we have been holding our breath throughout 2020.  Between the individual and collective stress of a global pandemic, the murder of George Floyd and the national election we know people have high emotions. For this reason, the Center for the Healing of Racism will hold a safe space …

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Free. Donations appreciated

A Celebration of Dr. King’s Birthday

Center for the Healing of Racism 3412 Crawford Street, Houston, TX

Please join the Center for the Healing of Racism on Monday, January 18, 2021, 6:00 to 8:00 PM as two extraordinary women discuss internalizing Dr. King’s messages of hope and healing. A facilitated dialogue will follow the discussion. Dee Gardner, founder of Gardner Counseling Services, is a licensed psychotherapist, speaker, educator, workshop facilitator, trauma treatment consultant …

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Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required

50th Anniversary Interfaith Service & Community Celebration

To lift up the last 50 years of the Rothko Chapel’s work and mission, and renew and strengthen its commitment to serve as a welcoming interfaith sanctuary for all and a place to rally around the significant human rights issues of the day, the Chapel will hold an online interfaith service and human rights celebration …

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Free

Jewish American Heritage Month

3412 Crawford St., Parking on HCC Lot 9 3412 Crawford St., Houston, TX

The Center for the Healing of Racism will commemorate Jewish American Heritage Month with a screening of the documentary “The Longest Hatred” on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  This event will be held IN-PERSON at 3412 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77004.  Free parking is available at Houston Community College lot #9 (Crawford & …

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Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required:

“The Chinese Exclusion Act”

3412 Crawford St., Parking on HCC Lot 9 3412 Crawford St., Houston, TX

The Center for the Healing of Racism will celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM with a screening of “The Chinese Exclusion Act” at 3412 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77004. The film will be followed by a facilitated dialogue. On May 6,1882 — on …

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Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required:

Dialogue: Racism

Center for the Healing of Racism 3412 Crawford Street, Houston, TX, United States

The Center for the Healing of Racism will present Dialogue: Racism, a two-day intensive workshop that educates participants about racism and facilitates the process by which they can begin to counter the effects of racism on their lives, empowering them to interrupt the cycle of racist attitudes. The workshop provides a safe, respectful and loving atmosphere …

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Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required:

Dialogue: Racism

Center for the Healing of Racism 3412 Crawford Street, Houston, TX, United States

The Center for the Healing of Racism will present Dialogue: Racism, a two-day intensive workshop that educates participants about racism and facilitates the process by which they can begin to counter the effects of racism on their lives, empowering them to interrupt the cycle of racist attitudes. The workshop provides a safe, respectful and loving atmosphere …

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Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required:

World AIDS Day Observance

Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston

Show support and stand in solidarity with the millions of people living with and impacted by HIV. Attendees are invited to bring a small memento, photo, or item (please no food or drinks) to place on a community altar in remembrance of those who have passed on, and items in celebration of those living with HIV and hope for the …

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Free

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Center for the Healing of Racism 3412 Crawford Street (@ Holman), Houston, TX

PLEASE NOTE:  TIME CHANGED TO 12:00-2:00 PM Please join us for a program in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday, January 27, 2023, 12:00-2:00 pm at the Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77004. International Holocaust Remembrance Day, or the International Day in Memory of the Victims of …

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Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required:

Earth Month EcoChallenge – The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

Online TX

All Houston-area residents are invited to participate in the online Earth Month Ecochallenge. This event offers you the opportunity to care for the earth and all its peoples by taking on a challenge in: climate & ecosystems, economy & communities, health & equity, education & livelihood or basic needs & security.  You can learn about …

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Free

Justice Interconnections: Climate, Race, Economy, Health, Migration & More

Online TX

The climate crisis is very real.  And we tend to oversimplify it.  In dealing with the climate crisis in a just manner, it is imperative that we consider the many aspects of climate justice – racial justice, economic justice, health care justice, climate migration justice, and so much more.  Join retired United Methodist pastor, the …

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Free

Race, Racial Identity and Racism in Early Childhood

Center for the Healing of Racism 3412 Crawford Street (@ Holman), Houston, TX

Research shows that children develop racial biases between ages 2-4.  Explicitly discussing race and racism in developmentally appropriate ways is an important step in creating an anti-racist environment. Moreover, nurturing racial pride benefits children of color socially, cognitively, and academically. Please join the Center for the Healing of Racism for “Race, Racial Identity and Racism …

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Free. Donations appreciated. RSVP required:

30th Juneteenth Ally Awards Fundraiser Luncheon

Scanlan Room | University of St. Thomas | 4000 Mt. Vernon St. Houston, TX 77006 Scanlan Room | University of St. Thomas | 4000 Mt. Vernon St. Houston, TX 77006, Houston

Please join the Center for the Healing of Racism for our 30th Juneteenth Ally Awards Fundraiser Luncheon on Saturday, June 17, 2023, 12:00 PM (CDT). This event will be held at the Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Center (Scanlan Room), St. Thomas University, 4000 Mt. Vernon St., Houston, TX 77006.  Lunch will be served.This year’s Honorees …

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Multiple levels see event website.

Weelaunee Worldwide: Block Cop City Speaking Tour

Montrose Center 401 Branard Street, Houston, TX, United States

This is an invitation to join a powerful collective action. After more than two years of struggle to defend the Weelaunee forest in southeast Atlanta from the construction of a militarized police training facility, the movement is at a crucial crossroads. This November, there is a call for a mass action to halt construction on …

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Free