HPJC calls for justice in the murder of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen

The Houston Peace and Justice Center (HPJC) is shocked by the murder of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, a soldier from Houston who was stationed at Ft. Hood in Texas.  We send our heartfelt sympathy to Vanessa’s family who are suffering from this devastating loss.  We call for a Congressional investigation of this murder as well as the murder …

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On the Murder of George Floyd

  Houston Peace and Justice Center is committed to promoting peace, social justice, and nonviolent grassroots activism.  In that promotion, from time to time there comes a compelling reason to speak strongly about justice issues involving the widespread institutional systemic racism and the violence surrounding it.             With the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing responses it …

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Message sent to Houston News Media and the NY Times – Police Killings

Message sent to Houston News Media and the New York Times:    The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has received a lot of national attention, and properly so.   But the six police killings in Houston in the last month have received very little attention locally or nationally. A videotape showed Nicholas Chavez on his knees …

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The Houston Peace and Justice Center Denounces Deadly Force

Official Press Release May 15, 2020 The Houston Peace and Justice Center denounces the deadly force used against 27 year old Nicholas Chavez by the Houston Police Department.  We call for an independent and thorough investigation and review into the shooting death of one of our fellow citizens.  A video showed that Chavez was on his knees …

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I Protest

I Protest – It was December 15th, 2019, when I tried to call my parents in Aligarh, India, home to India’s 100-year old Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). After several attempts, the call went through and my dad picked up the phone. I asked how he was and whether his creatinine test was done, and then …

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Commissioner Rodney Ellis Honors HPJC

At the Nov. 10, 2019 HPJC Awards Dinner, HPJC received a certificate from Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, “in celebration of your Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner honoring national and local leaders committed to nonviolence.”